How do I know what social media platforms to use?

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There’s so many social media platforms, I’ll never have time to post on them all!

DON’T.

The Golden Rule of Marketing, whether digital or otherwise, is:

The Right Message
In Front Of The Right Audience
At The Right Time

Not all social media platforms will have the right audience for your business.

Don’t just use Snapchat because everyone says it’s the latest thing, or use Facebook because you’re comfortable with it.

Identify your ideal customer, and find out what social media platform you’re most likely to find them on.

Most of the readily available research is on US audiences, but this Ofcom report has some good UK data that will help. The social media section starts on p52, and has useful charts like this:

Still not sure? Give me a shout and I’ll give you a hand.