How to create a social media editorial calendar

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Once you’ve selected the right social media channels for your company’s online communication strategy, it’s time to think about the type of content you want to share.

Keeping your channels regularly updated with fresh and interesting content will be important, as those channels will serve as the hub for your content marketing activity.

Let me preface that content creation is a major undertaking that requires a lot of time, energy, and thoughtful input—especially when you have several social media accounts to manage. If you want to be at the top of your social media game, I suggest creating a social media editorial calendar for each channel you operate. This simple, yet effective tool will serve as the playbook for your social media strategy.

Here’s my advice to help you get started:

Once you’ve crossed these key steps off your list, it’s time to come up with the content that will enhance your social media stats and drive results. Great content informs and entertains. So, when you’re creating your social media editorial calendar for the upcoming months, think about how you can share timely, useful, and engaging content with your audience.

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