Blog by Runway Digital Capt’n, Samantha Bell.
Hi there and welcome to 2013!
We think simply about content (tweets, Facebook posts etc) – combining both spontaneous and automatic.
Spontaneous: you want to share there and then in the moment. It may be very time-relevant. (Often the easiest and what people and companies do when they start publishing on Social Media.)
Automatic: plan ahead campaigns that will engage, entertain, teach and provide value to your audience. Schedule using Buffer.
Planning content starts with thinking about what your audience loves and needs. What can you provide. Plus, how you can provide to save them time. (Your audience reading and watching lots online may delay them doing what they need to.)
Now’s the time to think about topics you want to publish through the year and how often. A good start is month by month. What do you want to publish in January and February? Do you want to post once a week or once a weekday?
Then – if you have the time – get into more detail. Think about topics that you want for a few days / weeks – sometimes referred to as a campaign. Perhaps there’s a topic that is important and one around a product you have for your audience. Think about how it’s best distributed – via a combination of Facebook offers, tweets, Facebook posts and would a Pinterest board be useful. What time is it best to send each of these posts and how could you get influencers in your market to be involved? Is there a way to include also in your physical marketing – e.g. brochures, signage.
We’re interested to hear from you via Twitter, Google+, or LinkedIn. Click through to our Pinterest board to see great examples of people and companies who have digitally lifted-off.