I love learning about new tools to make social media marketing more creative and effective, so I’ve decided to share some of my favourite tools with you at the start of each week. This week’s cool tool recommendation is Plotagraph – a really cool app that animates images with magical effects.
You can use Plotagraph to create a looping video, animated GIF, or animated PNG. Then upload your eye-catching image to various social media platforms. Most of the time, you make looping videos or animated images from a video. However, Plotagraph begins with a still image and creates the movement with what appears to be CGI effects. You can upload an image to the app or website, or take a photo inside the app.
Plotagraph is available via the web for free and the iOS app costs $4.99.
Tweeting for the sake of tweeting won’t drive conversions for your brand.
You need a plan at the outset and you need to continually monitor, measure and evaluate your performance day-by-day. Backed up by some science in the form of statistics, this infographic offers twelve tips to help you drive your Twitter marketing forward.
When it comes to uploading images for social media, each platform has its own rules. It’s important to use the correct image sizes for your designs. Here’s a handy cheat sheet from We Are Top 10 to guide you.
I never cease to be blown away by the sheer scale and acceleration of the Internet. The world is more connected than ever before. From 2000-2017 global Internet users jumped from 400 million to 3.7 billion. But just how much data is generated every minute? This fascinating infographic from Domo shows exactly how much data is created every single minute. From tweets to swipes, likes to shares, the digital world is exploding.
How do you know if all that time you’ve invested in your social media marketing is paying off? You will never know unless you put a system in place to measure and analyse your efforts. Here’s a useful infographic from Salesforce which shows you which metrics you should be measuring to grow your social media.
Salesforce do super infographics – here’s one on handling different types of comments on social media.
First up, a flow-chart for dealing with positive, negative or neutral comments.
Source: Jeff Bullas
Positive and neutral comments are easily dealt with, but negative comments require a considered approach. If it’s a genuine complaint, acknowledge the complaint, but move it to private communication as quickly as possible.
Trolls are more challenging. Received wisdom is don’t feed the trolls. Ignore them, but do not attract their attention further by deleting their comment – this only fuels their fire. However, it’s perfectly ok to remove offensive or spam comments, and comments with legal or criminal implications should be reported to the relevant authorities.
Finally, some general advice. You should always personalise your interactions online. Reach out to and engage with your followers regularly.
What’s your business’s favourite social media platform? Maybe it’s Facebook; it’s popular for both personal and company use and has active participation in the billions. Perhaps you’ve set a goal of posting to your company’s Facebook page at least twice a week. That’s great—but it’s not enough specificity to your goal. Are those posts designed to drive people to a sale page or an email sign up page, or some other call to action?
That, in a nutshell, illustrates the thought journey that needs to happen in order for you to start measuring your social media’s return on investment. Of course there are traditional metrics—how much did efforts cost and how much did they bring in. But social media measurement also means setting up goals, tracking analytics, and analysing those against dollars, pounds, euros, and cents too. This detailed graphic can help you establish review processes to aid your business’s bottom line.