What is Social Media Management?

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The use of social media and the ability to reach the target audience through it and make sales have become important today. If you want to reach an audience, make appropriate shares for that audience and sell your products to them on social media, you need to pay attention to a few points about social media management. Social media management is a whole that you plan and analyze how your social media accounts should be regardless of the platform, which ways to follow, your brand’s promotional strategies and their operation. Today, social media is an important marketing area and it is very functional. That’s why social media management is important.

How to Manage Social Media?

Being able to manage social media requires paying attention to certain criteria. If you pay attention to these criteria, you can reach your goal faster. These criteria are: 

Let’s examine these criteria in detail.

Target Audience: This is the most important point. You need to analyze the audience you want to reach. Age range, gender or occupation information are important details. You can choose an interactive usage of social media to analyze your target audience. For example, you can conduct surveys, create question-answer stories, and prepare content with a gift concept.

Content Production: If you want to rank high in search engines and maintain your position there, you need to produce informational, quality-based and unique content. If your content has these features, it will be easy for you to reach the target audience you want to engage with. It is important for your brand to share current and trendy posts.

Competitor Analysis: It is important to analyze competing brands, regularly check their posts and follow their activities. If you follow competing brands, you can produce more original content, stand out in your field, and avoid making the mistakes they make by analyzing their mistakes.

Advertising: The ads you give from search engines may sometimes be insufficient. You can increase your visibility by advertising on social media.

Planning: Perhaps planning is the basis of all the criteria that are mentioned above. Planning will both make your job easier and increase your visibility by helping you produce more original content.

What are the Benefits of Social Media Management?

Social media management can help your brand reach a wider audience and have a wide network in marketing. In addition to these, we can mention other benefits of social media management. These benefits are:

  • Reaching the right target audience,
  • More recognition of the brand through advertisements,
  • Producing accurate and original content,
  • Better understanding the needs of the target audience and providing better service to them.

How is Social Media Planning Done?

How is Social Media Planning Done?

As we mentioned above, making a social media plan will be of great benefit to you and your brand. Unplanned social media management can cause chaos. Although it may seem like a difficult task, it is an important step that is easy and beneficial if certain points are paid attention to. There are some tricks to consider when making a social media plan. These tricks are:

  • The Purpose of Being on Social Media: Each brand has a different purpose of being on social media platforms. Some brands use social media to sell, some brands to be recognized, and some brands to keep communication strong. That’s why it’s important to set these goals. If you set the goals correctly, you will shape the path that the brand will move forward more easily.
  • Analyzing Competitors: Analyzing and tracking your competitors is important. Because when you analyze what your competitors do/don’t and their pros/cons you draw a path by paying attention to them. Conducting competitor analysis helps you see the language and style of competitors that they use to engage with their customers and also allows you to be inspired by their content types. However, do not neglect to be original while producing and planning content.
  • Knowing the Target Audience: It is very important to know the target audience. Because when you do not know the target audience, your efforts may go to waste and you may not reach your goal. You can organize your social media plan accordingly by determining the age, gender and place of residence of your target audience.

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  • Category Determination: You should determine the titles while preparing the social media management plan. These titles may vary depending on your brand. For example, you can set titles such as “The most hardworking of the month” and “The best content of the week”. Special days should not be neglected while determining the titles. But we do not recommend that you overwhelm your target audience with special day posts.
  • Timing: You should pay attention to timing when planning social media. You can publish your posts in this direction by looking at the times when your target audience is more active and on which days they log in more.

In this article, we mentioned the important points to achieve success in social media management. If you want to do more prospective work in social media management and learn more about it, don’t hesitate to check our social media accounts where we share current sectoral news.

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Ufuk Yalvaç
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