How to beat your competitors on social media

Brand managers’ online prowess can be swept away by a competitor if you’re not careful. Here’s how to keep tabs and make sure you’re on top.

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If you’ve kept up on trends in the online marketing industry in the past decade, you’re aware of the value of social media marketing.

Some naysayers have criticized its ROI, but I’ve consistently stood by the strategy as one of the most cost-efficient and long-term beneficial marketing strategies you can pursue.

If you dedicate yourself to producing and promoting quality content, strategically targeting to your audience members and consistently engaging with them on a regular basis, there’s nothing that can stop you from achieving growth.

That growth might be limited or stopped entirely, however, if you have a fierce competitor on the scene.

If a company similar to yours already exists and has a bigger, more engaged following, it will naturally cast a shadow on your campaign—and new competitors could always become wild cards, interfering with your efforts.

So, what do you do when a competitor starts poaching your turf? You dominate them. Here’s how:

Step 1: Investigate.

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