5 Ways to Build a Brand with Social Media <br />
Mint Results<br />
Mint Social Media Approach<br />Exciting & Educational Content<br />Energize Your Communities<br />Cross-Channel Optimizat...
Small core team with pay-for-performance contractors </li></li></ul><li>Exciting & Educational Content<br />Mint pioneered...
Video<br />
Distributed Community – Energize Existing Dialog & Participate<br />
Cross-channel Optimization – Social-PR<br />
Cross-channel Optimization – Social-SEO<br />
Metrics – Social Can Convert to Users<br />Redesign of blog increased conversion 3X<br />
The Future<br />Data – Become #1 Source of Consumer Spending Info<br />Mint Answers –  #1 Finance Q & A forum<br />MintLif...
What You Can Learn From Mint<br />Everything is Social – Even Personal Finance<br />Content is social but the product is s...
Thank you<br />Stew Langille<br />stew@mint.com<br />Twitter: slangille<br />plancast.com/stewlangille<br />Linkedin.com/i...
Appendix<br />
Mint Answers<br />
MoneyTweets<br />
Social Media – The Revolution<br />
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5 Ways to Build a Brand with Social Media (Stew Langille, Mint.com)

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  • 0 to 2 million users in two yearsVirtually no advertising spend Kickstart from TechCrunch 40!Over 750,000 visits a month to MintLife blog, converting at ~1%#3 iPhone app in finance category20% of new users from SEO
  • Metrics driven – every dollar spent – including PR – must meet our CPA goals. You need to be driven by metrics in social media. Talk about how an article like this is coordinated with and drives PR, seo through embed codes, as well as social mediaLead with good content and virality in social media will be much more likelyWordpress, zoomerang, Google Analytics&amp; Optimizer, Crazy Egg
  • Once we had established credibility in social media our visitors viewed more pages and signed up for mint.com. It become much easier to repeat our success with future pieces, giving us the confidence to develop more sophisticated content – videos for example.
  • Don’t re-invent the wheel – the people are already on digg, facebook, twitter, reddit, stumble. You don’t have to get them all to find your website. Produce great content for the community – participate before marketing and selling yourselfEnsure that you are in communities that contain potential customers for your company – right demographic
  • Search became a great way to generate a positive ROI for our social campaigns, and social increased our SEO rankings. It drove many inbound links to our content, embed codes allowed us to target keywords, and content on our blog raised our profile as a expert in the eyes of the search engines.It also drove partnerships – which our PR team would help facilitate like the Huff Post, where we fed our data and/or infographics to publishers in exchange for links back to Mint
  • Search became a great way to generate a positive ROI for our social campaigns, and social increase our SEO rankings
  • Data: What bloomberg did for wallst, we want to do for the consumer and the press – democratize consumer spending data
  • Revolution on the scale of the printing press. On the scale of SEO a decade ago. Here are examples on how we applied social to our marketing strategies
  • 5 Ways to Build a Brand with Social Media (Stew Langille, Mint.com)

    1. 1. 5 Ways to Build a Brand with Social Media <br />
    2. 2. Mint Results<br />
    3. 3. Mint Social Media Approach<br />Exciting & Educational Content<br />Energize Your Communities<br />Cross-Channel Optimization<br />Metrics Driven <br />Stay Small and Nimble<br /><ul><li>Free and nearly free tools
    4. 4. Small core team with pay-for-performance contractors </li></li></ul><li>Exciting & Educational Content<br />Mint pioneered the use of infographics <br />Led to distribution opportunities with mainstream media<br />Gave a vehicle to showcase Mint Data<br />
    5. 5. Video<br />
    6. 6. Distributed Community – Energize Existing Dialog & Participate<br />
    7. 7. Cross-channel Optimization – Social-PR<br />
    8. 8. Cross-channel Optimization – Social-SEO<br />
    9. 9. Metrics – Social Can Convert to Users<br />Redesign of blog increased conversion 3X<br />
    10. 10. The Future<br />Data – Become #1 Source of Consumer Spending Info<br />Mint Answers – #1 Finance Q & A forum<br />MintLife blog <br /> #1 Personal Finance Publication<br />Content Syndication<br />Publish Book<br />
    11. 11. What You Can Learn From Mint<br />Everything is Social – Even Personal Finance<br />Content is social but the product is secure<br />A Strong Content Strategy can bring Emotion and Context to your Product<br />It is Essential to combine a Social Strategy with other Channels<br />Let your Data go Free – It will come back to you in the form of Customers<br />
    12. 12. Thank you<br />Stew Langille<br />stew@mint.com<br />Twitter: slangille<br />plancast.com/stewlangille<br />Linkedin.com/in/stewlangille<br />Facebook.com/stewlangille<br />
    13. 13. Appendix<br />
    14. 14. Mint Answers<br />
    15. 15. MoneyTweets<br />
    16. 16. Social Media – The Revolution<br />
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