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How to get dozens of social posts from one blog post

How to get dozens of social posts from one blog post

You’re writing a blog post. And you plan to share it on your social media accounts by posting the link with a photo and hoping your followers will click and follow you there. But there’s another way, one that will allow you to generate a month’s worth of social posts from just one blog post.

Below are some ways to do just that, as shared by Josh Barney on Einstein Marketer and Kylie Fennell on MavSocial.

Get a month of social posts from one blog post

  • Share a teaser. Create interest in an upcoming blog post by posting an image, an excerpt, or a quote.
  • Share a fact or stat. Your blog post is likely to be full of them. Pick the most intriguing and share them on social.
  • Pull a quote. Make sure your blog post includes a few lines that are quote-worthy and they can provide fodder for social.
  • Ask a question. Make it thought-provoking.
  • Make a bold statement that connects with your blog post.
  • Mention – and tag – your sources.
  • Create a visual slideshow. Choose the most valuable sub-headings from your blog post, place them into a slideshow that provides a post summary.
  • Turn your blog post into an infographic.
  • Think quizzes and polls. Figure out an angle that connects with your blog post and post it on social, possibly as a story.
  • Got a good photo in your blog post? Post it on social. By itself.
  • Try a meme that picks up a point from your blog post. Make it entertaining.
  • Add a GIF to a short piece of copy from your blog post.
  • Create a video post from your blog post.
  • Summarize your blog post in a list. Post it on social. Include a hashtag.

More social media post ideas

Still in need of ideas for things to post on social media? Check out this list:

  1. Workplace photo: behind the scenes
  2. An answer from your FAQ
  3. Introduction to new employee
  4. Share product/service popular with your customers
  5. Interview or case study with a customer
  6. Customer review
  7. Community event
  8. Something funny
  9. Your company’s story: share one piece at a time
  10. Podcast
  11. #TBT
  12. Seasonal item
  13. Inspiring quote
  14. Highlight customer of the month
  15. An event you attended
  16. Attention-grabbing statistic
  17. Poll
  18. Fill-in-the-blank post
  19. Video featuring products or people from your business
  20. Repeat top-performing posts
  21. Email newsletter
  22. Infographic link
  23. Survey link
  24. Image
  25. Correct a misperception
  26. Favorite book or playlist
  27. Shout-out to other local business
  28. Industry research
  29. Helpful tip(s) related to your products or services
  30. Celebration of company milestone
  31. Promote your other social networks
  32. Ask people to join your mailing list

Reap the rewards

Doing all this – and more — will help you reap the rewards of social media. You’ll engage your customers by delivering interactive and professional content that will help improve your online visibility and expand your customer reach.

TCM can do it for you

If you’re not sure how to do your own social media, reach out to Triple Canopy Media. At Triple Canopy Media we would be glad to show you how it’s done. Or do it for you.

Here’s what we do:

    1. We assess your needs, determine which social media platforms will best serve them, and set up a regular process for sharing carefully crafted content about your business via selected platforms.
    2. We create a cohesive strategy and measurement plan.
    3. We integrate the plan across the organization.
    4. Finally, we use metrics to monitor content marketing performance and ROI.
From Gen Z to Boomers: Social Media Preferences

From Gen Z to Boomers: Social Media Preferences

You are putting together a marketing campaign. And because you are doing it right, it includes social media targeted to the market you have identified. That target market can be based on age, gender, location, language, spending power and patterns, interests, or stage of life – or any combination thereof.

Understanding the demographics of each social media platform is essential before deciding which platforms make the most sense for the market your brand is targeting.

If age is an important factor in determining your target market, there is plenty of information out there that will help you choose the platform or platforms that will get eyeballs – of the right age — on your posts.

Choosing social media platforms: What the numbers tell us

It’s important to choose the right platform for your social media posts because social media is not going away. By 2020, there will be an estimated 2.95 billion social media users. Of those, 78% will be in the United States, making the U.S. the largest social media advertising market in the world.

Six years later, by 2026, here’s how the numbers will break down by generation: The Silent Generation (those 74 and older and born before 1946) will make up 14% of the U.S. population; Baby Boomers, 66%; Gen X 65%; Millennials, 80%, Gen Z, 82%, and Gen Alpha, 43%.

Generational breakdown

Of the 2.95 billion social media users who will exist next year, here is how that number breaks down by generation, from Generation Alpha to the Baby Boomers.

Generation Alpha: Born 2010-2025

  • 2 billion by 2025
  • 5 million born around the globe each week
  • First totally digital generation
  • Immersed in technology since birth
  • Technology deeply integrated in everyday life

Gen Z: Ages 13-19 – Born 1997-2010

Millennials: Ages 23-38 – Born 1981-1996

  • 25% of U.S. population
  • Extraordinary buying power
  • Largest living generation in U.S.
  • Unmatched social media skills
  • Social Media Platforms: 70% use Facebook, 63% are heavy YouTube users
  • 43% want brand to reach them via email
  • Spend 8 hours a day online
  • Concerned with financial future
  • Generation most loyal to brands

Generation X: Ages 39-53 – Born 1965-1980

  • 6% of U.S. population
  • Smaller than any other age demographic
  • 58% of internet users in U.S
  • $200 billion in spending power
  • Social Media Platforms: 80% on Facebook and Twitter but only half use their accounts regularly
  • 76% of all online users will access social media in 2017
  • 68% make decisions based on reviews. Pay attention to online reviews

Baby Boomers: Ages 55-73 – Born 1946-1964

  • Spend 27 hours a week online
  • Social Media Platforms: Facebook preferred platform: 45% of 65+; 60% of 50-64; 15% spend 11-plus hours a week on Facebook; 13% use LinkedIn
  • 50% rely on credit cards for purchases
  • Responsible for 50% of total consumer expenditure
  • Most price conscious

Social media use overall — in the U.S. and beyond

When looking at social media use overall, the research shows that today about 70% of Americans use social media to connect with each other. Worldwide, there are approximately 3.04 billion social media users. About that same number actively access social media on their mobile devices. Of these, 90% reach out to brands or retailers.

In the U.S. 77% of people have at least one social media profile. And global internet users spend 135 minutes daily on social media sites.