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Eric Weaver, Tribal DDB, kicks off SMB Seattle in December 2009 with “Going Social is More Than Just Talking: Effective Ways to Build Social Media Strategy for your Business.” ...

Eric Weaver, Tribal DDB, kicks off SMB Seattle in December 2009 with “Going Social is More Than Just Talking: Effective Ways to Build Social Media Strategy for your Business.”
Accompanying livestream video here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/smbseattle

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  • DITCHING COMMUNICATIONS FOR ENGAGEMENT: A STRATEGIC APPROACH Eric Weaver | Tribal DDB Social Media Breakfast 12/1/09
  • Topics ◼  WHY engagement? ◼  The traditional marketing model ◼  Why the wheels have fallen off ◼  New approaches to revenue ◼  WHAT is an engagement strategy? ◼  What does it consist of? ◼  HOW marketing can rethink its approach for engagement ◼  Some thought starters
  • Our (Formerly) Glamorous Life 3
  • The ground rules ◼  Built in a known environment of limited product choice ◼  Limited media channels ◼  Longer brand interactions ◼  Higher barriers to entry 4
  • Meanwhile, back at the recession… 5
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  • “Are you asking for a budget increase?” 7
  • Cultural shifts and Marketing Source: Agent Wildfire" 8
  • ESPECIALLY WHEN WE TRUST PEERS THE MOST THERE’S RISK (57%); 13% trust advertisers/ People turn to peers when marketers (least trusted group) time is short, risk is greater Trust drives transactions PEOPLE BUY TRUST TRUST IS WIDELY SPREAD Trust drives preference: 56% age 35-64, 63% 25-34 91% buy from trusted share trust/distrust on the companies; 77% refuse to web buy from distrusted 2008-2009 EDELMAN TRUST BAROMETER
  • Hmmm: if peers are the most trusted and we are the least, what if we put our brands into the hands of the market? ◼  66% of touchpoints are now consumer-generated ◼  Banner ads have an average .19% clickthrough, while Facebook fan page announcements have a 6.5% clickthrough ◼  WHY? The mental gauntlet is down ◼  APPROACH: Craft brand content nuggets and trust builders ◼  Testimonials ◼  Interviews ◼  Leadership/product management commentary ◼  CRUCIAL: Set your brand and value messaging guardrails 10
  • BOOMERS = propriety. Trained in formalities, don’t offend, guarded means safe, not so great with “random.” Suit & tie = trust. GEN Y = affinity. Formalities ignored, sharing means finding, tech is easy, random is life. Consider your lens. Suit & tie = distrust. 12
  • Let’s talk strategy 13
  • First of all, what’s a strategy? ◼  Simply put, a strategic vision — an end point — and a plan to get there ◼  It’s not about the channels ◼  Honestly assess your starting point ◼  Audit your customers and prospects ◼  Review competitive SWOT ◼  Determine approach and action steps ◼  Short-term, mid-term, long-term ◼  Here’s where your tools come in ◼  Staffing and support ◼  Determine success metrics, KPIs 14
  • Envision an end goal FLICKR: @SLUDGEGULPER! 15
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  • ◼  How can customers engage with you today? ◼  Who are your brand zealots? Ambassadors? Naysayers? ◼  What topics are tied to your brand? Your firm? ◼  How is the competition engaging with your customer/ prospect base? Threats? Opportunities? Honestly assess your starting point FLICKR: @BEN+SAM! 17
  • Where’s your offering today? ◼  Social marketing ◼  Never started, yes but not yet, stuck/unsure, baby steps, active ◼  Feedback channels ◼  Retail, mail, web, email, phone, blog, external monitoring, branded social channels, customer advisory panels ◼  Value proposition ◼  Information, promos, media, tools ◼  Relevance ◼  Impulse, low need, high need, essential 18
  • ◼  AFFINITY/SHARING: Forwarding/Bookmarking/WallPosting ◼  Content that triggers feelings of identity, tribe, bragging rights ◼  Content that provides reference information ◼  FEEDBACK: Commenting/Reviewing ◼  Editorial content ◼  Ask for feedback ◼  ADVOCACY: Faving. Fanning. Blogging. ◼  Cause and value messaging/content ◼  FANDOM: Mashups/Media/FanSites. ◼  Provide malleable content ◼  Empower ambassadors Action steps 19
  • Forrester’s Technographic segmentation model 20
