In the realm of business, reputation is everything. Business owners often keep this in mind when it comes to their everyday interaction in their brick and mortar location, but tend to forget this when it comes to their presence online, particularly when it comes to the social media platforms. Sending the wrong message about your brand online can have far-reaching consequences. Make sure what you post is in line with your brand values and goals.
Stay Away from Touchy Topics
When there are hot button issues that everyone is talking about, it would seem like a great way to get customer attention is to get involved in the conversation – don't. When you do this, you create a stance and as a business, the goal is to always remain ambiguous when it comes to beliefs.
You should only give customers ammunition to judge you based on your products or services, not your political or religious views. Keep the focus of your social media posts on your brand and not current events.
Aim for One Voice
Although it's not necessary to have a single person craft all your posts, you should aim to have one voice for your posts. For instance, if you're going to take a more informative approach online, all your posts should be professional and detailed.
If your goal is to be lighthearted and playful, all the posts should follow in this path. When you fail to do this, you send mixed messages about your brand; so aim to keep it consistent. Whatever voice you choose, make sure it matches the values of your brand.
You Don't Have to Do It Alone
When it comes to posting online, make sure you remember that you don't have to do it on your own. There are professionals who can help. Marketing and communication firms, like S & A Communications, can take your goals and brand values and use this data to help you outline and execute your brand presence on social media in the most positive light.
Whether you're looking for someone to lay the framework or you need ongoing support with your regular posting, there is an option out there that can help you with this. A professional can help you send the message you want.
Remember, your online presence is an extension of your business. Aim to keep your posts in line with the same overall goals of your brand for the best outcome.
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