4 social media habits brands need to break

4 social media habits brands need to break immediately.

There’s no secret formula when it comes to social media. Any product or service out that tries to convince you that their one-size-fits-all gimmick will make your business go viral is completely bogus. Your business is unique and so should be your strategy. That said, there are common social media habits that businesses fall into that can hinder growth. Taking care of these few things can be a great place to start.


Here are 4 social media habits to break immediately if you want to grow on social media:

Ignoring data is one of the most growth-killing social media habits you can fall into. Just as with all elements of your business, data in regards to your social media performance can be a wealth of knowledge — especially when something doesn’t perform well. Embrace the data. Learn from it. Adapt and improve your strategy accordingly.

Talking when you should be listening is a conversational buzzkill. Nobody likes the person at the party who won’t shut up about themselves. Social media is similar. Use your content to create multi-way conversations by actively responding and engaging with the people who are taking the time to consume your content.

Fighting the currents of change is the quickest way to get left behind. In the marketing world, trends, platforms, and features come and go. We’re not saying that you should focus your attention on every latest TikTok dance trend, but don’t be so stubborn to adapt to the evolving social media landscape that you fall off the radar.

Trying to do everything is the best way to get nothing done all at once. This isn’t only a bad social media habit, but for life in general. Let’s be honest, you can’t do it all, nor should you. Understanding your strengths while surrounding yourself with people who complement your weaknesses can be a massive superpower.


Let’s shed these social media habits. We can help.


You likely didn’t start your storefront, bakery, automotive shop (etc) hoping to spend a significant portion of your time mastering growth on social media. We did, and we want to help you. We can create a custom social media marketing strategy with your specific business goals in mind and release you from the burden of managing your channels so you can focus on what you do best — running your business. This is our wheelhouse. Set up a short, FREE discovery call, and let’s discuss your goals and how we can help you shine online!

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Instagram Launches Initial Test of NFT Display Options, Which Are Also Coming to Facebook Soon

“Based on at least some recent numbers, the air appears to leaking out of the initial NFT bubble, which means that if Meta wants to get in on the tail end of the hype, it needs to go now with its launch of NFT showcase features.”

(via Social Media Today)

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Maximizing creator content on social media: Tips from CEOs and influencer marketing thought leaders

“Marketers don’t have to look hard to find influencers—studies show more than 500,000 exist on Instagram alone. The challenge is finding the right ones and following the necessary steps to maximize their content on social media.”

(via Social Media Today)

Happy New Year!
– Wade Foley & The Social Grit Team