How Sam's Club Creates Community With Social Media
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MacKenzie McCarver and Hunter Wuensche from Sam’s Club join this episode of the Social Pros podcast in part three of a five-part Social Pros Deep Dive series. Huge thanks to our amazing sponsors for helping us make this happen. Please support them; we couldn't do it without their help! This week: Salesforce Marketing Cloud Upfluence Supermetrics Full Episode Details The five-part Sam’s Club Deep Dive series looks closely at how big businesses manage social media, covering all the strategies, methods, and team dynamics over not one but five episodes. The series kicks off with Sam’s Club, the beloved wholesale membership club. Social media has a way of bringing people together, and that’s what Sam’s Club is all about. The social media team at Sam’s Club has ballooned in size over the past few years, and it’s transformed the way it approaches social media. In part three of five episodes in the Sam’s Club Deep Dive series, Social Pros talks to MacKenzie McCarver and Hunter Wuensche about creating community through social media. MacKenzie is the Director of Social Media, and Hunter is the Social Media Manager at Sam’s Club. They share how Sam’s Club creates a community, both within its own team and its members, through social care, user-generated content, and influencer marketing. You’ll also hear how MacKenzie and Hunter’s roles fit into the team and how they impact the day-to-day social strategies at Sam’s Club. In This Episode: 5:00 – What the day-to-day social media strategies look like at Sam’s Club 6:44 – Reaching different types of Sam’s Club customers on social 7:52 – The ‘Happy Host’ segment that Sam’s Club focuses on 8:46 – Collaboration between the social team and different departments 10:06 – How influencer marketing fits in with the rest of the social strategy 13:45 – Sam’s Club’s methods for finding influencers to work with 16:35 – How Sam’s Club manages an editorial calendar across the states 18:57 – The process behind creating organic social posts 21:26 – The best type of visual content for Sam’s Club 23:34 – How Sam’s Club encourages employee-generated content (EGC) 24:54 – The tool that Sam’s Club uses to manage EGC for Facebook posts 27:10 – Why the social team works closely with operations, HR, and legal for EGC 28:40 – Sam’s Club’s approach to brand-to-brand interactions 30:43 – How the team uses trends and hashtags as part of its campaigns 34:27 – MacKenzie’s tip for those wanting to become a social pro 37:09 – Who Hunter would love to have a video call with Resources Get the new State of Marketing report for free from Salesforce Download Upfluence’s Brand Influence Ranking Report Download the Social Media Metrics template from Supermetrics Visit SocialPros.com for more insights from your favorite social media marketers.
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