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Without engagement, social media is just media. Online engagement has become a crucial component of any marketing plan as social media platforms develop to reward genuine social interactions.

In fact, in Australia, the top 20 social media advertisers invested 78% of digital advertising spend on social media platforms in the second quarter of 2022. Globally, the digital advertising market was estimated at $350 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach $786.2 billion by 2026. Here’s a look at a step-by-step guide to increase social media involvement and create a winning plan.

Step 1: Define Your Target Audience
You must first identify your target audience in order to reach them. Understanding your clients is of the essence to do this. To achieve this, you must create a consumer persona. Listing clients’ preferences, demographic, and psychographic characteristics can result in a better understanding of your target audience.

Step 2: Create Useful and Relevant Content
Providing your target audience with relevant and helpful material is the best method to attract their attention. Writing about subjects that attract your target audience is a surefire approach to hold their interest. The more targeted and relevant your content is, the easier it will be for you to reach your target audience and engage them.

Step 3: Know Your Algorithms
Different platforms use different metrics to determine social media engagement. Familiarise yourself with the unique algorithms, so you know how to boost engagement. Start with timing — does it matter when engagement happens, or are evening reads weighted the same as midday interactions?

Leverage these effective techniques to reach your target audience and grow your business.