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8 Essential Social Media Tips: Insights from the Community Leadership Core

by | Fri 3 May 2024

Ever find yourself lost in the labyrinth of social media strategy, unsure of where to focus your efforts for the most impact? The digital world can be overwhelming, but it’s also brimming with potential. In one of our Community Leadership Core (CLC) calls, we brought together a group of CLC community members to uncover effective strategies for leveraging social media to enhance community engagement. Here are eight insights that will help simplify your social media game:

Target Carefully

  • Each social media platform has a unique audience. Don’t spread yourself thin by trying to be everywhere at once. Focus on where your audience spends their time.
  • LinkedIn, for instance, shines in the B2B space, offering targeted campaigns to reach specific demographics.

Create a Social Calendar

  • Organizing your social media posts with a calendar helps maintain consistency.
  • Use tools like CoSchedule, Hootsuite, and SocialPilot to schedule posts and ease the workload.

Diversify Content

  • Mix it up with announcements, tutorials, and wisdom nuggets to keep your audience engaged.
  • Video content often performs best on platforms like Twitter and LinkedIn, so don’t shy away from it.

Focus on Design

  • People are drawn to visually appealing content, so invest in tools like Canva and Unsplash for high-quality visuals.
  • Eye-catching designs help improve community engagement by grabbing attention and keeping viewers interested.

Incorporate Hashtags Thoughtfully

  • Hashtags can amplify your reach, but don’t go overboard. Use them strategically to boost your posts’ relevance.
  • A few well-chosen hashtags can significantly improve community engagement metrics.

Engage Every Day

  • Reply to comments, retweet interesting content, and actively engage in conversations.
  • Quick responses show your audience that their engagement matters, encouraging more interaction.

Leverage Community Engagement

  • Amplify the voices of your community members by sharing their content.
  • Mention others to nurture a sense of community and enhance engagement metrics.

Track the Right Metrics

  • Monitor likes, shares, comments, and follower growth to understand what’s working.
  • Focus on trends in community engagement metrics to refine your strategy.

Navigating the Shifting Landscape of Social Media

Social media is constantly changing, and it’s natural to feel uncertain about platforms like X, formerly known as Twitter, due to recent shifts in reliability. However, every community and audience is different. It’s crucial to understand where your audience is most active and to diversify your strategy accordingly. This way, you can engage effectively and not miss out on opportunities due to over-reliance on a single platform.

If you’re looking to refine your social media strategy and grow your brand’s community, the Community Leadership Core (CLC) is here to help. Visit our webpage to discover how we can empower you with insights, tools, and strategies to build a thriving community.

An invitation-only accelerator that develops industry-leading community engagement and growth via personalized training, coaching, and accountability...all tailored to your company's needs.

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