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    Social Media Marketing for Business Social Media Marketing for Business Presentation Transcript

    • Social Media For Business How to market your business and reach consumers using social media.
    • About Me Graduate of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. Background in multimedia and print journalism. Owner of Strategically Social, working with clients like: And many more...
    • Three Keys of Social Media Marketing Quality – You can create quality content on an iPhone. Set a standard for your content. Consistency – Find what works and then duplicate that. And then do it again. And again. Novelty – The more novel the content, the farther it travels. Aka: going viral. Mark Granovetter’s strength of weak links.
    • Content is KING The golden rule of professional communication is truer now than ever before. The modern consumer is so desensitized to most commercial messages. Quality content is the key to carving out your niche. These days you CANNOT appeal to everyone. Your job is to find your tribe and connect with them. (Seth Godin TED Talk 6:51 to 8:45)
    • Strategy: Fuel for Social Media Marketing Think about your business’ goals. Who do you want to connect with? What social platforms do those people use? Do they use smartphones or computers primarily? Or do they use tablets? What is your goal in connecting with them?
    • Strategy cont. What is your budget? Money – what are you willing to spend? Time – how much time will you invest? How can you incorporate your social presence to your physical marketing? Business cards, signage, QR codes, etc. Have you done any market research?* *It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. You talk to your customers more than anyone...
    • Social Networks Choosing the right social networks = key to success. If you’ve properly strategized, you’ll have a good idea which networks your tribe uses. Facebook is an obvious choice. But don’t overlook other influential platforms like:
    • Twitter Technically a micro-blogging platform, you communicate in 140 characters or less. Links to outside videos, articles and other content is key to communicating on Twitter. You can use Twitter to find who is talking about specific topics important to your business and then connect with them. Twitter is a great place to build your reputation as an expert in your field.
    • Instagram A photo sharing app recently bought by Facebook in which users can filter smartphone photos and share. Very popular with the young demographic. Photos can be easily searched through the use of hashtags*. *Perhaps a short vocab lesson is required?
    • Pinterest Popular with the ladies. Extremely difficult to do well. It is a very unique platform that requires its own style. Great for connecting with your tribe on a more personal level. Perfect for artists, artisans, chefs or anyone who does anything arts and crafts oriented. It’s also great for family dinner ideas...
    • LinkedIn Not for business-to-consumer marketing. It’s a platform for professionals to connect with one another based largely on resumes. Great for building a professional network and job searching. Not something that requires daily checking in. Recommended for any professional these days.
    • Facebook The #1 social media site, a very good place to start with business-to-consumer marketing. Let’s talk about PAGES vs. PROFILES. What and when to post (scheduling posts). Facebook advertising – going public and the future of the platform...
    • Other goodies Services like Hootsuite TinyURL Flickr Dropbox
    • Smartphones and Apps
    • Convergence