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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It’s no secret that short-form video content is everywhere on social media nowadays. TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook have all been taking advantage of the affinity their audiences show for this type of content. When it comes to growing your following, these short and entertaining videos have proved to be able to grab audience attention, and hold onto it. One of the more recent additions to the short-form video game, Reels, have especially exploded in popularity since their introduction on Instagram and Facebook. As Instagram’s fastest-growing feature, let’s take a look at strategic approaches to maximize them for your audience.
In the last five years, the popularity of video-sharing platform TikTok has consumed the Internet. Originally written off as an unserious dancing app fad, now nearly one-third of the United States is active on TikTok, and it only continues to grow in power and prominence. As the general public took notice and interest in the app, so did marketers. Now, scrolling through endless videos without seeing some sort of promoted or sponsored post is nearly impossible. As advertising professionals, it’s important to take note of what works on TikTok, and what doesn’t. Trends change in the blink of an eye, and having a jumping-off point will ensure you’re able to focus on what’s working, without all the extra frills.
By now you have likely heard of Instagram Reels, if not used them yourself. When Instagram launched their new video format in August of 2020, their answer to TikTok’s massive rise in popularity, users were able to upload up to fifteen seconds of primarily vertical videos that they could edit, add music to, and share in-app. While much has changed since then, there’s no doubt that short-form video content has become increasingly popular on social media and the Internet as a whole in recent years, starting with the now defunct Vine app. And now, vertical video content is only becoming more prevalent.
Ever since Snapchat Stories hit the scene in October of 2013, short-form, temporary content has taken social media by storm. Nearly every social platform now has their own version of Stories, or has at least experimented with the idea. Despite having the same premise and function, they find their own unique place on their respective platforms. Especially on Instagram they seem to be a stark difference from the norm of highly-edited and highly-aestheticized photos and videos. As a business owner or social manager, you may find yourself asking how they got so popular, and if you should be integrating them in your social strategy. Get the scoop on Stories below from AdVentures Media Solutions!
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!
With millions posted per day, Stories on both Facebook and Instagram are one of the most popular features on their respective platforms. Nowadays, no one wants to comb through a large chunk of text for information, which is why Stories are so beneficial. The quick, typically visually appealing nature of them makes them easy for brands to convey information and even easier for followers to consume. No matter your business, the importance of stories on Facebook and Instagram can be a quick, effortless way to develop branding while also providing your target audience with crucial information to make informed following and buying decisions.
To run a successful business these days Google My Business (GMB) is no longer optional. GMB is essential and many times is the first impression future customers have of your company. It is highly likely your Google Listing is the first spot customers look to for information about your business. For example, what are your business hours? How do they contact you? Relevant and updated information about the services and products you provide needs to be listed on your GMB page. Google search results show your GMB page with the map listing.