I wrote this for a client today and thought it would be valuable for you.

The do’s and don’ts of social media, according to Gini Dietrich.


* Target your market to follow the right people.

* Offer actionable advice.

* Use your time wisely.

* Have an offer and call to action.

* Define your goals.

* Track results.

* Be respectful.

* Submit original content.

* Participate actively.

* Be open-minded about other points of view.

* Be honest.

* Be authentic.

* Be transparent.

* Be human.

* Be consistent.

* Use pictures, videos, and music.

* Scratch other people’s backs.

* Build a community.

* Listen!


* Be too sales-y.

* Be too anxious.

* Be afraid to offer information, knowledge, and wisdom.

* Be self-serving.

* Post news releases.

* Shy away from connecting and engaging.

* Get your feelings hurt when people unfollow you.

* Spam.

* Stalk people.

* Accept friend requests from people you don’t know or barely know.

* Be negative.

* Engage in dubious behavior.

* Try to maintain more than one profile for your brand (either personal or company).

What advice do you give when talking about the social media do’s and don’ts?

Gini Dietrich

Gini Dietrich is the founder, CEO, and author of Spin Sucks, host of the Spin Sucks podcast, and author of Spin Sucks (the book). She is the creator of the PESO Model and has crafted a certification for it in partnership with Syracuse University. She has run and grown an agency for the past 15 years. She is co-author of Marketing in the Round, co-host of Inside PR, and co-host of The Agency Leadership podcast.

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