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Social media is an essential element to most modern marketing campaigns. The reach of social media is virtually limitless with significant power from a marketing and advertising perspective.

Social media is an essential element to most modern marketing campaigns. The reach of social media is virtually limitless with significant power from a marketing and advertising perspective.

Join Erica Campbell Byrum Director of Social Media for Homes.com and ForRent.com as she examines the potential power of social media channels and shares how to achieve successful marketing results with Internet marketing components like social media.

This presentation was given at the Mutifamily Social Media Summit on Jan 30, 2014 in Santa Rosa, CA.

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  • Integrating Social Media Into an Overall Marketing PlanSocial media is an essential element to most modern marketing campaigns. The reach of social media is virtually limitless with significant power from a marketing and advertising perspective. <br /> Join Erica Campbell Byrum Director of Social Media for Homes.com and ForRent.com as she examines the potential power of social media channels and shares how to achieve successful marketing results with Internet marketing components like social media. <br />
  • Considered to be the most social of beverages, wine takes the meal experience to a whole new level.  <br /> To make social media work, and complement your overall marketing strategy similar to how wine complements a meal, you need to have good content and understand your marketing and business goals. <br />
  • So today, I’m going to focus on this ‘buzzphrase ‘content marketing. <br /> In 2002, we had content humans wanted to share and content that ranked high in search. Fast forward to 2012 and we had content humans want to share heavily bleed into what content ranks high in search. <br />
  • So in order to get into a successful game of search and social and have it integrated with our overall marketing strategy, we need to get a content strategy fast. <br />
  • We need to stop pushing out useless content in a shotgun approach. <br />
  • And get a strategy fast. <br />
  • Identify <br /> Set your goals <br /> Develop a strategy to know your audience <br /> Establish your content team <br /> Audit <br /> Brainstorm <br /> Create themes for each month or quarter <br /> Brainstorm story ideas for each themes <br /> Determine how you’re going to produce those story ideas <br /> Collaborate <br /> Designate one person to manage the editorial calendar <br /> Determine your publishing frequency <br /> Determine how you’re going to produce those story ideas <br /> Assign story ideas to content formats (white paper, video, Facebook post, pin) <br />
  • Set your goals <br /> Develop a strategy to know your audience <br /> Establish your content team <br />
  • To help people relate to your personas, add images and give names to your buyer profiles.  Assigning a name to the persona helps everyone on the team think of this buyer as a real person, not just a piece of business. <br /> Define concerns <br />
  • Before you develop an editorial calendar, you’ll need to understand who your target audience is, what their biggest concerns are and what types of content they want. You can do this by creating buyer personas, surveying your target audience to understand their needs, or asking your customer service team about the conversations they have with buyers. Once you understand your target audience, you can come up with content that helps to meet their needs and solve their challenges. <br />
  • Audit content to determine what’s good/bad & answers the ?’s <br />
  • Map the content available to the questions that content can answer <br /> The first step in creating your content calendar is to understand the phases of your company’s sales cycle. <br /> Identify key demographics in the timeline, such as new leads (the people seeing your online ads), interested prospects (the people who contact you for more info), new customers, returning customers, former customers, etc. These will be the categories to which you allocate topics.  <br /> Take time to learn as much about these different areas as you can. <br />
  • Create themes for each month or quarter <br /> Brainstorm story ideas for each themes <br /> Determine how you’re going to produce those story ideas <br />
  • After you’ve taken the three steps outlined above, start putting your content into place. Write the articles, make the videos, schedule the ad campaigns, and so on. Monitor the results of your efforts, and continually refine and adjust the type and schedule of content accordingly. For example, if you see prospects are responding especially well to your eNewsletter but less to your pay-per-click ads, focus more attention on newsletter content.  <br />
  • Designate one person to manage the editorial calendar <br /> Determine your publishing frequency <br /> Determine how you’re going to produce those story ideas <br /> Assign story ideas to content formats (white paper, video, Facebook post, pin) <br />
  • Getting your stories and headlines on other blogs or news sites across the web can build honest links to your site, indicating to Google that brands with authority trust a site’s content enough to publish it on their own. <br /> Additionally, inviting influential writers and publishers to guest post on your site not only encourages traffic, but also boosts social signals when those influencers share your domain with their social media followers. <br />
  • Identify <br /> Set your goals <br /> Develop a strategy to know your audience <br /> Establish your content team <br /> Audit <br /> Brainstorm <br /> Create themes for each month or quarter <br /> Brainstorm story ideas for each themes <br /> Determine how you’re going to produce those story ideas <br /> Collaborate <br /> Designate one person to manage the editorial calendar <br /> Determine your publishing frequency <br /> Determine how you’re going to produce those story ideas <br /> Assign story ideas to content formats (white paper, video, Facebook post, pin) <br />
  • At the end of the day, good social media is baked into good content. <br />
  • Integrating content, SEO and social media into your marketing mix is now essential to delivering an exceptional experience and building a true brand. <br />

