What’s Your Social Media Style?
Everyone has a personal style when it comes to fashion, food and even social networks. Do you know yours? Today we are going to take a fun look at various social networks while helping you discover the perfect fit for your personality. From sophisticated to silly, casual to contemporary, there is a social network tailor fit for everyone. Oh yes, in anticipation of your next question…as a social media management firm, we tend to be very eclectic!
By now, it’s no surprise that Facebook is THE leading social media network in the world but just because it is the biggest doesn’t mean it’s the best fit. Just like fashion, food and other fabulous trends…social media sites each have a distinctive appeal designed to fit different personality types. Do you know yours? Take our quick quiz to see which social media sites are most likely to fit you to a “T”.
True or False: I enjoy sharing short bursts of insight, information or activities with family and friends…but let’s not take it overboard.
Insight: If you answered yes, Twitter may be your preferred social network. It’s fast, it’s friendly and it doesn’t interfere with your day to day schedule. Made for those on the go, Twitter is the perfect tool for high frequency interaction.
True or False: I enjoy sharing extended thoughts, complex ideas or collaborating on large concepts with others.
Insight: If you answered yes, Google+ is going to utterly thrill you! Designed to inspire collaboration, this social media network was built with good ideas in mind. From the integrated tools to the expanded social network functions, Google+ is a virtual goldmine.
True or False: I enjoy window shopping. In fact, I’m always window shopping and want the entire world to know what great taste I have or I’m planning a major life event (wedding, new baby, major anniversary party etc) and need to tell people what to buy…and what NOT to buy!
Insight: Pinterest is your type of problem solver. Although one of the newest social media networks, it’s a shoppers dream come true. Whether you simply enjoy window shopping or have serious purchasing power in mind, Pinterest is a great way to get started.
True or False: I enjoy interacting with…or taking a position against…different business, charitable or other major concerns.
Insight: Once again, Twitter may be your social network of choice. Twitter is a tremendous way to reach people quickly. Whether you need a short response or are engaged in a major campaign, reach out and Tweeting someone is the most modern way to gain ground.
True or False: I enjoy keeping up with family and friends.
Insight: If your sole purpose for using social media is to keep up with the coming and going of family and friends then Facebook is the place to be; it’s the biggest and by definition, has the most people on it. By all means, don’t ignore the major marketing benefit to be derived by small business owners! Ask your social media management firm to provide information on how to grow your business without sacrificing precious time with those you love most.
True or False: I enjoy showing off a little now and then.
Insight: If you are good at what you do, have an interesting angle or simply enjoy a bit of the limelight, YouTube could be the social space that makes you shine! Although video may require a bit more technical “know how” for professional results, video is gaining ground with explosive growth. On the other hand, don’t dismiss the benefits of viral video simply because you suffer from a bit of stage fright. Once again, ask your social media management firm about customized video campaigns to derive all the benefit without the embarrassment.
True or False: I enjoy cultivating business relationships and deliberately expanding my professional affiliations.
Insight: Run, don’t walk, to LinkedIn. Become a professional user and learn how to connect with major players including LIONS or other mega-networking users. Considered the “serious” social network, LinkedIn is also one of the most mature in the industry.
True or False: I’m a dude and don’t like Pinterest but love photo’s.
Insight: Ahhh…we understand. Whether you simply need a virtual “man cave” or a time-out from the overtly feminine bridal displays, baby pictures and fashion trends don’t worry…we have a sight just for you! Gentlemint, often coined the “Pinterest for men” site, if packed full of “guy stuff”. Seriously! From the coolest electric guitarsand guns to totally geeked out sci-fi stuff, Gentlemint is “a mint of manly things”.
True or False: I don’t do social media.
Insight: That’s okay…it’s what keeps social media management firms like us in business. Just remember, you don’t have to personally participate in order to reap major rewards as long as you work with a reputable social media marketing firm. By outsourcing your social media needs, it’s possible to engage – or disengage – as much or as little as desired while continuing to provide the service and communication clients have come to expect. From lead generation to reputation management, social media marketing to viral video campaigns, it’s possible to have it all for a fraction of the time and cost required to go it alone.