We know what you are thinking… how can we already be talking about the new year when Christmas hasn’t even happened? Although it may seem like we are jumping ahead a few weeks, it is for good reason.

Social media strategies take time and planning. So, if you are thinking about making 2017 the year your business dominates Facebook, now is the time to get in the game and plan out your social goals.

Social Achievements

What are you looking to achieve in the new year? By answering this question you are on your way to creating the best social media strategy for your business. What you plan to achieve is the basis for your strategy and is why it is important to make goals that are not only attainable, but make sense for your business.

How will social media help? Whether you are looking to get more people in your establishment or are trying to target a new demographic, your social media platforms like Facebook & Instagram are there to pave the way. If social media is the only marketing you are planning on doing in 2017, it is important to keep that in mind when ironing out your “new year” business goals, so you can ensure that all benchmarks are realistically attainable through social.

How Facebook Will Play A Role

Ads are a critical part of your 2017 social media strategy, and luckily Facebook has an amazing Ad platform to work on. If you are looking to build up your customer base or reach new target audiences, Facebook and Facebook Ads will be your driving force. Regardless of your industry, Facebook is a great place for your business. There are so many options available to help you achieve business goals including lead generation, shop now buttons and our favorite “likes” campaigns!

As a reminder, if you haven’t created a business page on Facebook yet, get started. Your business page is essentially an extension of your business and will need attention and upkeep in order to flourish.

What Your Will Need To Be Socially Successful

To have a socially successful strategy in the new year, you might need to spruce up a few things. The start of the year is the time to pull out all the stops and let your social audience know that you are ready to tackle 2017. One of the best ways to give your brand and business a boost is through new photos. A fresh round of images will do wonders for your current customers and potential. For example, if you are a restaurant, take this as an opportunity to showcase new dishes or weekly specials. Get creative and be bold…it is a new year after all.

Images aren’t the only way you can start off the year bright & shiny on social. Give your Facebook business page an update. Ad something new to the about section, try a new CTA button or update your cover photo. With a new social media strategy you will need to test out new avenues to generate business, and by adding different elements to your page, you will be able to see what works and if it impacts your social engagement and goals in any way.

The new year is an exciting time for any business. It gives you the opportunity to leave the bad social media marketing campaigns behind and try something different. So, start getting your goals on paper and prep your Facebook page for the beginning of 2017!