Remember when we chatted about analytics tools? Many of those tools can also help schedule content.
I’ll add one more recommendation,
The Social Media Time-Trap
We all know the charm of social media for businesses. But, without some discipline and cool tools, you’ll be endlessly scrolling instead of strategizing. Been there, done that!
Two big things to keep in mind:
- Don’t Spread Too Thin: You don’t need to be on every platform. Pick ones that align with your goals.
- Stay Focused: It’s super easy to get distracted. Set timers for tasks. Got a tweet to post? Set aside specific time for it.
Juggling different accounts? Grab a password manager. Trust me, it’s a lifesaver. No more forgotten passwords or those risky sticky notes!
AI to the Rescue: Social Media Automation
Here’s where AI steps in and makes magic:
- Chatbots: Tools like MobileMonkey or ManyChat can handle common questions, bookings, or even lead generation on platforms like Facebook Messenger. It’s like having a 24/7 customer service rep!
- Image Recognition: Tools like Google Cloud Vision can scan user-generated content for images related to your brand. This way, you can jump into conversations you didn’t even know were happening.
- Predictive Analysis: Platforms like Crimson Hexagon can predict future trends based on social media chatter. Talk about staying ahead of the curve!
- Tailwindapp Ghostwriter: Tailwindapp’s new AI-based technology generates natural-sounding, engaging copy in half the time. Maximize your time creating content, and power through brain fog and writer’s block with ideas and inspiration.
Plan Your Social Media Like a Pro
Planning is still key. And with a content calendar, you’re golden. Find a template or whip up your own. Schedule a month ahead, tweak as events unfold, and make sure everyone’s in sync.
If time zones or odd hours have you tied up, scheduling tools like SocialPilot, HootSuite, or Feedly have got your back.
Watch Out for Those Oops Moments!
Automated scheduling is fantastic, but remember Sephora’s hashtag mishap? Double, no, triple-check before scheduling. And keep up with current events. Event the best content can seem insensitive if a world event has happened.
IFTTT and Beyond
Heard of “If This, Then That”? IFTTT lets you automate content across platforms. It’s nifty, but remember to review. Automation’s neat, but you want that genuine touch – always.
AI’s a game-changer, but it doesn’t replace the human touch. Use it to free up time, avoid repetition, and get insights. Just always add your personal flavor. After all, social media is about making genuine connections.
I keep a spreadsheet of my favorite ai tools. Ai Toolbox by Cheryl Lawson