9 Tips on How To Run (And Not Run) Social Media Campaigns
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9 Tips on How To Run (And Not Run) Social Media Campaigns

9 Tips on How To Run (And Not Run) Social Media Campaigns



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9 Tips on How To Run (And Not Run) Social Media Campaigns Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Nine Tips on How to Run (and Not Run) Social Media Campaigns Auren Hoffman Rapleaf CEO
  • 2. Quick Rapleaf Background • Social data provider that helps companies better understand their customers • Works with leading retailers, ad agencies, automakers, hotels, banks, airlines and more • Fresh data on over 350 million consumers – biggest social database in the world
  • 3. Rapleaf’s data: the four Ws • Who: demographics (age, gender, income, location, etc) • Where: web sites they are involved in • What: interests, sports, movies, music, products, brands • With Whom: friends and associates
  • 4. #1: DO engage on existing social networks • Don’t wait for customers to talk/share feedback • Pay attention to your customers’ wants • What matters most to your audience?
  • 5. #2: DON’T reinvent the wheel • Don’t create your own social network • Build and establish online presence at where your customers are online
  • 6. #3: DO tie in email marketing • Efficient, effective, and repetitive • Easy to drive current customers (your biggest advocate) to action • Great way to measure activity and interest of audience on social media
  • 7. #4: DON’T send everyone the same email • Personalized emails can provide immediate lift • To avoid reader fatigue, segment emails by interests, demographics, and more
  • 8. #5: DO track and measure responses • Make sure you build in data collection and measurement • Includes: clicks, opens, re-tweets, growth of fans, coupon codes redeemed, number of mentions
  • 9. #6: DON’T treat everyone the same • Determine who your influencers are • Reward loyal, high-spending, customers with VIP customer service, promotions • Setup CRM flags for influencers • “Total Referral Value”
  • 10. #7: DO get as much customer data as possible • Fill in voids in CRM by asking customers or using 3rd party services • Increase effectiveness by learning about customers: – Demographics – Interests – Social network behavior – And more..
  • 11. #8: DON’T expect immediate results • Campaigns take time • Company-wide effort • Don’t be afraid to make mistakes
  • 12. #9: DO socialize the entire experience • Including: – Emails – Twitter updates – Facebook Connect – Facebook Ads – Blogs and videos – Status updates, favorites items, etc • Measure and make sure efforts improve customer experience and engagement
  • 13. #10: DON’T: Hesitate to ask questions
  • 14. #10: DON’T: Hesitate to ask questions • Wouldn’t a private social network be better for marketing communication when all the members are not on Facebook?
  • 15. #10: DON’T: Hesitate to ask questions • We have 30,000 fans on MySpace but we want to take down our MySpace presence. What do you suggest?
  • 16. #10: DON’T: Hesitate to ask questions • Can you provide an example of a company that implemented an influencer program? What were some of their initiatives?
  • 17. #10: DON’T: Hesitate to ask questions • What would you say to companies wanting to bring customers to their own online properties rather than starting at Facebook or MySpace?
  • 18. #10: DON’T: Hesitate to ask questions • Can you provide a specific example of a brand that is using Twitter really well?
  • 19. #10: DON’T: Hesitate to ask questions • What are some “must have” rules and policies for the new social media team?
  • 20. #10: DON’T: Hesitate to ask questions • In the market research industry, the trend is building communities to engage for more open responses. Do you believe insight can be gained by using already-existing platforms like Facebook and Twitter?
  • 21. #10: DON’T: Hesitate to ask questions • What are you thoughts on using social media to shift brand perceptions? Is it the right medium?
  • 22. #10: DON’T: Hesitate to ask questions • Do you have any tips on running a super- localized social media campaign?
  • 23. #10: DON’T: Hesitate to ask questions Thank you. Auren Hoffman Twitter: http://twitter.com/auren Rapleaf 667 Mission St, FL 4 San Francisco, CA 94105 www.rapleaf.com info@rapleaf.com 415-886-7270 Twitter: http://twitter.com/rapleaf