Just think: 10 years ago a social media manager was a title that didn’t exist – and now, it’s hard to find a business that doesn’t have a social media presence.
Those of us who work in social media understand that it’s far more complicated than surfing Facebook all day – despite what our parents and older generations might think. From paid social to measuring success and even tackling bilingual strategies – our social media teams have seen it all.
Here’s just a few signs you’re a social media manager, as told through our team in GIFs. Let us know your telltale signs in the comments.
When you can think of a comparable cat GIF for every life situation. Max Adagio
When you hear about the latest breaking news before any of your friends/family. Kendra Bissonnette
When you find yourself bookmarking relevant news articles for clients on the T, while watching TV, laying in bed, in your sleep. Kyle Gaw
When you get confused by which voice you’re supposed to be tweeting from at this very moment… Jill DiLibero
When you can keep up with all of the social interactions during a live event. Max Adagio
When you live in constant fear of posting something on the wrong account. Emily Joria
When the stress of having 140 characters or less transfers to your text messaging habits. Kyle Gaw
When you have National Pizza Month, National Cat Day, and other obscure holidays on your calendar. Rachel Caruso
When your parents will never be able to explain what you do for a living. Kaitlyn Barry
When you can pick out every social media etiquette error that comes across your feed. Max Adagio
When you see the words “Love Potion #9” and it reads to you as “Love Potion Hashtag 9” Bob McHugh
When you skip traditional customer support channels in favor of tweeting at a company. Kyle Gaw
When all of your bookmarks are comprised of different Twitter feeds. Justin Oram
When you can find the tweetable nuggets in a blog post in 0.5 seconds. Max Adagio
When finding a typo in one of your posts ruins the rest of your day. Emily Joria
When you are subconsciously optimizing your personal social media posts for engagement. Molly Buccini
When it’s impossible for an outsider to tell if you’re goofing off by looking at your screen . “He’s got 8 facebook tabs open. He must be working really hard!” Bob McHugh
When you realize that currently hundreds of posts are going out, having all been scheduled by you. Max Adagio
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