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Which Social Media Platforms Partner Best With Your Brands

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Here are the 6 social media platforms that you can use to help your brand. From blogging to Instagram, Google+ to LinkedIn, the possibilities are endless. It’s up to you to pick your social media weapon of choice; but once you do, there won’t be any stopping you or your business.

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Which Social Media Platforms Partner Best With Your Brands

  1. 1. Which Platforms partner best with your Brand. inyourpocketconsulting.com/whatplatf ormstouse/ Now that you’ve figured out how to be yourself on social media, you’re going to need to set yourself up for success. Interacting with your audience is going to be extremely important, and you’re going to need a series of platforms to make that happen. So, where should you start? Since the list of social media platforms and the variety of advantages to using them can be overwhelming, I’ve decided to list a few that I believe are likely going to be the key to your success. Blogs – This is your home base; the place in which you’re going to add personality to your site and influence your audience’s perception of you. Your blog will also allow you to educate others through the demonstration of your knowledge, setting you up as the go to expert in your field. A blog will also create an emotional investment in your company and assist in building brand awareness. Remember that your blog needs to be as real to your reader as you should be to your customers – so don’t try to fake it. Make a conscientious effort to always come from a place of integrity and to be consistent. Facebook – This is definitely the second most used social media platform after blogging. Facebook can give you incredible visibility, as it allows your audience to easily share news about your business with their own network. People who become your fans are frequently reminded of your presence by status updates, news, images, and interactions with YOU. Think of Facebook as a storybook; this is your opportunity to share your insights, experiences, and expertise. Twitter – What I love most about Twitter, and why I believe it to be an effective tool, is speed. It’s a real-time, instant communication channel that gets your message across with minimal words and quick responses. It’s basically like having a conversation in person, only you have a 140 character limit with each tweet. You can monitor what people are saying about your brand and even pick up on some tidbits regarding your competitors, as well. Twitter, if used properly can very well make your brand viral. One solid tweet might deliver tons of views, retweets, and attention. LinkedIn – Keeping up with your connections, both business and personal, is so important. Yet I believe it is even more difficult to accomplish these days. So why LinkedIn? It’s basically your online resume, a platform where you can connect with other professional individuals, and potentially land your next big client. If you’re a business owner, you need to be here. This is your chance to meet, connect, and stay in touch with people that can really help your business or your career. Pinterest – I love pictures! I could seriously pin, pin, pin all day. Thanks to Pinterest, their platform is a fantastic way to
  2. 2. Pinterest – I love pictures! I could seriously pin, pin, pin all day. Thanks to Pinterest, their platform is a fantastic way to showcase your goods through sharing images on boards that you create. What’s great about Pinterest is when someone re-pins your content or product (similar to a re-tweet via Twitter) all their followers get to see it, too. You can also link your pins to your website or create custom keywords so that your products are easily found – a great way to gain exposure for your company and your brand. Keep in mind that Pinterest also requires more than just a flow of your company’s content. You still need to interact with other pinners and monitor what people are saying about you in order to succeed on this platform. Instagram – Do you have a product that you can be displayed in a visually dynamic way? Or maybe you have a service that can be highlighted with some great, emotionally charged photos? If so, Instagram is your key tool. The reason being is that pictures are the BEST way to interact with your audience. Pictures offer a behind-the-scenes look between your work and those you are offering it to, which audiences love! Pictures also encourage participation, as your audience now has the ability to share photos of them using your product or service, if appropriate. Not to mention that you can build a personality for your business, this is vital to your success. Much like Twitter, Instagram also holds the appeal of allowing your brand to go viral, as it only takes one picture shared with thousands of people to build a name for your business. Google + – Though Google+ is new to the social media scene, it’s already making waves. It’s very similar to Facebook in that you have a profile that then controls your business page. However, the most notable feature might be Google Authorship. It allows you to display your name and image next to any of your content, which then shows up on Google’s search engine results. Ah-Mazing! Your content will stand out and is more likely to show up on page one of results. I’d say that’s something to be happy about, as being seen is so important in today’s competitive online market. My Advice: Setting yourself up for online success isn’t difficult; it’s just a matter of picking the right social media platforms for your business and your audience. Luckily, you have plenty of channels to choose from that will allow you to share, connect, and interest new users on a daily basis. From blogging to Instagram, Google+ to LinkedIn, the possibilities are endless. It’s up to you to pick your social media weapon of choice; but once you do, there won’t be any stopping you or your business.

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