Social media campaigns can be tasty, effectively filling, and a mouth-watering opportunity. In many ways, they’re like bacon. Often referred to as “meat’s candy” or the “gateway meat for vegetarians,” bacon is truly unique. You can cure it, it cooks in itself and can work its way into everything from sandwiches and salads to martinis and desserts. Moreover, the process of making bacon, much like the strategic development of a social media campaign, is an intensive craft that requires skill and dedication.
It is with these similarities that I was inspired to cook up these 30 ways social media campaigns are like bacon.
- Both require a skilled, dedicated process
- Both can sizzle
- They have tasty variety
- They can be cooked differently by different chefs
- They are made of many layers
- Both can nourish your community
- Both can excite your community
- Both can make your community hungry for more
- They can go bad
- You can under cook them
- You can overcook them
- They work well when mixed with other things
- Both can be the main dish
- Both may be a side dish
- They can be extraordinary
- You can make it yourself
- You can buy it off-the-shelf
- Both can be very hot for a period of time
- They can be enjoyed morning, noon and night
- You can serve them up multiple ways
- They can be incubated
- They can be sliced and diced
- They thrive on fans or followers
- You can give it a taste
- You can share it
- Both can stick
- No two are the same
- They can elicit conversations
- They can be measured
- They require monitoring
No matter how you cook it, make sure your social media campaigns are crispy and fresh. Whether you mix it into an existing recipe or make it the main ingredient of your dish, both bacon and social media campaigns can be a way to yield better-tasting results.
How will you cook up your next strategic campaign recipe? What other comparisons would you attribute to social media campaigns? Share your thoughts here!
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