Thursday, April 5, 2012

Why Consider Social Media Outsourcing?

Why Social Media Outsourcing is a better option.

Businesses and Social Media have now an intimate relationship as a person and their social network. It has increased B2C interaction and narrowed the gap between the business and community. Not only B2C, social media also strengthens B2B relations and increases productivity. (B2B social media infographic)

Putting up a social media presence is time consuming. One needs to spend about 6 to 10 hours a day managing social sites/pages.  Be it a Facebook page, Google Plus, Twitter, LinkedIn, a blog or even YouTube, there is a considerable amount of effort and time needed to construct a professional social media presence. If you think starting is very time consuming, then maintaining the pages needs almost equal amount of time. People don't just flock on to your site/page, they need to be caught in the web. And to do that, you need to spin a web.

Spinning the web isn't all that easy either. You need someone with the knowledge and expertise to do this job well. You should know which social networks you should be a part of. Social media sites, each have a unique way of functioning and different types of audience. There is a considerable amount of time that needs to be spent just to learn the social media tactics relevant for your business. 

Social Media Outsourcing is a growing phenomena. Businesses are encouraged to opt for this instead of trying to build social media presence with their own limited staff, lacking appropriate knowledge. 

You cannot manage your social media page with already present staff due to the amount of time that is needed to input. They won't be able to cope with or be willing to spend extra hours on social media management.

Not everyone can be expected to know everything related to social media. Marketers in the field of Social Media Marketing are specialist who do work only related to the field and do not diversify. You need specialist who will produce optimum results give you a successful social media presence. 

Outsourcing your social media marketing is the best solution to this problem, especially for small businesses. And hiring new personnel for this job wont be so monetarily wise.  You must also keep in mind that not all outsourcing agency's will be able to provide optimum results. 

Consult a good social media agency to take care of your web presence and fan management. It not only makes sense to outsource, but is also more productive since these people know what they are doing and know how to do it best. 


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1 comment:

  1. This has been the question since the concept of social media outsourcing has begun. I think there have been a lot of answers already. One of which is this article that discusses the significance of social media and outsourcing. There can be a lot more social media solutions that one can ever imagine. It basically doesn’t just revolve around managing the accounts, but also around research and development - data collection, sentiment analysis, web scraping, source management, source relevancy and more.