Hi everyone, my name is Nicola French and I’m currently doing an apprenticeship, studying towards a level 3 diploma in social media for business. I am pleased to say that I have become part of People Power at the hub, and I’m looking forward to helping people find apprenticeships a lot more easily than it was for me.
Since I’m a social media apprentice, you can probably guess what I’m going to talk about in my first blog… and it is a pretty funny topic really, because it’s perceived in many different ways.
What is social media used for?
Some people see social media as a way of communicating with people without seeing them and being able to socialize with people from places you wouldn’t normally. Many also see it as a business platform with the amount of tools available for them to expand their customer range and to amplify their business increasing sales and productivity; it also makes it easier for businesses to interact with higher authority and people they normally couldn’t connect with.
Favourite social media tool
I’ve been asked on many of occasions, “what is your favourite social media tool?” and the answer is Buffer every time.
Buffer is a new way to share on Social Media. It could be referred to as social media automation/ tool. It allows you to share your content at the best possible times throughout the day, so that your followers and fans see your updates more often. It is often used by businesses to share content reliably and regularly each day in order to drive more traffic and increase fan engagement. Meaning you can get the most out of your content, and reach your fans when they’re online most.
It’s like your magic box you can use any time to fill with great Tweets, Facebook stories or LinkedIn updates.
The reason I use Buffer…
When you get into a routine of Buffering everything you find worth sharing, research found that people can become a lot more consistent and focused with their Social Media efforts. Therefore, for me it is a vital everyday tool that helps me to keep on top of my job, and save valuable time for other tasks.
Any questions about doing a social media apprenticeship? Let me know via our contact page.