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According to Hootsuite, social media marketing is, “The use of social media by marketers to increase brand awareness, identify key audiences, generate leads, and build meaningful relationships with customers. Social media marketing should be well coordinated with social customer service, community management, and social selling activities to create seamless relationships with customers across their life cycle. Of course, social media is just one channel in the overall marketing mix; the most effective social media marketing programs are also integrated into multi-channel strategies.”
So shameless plug, here are my links if you’d like to follow me on social media:
I’d also like to link up some tools I use and can’t live without:
- Tailwind which is absolutely amazing for my Pinterest account. As of this writing, I get about half my traffic from Pinterest and my Pinterest account has 206,400 views per month.
- Planoly for Instagram. I just started using it and love it so far.
- Recurpost for Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin.
- I also use the free versions of Buffer and Hootsuite.
If you are doing any social media marketing, which you should, you should definitely start planning it with your blog posts as well. Some planners I have used and can vouch for are:
- EPIC BLOG: One Year Editorial Planner
- Smart Blog Planner
- Michael’s Recollections Planner I’m not an affiliate for this one, I just love this planner. Try to snag it on sale or with the coupons they constantly send out to their email list. I got mine for $12 awhile back. While it’s not made for blogging, I can add blogging stuff in the vertical layout and use it as my master planner.
How do you approach social media marketing?
Remember to follow me on social media:
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