Has your company created a new content campaign from scratch? Social media campaigns are definitely not something you can just set and forget and scaling a content production campaign is often an essential part of continued growth.
As time goes by, it’s essential to not only continue monitoring your activities and performance, and adjust your strategy accordingly, it's also important to know how you can scale content production efforts up or down as needed.
Planning for content scaling
Every post for any social media page serves a specific purpose and can play a role in a larger campaign.
Depending on the size of your enterprise, your product offerings, or corporate style, multiple campaigns can be run simultaneously.
Scaling up your social media marketing efforts and creating more campaigns comes with unique challenges, but the process stays more or less the same. Each time a new campaign is created, the original drawing board needs to be revisited.
The biggest challenge the team will face is effective and efficient coordination between teams.
Ways to do this:
Appoint team leaders for regular and straightforward inter-team communications.
Hold regular sessions between teams.
Make sure that all work and scheduling is performed in a single space or with a single tool.
Use data segmentation to keep followers and user data separated, but easily available for comparison.
Making sure that the people in charge of these projects are in regular contact with one another is important for ensuring that everyone is able to stay on task and that there are no conflicts.
Meetings between the groups allow each team to keep up with the other's activities and communicate their plans, successes, and difficulties.
Using a single tool to manage all scheduling puts both teams' content in an open place. This improves transparency and helps keep tasks separated and orderly.
Geotargeting is the process of selecting only certain regions for publication. For instance, the herbal supplement team can use this technique to focus its posts only on the countries in which it is allowed to market them, while excluding others.
Many scheduling and publishing tools, such as Facelift Cloud, include features that allow users to segment their data. This also keeps community inboxes separated and analytics for each campaign differentiated and easy to follow.
Adjust your campaign accordingly!
It’s hard to know for certain what people will and will not react to online. Your business’s social media campaign never really finishes. As time goes by, certain things will come into focus, and changes will have to be made accordingly.
It is almost inevitable that some social media platforms will outperform others. As you continue to publish content, take advantage of your metrics to try to see where the weak points are, and devise a list of tweaks with which you can try experimenting.
Experimentation is key to keeping a campaign optimized and moving forward. Experimentation factors can include, but are not limited to:
Using different social media platforms
Posting diverse types of content
Age, education, or income demographics
A/B testing is the process of taking a meaningful selection of your target market, around 20%, for example, and splitting it into two groups of 10% each.
Each half receives a variation of an experimental metric. A high-end jeweler looking to sell more necklaces could run a test that aims certain posts at followers between the ages of 30 and 39 (Category A) and 40 and 49 (Category B). The goal of the experiment is to determine which age group buys more necklaces due to social media influence.
After that experimental campaign concludes, the jeweler determines that Category B performs better. The company then adjusts its marketing efforts to capitalize on this demographic at a larger scale.
Due to the whimsical nature of social media, these tests are essential, and can become extremely granular in their focus. Because these platforms are always changing, innovation and awareness in your team will be an ongoing process.
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