NEW YORK: Social media can impact your organization or company's brand, reputation and bottom line and behind every exceptional social media campaign is a great strategy. Poor planning can prevent an organization from productively engaging with their audience, which can result in a missed opportunity. In addition to the major social media platform players, small businesses should also consider implementing the following channels into their strategy:
- LinkedIn: Help establish your company as a credible resource within your industry. Posts on this platform should tease longer content that is located on your website. Ensure the content is informative and offers solutions to business problems.
- Pinterest. Create a business account on this site in order to include a company bio and a backlink to your website. Content should focus on how-to's and lifestyle topics. Because this platform is visually-based, posts should include original and engaging images.
- StumbleUpon. This channel allows users to search web content via specific categories such as travel, writing, cooking and much more. Readers on this site crave quality content, so increase the shareability of your content but adding the StumbleUpon icon to your homepage.
When finalizing your strategy, remember that it's more important to choose the platforms that work for you, your business goals, and your customer wants. For additional discussion on these social media platforms, read the latest article by Phillip Thune
, CEO-Americas for Textbroker, on PR Newswire's Small Business Toolkit: http://bit.ly/1KNtvwv
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Director, Strategic Channels