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How AI is Shaping the Future of Social Media

by Paul DhaliwalMarch 28th, 2024
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AI can lead to more genuine marketing on social media. It helps us understand the vast amount of data from social media platforms.
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AI has taken over social media.


Picture this: you have a tool that can dig deep into audience insights, predict the next big content hit, craft posts and visuals on its own, spot consumer trends, and decode public sentiment.


There is no doubt to say that AI is the backbone of every social media platform out there. It doesn't only help in analyzing what content pops up in your feed, but also cleaning up comments for a better browsing experience, and suggesting new content and friends you might enjoy.


But, it poses a challenge for marketers, finding that spot where content appeals to both humans and AI algorithms. When it comes to what “The Algorithm" wants, we're left guessing. And, All too often, we switch from cheap tricks to increased engagement without creating any lasting value for our audiences.


Interestingly, AI can lead to more genuine marketing on social media. It helps us understand the vast amount of data from social media platforms. This way, we can create content that truly matters to our audience. AI analyzes posts, comments, and interactions to let us provide what people want and address their interests better.


Plus, AI saves a lot of time and money by automating and scaling these processes.


That's why top social media marketers are using AI to:


  • Automate repetitive tasks, saving time and money.
  • Expand social media strategies across different platforms.
  • Create posts and campaigns based on data that actually works.


You can do this too, no matter your budget or company size.


The rest of this post shows you how.

How AI is Being Used in Social Media

So how exactly can you use artificial intelligence to take your social media marketing game to a whole new level?


Let's look at some of the best ways to do this.

AI-Powered Content Curation

One of the most challenging aspects of social media marketing is coming up with fresh content ideas that can drive engagement for your brand.


Instead of copying your competitors or throwing a bunch of content ideas at the wall and hoping one sticks, AI analyzes your data and creates targeted messages based on what your audience has liked in the past.


This way, you can be sure that the content you share will resonate with your social media audience and get the reaction you want.


Note: AI also helps in improving the quality of your content in terms of tone and grammar.


AI-enabled tools even analyze your social media data and determine which keywords, images, hashtags, and colors have a stronger impact on your audience based on past results. In addition, AI-powered content curation tools automatically create social media posts using a URL or information you provide that suits your brand voice. These tools also share the posts on different social platforms.


Did you know that Elon Musk says xAI will open-source Grok this week?

Automation of Social Network Management

Your business is likely on more than one social media platform. And, while consistently publishing quality content, keeping up with the latest trends/updates on every platform can be quite a hassle.


However, with the help of AI-powered social media management tools, it is easy to grow your influence and connect with your audience.


These tools also plan out your social media posts in advance, track all your profiles, and generate appropriate responses for consumers after analyzing their messages. In simple form, AI will not only plan your campaigns. but also fill content gaps and keep your followers engaged with your brand voice.


This tool can recycle content you've previously published, such as blog posts or infographics, and turn them into upload-ready social media posts with hashtags and relevant links.

Advertising Campaigns on Social Networks

How to get ahead of your competitors and get the most out of advertising on social networks?


Several companies are using paid advertising on social media. If you aim to stand out and increase your campaign's impact, it's time to start creating better, smarter ads.


AI-powered tools like Sprinklr help you create compelling, personalized social media ads and monitor and optimize your campaigns to maximize ROAS. Such tools offer recommendations to help your campaigns perform better. From comparing ad performance to planning out strategies, AI reduces your overall advertising costs.


The copywriting AI tool analyzes your brand language and creates social media ad copy that will increase engagement and conversions for your business. Ensure that your social media ad copy matches your landing page to maintain consistency and communicate with users.

Personalization Using Chatbots

More followers and clients mean more money, but it also means more time spent serving them.


Luckily for you, highly effective customer support and personalized audience experiences are some of the benefits that help your brand grow with the help of artificial intelligence.


Hiring enough customer service staff to provide 24/7 customer support may not be feasible. Investing in AI-powered chatbots will respond to audience messages immediately, regardless of the time of day.


You can even combine chatbots with your existing live chat software to provide your audience with 24/7 customer service support.

With the help of machine learning, your AI chatbots will be able to provide relevant answers to various problems, questions, or queries that your audience may have.


Such tools allow you to deliver engaging, seamless, and personalized customer experiences using bots across a variety of social media platforms.

Competitor Analysis and Social Listening

It's not enough to just know who your competitors are. If you want to get an advantage over them, you need to analyze their social media strategies, find out their weaknesses, and determine what they think.


The manually searching and analyzing competitor pages can take weeks or months of grueling work., And, if you succeed in your analysis, there is a high probability that it will contain errors.


But with the help of AI, you can easily track your competitors and analyze their social media strategies, reach, engagement rates, conversion rates, brand sentiment, and more. Various AI-powered competitive analysis tools monitor your competitors' social marketing efforts, from user interactions to posts and campaigns. It helps in knowing which parts require a more effective marketing strategy to achieve success.


Artificial intelligence tools track mentions of your business, as well as specific hashtags and keywords related to you on social media. Analyzing this information will help you determine whether the public opinion of your brand is negative, positive, or neutral. You will be able to identify potential problems before they become more serious.

Emerging AI Technologies in Social Media

AI is about to take social media on a futuristic ride. We're not just talking about minor upgrades here - AI is changing the way we scroll, post, and consume content online. Different technologies like synthetic media, AI-created content, and virtual influencers are expanding the limits of what we can do online.


Let's take a look at what insanely innovative experiences are coming next…

Deepfakes

You've probably seen those mind-bending "deepfake" videos going viral where celebrities or politicians seem to be saying and doing things they never actually did. Now creators can create stunningly realistic footage that pushes the boundaries of imagination thanks to artificial intelligence.


Deepfakes also open up a world of exciting opportunities for creative self-expression and next-level storytelling through synthetic media. As the technology continues evolving, we'll see deepfakes enabling Hollywood-level visual effects that bring our wildest visions to life.

Virtual Influencers

This one's unquestionably innovative - companies are using AI to generate incredibly human-looking virtual influencers to advertise products on social media. We're talking lifelike computer avatars with their names, personalities, and millions of followers!


Now, imagine the creative potential here. Brands can craft highly engaging, endlessly customizable digital personas to connect with audiences in new ways. Virtual influencers offer limitless brand ambassadorship and storytelling opportunities.

AI Content CreatorsImagine telling an AI to whip up your next social media caption, graphic, or video ad...and having it generate something cleverly crafted in seconds. Using large language models and other AI tools, brands can augment human creativity.


For content creators, this AI assistance will prove to be an amazing productivity multiplier and source of innovative inspiration. While not replacing humans, AI can elevate our creative visions to new heights while saving tons of time.

Feed Personalization

Of course, the biggest AI impact on social is automated feed curation. It further deeply understands our preferences to serve up a perfectly personalized experience tailored to each user's interests.


This allows for a more rewarding, endlessly engaging social media journey of discovery and relevance. While some worry about filtered bubbles, smarter AI will also ensure we're exposed to a balanced variety of perspectives selected just for us.

Conclusion

There's no doubt to say that AI is completely changing the world of social media as we know it. From automated content creation to hyper-personalized feeds to wildly realistic synthetic media, this technology is rapidly transforming how we connect, share, and experience online.


Artificial intelligence (AI) is making it easier for social media platforms to sort through vast amounts of data. It helps them spot the latest trends, understand what users like, block harmful content, and do much more.


AI has a promising future in this space because it makes things better for users and helps brands cater to them more effectively. In social media marketing, AI is crucial because it allows companies to track how well they're doing and pinpoint potential customers.