THOUGHT LEADERSHIP IN BLOGGING ISABOUT THE “HOW” Customers used to be told “what” companies were doing, but now that blogs are around, they want the “how” Who are you and what do you stand for? What is your defined circle of influence?
TAKE A RISK WITH THOUGHT LEADERSHIPPeople want to hear your two cents about what goes on in yourindustry!
TO IMPLEMENT A RELATIONSHIP IN BLOGGING: Be clear Find out what your customers want Be Authentic Get rid of the Spiel ***Be Available***
CASE-IN-POINT OF AVOIDING THE HARD SELL“A few weeks went by, and I went to NYC for my Blogworldspeech. When I got back I ran into Joe at his bar and when wesat down to talk he asked me if I’d be interested in helping himwith social media.It’s funny because I used to joke with friends that an ideal jobwould be to work on social media strategy for a surf travelcompany. But what’s interesting about this is that ourconversations didn’t start with the intention of doingbusiness together. They started because of an interest inhis story and his blog.”Srini Rao, The Skool of Life
CAN YOU USE ANALYTICS TO CREATERELATIONSHIPS?You can use analytics through the use of: -Inbound marketing management toolsWhich can help data mining and create: -Targeted offers
WHAT ARE TAGS?Yong-Mi Kim of the School of Information, University of Michiganwrote, states: “Tags are descriptive terms people attach to online content, either their own or other people…”
THE IRONIC CHALLENGE OF TAGGING FORIWM MARKETERS“…the irony is that the more useful and relevant yoursite becomes, the worse it may actually perform.”
WHERE DO TAGS SHINE FOR IWMMARKETERS?1. Key words in title tags2. Action words*** (this is where marketers can shine)3. Secondary key words4. Brand logo, URL, or Your name
SO …To recap, an effective blog works in IWM by: SEO and Optimization Expressing Thought Leadership Having Connectivity With Other Media Demonstrating Appealing Blog Design and Layout Formatting/Structuring/Pushing Content through Online Tags
CASE STUDY COMPETITIONThe Details: Class is split in to two halves 5 minutes to judge whether or not blog achieved 5 key components outlined 1 presenter from each team to explain reasoning for why, or why not, the blog case study was a failure, and what improvements could be made.The better explanation wins! Lutrov Interactive http://lutrov.com/blog
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