Social Pros Podcast

Burnout is Real Among Social Media Managers

av Social Pros Podcast | Publicerades 1/10/2020

Social Media Professional and Co-Founder of 1909 DIGITAL, Lori Byrd-McDevitt, joins the Social Pros Podcast to discuss the reality of burnout in the social media manager community and what we can do to prevent it.

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Full Episode Details

The life of a social media manager can be demanding to say the least. The role entails more than simply updating the company’s social media channels. And, around the clock monitoring paired with a growing list of responsibilities stirs up the perfect recipe for burnout.

Despite all of this, a lot of people (even the ‘higher-ups’ in a business) tend to disregard and overlook the Herculean effort that social media managers perform on a daily basis. The unspoken truth is that social media practitioners have to constantly prove themselves and their strategies. Everything they do is under constant scrutiny and the tremendous pressure is enough to trigger burnout.

Social Media Professional and Co-Founder of 1909 DIGITAL, Lori Byrd-McDevitt, isn’t afraid to talk about burnout in the social media managers community. Not just that, but she helps thousands of social media professionals focus on self-care and preventing burnout before it strikes through her Museum Social Media Managers Facebook Group. As Lori pointed out, “You can’t unburn burnt toast.” In other words, we need to work together to prevent burnout, which is quickly becoming a wider social media manager problem.

In This Episode:

  • 05:04 – How social media for museums differs from other companies
  • 08:50 – How museum executives tend to view the role of social media
  • 11:05 – How the Museum Social Media Managers Facebook Group evolved over time
  • 14:02 – How to balance and integrate various goals into a social media program
  • 16:37 – The reality of burnout in the social media manager community
  • 23:35 – Self-care tips to help you avoid burnout
  • 32:11 – Useful tips around Facebook group administration


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Social Pros shines the spotlight on social media practitioners, people doing the real work for real companies. Each episode includes insights from a leading social media strategist plus current trends and ideas in the social media industry, discussed and ratified or debunked by Jay Baer of Convince & Convert and Adam Brown of Salesforce. Finally, each episode ends with The Big Two where our guest gives us their rapid-fire answers to two important questions.