If you have set up a number of social media channels, now you will start to find it difficult to be consistent and engaging across more than one platform without a little help. We have found:
Whichever category you fit into, don’t despair – there are a number of pieces of software that can do some of the heavy lifting for you. Tools such as Hootsuite or Sendible allow you to manage multiple platforms and accounts from one online screen.
This means you can use the software to create a message and then share it across all your social media activity from one place. This keeps you consistent and saves you time.
You can also schedule updates, so if you find you have a spare 30 minutes, you can write a several messages and drop them on a scheduled delivery so your activity remains constant, even if you are on holiday.
It must be pointed out however, that software is there to support your efforts – you still need to put in sometime to feed it with content and updates. You still need to reach out and connect with people, but at least you can maximise that effort while software helps get your messages out.
We have used both Hootsuite and Sendible and find Sendible has a lot more functionality incorporating SMS and email messaging options, plus it is a UK business.
It supports Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and many more…
You can also use some of their reporting tools to find out how well your social media activity is going across all platforms.
You can even trial it for free: Get a free 30 day trial with Sendible
Jason Hulott is Business Development Director at Digital Marketing Specialists, Speedie Consultants. He is Google Partner certified. His role is to identify and implement traffic generating and revenue increasing ideas for our client base.