Our focus is on the marketing aspect of social networking… understanding how to communicate online
YOU WERE SOCIAL NETWORKING!
Now, you have more places to meet people… Are you ready?
With professional on linked in With you tweeple around the world With your friends and fans on Facebook You can network with these people in a matter of minutes, from your house… in your jammies.
These statistics are based on social media engagement of Fortune 500 companies… The correlations are not showing income direct from sales on social media, but they show the more ‘engaged’ they are… the more their revenues have grown through 2009. *Includes being on the cutting edge of technology and being proactive in their marketing.
This is marketing 101… If you don’t know who you are trying to reach, you are going to waste a lot of time with bad prospect.
Yes – Ethnicity does matter… Different social networks are more popular in different regions… Do they spend time in Germany? Or Brazil? Do they like wine & cheese? Or Rodeos? Do they go to Blue Martini? Or The Striphouse? 5 th Avenue in Naples? Or Gulf Coast Town Center?
Those details can help you narrow down and use the right tools.
Dark Blue – Facebook Fushia – Orkut Orange - Hi-5
The community rules are generally published… But you can read between the lines…
Introductions Warm Prospects Increased Sales Leads Direct Sales In-bound Marketing Decrease Costs Supplement Existing Marketing Free Polls / Surveys Test Market Product or Service Reduce Travel with Skype Increase Brand Value ~ Make it easier for people to find you ~ Make yourself a center of influence online
Branding Better Search Engine Results Digital ‘Center of Influence’ Big Time Commitment Better Long-Term Results
Professional resource ‘ Touch’ your contacts via updates Start Discussions Get Introduced via Your Network Job searches / recruitment Low Time Commitment
In Client’s “Data” Stream More Intimate Relationship Better Conversation / Engagement Easier to Target Pictures / Events / News Closed Network
The American Society of Interior Designers has over 4,000 followers on twitter
Or, other Design Networks… Listen to what people are talking about… Gain ideas for how to use your blog… or articles to share on other sites.
Over the past year, Naples Daily News and News-Press have increased their blogging and community news sections… Blogging on sites like this, will grow faster than a traditional blog
If you deal with business professionals, go on linked in… If you deal with wives, spouses, home-bodies, go on Facebook… If you work primarily in Lee County – blog on the News Press… This is the core information to take your direction from.
DON’T – Offer vague expertise DO – Cross-promote your blog @cmwooll – Just posted a social media blog online at www.c2-com.com @debbierumsey -@samnickjonas Hey there, I'm Debbie and a design consultant. Feel free to ask me any intereior design questions.