LAST UPDATED: 17 May 2023
Mastering Social Media
Digital marketing pros Alex Ross and Leigha Pindroh on organic social media marketing strategy and tactics for races on Facebook, Instagram and beyond.
Over the last decade or so, lots has changed in the social media landscape. Facebook has gone from exciting upstart to the mature granddaddy of social media, Instagram has grown by leaps and bounds to become the platform of choice for visually engaging content, and TikTok has emerged as the new contender in the battle for social media supremacy, favored mostly by younger audiences, looking for the next cool and exciting network to join.
So, how should your organic social media presence adapt to this ever-changing landscape? Should you still be spending time on Facebook? Should you be switching to an Instagram-first mentality? And what kinds of content should you post? How often? And with what purpose?
This and many many other questions is what we’ll be discussing today with the help of my guests, digital marketing pros Leigha Pindroh of Pittsburgh Marathon organizers P3R and Alex Ross of the Denver Colfax Marathon.
With tons of practical experience between them, Leigha and Alex are here to take us from high-level social media strategy all the way down to your everyday content writing tactics, including tips on managing your content schedule, mixing up value posts with marketing content, leveraging user-generated content, as well some off-the-beaten-track stuff you may not even be thinking about, like using LinkedIn to tap into your local corporate wellness market.
In this episode:
- Is organic social media reach dead?
- Understanding the effectiveness of your social media posts/campaigns
- The most effective social media platforms for races: Facebook, Instagram
- The challenges of making it on TikTok
- Promoting your race to local businesses and corporates through LinkedIn
- Engaging with your audience with Stories, Reels, polls
- Types of content to put out through your social media
- The 80:20 rule: posting 80% value posts (entertainment, education etc), 20% sales posts
- Leveraging user-generated stories and other content
- Hashtags, emojis: where to use and how
- Designing content with an Instagram-first mentality
- Planning your social media content schedule
- Productivity tools: Hootsuite, Canva, Facebook Publishing tools
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