Remember back in the day when Facebook was just for connecting with your college classmates? Over the years, social media has evolved to become a way for people to connect not only with one another, but with businesses as well.
These days, having a digital presence is critical. It helps your business establish credibility and stand out from your competitors. Having active social media accounts is a great way to show potential customers who you are and why you’re a good choice. According to a 2015 study, 90% of marketers said that their social media marketing efforts generated more exposure for their businesses . But many small businesses lack the time and resources to give social media management the energy it deserves.
Here are some reasons why outsourcing your social media management to a professional agency might be a good plan:
Time is money, right? Between updating Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn (and trying not to get sucked into watching hours of funny cat videos while doing it), social media can take up quite a few hours in your week. Given that your business will benefit from having an active presence on several social media platforms, you’re probably justified financially in hiring someone else to take care of it. Larger businesses will often have a whole department dedicated to their marketing. For a small business, outsourcing social media management to an agency is probably the best option.
#2. Social Media Management Strategy & Knowledge
You’ve got plenty of business strategy to think about already, so hiring an agency who knows the ins and outs of social media strategy can really make your life easier. A good social media management agency will already know what types of strategies work well for different types of businesses. Together, you’ll be able to refine that strategy and make a customized plan for your business. A good agency will also be up to date on the current trends and new features in social media, so your brand stays relevant.
#3. Analytics and Monitoring
Another great reason to consider hiring a professional for your social media management is the benefit of analytics and monitoring. Like many businesses, you may be doing a pretty good job of posting content to your social media accounts, but have no idea as to what’s working or what the outcomes are. A social media management agency can help you take stock of what’s working, what’s not working, and provide tools and context to make sense of all the numbers.
Outsourcing your social media management might be a great option for your business. Ready to get started? We offer a range of Social Media Management services. We’d love to put together a social media strategy that works for your business.