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  • Integrating Social Media Into an Overall Marketing Plan @EricaCampbell
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  • Identify Audit Collaborate Brainstorm Distribute multifamily-social-media.com
  • 1 Identify Goals, Audience & Content Team
  • Set Your Goals 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Build trust and rapport with your audience Attract new prospects to your marketing system Explore prospect and resident pain Provide solutions and overcome objections Deepen loyalty with existing residents Build your reputation with search engines multifamily-social-media.com
  • Keep Your Strategy Simple • • • • Who is your audience? What are you going to say (that is useful)? Where will you say it? (channels, vehicles) When will you say it? multifamily-social-media.com
  • Develop Buying Personas – First Time Fran FIRST TIME FRAN is getting her own place for the first time in her life. Having lived with roommates and family her entire life, Fran doesn’t know where to begin on her apartment search. Because she is working with a somewhat limited budget, she is hoping to find an apartment that she can comfortably afford. Due to her tight budget, Fran is using a lot of resources to collect as much information as possible. She is performing searches on Google and also utilizing Twitter and Facebook to gather advice and information from friends and family. KEY TRAITS • • • • • Socializing singles Urban-dwellers Hip Cutting-edge culture Exercise enthusiasts • • • • • Financially-sensible Risk takers Internet-savvy Digitally-literate Relies heavily on social networks ENGAGEMENT INSIGHT Content focusing on budgeting and first time renters would have a more significant impact with this persona .
  • Determine what questions and fears your personas have at each stage of the buying process. Buying Cycle •Interested Prospects •New Residents •Returning Residents •Current Residents •Former Residents First Time Fran is concerned about having a limited budget. Source: Leftbrain DGA
  • Establish Your Content Team - Owner - Marketing VP - Marketing Mgr. - Regional Mgr. - Property Mgr. • • • • Editor Editing content Assigning projects Managing projects Maintaining voice/style • • • Approving and publishing content Giving feedback to contributors Facilitating team meetings • • • • Being creative Creating content Taking photos/making videos Participating in brainstorming Content Owners/SMEs - Internal - External Creative/Writing multifamily-social-media.com
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  • Sample Workflow Source: Divvy HQ multifamily-social-media.com
  • 2 Audit & Identify the Gaps in your Content
  • Conduct an Audit & Map Content Do you have budgetfriendly or apartment searching content for First Time Fran? Source: Leftbrain DGA
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  • 3 Brainstorm Themes, Topics & Content Types
  • Themes, Topic & Alignment Content Themes: Beyond your business Topics: Specific titles or content ideas Content Types: eBooks, events, white papers, emails, etc. multifamily-social-media.com
  • Monthly/Quarterly Themes • Stay focused • Better story ideas • Engage with community multifamily-social-media.com
  • Month View multifamily-social-media.com
  • Layers of Written Content Data-driven articles, eBooks, white papers Resident testimonials, case studies Day-of-articles, resident events How-to articles, checklists, infographics multifamily-social-media.com
  • Selecting the Right Content Think about First Time Fran multifamily-social-media.com
  • Determine Content Types • • • • • • • • • Video (Shot-form: Instagram & Vine, Long-form: YouTube) Images Podcast Email Whitepapers Articles/blog posts eBooks Facebook update, Tweet, G+ post, pins Pay-Per-Click ads multifamily-social-media.com
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  • 4 Managing the Editorial Calendar
  • Determine Your Publishing Schedule • What are you going to publish? • How often are you going to publish? • Who will be responsible for researching, writing, designing, approving, publishing, and sharing the content? multifamily-social-media.com
  • Frequency Sample • • • • • Social media updates = daily Website articles = 3 times per week eNewsletters = 2 times per month Video = 2 times per month PR/News releases = 1 time per month multifamily-social-media.com
  • Create Your Editorial Calendar • • • • Designate one person to manage it Simple is better and cleaner Easily shared + edited Accessible multifamily-social-media.com
  • Create a Social Posting Calendar multifamily-social-media.com
  • 5 Promoting & Distributing Your Content
  • Distribution Channels 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Organic Social Media Syndication Partners Local Publications Newsletters/Email Paid Social Media Paid Distribution Bloggers ILS multifamily-social-media.com
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  • Cross-Promote Socially multifamily-social-media.com
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  • /EricaCampbell Erica Campbell Byrum Director of Social Media ForRent.com & Homes.com @EricaCampbell +EricaCampbellByrum /EricaCampbellByrum /EricaCampbellByrum /EricaCampbellByrum /EricaCByrum