When to Hire An Outside Social Media Management Team

Sep 7, 2015

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When to Hire An Outside Social Media Management Team

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It’s an important question with an even more important answer: When should my company hire an outside social media management team? The answer is not always obvious. The answer is different for every company. The answer might fluctuate. If you’d like to know when to hire an outside social media management team, consider these questions. The answers to these simple questions will help you ascertain whether your company should hire an outside social media team or not.

When to Hire An Outside Social Media Management Team

1. Do you have enough time to hire and manage a social media manager?

If you’re going to handle social media in-house, you’ll need to devote time to it. You can handle it yourself, or, if it’s an option for your company, you can hire a social media manager. But, even if you have a social media manager in-house, you’ll still need to keep tabs on the content and strategy for all social platforms.

2. Do you have the understanding to manage and execute the social media strategy?

If you’ll be the one managing social for your company, this question applies to you. Do you have the know-how to execute social and to execute it well?

3. Do you have the passion to stay current with social media trends?

You need a passion for social – passion for near-constant monitoring, passion to stay up-to-date, passion to stay involved with the audience. Do you have it?

4. Do you know what questions to ask when interviewing outside social media management teams?

Find out exactly what the social media management team will be doing for your company. How often will they be working on your platforms? How many team members will be working for your company?

5. Does the social media management team have references?

Ask around – who comes highly recommended?

 

The decision to go with an outside social media management team is a big one. As with any decision, there are pluses and minuses to consider. Use these questions to aid you in knowing when to hire an outside social media management team. And, feel free to contact us if you’d like more help in deciding.

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