Updated: Aug 27
Social media, as we all know, has become a leading source of communicating, connecting, and interacting. It has given us direct access to someone’s phone without having a phone number, and sped up the process of emailing. The opportunity to connect with our audience through social media in real time reveals a whole new spectrum of opportunities. They key is to take advantage of them.
1. Acknowledge your social media management
as part of the brand experience
When working with restaurants, we always learn about their ethos about providing a great experience for their guests. Most of the time, it starts with the booking process. Transparent and accommodating communication during bookings prepares the guests for a great experience during their visit. But what about what happens before?
Social media has become the modern day yellow pages and continues to be the main source of brand discovery. Often times, potential clients will reach out with questions and enquiries after searching the brand on social media to get a better idea of what they do. While answering every enquiry may be a challenge, making sure your pages are optimized for easy navigation for things like; Opening hours, booking information,,,etc is easy to find on your social media pages which enhances the overall interaction with your brand before they’ve made the decision to book or purchase.
Nathan, our founder, and other digital entrepreneurs have been saying this for ages. The content world is moving towards video and social media is the biggest outlet. The amount of information gained from a 1 minute video surpasses the best of copywriting and adds a three dimensional experience via moving visuals, music, and sound to express the brand's message.
If your budgets are tight and videography is not something that’s currently possible, using apps like Mojo can create movement in your content and get you one step closer
3. Ask for feedback
Because social media is such a great way to reach your audience, taking advantage of gathering information from your supporters is vital. To know the preferences and opinions of your audience is to omit a costly guessing game. By nature, humans love giving input. Adding polls, surveys, and copy that encourages feedback is a great way to gain information, and increase engagement on your page.
Don’t make it all business
You become spammy. Social media is the digital form of ‘freedom of expression’ and your audience is interested in all the stuff behind the scenes. They want to know where the company stems from and interact with you on a personal level. Expressing your views, and using a bit of humor is a great way to connect and interact on social media. We find that humor often drives engagement and makes brand approachable which results in loyalty and fanaticism.
Written by: Alla Malina, Creative Director @ FSM