Social Media Management for IT Companies

If you don't have the cycles to manage your socials internally, the GamePlan team can remove that burden from your workload. 

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EVEN TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES SHOULD BE ON SOCIAL

Why should I post on social platforms?

In this day and age, posting on social media can be considered an essential part of running a business. Even for technology companies! And why is that? Social media plays a crucial role for IT companies in establishing thought leadership, nurturing leads, and fostering customer relationships in the long run. You should consider maintaining an active presence on social media to boost your:

 

Brand Awareness

Social media platforms offer a vast audience where you can increase the visibility of your brand. By consistently posting content related to your company's products, services, and expertise, you can increase brand awareness within your target market.

Content Distribution

Social media serves as a distribution channel for your content marketing efforts. Whether it's blog posts, whitepapers, case studies, or webinars, sharing valuable content on social media can help amplify its reach and attract more prospects to your website.

Thought Leadership

Social media provides an excellent platform to showcase your company's expertise and thought leadership in the IT industry. By sharing valuable insights, industry trends, and useful content, you can establish your company as a knowledgeable authority in your field.

CREATING QUALITY CONTENT

Crafting your social posts

Crafting the best social media posts involves understanding your audience, being creative, and delivering value. When we develop social posts for you, they will be: 

  • Professionally written and designed to reflect your brand style and tone
  • Catered to your technology audience, with references to trending topics and news articles
  • Optimized to the specific social platforms you are publishing to (eg. word count, image dimensions, tagging, hashtags)
Planning Social Strategy
Crafting your social posts

REACH YOUR AUDIENCE

Publishing on social platforms

Once we have provided you with your social media posts, you can start publishing them across your social media accounts. Be sure to monitor key metrics such as:

  • Engagement
  • Comments
  • Website traffic

Use this data to refine your strategy and optimize your future social media posts. If you want to take your social media marketing efforts to the next level, consider taking our Social Selling on LinkedIn Course.

THE DO'S AND DON'TS OF SOCIAL POSTING

Social Media Marketing FAQs

 

What social platforms should I be on?

The choice of social media platforms to focus on depends on several factors, including your target audience, business goals, and the type of content you plan to share. Here are some considerations for technology companies:

LinkedIn: LinkedIn is a professional networking platform widely used by professionals in the technology industry. It's an ideal platform for B2B technology companies to showcase expertise, share industry insights, and connect with potential clients, partners, and talent.

X: X is a real-time platform that allows technology companies to share quick updates, industry news, and engage in conversations with their audience. It's a great platform for sharing thought leadership content, participating in industry discussions, and providing customer support.

YouTube: Video content is highly effective for technology companies to demonstrate product features, provide tutorials, and share thought leadership content. YouTube is the leading platform for hosting and sharing video content, making it an essential channel for technology companies.

Instagram: While Instagram may not be the first choice for technology companies, it can still be valuable for showcasing visually appealing content such as product demos, behind-the-scenes footage, and company culture. Instagram Stories and IGTV can be particularly useful for sharing more informal and engaging content.

Facebook: Facebook remains one of the largest social media platforms with a broad user base, including tech-savvy individuals. While it may not be as popular for professional networking as LinkedIn, Facebook can still be useful for sharing company updates, customer stories, and engaging with your audience through groups and pages.

What type of content should I post?

Diversify your content mix and provide value to your audience through educational, informative, and engaging content. Here are some types of content that can be particularly effective:

Thought Leadership Content: Share thought-provoking articles, whitepapers, research reports, and opinion pieces authored by your company's experts. Address relevant topics, challenges, and opportunities in the technology industry to position your company as a trusted authority and resource.

Industry Events and Conferences: Share updates, photos, and videos from industry events, conferences, and trade shows that your company participates in or sponsors. Highlight keynote speeches, panel discussions, and networking opportunities to showcase your company's involvement in the tech community.

Product Demos: Showcase your products or software solutions in action through video demos or screencasts. Highlight key features, functionalities, and benefits to educate your audience and drive interest in your offerings.

Industry News and Updates: Share relevant news articles, press releases, and announcements about your company, industry partnerships, product launches, or updates. Keep your audience informed about the latest developments in the technology landscape and how they may impact your products or services.

Case Studies and Success Stories: Highlight real-world examples of how your technology solutions have helped businesses or individuals achieve their goals. Share case studies, success stories, and testimonials to demonstrate the value and impact of your products in action.

How often should I post?

It's essential to strike the right balance between maintaining a consistent presence on social media and avoiding overposting, which can overwhelm your audience and lead to decreased engagement. As a general rule of thumb, you should pay attention to your analytics to gauge audience response and adjust your posting frequency accordingly. That being said, here are some general guidelines for how often a technology company should post on social media:

LinkedIn: For LinkedIn, posting 2-5 times per week is generally recommended. Since LinkedIn is a professional networking platform, users typically expect higher-quality, informative content rather than frequent updates.

X: Due to its fast-paced nature, X requires more frequent posting to stay visible in users' feeds. Posting 1-3 times per day (or even more for breaking news or live events) is common for technology companies on X.

Facebook: Posting 3-5 times per week on Facebook is a good starting point. While it's important to maintain consistency, avoid overposting as it can lead to audience fatigue or lower engagement.

Instagram: For Instagram, posting 1-3 times per day can be effective, especially since Instagram's algorithm favors consistent activity. However, focus on quality over quantity and ensure that your posts are visually appealing and engaging.

YouTube: The frequency of posting on YouTube depends on your content production capabilities and audience preferences. Posting 1-2 high-quality videos per week is a good starting point, but consistency is key to building a loyal subscriber base.

When is the best time to post?

Here are some general guidelines for posting on some of the most popular social media platforms:

LinkedIn: Weekdays during business hours (Tuesday to Thursday) are generally considered the best times to post on LinkedIn. Aim for mid-morning (around 10-11 AM) or midday (around 12-1 PM) when professionals are likely to be checking their LinkedIn feeds.

X: Weekdays (Tuesday to Thursday) tend to see higher engagement on X, particularly during the early to mid-afternoon (12-3 PM) and early evening (5-6 PM) hours. Posting during these times can help your posts get more visibility.

Facebook: For Facebook, mid-week (Wednesday to Friday) and weekends tend to see higher engagement. Aim for late morning (around 9-11 AM) or early afternoon (1-3 PM) on weekdays, and late mornings or early afternoons on weekends.

Instagram: Engagement on Instagram tends to be highest during off-work hours, especially in the evenings and on weekends. Aim for posting during mid-morning (9-11 AM) or early evening (5-7 PM) on weekdays, and late mornings or early afternoons on weekends.

YouTube: Since YouTube content is often consumed at various times throughout the day, posting consistently and optimizing your video titles, descriptions, and thumbnails for search and discovery are more important than posting at specific times. However, some research suggests that late mornings and early afternoons on weekdays may see higher viewership. 

Build your social media strategy

Crafting your social media strategy involves understanding your audience, being creative, and delivering value. Contact us to order a fresh supply of eye-catching social media posts with compelling copywriting.

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