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Social Media Marketing Strategy and How Your Brand Can Improve

Jamie Danielle Munro
September 12th, 2012

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The potential for innovation within social media marketing strategy is huge. Many companies are well aware of the benefits that social media offers, but not everyone is taking full advantage of these free services. Social Media Manager at The Search Agency Josh S. Peters recommends every company "run a quick social media audit each quarter to make sure content is properly optimized and every aspect of their social presence aligns with their brand." Not only should businesses be reviewing their social media marketing strategy, but they should also be considering the various ways to improve.

One pattern Trend Hunter has seen over the past year is Hyper Targeting. Since social media is so personal, consumer preferences can be tapped into more than ever. For example, Facebook brand pages can target information at fans based on age, gender, interests, work and relationship status. This hyper-targeting enables companies to filter information more efficiently to customers, instead of bombarding them with irrelevant updates.

Social media marketing strategy, like all steps in business, should become a process. Training documents are extremely useful, as current employees working within this area may not stay forever. This doesn't have to be an elaborate PowerPoint presentation, but a few points laid out in a shared document will keep others informed on social media progress for the company, and also provide a reference point for making improvements.

The Social Media Trend Report examines in further detail how companies can improve social media marketing strategy. With so many consumers active on these sites, it's crucial for companies to engage customers through these platforms, and constantly examine the effectiveness of this conversation.
References: mediadump, trendreports