What Is The Social Media Canvas? 

Social Media Canvas is a one-page social media plan. This one-page canvas gives "main street" businesses a simple way to plan out an overarching social media plan without having to know the ins and outs of social media marketing. 

Social Media Canvas (click to enlarge)

For larger businesses the Social Media Canvas helps ground conversations about social media marketing, acting as a principles document to frame the conversation.  

Why Create a social media plan? 

Social media is a complex ecosystem. Having a written plan of action for social media enables organisations to grow and connect with their audience so they can take action. A plan produces consistency, cohesiveness, and scalability while avoiding conflicting messaging, overuse, and out-of-tone posts. 

Why Use The Social Media Canvas?

Social Media Canvas is the best balance of complexity and simplicity, leading to a social media plan that takes 20% of the work and leads to 80% of the results.

While the Canvas is designed specifically for "main street" businesses it has been found to help larger organisations start and ground a more intricate conversation about social media. 

Why does Social Media Canvas Work?

All of the major aspects of social media marketing are addressed within the Social Media Canvas in a flow that builds on itself. This, combined with the constant feedback and refinement system Social Media Canvas is still going through, enables "main street" businesses to create "wall street" level social media plans. 

 
 
 
 

Who Created Social Media Canvas?

Social Media Canvas has been drafted and lead by Spencer Field of the Orange Cube Group. However, his rough outline was only brought to life because of these contributors:

Over video of the Social Media Canvas

Here is a quick overview of Social Media Canvas. 

It's hosted by Spencer Field, the originator of this idea. 

Read How To Complete Social Media Canvas

Social Media Canvas comes with a connected Guide on how to fill out each section. You can get that Guide by saving the following image, downloading the PDF below, or check out a condensed version of the Guide steps below.

Social Media Canvas Guide (click to enlarge)

  • Project Name: Write the name of the organisation or project that this Social Media Canvas will be used for.
  • Date: Jot in the date you wrote out this canvas. 
  • Version: If you are writing this canvas to replace a canvas you have already written add which revision you are on here. If this is your first version write "1".
  • Goal: 
  • ETC

Ready To Download Social Media Canvas? 

Social Media Canvas is free to use, distribute, and edit for both personal and commercial purposes. The only rule we have is that you provide a link to this website and drop us a comment letting us know how you are using it in the comment section below

 

Blank Social Media Canvas:

PNG Social Media Canvas (click to enlarge)

Here are a few versions of Social Media Canvas you can use. Comment if you would like to see another format. 

 
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