There are two problems social media professionals frequently run into: a lack of time and a lack of staffing. They have a way of feeding off each other, especially when the entirety of the social media team is one person.
"Social marketing is perpetually understaffed," said Gartner analyst Jennifer Polk. One of the reason is "a lot of senior leaders and executives that are making budget decisions and staffing decisions don't fully understand digital. They're still looking at this as something that's tangential or ancillary to their core marketing strategy or core business strategy."
What that means for you, the intrepid social media solo act, is that there are a few extra (and amplified) hurdles to clear on a day-to-day basis in order to successfully run your brand's online presence, and make clear what you're doing, why you're doing it, and how it makes sense for the bottom line. Here are seven tips.