The extremely high interest in social media is well-placed. Used correctly, social media can transform the relationship between brands and their customers. But, the social media gold rush has ushered in a largely tools-focused mentality, that dictates you "must get on Twitter immediately" (among other nonsense).
Social media is a long putt, not a tap-in, and crafting a reasonable, sustainable, measurable strategic plan is critical to maintaining sanity and success.
Perhaps more than any other component of communications, social media cannot stand alone. It is inherently impacted by all other marketing tactics. Thus, integrating your social media efforts closely with your email, search marketing, public relations, advertising, and other programs is essential.
In this timely, invigorating, 1/2 day workshop, participants learned precisely how to create social media strategic plans in 7 steps, how best to measure social media success, and how to create cross-marketing synergies between social media and other channels.
Led by Jay Baer, one of the country's foremost social media writers and trainers (and author of the Convince & Convert blog on social media strategy), this workshop featured real-life B2B and B2C case studies presented by social media and email experts from Blue Sky Factory, and from award-winning digital agency Mighty Interactive.
Jay Baer, Founder, Convince & Convert
DJ Waldow, Director of Community, Blue Sky Factory
Mike Corak, Director of Interactive Services, Mighty Interactive