Why businesses need to be on multiple social platforms

by Leanne M @ Procredible

Having a social media presence on multiple platforms is crucial for success. It expands your reach, builds brand awareness, and caters to diverse content preferences. Strategically using Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube can maximise engagement and brand visibility. Utilise scheduling tools, repurpose content, and engage consistently.

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Your social media presence is one of the keys to your success. But in the face of a dizzying array of platforms, from the familiar giants like Facebook and Instagram to the new kids on the block like TikTok, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed to know where you should concentrate your attention.

This article looks at the benefits of being active on multiple platforms and dives into different strategies for using multiplatforms.

Why be Everywhere? The power of Multiplatform

The temptation to stick to one or two platforms you know and love is understandable. However, limiting yourself is like putting up a “closed” sign on a portion of your potential clientele. Each platform caters to a different audience, with unique demographics, interests, and content preferences. By strategically navigating this digital landscape, you can:

Expand your Reach:
Imagine casting a wider net instead of just a fishing line. Each platform allows you to connect with a new pool of potential clients who might not be on the others.

Build Brand Awareness:
Being on a range of different platforms ensures that potential customers can learn about your brand. Naturally, not everyone uses the same platforms, so being active on a range of them will help ensure that people from different platforms can interact with and learn about your business. (Keep in mind that consistency across platforms will reinforce your brand identity).

Cater to diverse preferences:
Not everyone consumes content the same way. Some scroll leisurely through Facebook feeds, while others crave the short-form video bursts of TikTok. Being present on multiple platforms helps you meet your audience where they are.

Leverage platform strengths:
Each platform has its own unique strengths. Facebook is great for building and joining communities and generating leads, while Instagram is a visual powerhouse perfect for showcasing your work and before-and-after transformations.

The Best Platforms for your business

Now, let’s explore which platforms might be the best fit for your business.

Facebook boasts a diverse user base and powerful targeting options. Use it to share informative articles, engage in discussions, and run targeted ads to reach people in your local area.

This visually driven platform is a must-have for practitioners. Post high-quality photos and videos of your work, showcase testimonials, or run engaging stories to connect with potential clients on a personal level. You could even share photos of your clinic to show your audience where the magic happens.

Don’t underestimate the power of short-form video! TikTok is a breeding ground for trends and virality. Create fun, informative content about procedures, skincare tips, or industry insights to capture attention and build your brand personality.

Businesses can use YouTube to really push on a faux ‘face-to-face’ interaction. Through features like comments and live-streaming, businesses can engage directly with their audience, building lasting relationships and driving business growth.

Multiplatform Social Media Strategies

So, you’re convinced about the power of multiplatform presence. Now, how do you manage it all without losing your sanity? Here are some tips:

Scheduling is key: Tools like Hootsuite, Buffer, and Sprout Social can help you schedule posts in advance across multiple platforms, saving you time and ensuring consistency.

Content is king: Create high-quality content that is informative, engaging, and visually appealing. Repurpose content across platforms to maximise your efforts.

Quality over quantity: Don’t just churn out content for the sake of it. Focus on creating valuable, well-researched content that your audience will appreciate.

Curate and repost: Sharing relevant content from other sources adds value to your feed and shows you’re plugged into the industry.

Engage, engage, engage: Respond to comments, answer questions, and participate in conversations. Building relationships with your audience is key to fostering loyalty and trust.

Another important aspect to consider when engaging across various platforms is the versatility of content sharing. For instance, you can seamlessly distribute your TikTok videos on Facebook or present a blog post on Instagram. The key lies in adapting your content to suit the unique formats of each platform.

Consider repurposing content: perhaps share condensed versions of your blog on TikTok, converting written tips into engaging video snippets. Strategic utilisation of multiple channels enhances overall engagement and helps widen your reach.

The Purpose of the Platform

Remember, each platform has its own unique purpose when it comes to attracting and engaging aesthetics clients:

Facebook: Use it to find new clients through targeted ads and build a community around your practice. Share informative articles, host Q&A sessions, and run contests or giveaways.

Instagram: This is your visual portfolio. Showcase your best work with stunning before-and-after photos and videos. Share patient testimonials and behind-the-scenes glimpses into your practice.

TikTok: Get creative and have fun! Use trending sounds and challenges to create engaging content about aesthetics. Share skin care tips, debunk myths, and show your personality.

YouTube: Educate and inform potential clients with your videos. You could record tutorials, or even review popular products associated with your profession.

Final Thoughts

By embracing a multiplatform approach, businesses can unlock numerous benefits. It enables businesses to extend their reach beyond conventional boundaries, tapping into varied demographics and interest groups. This expanded visibility helps to enhance your brand awareness and fosters a deeper connection with potential clients who frequent different platforms.

Moreover, each platform provides unique opportunities to showcase expertise and engage with audiences in different ways, but naturally, managing multiple platforms effectively requires a strategic approach. By understanding the preferences and behaviours of their target audience, businesses can tailor their content and engagement strategies to resonate effectively across a rage of social platforms, and in doing so, build lasting relationships with their clientele.

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