Social Media is always on the rise. There are many ways to use social media that can add to business development and sales. But social media is also very new. Even people that think they are good at social media don’t really know how to use it in a manner that will facilitate business efforts. Below you will find the 7 characteristics needed for a social media manager.
Because social media is a 24/7 type of job that you have to keep up with it is critical for social media managers to be passionate about social media. A passionate social media manager will generate sales yet not be direct about selling.
Since the social media manager will be the face of the company you have to show credibility. People won’t just believe anyone especially when anyone can say anything online. So, as a social media manager you should have knowledge in business, marketing, sales and customer service.
Sometimes the strategy isn’t well defined because of the fun aspect of social media. But as a social media manager you have to keep in mind the strategy you’re using and its purpose.
As a representative of the company you shouldn’t see customer service as a bothersome task. Instead you should enjoy helping people with their problems related to your company. Most of the time people not only want a good company to work with or buy from, they also want good treatment which is where the social media manager’s job entails.
Again, social media is a dynamic medium. No one knows the exact way of doing things. You just have to do it wisely and learn from your mistakes. Social media managers should be proactive and self-starters because their managers might not be able to direct them to the right path.
Social media managers must know what trend is long lasting and which isn’t. With experience and knowledge they can make decisions that will positively affect their company. It’s also important to know the effectiveness of each strategy used. This way they can use that knowledge for future use.s
7. Action hero(ine)
In a changing business world you have to keep up with the news and distinguish between good and bad content. If you wait too long for approvals your never before heard news might become the played out headline that annoys people.