Tips for Choosing the Right Social Media Platform for Your Business
Social media advertising can be a powerful tool for growing your company’s online presence. But it isn’t necessary to advertise on every single social media platform.
Whether you’re just getting started or you’re looking to expand your existing presence, it’s important to pick one platform and get it up and running successfully before opening another one. So how do you go about choosing which social media advertising platform is the right choice for your company?
Here are some tips from Onimod Global.
Consider your Company
When choosing a social media platform, it’s important to take into account the type of business you are and how you want your brand to come across.
For example, a small business that sells handmade products may find Instagram or TikTok more appealing because they are visual platforms. However, if your company is B2B and sells software or services, LinkedIn might be a better fit.
Each channel has its pros and cons. For example, Instagram is great for building brand loyalty among consumers but doesn’t have the same professional appeal as LinkedIn. Similarly, LinkedIn has an excellent reputation for helping businesses grow but some people don’t enjoy using it as much as others.
The point is: you have options! The key is finding the right match for your business’s needs.
Research your Competitors
Social media is a crowded place.
You can’t afford to not be on social media, but you also can’t afford to look like everyone else. That’s why it’s important to conduct a competitive analysis when developing your social media strategy.
A competitive analysis will give you insights into the competition that will help you:
- Understand what platforms they’re using (and how well they’re using them)
- Know what’s working/not working for them
- Understand how engaged their audience is on each channel
Understand Platforms and their Use
When you’re looking to expand your company’s social media presence, it’s important to do some research on each platform. Each network has its own personality, and the more you understand about how the network works, the better you can tailor your content for that platform.
For example, Twitter is great for conversations and trending topics. LinkedIn is good for sharing professional expertise and company information. Snapchat was the first to introduce disappearing posts, but Instagram Stories are equally ephemeral.
By taking some time to understand the channels you’re considering—and their communication protocols—you will not only help pick the best platform(s) for your company, but also avoid communication faux pas that could alienate potential customers or clients.
Align Social Media with your Marketing Strategy
It’s absolutely essential to any good marketing strategy to know why you’re on social media in the first place. If you want to share content and engage with your followers, there are several platforms that will benefit that strategy depending on the type of content you share. However, if customer support is a top goal for you, Twitter and Facebook should be on your consideration list before Instagram.
Contact Onimod Global
Digital Marketing across multiple social platforms allows us to create visibility for your company in the places your customers are searching, interacting and engaging on social media properties. If you’re looking to take your social media marketing strategy to the next level, Onimod Global can help.
Schedule a consultation with our digital marketing pros here today!