For many people working outside of our industry, social media marketing seems easy. Wrong. What they don’t know is how much effort and hard work goes on behind the scenes. And it’s not just down to one person. To be successful in social media marketing, you need to collaborate – you have to be social to be successful in social.
But it’s not just about collaborating with your colleagues. No, collaboration is a core element in many different aspects of marketing.
Teamwork makes the dream work
The good old saying is a mantra you must live by. When you collaborate with your peers, amazing things can happen. Two minds are better than one – or sometimes a few more – so arranging brainstorms and adding fresh eyes to a piece of work can help transform your content.
Get a little help from your followers
Incorporating UGC (user-generated content) into your content increases brand loyalty and hopefully, engagements. The more UGC posted, the more UGC you will receive. Your followers love it when their work is shown off and they feel appreciated! And of course, a little bit of brand advocacy never hurts.
Joining forces with other businesses or industry experts helps to increase brand awareness and reach new audiences, amongst other benefits such as potentially receiving new business proposals. Sharing your knowledge and showcasing your business as a trusted partner will always be welcomed with open arms. And the further your name spreads, the more likely it becomes that more followers will come crawling in.
There are many more ways to collaborate that we could touch upon, but these 3 key points are essential for helping your strategy go that little bit further. Need help or ideas on how to collaborate? Check out some of our previous work – webinars, serious socials, and testimonials – or better still, get in touch!