As I was getting adjusted at the chiropractor last night, a thought popped into my head. Your social media strategy is like your spine; sometimes it needs adjusted.
- Your situation has changed. Something has happened in your world to change your objectives. Perhaps new leadership has taken over or your company has changed its core focus. Business, like life, is fluid, so you need to consistently reexamine if your strategy and objectives fit your current situation.
- You aren’t seeing results. This is a tricky one, because social media is a long-term commitment. Knee jerk reactions and impatience will only hurt you in the long run. However, at some point you should start seeing results. If your results aren’t matching your expectations, either your strategy or expectations need adjusted.
- You don’t have a strategy. It’s never too late to set a strategy, but don’t wait until you have a crisis on your hands. Sit down with the appropriate personnel and put a plan in place. Social media is an important part of the marketing mix. Don’t leave your results to chance.
- Your expectations are out of line. I’m a big believer in dreaming big, but you need to be realistic. If you’re a startup, don’t compare your current social situation to Pepsi or Lady Gaga. One is an industry leader with an established, active online community (and million dollar budget), and the other is a rock star (who is smart and hires the right people). One day you may be one or both, but today you’re a startup. (In this situation, your expectations need an adjustment, not your strategy. However, a strategy change may help in the long run.)
Does your social strategy need an adjustment? We’d love to discuss your current situation and objectives to see how we can help you get social. Contact us to discuss your strategy or ask a question in the comments below.
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