Social media platforms have revolutionized how businesses communicate and build relationships with target audiences. We could go on and on about the benefits of social media marketing, but you already know how important it is.

In this blog post, we’ll focus on common struggles business owners face with managing social media platforms and provide tips for getting the most return on investment (ROI) from your strategy.

The Challenges of Social Media Management

Successfully managing multiple platforms can be overwhelming. Business owners typically have their hands full with various responsibilities, making it difficult to allocate the necessary time and resources required for effective social media management. Posting becomes a “we’ll get to it when we get to it” task, and companies miss out on opportunities to connect with their audience.

We’ve worked with business owners and marketing departments nationwide to implement effective social media strategies. Some of the most common issues we help our clients with include:

“I know how to post content, but I don’t feel like my audience is seeing my posts.”

It can be frustrating when you put effort into creating compelling content but struggle to reach your target audience. Our team understands the importance of reaching the right people at the right time.

Social media management requires research, time, and commitment. Posting content alone won’t boost your metrics. An effective strategy involves understanding algorithms, keeping up with trends, analyzing data, and optimizing strategies based on performance. We conduct in-depth industry analysis and market research to identify your target audience’s online behavior and preferences. We leverage this data to develop a tailored social media strategy that ensures your content receives optimal visibility and engagement.

“I’m struggling with thinking of new content ideas.”

It’s no small task to create fresh and engaging content consistently. Our experienced social media specialists brainstorm and provide content ideas that align with your brand and resonate with your audience.

We take the time to understand your brand’s unique voice and value proposition (how your brand benefits customers and why they should choose you). Our team generates innovative ideas that captivate your followers, builds your brand identity, and encourages meaningful interactions. We also ensure a consistent message and brand image across platforms.

“I don’t have time to post or pay attention to how my social media pages are doing.”

We understand that running a business takes significant time and energy. Juggling multiple responsibilities can make dedicating the necessary attention to your social media presence challenging.

Our team handles all parts of social media management, from creating and scheduling posts to monitoring engagement. With our help, you can focus on running your business while handle your online platforms.

“I’m getting likes on my content, but I haven’t gained any business or revenue from my pages.”

Social media is no longer a popularity contest. Your page could be generating multiple likes per post, but if that’s where the engagement ends, something isn’t working.

Our team evaluates each social media strategy to determine what’s affecting your ROI. Factors we look at include:

1. Lack of clear objectives

Likes on social media do not necessarily translate into actual sales or revenue. If your brand is solely focused on getting likes without a clear strategy to convert those likes into business opportunities, you may not see a positive impact on revenue.

2. Misalignment between target audience and followers

It’s possible that post likes aren’t coming from your target audience. Your content should reach people who are genuinely interested in your products or services.

3. Weak (or lack of) calls to action

Your social media posts may not effectively guide your audience to take action. A weak or unclear call to action can hinder the conversion process. Include a clear and compelling call to action in your posts that encourages your audience to engage further or make a purchase.

4. Inconsistent brand messaging

If your social media content doesn’t align with your overall brand messaging or fails to convey your value proposition, it can confuse and disengage your audience. Consistency in brand messaging across all channels is key to building trust and attracting potential customers.

5. Lack of integration with other marketing efforts

Social media should be part of a comprehensive marketing strategy. If the brand’s social media efforts are isolated from other marketing channels, it may not generate the desired business impact. Integration with other marketing efforts, such as offline promotions or email campaigns, can help drive conversions and revenue.

6. Poor customer experience

Customer experience extends beyond a strong social media presence. Brands that fail to deliver positive customer experiences offline or through other channels may hinder the conversion of engagement into actual revenue.

Tips for a Strong Social Media Strategy

To help you optimize your own strategy, we’ve compiled a list of some of our most common tips for a strong social media strategy.

Define your target audience.

Ensure your social media content reaches people who are likely to become customers. Refine your buyer personas and tailor your content to address their specific needs, interests, and pain points.

Choose the right platforms.

Focus your efforts on the social media platforms that are most relevant to your target audience. For example, LinkedIn might be more effective for targeting professionals than Instagram.

Optimize your call to action.

Make sure your call-to-action is clear and urges your audience to take a specific action. Use action-oriented words and provide incentives to encourage conversions, such as limited-time offers, asking for comments for direct-to-inbox links, or valuable content downloads.

Align your brand messaging.

Social media content should reflect your brand’s core values, unique selling points, and overall brand personality. Don’t use your business page to post, comment, or promote irrelevant personal views. Adapt your content to each platform, but keep the core messaging, values, and brand guidelines the same.

Use consistent branding.

Maintain consistent brand guidelines across all social media platforms by using the same imagery, colors, fonts, logos, and tone of voice. Customers will come to recognize and trust your brand by its consistent imagery.

Drive traffic to your website.

Include links to your website or landing pages in your social media posts to direct your audience to where they can engage further and convert. Use trackable links or UTM parameters to measure the effectiveness of your social media traffic.

Monitor and analyze data.

Monitor and analyze your social media performance regularly to identify which types of content, campaigns, and platforms are driving the most engagement and conversions. Use the collected data to tailor your strategy and invest more effort in what’s working.

Experiment with paid advertising.

Consider investing in targeted paid social media advertising campaigns to reach a broader audience and drive conversions. Use highly specific targeting options to reach those most likely to convert based on their demographics, interests, and behavior.

Engage with your audience.

Interact with your followers by responding to comments, messages, and mentions. Encourage conversations, and show that you value their input.

Write quality content + captions.

Create and share high-quality, valuable content that is relevant to your audience. Informative articles, engaging videos, captivating images, or entertaining memes could appeal to your target audience. Tailor your caption to each platform, and don’t overload scrollers with information.

Use hashtags strategically.

Research relevant hashtags that your target audience is likely to follow and use them in your posts to increase visibility and reach.

Why Choose Vervocity for Your Social Media Management?

We understand the intricacies of social media management, the unique challenges businesses face, and the importance of driving results. We take the time to get to know your business, its goals, and its target audience. With our full suite of social media services, we can help you:

  • Develop a comprehensive social media strategy that aligns with your business objectives.
  • Create and post engaging content that appeals to your target audience.
  • Optimize your social media profiles for better visibility and audience targeting.
  • Monitor and analyze performance metrics to optimize campaigns and achieve measurable results.
  • Provide regular reports and updates on social media progress and achievements.

As a full-service creative and digital marketing agency, we also offer our clients a comprehensive list of complementary services. For example, our professional photography and videography services provide stunning visuals for your aesthetically pleasing social media feeds and our website designs provide landing pages for your audience to learn more about your business.

We analyze our clients’ marketing strategies as a whole to determine how we can make each project wildly successful. Whether you need us to completely take over social media management or act as an extension of your current marketing department, we’ll work with you to meet your goals.

Are you struggling to generate ROI from your social media marketing? Let’s talk. Call us at (217) 222-1451 or fill out our contact form to talk with someone from our team about social media management.