Episode 014: How to succeed as a social media marketing manager | Elise Dalrymple-Keast

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Social media marketing manager is probably one of the most misunderstood roles in marketing.

“Is a social media manager a content creator?”

“Is it not just posting on social media?”

“Social media managers should have a large following to prove their worth.”

“Social media marketing is irrelevant — it doesn’t drive sales.”

Today’s guest is Elise Dalrymple-Keast. She’s the director and co-founder of Brainsitters, a social media marketing agency specializing in social strategy, social media management, content creation, and digital advertising. 

Previously, Elise was a Marketing and Communications Manager, a Video Content Creator, and a content producer. So, she’s the perfect first guest to answer the many questions about social media management and share her career story.

In this episode, we discuss;

  • What it means to be a social media marketing manager

  • Differences between a social media manager and a content creator

  • Advantages of social media marketing

  • SMM marketing

  • Skills a social media manager should have

  • AI and social media

  • Social media onboarding

  • Unpopular tools for social media marketing

  • Social media content manager

This episode was edited and produced by Olawunmi Olaniyi.

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(00:00) – Introduction

(00:50) – Elise career background

(01:35) – How to onboard a new client for social media management?

(05:00) – Is a content creator a social media manager?

(11:43) – Why Elise got into social media management: her marketing career story

(16:08) – Myths of social media marketing

(19:46) – Do social media managers need to have a large following on their personal accounts?

(26:35) – What should be in a social media management portfolio?

(28:22) – How much to charge for social media management

(31:00) – What to know before becoming a social media manager

(33:37) – Pet peeves for social media managers

(38:55) – How to set social media goals and reach them

(42:00) – Social media marketing tools

(44:05) – Tips for social media managers — for new and existing social media managers

(49:03) – Keys to social media marketing success

(50:40) – Elise favorite type of wine

(51:23) – If you could have a glass of wine with anyone, who would it be and why?

(53:40) – Learn more about Elise Dalrymple-Keast.

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