After conducting a baseline analysis of UNICEF’s posts, demonstrated how to run a social media optimization baseline analysis on UNICEF’s Facebook posts. This led to the extrapolation of three clusters from UNICEF’s 2,917 posts.
In this post, we will focus on the third of those clusters, the School + Education cluster.
In the long run, our aim is to identify and establish which practices lead to the highest social engagement and success. By knowing which associations drive successful social media posts within the School + Education cluster, SMO can be at its maximum.
To do this, we will go over the following analyses:
- Text analysis of this cluster
- Text associations that led to HIGH engagement
- Text associations that led to LOW engagement
- Examples of text+associations that were SUCCESSFUL
- Examples of text+associations that were UNSUCCESSFUL
- Image analysis for this cluster
- Image associations that generated HIGH engagement
- Image associations that generated LOW engagement
- Examples of Images
- SUCCESSFUL images
- UNSUCCESSFUL images
- Image analysis: Hue, luminosity, saturation
- Image analysis: Text on image
By considering each of these factors, we will be able to see exactly how certain text and image choices lead to low or high engagement. Ultimately, this knowledge can help you strategically craft your content and social media posts to be as effective as possible.
Text Analysis for the School and Education Cluster
Then, the posts that were classified in the School and Education cluster were analyzed to identify which associations were invoked in the text and images.
The findings for text associations are illustrated in the image below:
Text Associations with High Engagement
More specifically, the text associations that were associated with successful posts were:
- Grateful: thank, thankful, grateful, wonderful, 🙂, awesome, happy, congrats, appreciate
- Information source: interview, blogs, blogger, podcast, article, excerpt, blog, commentary, author
- Family: daughter, grandmother, niece, son, aunt, father, granddaughter, cousin, nephew, grandfather
- Cheerful: wonderful, joyful, wonderfully, fabulous, exuberant, lovely, delight, amaze, cheerful
- Heartfelt: cherish, beloved, love, yearn, heartfelt, joy, heartbreaking, forever, sorrow, sadness
Text Associations with Low Engagement
While less successful text for the School and Education cluster was associated with:
- Consequence: approach, perceive, implication, situation, potential, consequently, outcome, aspect
- Temperature: cold, warm, cool, spin-dry, soak, melt, water, temperature, wet
- Critical: importantly, imperative, effectively, crucial, necessary, ability, vital, important, additionally, critical
- Danger: harm, potentially, dangerous, prevent, vulnerable, danger, susceptible, expose, harmful, cause
- Trauma: emotional, physical, mental, trauma, anxiety, depression, cognitive, physiological, emotion
Examples of Successful Posts and Associations
Below, you can see how the highly successful associations (like Grateful, Information source, and Family) are identified and measured in real-life Facebook posts categorized within the School+Education cluster:
The green highlights are used to visualize the strength of the goal association and the word. This is made possible via the in-browser NEURO FLASH chrome extension. The extension works while you are logged in to your account. For your free 3-day trial, sign-up here.
Now, let’s take a look at a few examples of what successful posts within the School + Education cluster look like:
The following three posts were significantly correlated with the grateful association:
Information Source Association
The following three posts were significantly correlated with the information source association:
The following three posts were significantly correlated with the family association:
Examples of Unsuccessful Posts and Associations
Below are examples of texts and associations that showed low engagement scores. They represent the following associations, in order:
Image Analysis for the School + Education Cluster
When it came to the images, the following images were positively and negatively associated with the School and Education cluster:
Image Associations with High Engagement
For successful posts in the School and Education cluster, the images were associated with:
- Renewable energy: energy, renewable_energy, renewable, solar, generator, fuel, biomass, biogas, power
- Public transport: passenger, car, lorry, taxi, commuter, roadway, pedestrian, transport, tram
- Colorful: yellow, purple, color, blue, dark, bright, shade, red, pale
- Delicious: yummy, delicious, sweet, deliciously, concoction, savory, flavor, deliciousness, tart
- Nutritious: nutritious, meat, veggies, eat, food, poultry, meal, foodstuff, veggie
Image Associations with Low Engagement
For unsuccessful posts in the School and Education cluster, the images were associated with:
- Internet: internet, app, mobile, user, device, network, smartphone, access, software
- Workshop: internet, app, mobile, user, device, network, smartphone, access, software
- Sport: olympic, soccer, gymnastic, olympian, football, olympics, sport, championship, volleyball
- Authorization: copy, correspondence, receipt, text, acknowledgment, note, letter, correspond, authorization
- Age: 3-year, 7-year, 4-year, 5-year, 8-year, 6-year, 2-month, 9-year, 9-month
Examples of Images
Successful Images and Associations
Below are examples of images that were associated with high engagement and their respective associations:
Unsuccessful Image Posts and Associations
Below are images, and their respective associations, that showed to have the lowest levels of engagement:
Image Analysis for School + Education Cluster: Image characteristics
Also, we assessed whether the following photographical elements were associated with post success:
Luminosity was a significant predictor of post success with darker images performing significantly better than brighter ones.
Image Analysis for School + Education Cluster: Text on image
We also measured whether a relationship between:
- The number of words in the pictures and success
- The area of text used in an image and success
And found that the more words that an image had, the more successful the post was:
And, the larger the area that was occupied by the text, the stronger the level of engagement:
Using big data insights and machine learning tools, we were able to pinpoint exactly what led to high success for UNICEF’s posts. By isolating the associations and stylistic factors that are associated with success, UNICEF’s SMO strategy will automatically improve.
Now, we know what factors contribute to the success of a social media post. For the School+Education cluster, specific guidelines can be established, defining which associations for texts and images are most effective.
Therefore, piece by piece, a detailed social media optimization strategy is forming which outlines which factors to use and avoid.
For more info, check out these related blog posts:
- Baseline analysis: The first blog post of the UNICEF series which explains the baseline analysis and basic procedures followed.
- Family: Check out the analysis on the Family cluster for a specific report on what worked best for this theme.
- Refugees + Migrants: See our detailed analysis on the Refugees + Migrants cluster for the factors that led to success.