The 7 Important Skills You Need to Be a Successful Social Media Marketer

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A decade ago, the role of a social media manager might not have even existed. Today, however, almost every company is involved in social media one way or another.

But what does it take to be a great social media manager? What are the skills to master in order to be effective in 2019?

In this episode, we'll cover the primary skills that we employ for social media here at Buffer, plus a few skills we’ve noticed in social media managers around the web. A social media manager has a toolbox filled to the brim; come peek inside the toolbox with us and see what we find!

- Dave & Heather-Mae

P.S. In this week's episode we mention Buffer's newest feature for Instagram marketers: First Comment scheduling. We'd love for you to take it for a spin by starting a new trial at https://buffer.com.

Read the Show Notes:

https://buffer.com/resources/social-media-manager-job-description

About the Show:

The Science of Social Media is your weekly sandbox for social media stories, insights, experimentation, and inspiration. Every Monday (and sometimes more) we share the most cutting-edge social media marketing strategies from brands and influencers in every industry. If you're a social media team of one, business owner, marketer, or someone simply interested in social media marketing, you're sure to find something useful in each episode. It's our hope that you'll join our 27,000+ listeners each week and rock your social media channels as a result!

The Science of Social Media is proudly made by the Buffer team. Feel free to get in touch with us for any thoughts, ideas, or feedback.

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