Social media marketing for lawyers cannot be discussed without mentioning LinkedIn. Known as the “professional social network,” LinkedIn is one of the online marketing tools lawyers fear least, although it has undergone some significant changes over the past several years. In contrast to apps like Pinterest and Snapchat, lawyers are likely already using LinkedIn to some extent. And if you are on it, your colleagues are probably already on it too.
While utilizing social media platforms can make a great impact on the exposure and reputation of your law firm, managing these accounts is no small feat. Handling social media is so much more than posting the occasional update on your channels. It’s hard for any attorney to find the time needed to run a law firm’s social networks. Review the signs listed below to determine whether or not it’s time your law firm outsources its social media work.
You’ve probably asked yourself if Twitter is actually helpful for growing your business or if it’s a total waste of time. The truth is it’s only helpful for promoting your brand if you know how to use it. If your law firm decides to invest the time in using Twitter, you’ll want to get the most out of your efforts. You should strategize your social media tactics by learning how the Twitter algorithm ranks and displays tweets to users.
There is no denying the ever-growing popularity of Instagram for both personal and professional use. Because of this, law firms and other businesses are coming out of the woodwork, building out profiles, and even advertising on the social platform. Not only is it great exposure for your law firm, but Instagram is the fastest growing social network and allows for some of the greatest engagement. Who could say no to that?
Last month, Mark Zuckerberg announced a formal Facebook news feed algorithm change that heralded a massive shift in the way Facebook plans to deliver content from business Pages to individual users. The change is centered on encouraging interaction between people and lessening the impact of business Pages, going even further than the previous news feed update from 2016 – a change that precipitated a 52% decline in organic reach for publishers.
Social media is without a doubt one of the best ways to increase awareness of your law firm and the work that your lawyers do each and every day. Last month we talked about creating the perfect social media designs. Now that you’ve created your social profiles, you want to make the most of your social media efforts and continue to grow your audience. In order to do this you need to perform the occasional social media tune-up.
It’s no secret that imagery is a major component of social media marketing today. As marketing professionals, we cannot stress enough the importance of featuring visual content on your social platforms. Today we are specifically highlighting the value of clean, professional social media designs. Fortunately for you, we have a few tips and tricks up our sleeve for you to master the art of a perfect law firm social media profile.