Social Media is an essential part of marketing. But when it comes to social media strategy, it’s not always clear what moves are best. To be effective with social media, you must get intentional with this tool.

We had self-taught creative, Blesson Varghese, join us for a webinar to discuss this topic. With over 38 thousand Instagram followers, Blesson is nothing short of an expert in social media strategy! In a nutshell, Blesson got realistic about choosing the right platform, building your portfolio, and the dos and don’ts of social media strategy.

Watch the recording and read the key takeaways below.

Choose the Right Platform.

  1. Consider the nature of your business. Are you B2B or B2C? The platform you choose will differ depending on who you are targeting.
  2. Define your audience. Do you want to reach different types of people or similar people? Defining your target audience will help narrow down your platform of choice to execute your social media strategy.

Don’t Just Sign Up – Be Present.

  1. First things first – build your audience. Give them lots of attention and engage with them as often and as much as you can to create relationships.
  2. Have a long-term engagement strategy. It’s not enough to sign up and hope that you will gain clients and exposure.
  3. Set specific social media goals. Don’t do it for attention, do it with intention. Write them down and keep track of them.

Consistency and Quality are Key.

  1. Don’t compromise quality for consistency! Find a balance between the two.
  2. Utilize all the available tools. For example, stories are a great tool for consistent posting on social media.
  3. Learn the nature of all social media platforms and adapt accordingly, aim for daily interaction with people you follow and your followers to help build a community.

The Do’s & Don’ts of Social Media

Do:

  1. Create content that provides value.
  2. Interact with your audience consistently.
  3. Be transparent with your content.
  4. Help more than you sell.
  5. Have fun and experiment.

Don’t:

  1. Obsess over likes.
  2. Spam sales messages into people’s DMs.
  3. Resist feedback.
  4. Be too competitive.
  5. Try to be a jack of all trades.

To get the full insights from Blesson’s webinar, check out the recording below. You can also connect with Blesson on Communo or his platform of choice, Instagram.

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