Social Media Listening
In recent news, an article I wrote featuring fellow creatives in the coffee industry is in the newest issue of Standart magazine. Next week, I’ll be in Kansas City for the USCC event. If you’re there, I’d love to say hi!
This section is about *listening* today. In social media, this term is different from “monitoring,” though they are related. How so? Monitoring is keeping an eye on your mentions, tags, hashtags, brand, etc. and responding as necessary. Listening is stepping back from the action part and seeing if there are trends worth paying attention to.
Brands use listening tactics to develop future products, create new campaigns, and even grab sales leads.
In relation to the coffee industry, listening can be used for your own brand and within the industry.
In your brand: You notice an uptick of stocking questions about dairy alternatives. If you have them, you realize you might need to publicize them more or make them more visible on the menu. If you don’t, you could consider adding them to your menu.
In your industry: More and more people in the industry are discussing the ready-to-drink market as a way of reaching new consumers. You take a look at current market research, think that it’s a low risk for your cafe to try to offer one drink, and see how it performs.
For additional reading, take a look at the two articles I’ve written on listening on Facebook & Twitter. They include tips on what you should be monitoring in the first place.
The complete guide to Facebook listening
[BYLINE] Facebook listening is taking all of the information you’re given on Facebook, like comments, recommendations and private messages, and identifying trends in them.
The complete guide to Twitter listening
[BYLINE] In this guide, we’ll review the benefits of social listening, specifically on Twitter, and how you can execute this for your own company.
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Facebook is migrating (starting in September) all of their ad campaigns to the automated campaign budget allocation system. This likely won’t impact you too much but it’s worth taking a look at. The Brand Collabs Manager is now available for creators & brands in the UK & Germany.
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