Are you planning to increase your brand’s social media engagement? Starting your social media content with a proper plan can help you enhance your engagement rates and help in kick-starting your social media game. However, setting up a plan for various social media channels can be intimidating.
We have compiled a simple guide for you to plan your weekly social media content. Below are the 7 steps which you can easily follow to organize and manage your content:
1. Identifying Platforms
The first and foremost step is to analyze which social media platform suits your business model the best. Usage varies across demographics, psychographics, and behaviors. Knowing where your target audience is highly engaged can help you in developing a perfect social media
2. Different Goals for Each Platform
Each social media platform works differently; hence the content displayed on it must be platform appropriate as well. Having a separate goal for each platform can help you identify your progress across each platform without confusing them all in one.
For example, suppose you are a carpet cleaning company looking to market through social media. You will benefit from creating separate marketing goals for each social media platform, such as:
- Increase consumer engagement using Istangarm by 15%
- Increase traffic to the official website using Facebook by 20%
The tone, style, and content should be different for each of your social media platforms. Although you need to present a unified message, the content style should be different for each platform. For example, Instagram is famous for its images, while TikTok is more popular for video content. Paying attention to the style you want to follow for your social media is important, and it helps deliver the message that you are trying to get across.
4. Plan Ahead
One of the most common mistakes that people usually make in content is that they don’t plan, which makes it difficult to manage your content schedule. You must plan to form a coherent and well-executed content strategy. Planning can give you room for creativity and experimentation with your content, such as surprise sales, giveaways, influencer collaborations, etc.
5. Create a Content Calendar
Having a content calendar has multiple benefits, but most of all, it helps you stay on track and focus on meeting your targets. Having a content calendar can take away a lot of your stress and help in keeping things aligned.
A social media calendar can help you:
- Stay consistent
- Save times
- Can help you brainstorm more ideas before posting
- Fewer chances of making typing errors
6. Content is Visual Too
Now that you are focusing on content creation, you should be careful about the graphics and visual appeal of the Images and Videos you choose. There are millions of posts on social media every day, and to leave your mark, your content must have amazing graphics.
7. Track and Analyze Your Content
Now that you have started posting your content, you must track and analyze their performance. Most of the social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram show insights through which you can monitor your post-performance. You can also use online tools like Google Analytics to track your performance.
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TikTok Launches New ‘Branded Mission’ Creator Monetization and UGC Promotion Process
TikTok’s looking to make it easier for creators to make money from their clips via a new program that it’s calling ‘Branded Mission’, which will enable creators to take part in what’s essentially branded content challenges, with the brand then able to select from the submitted clips for their promotional campaigns.
As explained by TikTok:
“To make it easier for brands to tap into the creative power of TikTok communities and co-create authentic branded content that resonates with users, we’re launching Branded Mission. Branded Mission is an industry-first ad solution that enables advertisers to crowdsource authentic content from creators on TikTok, turn top-performing videos into ads, and improve brand affinity with media impressions.”
As outlined in the above video, the process will enable brands to post challenges, which creators with over 1k followers will then be able to participate in.
“TikTok creators can decide what Branded Missions they’re inspired by and choose to participate in the Mission. Brands will select their favorite original creative videos and amplify them through promoted ad traffic.”
The chosen creators then get a cash payment, though the payment amounts, at least at this stage, won’t vary based on individual video performance.
Instead, each Mission will list earnings potential, based on how much the brand is willing to pay.
Allocate more cash and you’ll pique the interest of more users, expanding the potential of tapping into a viral hit.
The option will broaden the creative options for brands, and with organic-styled content performing best on the platform, it could open up major new possibilities for marketers looking for ways to tap into the app.
It’ll also provide TikTok with another critical revenue-share element. Clearly the app of the moment, if TikTok wants to maximize its opportunities, it needs to ensure that its top creators get paid – because with more lucrative monetization offers available on other platforms, it logically makes sense that big-name stars will follow the cash, and focus on those platforms instead.
But monetizing short-form video is harder than longer content, which is why TikTok is also rolling out 10-minute clips, and emphasizing live-streaming, as a means to drive more money-making opportunities.
Branded Mission is another step in this direction, which will ideally provide a more direct link between creating content in your own style and making money, without having to incorporate merchandise sales or arrange your own affiliate deals.
Interestingly, Meta is trying out similar on Instagram, where product tags were recently expanded to all users.
Creators don’t get paid for adding these tags, not yet at least, but you can see how Meta could eventually take a similar approach to provide creators with more revenue opportunities.
You will, of course, need to create specific, themed videos, as opposed to YouTube, where you upload what you like and switch on ads. But it’s a fairly distanced relationship from the sponsor brands, which reduces management workload, while also providing new content prompts.
It’s a good idea, and as more and more brands look to tap into the app – especially as it surges towards 1.5 billion users – you can bet that it’ll be a popular option for a range of ad partners.
TikTok says that Branded Mission is now in beta testing, and is available to brands in more than a dozen markets. The option will be made available in more regions throughout the year.
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