How to Think Like a Social Media Cowboy

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Cowboys were well known for their ability to navigate the unfamiliar territory of the American Old West. Today's marketers need to approach social media with the mindset of a cowboy in order to effectively navigate the new "digital frontier."

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  • I like this--you have to be careful with Social Media, or you will mutate into a cowboy! Seriously, we do need to be careful--but I liked this approach!
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How to Think Like a Social Media Cowboy

  1. How to think like a social media cowboy Brandon Chesnutt [email_address]
  2. The Old West: a time of exploration, discovery and opportunity.
  3. Cowboys were known for navigating this unfamiliar territory.
  4. The Code of the West.
  5. Brands are now entering the “unknown.”
  6. The new digital frontier.
  7. The new gold rush.
  8. The new Code.
  9.  
  10. Thankfully, we have new cowboys.
  11. Your brand and social media. Practicing Transitioning Non-participant
  12. How can YOU think like a social media cowboy?
  13. Don’t get caught up in the technology.
  14. Focus on strategy.
  15. Bring teams together.
  16. “ With these tools, you are business development, marketing and customer service.” Chris Brogan
  17. Look for “smoke signals.”
  18. Listening is a crucial step.
  19. Social media shifts responsibility back to brands .
  20. “ Everyone is sharing how they feel, even about you , and now you have the ability to go out and fix it.” Gary Vaynerchuk
  21. Fortify your home base.
  22. A “presentable” home: Dynamic/fresh content Unique URLs SEO-friendly Subscription capability Shareable documents/news
  23. Create your outposts.
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  25. Elect your sheriff(s).
  26. People are interesting. Companies often aren’t.
  27. “ It’s a lot harder to screw a brand when there is a person behind it.” Scott Monty, Ford Motor Company
  28. External social media efforts should be communicated internally.
  29. Have a social media policy in place.
  30. Where does advertising and PR fit?
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  32. Takeaways.
  33. Takeaways.
  34. Thank ya, Pardner. Brandon Chesnutt 248.258.2333, bchesnutt@identitypr.com www.brandonchesnutt.com @bchesnutt www.delicious.com/brandonchesnutt www.slideshare.net/brandonchesnutt www.identitypr.com www.identitypr.com/blog @identitypr
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