What are Social Media Content Pillars?

You’ve probably heard Content Pillars being talked about when it comes to social media content, but what on earth are they?​​​​​​​​ In this blog post we’ll explain all.

Social media content pillars are basically a group of topics or themes that are relevant for your target audience, which your business will share content around.

We recommend having between 3 and 6 content pillars for your small business, as this will give you a variety of different content.

By setting out your Content Pillars it will make it so much easier to come up with great content that will appeal to your ideal customers.

No more staring at the screen trying to think of what to post about today!

Content Pillars are different to content types and ways of sharing.  For example content types can include educational, promotional and inspirational content.

And on Instagram there are lots of ways to share such as Reels, Stories, Carousels etc.

Content Pillars are much more specific to your business

They are the things you talk about, the things that your target audience cares about and the things that reflect your unique business values and mission.

For example a yoga instructor may have these Content Pillars;

  • The practice of yoga
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Healthy eating
  • Meditation

Then within each Content Pillar you can share in different ways as well as a variety of content types.

Why not spend some time coming up with your content pillars and then brainstorming ideas for each of them and you’ll never run out of social media content ideas again!

And if you’d like some support coming up with your Content Pillars as well as a full Social Media Strategy for your small business join the next Social Media Strategy Programme, you can find out more here.

The 8 elements it’s essential to include in your small business social media strategy

We strongly believe that is doesn’t matter how small your business is, if you’re serious about making it a success and you use social media you NEED to have a strategy.

Having a clear written social media strategy will save you time, help you to post consistently, improve the quality of your social media posts and more importantly help you to reach your business goals quicker.

But what should you include in your social media strategy?

Here are the eight elements we feel are essential.

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Call for Speakers for the Social Mums Virtual Conference 2022

If you’re an expert in social media marketing and you’d love to share your knowledge with an audience of small business owners, why not apply to be a speaker at the upcoming Social Mums Virtual Conference.

We’re looking for experts covering various aspects of social media who can help our audience to improve their skills, knowledge and confidence so they can build a successful business.

This 2 day online event is taking place on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th October 2022.

Being a speaker is a great way to gain visibility for yourself and your business and to establish yourself as an expert in your area. You’ll find a link to the application form at the bottom of this post.

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Canva Video Undifficulted

We’re excited to announce that the amazing Danielle Bayes is joining us in the Social Mums Members Community in July to take us through her 5 day Canva Video Undifficulted course.

We all know that we need to create more video content for social media and using Canva to create videos saves you time and makes the whole process easy.

Over 5 days Danielle will take you from the first steps of setting up your Canva account for success, right through to creating videos for your Instagram, Facebook and TikTok accounts.

Whether you have a free or Pro Canva account, you’ll end the week having learned a huge range of videos you can easily create on desktop.

Check out this video to see some of what you’ll learn..

The course will be running from Monday 11th July to Friday 15th July and the live sessions will take place at 10am each day.

This online course usually costs £150 to take part in but Danielle is going to be delivering all the training live within the Members Community Facebook Group.

You can get access to this as well as all the other amazing perks by joining the Members Community for only £22 per month. There is no minimum membership, you can cancel at any time.

Find out more and join the Members Community here.

Join the Reels Challenge

Creating Reels is something that’s on lots of small business owner’s to-do lists, but finding the time and knowing how to get started could be holding them back.

Starting today we’re hosting a Reels Challenge in the Social Mums Members Community that will not only teach you how to create Reels but will also hold you accountable and give you the support to get them out there. 

This two week challenge will include;

  • A 2 hour fully updated Reels training session which will take you through all of the features in the Reels editor.
  • Six step-by-step tutorials that will show you exactly how to create a trending Reel for your business.
  • Our 20 page Reels planning workbook so you can continue creating Reels long term.
  • Plus an additional live training where we will answer all of your Reels questions and share lots more ideas, so you will never run out of Reels to create.

You can join the Reels Challenge today by joining the Members Community for only £22 (no minimum membership, you can cancel anytime).

You will also get access to all of the other benefits of the Members Community including;

  • All the recordings from the recent Digital Marketing Virtual Summit plus 30 additional training sessions to watch back.
  • Our private Facebook Group where you can ask your social media questions to our experts and network with other members.
  • Monthly online networking where you can connect with members and promote what you do.
  • Twice monthly brain storming sessions.
  • Monthly Goal Setting Sessions 
  • The Latest Social Media News and Updates

Find out more and join the Members Community here.

5 Reasons why you need a Social Media Strategy for your Small Business

If you’re running a small business and posting to your social media accounts on a regular basis you may think that you don’t really need a strategy! But posting for the sake of it with no real direction or clear objective isn’t going to help your business a great deal and all that time and effort you’re putting into your social media could be wasted.

So, here are 5 important reasons why a social media strategy is essential, no matter how small your business and how it can really benefit you.

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How to join in with the Social Audio trend

by Gemma Lloyd

As a small business owner it can be difficult to keep up with the latest social media updates but the growing trend of social audio is one that has been hard to miss!

You’ve heard of Clubhouse, right? The invite-only audio-based app that was initially only available to iPhone users but is now being rolled out to Android too.

Clubhouse was launched in March 2020 and has already grown to 10 million weekly active users, which isn’t bad for the newest social media kid on the block.

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