No matter if you post for clients or for yourself, one of the surface-level goals of social media has historically been to gain as many followers as possible. This makes sense, doesn’t it? The higher your follower count, the more people see your content on a regular basis, and the more people get to know you or your brand personally. Plus, we look up to people with high follower counts. Celebrities, news outlets, and other organizations all are far more likely to have follower counts in the millions. To most people, it’s an easy way to measure success.
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The placement of advertising content has changed dramatically over the last few years. Print, radio, and television used to rule the marketing world, but there are multiple new players on the field, all with their own advantages. Television especially has seen dramatic changes, most people now opting for a streaming service or smart TV instead of basic cable. While interest in traditional cable television has been slowly declining, streaming services and digital media players only continue to rise in popularity. In order to find the best strategy for your video advertising, we’ll break down the difference between two new giants: OTT and CTV.
Vertical videos have been all the rage in the last few years. With the rise of TikTok and Instagram Reels, does anyone even care about the traditional, tried-and-true format? Of course they do! Despite the popularity of the vertical format, utilizing horizontal videos in your social media strategy is still a great way to attract and retain audience attention, you just need to find your niche. Let strategy guide your decision. Where are you planning to post your content? What is your goal? What kind of footage are you anticipating to get? Knowing your goal is a surefire way to guide your production process, and get the conversions you are after. With your goal in mind, let’s get into the benefits of each type of video on social media.
Especially on Instagram, hashtagging and mentioning is a great way to connect people with brands, products, accounts, and communities. Creating a physical link on your social accounts will help create a link in the minds of your consumers, and keep you on their mind longer. Especially on Instagram, using tags, mentions, and hashtags is a great way to boost engagement and spread your content. However no social platform is the same, and these tools may leave professionals confused on how to use them effectively, or how to use them at all. Using mentions and hashtags in your social strategy is a must.
Just like us, the social media accounts for your business can hit a rough patch. Especially on Facebook, your performance and engagement can go from great to not so great. It’s not always easy to pick up on either. There’s a chance that performance drops in a period of a day or two, but more often than not, a slow downward trend will take weeks to notice. You may be quick to blame the algorithm or your audience, but we have just as much to do with posting as the platform itself. If your Facebook is seeing fatigue, it’s likely that your social media managers are as well. Sit down, form a plan, and beat posting fatigue as soon as possible!
Hashtags are short words or phrases with the number sign in front of them, and they are typically used on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Hashtags have become incredibly popular with the rise of the digital age, but are they still relevant in 2022? The short answer is yes, but perhaps not in the way they used to be. Like anything in marketing, using something just to use it will not help your page or business grow, there needs to be a strategy to back it up.