  • Two different approaches ◼  MANAGE INDIVIDUAL ◼  FOSTER CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS BY DRIVES TO ENGAGE CHANNEL ◼  LET CUSTOMERS ◼  CRAFT MESSAGE, DETERMINE MOST CONTENT BY VENUE EFFECTIVE CHANNEL ◼  Call center ◼  Start with affinity, trust, ◼  Email transparency ◼  Twitter ◼  Create feedback channels ◼  Facebook ◼  Assign listeners, ◼  Direct conversationalists, and content creators ◼  Events ◼  Flickr ◼  YouTube 21
  • BRANDED  SITE   EXTERNAL  MKTG-­‐MANAGED  PRESENCE   EXTERNAL  THIRD-­‐PARTY  SITE   Integrated Traditional/Social Marketing Mix TRADITIONAL  MEDIA/PR   TOPICAL COMMUNITIES: IP, HELPFUL TIPS PRODUCT LAUNCH E V A L U A T I O N / D E T E R M I N A T I O N MICROSITE C O M P A R I S O N CONSUMER   A W A R E N E S S AMAZON S      T      O      R      Y      T      E      L      L      I      N      G   STYLE  SHARING   HELPFUL  RESOURCES   P U R C H A S E SEO   DOT-COM SITE COMMENTS   L O Y A L T Y EVENTS   COMPANY  BLOG  (IP)   ONLINE  SAMPLING   FACEBOOK E-­‐COMMERCE  PARTNER   FAN PAGE N E E D ONLINE   YOUTUBE CHANNEL: STORYTELLING, IP PRINT   EXTERNAL BLOGS: IP, FASHION TIPS OUTDOOR   PR   PRODUCT  SEEDING  PGMS   RETAIL  
  • Consider including a trust strategy If trust is the primary lever of revenue ◼  Where are you trusted? ◼  Create amplifier opportunities for brand zealots ◼  Video testimonials ◼  Where are you distrusted? ◼  Provide open, transparent proof points that can be found ◼  Testimonials and interviews ◼  Inside looks ◼  Open dialogue with the market ◼  Lead with trust weak spots ◼  Takes the wind out of naysayers 23
  • Trust generated, 2300 new accounts, $4 million. 24
  • PROOF OF INTENTION: leveraging social causes to focus conversation (and brand) on giving back. 25
  • So, remember 33
  • Follow the social marketing mantras ◼  Peer marketing extends your sales force along trust channels that you cannot buy ◼  Social marketing is a commitment, not a campaign ◼  Plan staffing appropriately ◼  Outsource temporarily if need be ◼  Be transparent about everything except that which cannot be ◼  Polar opposite to Boomer privacy issues ◼  May take sell-in with management, legal ◼  Be fearless ◼  This is the most exciting area of marketing! ◼  You’re at the cusp of a transformation! ◼  Engage openly, but with response guardrails and internal governance ◼  “Cool people” don’t suffer fools – neither should your organization ◼  Let the market decide how you’re doing (they’d do it anyway) 34
  • As you write your strategy ◼  Any tactic should clearly ladder up to the overarching strategy ◼  Consider how you will phase your engagement approach ◼  What kind of kickoff? ◼  What can staffing accomplish? ◼  Which tactics to try first? ◼  What learnings can inform future engagement efforts? ◼  As you examine your audiences, consider creating personas that will help create organizational empathy and understanding ◼  Clearly state your mandatory requirements for success ◼  X conversationalists, Y monitors, Z content creators ◼  Agency or in-house? Automated or qualitative? ◼  Clearly state your success metrics ◼  Increase in time-on-site? Sentiment? Twitter fans? Retweets? 35
  • And don’t let that commitment—or that strategy— fizzle ◼  Get buy-in ◼  Management must understand the cultural shifts and buy into plan ◼  Stay focused! ◼  Don’t let day-to-day duties stall your efforts ◼  Hold people accountable ◼  Who’s responsible for each action step? ◼  Follow up, adjust and readjust ◼  Plans change, adjust accordingly ◼  Set a timetable for reexamination ◼  Tie what you’re doing to organizational goals ◼  Management can’t argue with approaches that support mission, goals FLICKR: @JACOB DAVIES! 36
  • About Tribal DDB Vancouver 37
  • Part of a worldwide network of tribes ◼  53 full-service offices ◼  25 countries ◼  1,500 people
  • Expertise Services Platforms ◼  Digital brand strategy ◼  Web ◼  Customer experience design ◼  Mobile/iPhone ◼  Usability ◼  Interactive interfaces ◼  Interactive advertising ◼  Kiosks ◼  Media planning & buying ◼  GPS ◼  Engagement & social marketing strategies ◼  Social network/community design ◼  Community cultivation (via @RadarDDB) ◼  Search engine marketing ◼  Engagement analytics
  • Our North American Clients
  • THANK YOU ericw@tribalddb.ca slideshare.net/weave 206-905-9328