Social media branding is a powerful way for businesses to promote their brand on social media. With millions of your customers being on social media, it is very important that you build your brand on social media.
We have a set of powerful strategies that you can use for social media branding. These strategies are simple and easy to implement.
Effective social media branding strategies
1) Focus on visual branding
On social media, the visual effect has an important role. Posts and content with attractive visuals get more attention. This is why you need to focus on visual branding. The first thing is to finalize your branding elements. The branding elements include the brand name, logo, tagline/motto, and brand colors.
A visual branding needs to be embedded in all the photos/images posted, whether they’re photos you’ve created or they are professional stock photos. This needs to be done consistently. Every post on social media needs to have the same color scheme and standard fonts. This ensures consistency in all posts. It also ensures potential customers can identify your brand. Whenever they see your post, the visual branding will tell them it belongs to you.
2) Design your brand’s voice and tone
Every brand needs to have a voice and a tone. This needs to be expressed in posts on social media. The voice and tone are associated with the personality of the brand. It can be humorous, professional, sarcastic, trendy, family-focused, etc. To create your brand personality, you need to first understand your customers.
The customer profile will help you decide the kind of tone and voice to use. Depending on the age group, income level, and education level of your customers you can decide the tone and voice. Whenever you create a post, ensure the tone and voice are brought out. It is important to maintain consistency, so your users will associate the tone and voice with your brand.
3) Use Influencer marketing
One of the powerful ways to grow on social media is to use influencer marketing. Influencers are people on social media who have thousands and even millions of followers. They are popular and celebrities in their own right because of the content they share. If they share your post or endorse you, then you can exponentially increase the reach of your brand.
Influencers would endorse or promote brands if they connect with the brand. Most influencers work on a commercial model. Instead of spending on advertising, spending on influencer marketing can be worth it. You can use influencer marketing if your target audience follows the influencer and will be influenced by them.
4) Use promotional campaigns and events
An easy way to engage with potential customers is through promotional campaigns and by organizing online events. This can be done effectively on social media and used to promote the brand. Contests would create a buzz on social media and the posts go viral especially if the prizes seem attractive. This would ensure enhanced participation from potential customers.
Similarly, online events like conducting a product launch or releasing a product video are a good way of brand building. Doing these activities frequently will ensure your brand continues to trend consistently. It is a great way to improve your brand awareness and build your brand’s popularity.
5) Choose the platform wisely
There are many social media platforms. It is not necessary that you use them all. It is also not necessary that you post the same content on all the platforms. Each platform has an audience. For example, Instagram is more youthful in nature and youngsters love posts with photos. TikTok is also a young platform where short videos (mostly funny) are popular.
LinkedIn, on the other hand, is a professional platform meant for professionals and executives. Depending on the profile of your target audience, choose the platform that your target audience regularly patronizes. You can even create separate posts for each social media platform. It is important your target audience connects to your post, so use the right and relevant platform.
6) Monitor, measure, and improve
You need to monitor how your strategies are doing once you start implementing them. It is also important to measure using metrics. Data related to engagement can be measured to let you know how effective the strategies are. Most social media platform have their own tools to let you know the metrics.
A proper analysis is needed to analyze the metrics and know how effective the strategy is. Once you do the analysis, you need to then work out areas for improvement. These should be implemented in future campaigns.
Social media branding is highly beneficial for any organization to be recognized and remembered by the public. Choose your branding strategies wisely.