Your brand is yours. After all, you’re a marketer and business owner. It cannot be easy to convey your brand’s personality on social media. While your tagline, color palette, fonts, and logo are all important when it comes to branding, the voice of your brand will be what truly influences your readers and audience.
You must adjust your messaging and marketing tactics to reach prospects and customers to communicate the right message with your prospects and customers. How can you establish the tone and personality of your brand, in addition to changing your messaging and tactics?
Let’s talk about how to identify your brand personality and what your voice is. We will also discuss the best messaging you can use to communicate effectively.
The personality of your target persona
It would help if you first defined your brand personality before communicating it through social media. It is the first step in determining your brand personality and establishing your target buyer personas.
You will need to:
Identify your target market
Find out what information they are searching for.
Describe their most pressing issues and what they value.
Find out what messages and personal items they are most interested in.
This can be done by meeting with key stakeholders or team members.
This information will allow you to start creating a content strategy.
What makes us different from other brands?
What image do you want?
To whom are we creating content?
What can we offer our social media audience?
What is the use of social media by our audience? What language and tone do they use most often?
Once you know your audience and have a clear content strategy, you can start creating content on social media that resonates with them.
Find Your Voice
Once you have the answers to these questions, you can start brainstorming adjectives to describe your brand voice. You can choose five to six words that best describe your desired brand.
Consider adjectives such as: Professional, candid and bold, bold, and relatable. These words will help to guide the tone and personality of your brand’s voice. These adjectives should be understood by any marketer or writer working on the content of your brand.
No matter what you choose, consistency is critical to social media success. Your posts should reflect your brand’s personality on all platforms.
The voice of your brand is what defines its personality. However, your tone depends on the channel and the circumstance. Your team can create tone and voice guides to help you establish consistency across all social media channels.
Choose your preferred social media channels.
Each social media channel has its style and conventions. Consider these things to help you convey your brand’s personality:
Who are your target people?
They spend their time where they want
Your company’s category (B2B, B2C).
Next, identify the channels most aligned with your brand and what type of messaging you wish to convey.
LinkedIn and Twitter, for example, are great channels to market to professionals in a B2B organization. LinkedIn’s InMail feature and Sponsored content features are excellent tools.
You should be aware of the differences among social media platforms and emerging social-media trends. Also, identify your tone when answering questions, responding to criticisms, or sharing customer posts.
Decide what message you want to send
Your message is just as important as its content. The language and channels you use to communicate your message are equally important. Consider how your brand should be presented to your audience and how each social media channel should be used.
Are you looking only to use social media for self-promotion? Do you want to share industry information and thought leadership with your audience? Or do you want to promote yourself on social media? You could do a bit of both.
You can start building a relationship with your audience once you have a clear idea of how your brand will be presented and how each social media channel will be used.
Through Brand Storytelling, you can build connections with your audience.
One of the best ways to make your brand personality is to tell stories. Everybody can identify with stories. Your brand can use these to communicate with your audience and create an emotional connection with them, regardless of whether they are marketing to consumers or businesses. Your audience will share your content and invite others into the conversation when they hear good stories.