Traction Group Social Marketing For Small Business


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Presented by Sally Witzky, Owner & Chief Strategist, Traction Group LLC, Richmond VA. This PowerPoint slide presentation was first delivered at Business Solutions Group Member meeting, held in September 9, 2009, at the Virginia Center for Architecture.

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Traction Group Social Marketing For Small Business

  1. 1. Making sense of it all for YOUR business.<br />Business Applications of Social Marketing.<br />Sally Witzky<br />All slides © 2009 Traction Group LLC. All rights reserved.<br />
  2. 2. Why are youhere?<br />Why did you come today?<br />To learn?<br />To network?<br />To converse?<br />To socialize?<br />Other? <br />
  3. 3. Social networking…<br />Works the same way<br />Provides opportunity to learn, network, converse, socialize online<br />In essence, build relationships and stay in touch when you can’t be there in person all the time (leverage)<br />But has deeper applications<br />
  4. 4. What is social marketing?<br />Social vs. Commercial<br />It’s more about our target audience and their wants & needs and less about what our business has to sell<br />Social vs. Traditional <br />Interactive, engaging and ongoing connectivity<br />Relationship building, more like CRM<br />Online activity dominates<br />
  5. 5. Social Marketing uses…<br />Social Media<br />Content generated BY USER<br />Appears on websites, blogs, social platforms<br />Social Networking<br />Common bond, community, engagement<br />Social Networking Platforms or Sites<br />LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube<br />Create the “space” for content & community & connection to happen<br />
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  7. 7. The big four…<br />Facebook: <br />Size & impact<br />LinkedIn: <br />Highest demos<br />Twitter: <br />Fastest growing<br />YouTube: <br />Video haven<br />
  8. 8. Why you should embrace social marketing.<br />Doesn’t make sense for everyone, but certainly most<br />Personal and business brands<br />For business owner – large or small, employee and job seeker<br />Even more critical for job seeker<br />
  9. 9. Proof positive.<br />From a small business perspective, <br />I am my own testimony.<br />And so are my clients.<br />Just ask those attending the <br />Social Media Club of Richmond<br />
  10. 10. Random stats…<br />54% of Fortune 100 companies are choosing Twitter as social network platform of choice<br />Of top global brands, media and technology companies ENGAGE in social media much more than lagging financial services segment<br />
  11. 11. Engagement = increased financial performance<br />Source: The World’s Most Valuable Brands: Who’s most engaged? Wetpaint & Altimeter. July 2009<br />Revenue Growth<br /> (last 12 mos.)<br />Gross Margin Growth<br /> (last 12 mos.)<br />Net Margin Growth<br /> (last 12 mos.)<br />Mavens<br />Mavens<br />Mavens<br />Butterflies<br />Butterflies<br />Selectives<br />Selectives<br />Butterflies<br />Selectives<br />Wallflowers<br />Wallflowers<br />Wallflowers<br />
  12. 12. Twitter?(growing the fastest of all sn’s)<br />What’s this thing called<br />
  13. 13. Twitter and social media growth<br />From Forrester Research…<br />In last year, young people almost universally used social media. <br />Only 3 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds do not use social tools online.<br />What is driving growth? <br />Use among those 35 to 54 jumped 60 percent in last year. <br />Half of online adults in U.S. interact on social networks and more than three-fourths used social media in the last month. <br />The number of adults who joined social networks last year grew almost 50 % from the year before. <br />Today, only 18 percent of online adults do not use social tools, down from 25 percent last year. <br />TWITTER<br />ALONE<br /><br />
  14. 14. Twitter basics.<br />Micro-blog @ 140 characters<br />A real-time, short messaging service<br />Works over multiple networks / devices<br />Around the world, people follow the sources most relevant to them and access information via Twitter as it happens—from breaking world news to updates from businesses and friends<br />
  15. 15. Very similar to…<br />LinkedIn:<br /> “What are you working on now?”<br />Facebook:<br />“What’s on your mind?”<br />Only that’s all it is…nothing more.<br />Or is that all there is???<br />
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  17. 17. OrganicBlueprints.comTwitterpage. @fastcoach<br />
  18. 18. Twitter 101 terms.<br />Handle, i.e. @sallywitzky<br />Tweet (140-character message)<br />Retweet (tweeting others’ message)<br />@reply (reply, not private)<br />Direct Message or DM (private)<br />Bio (important – target audience)<br />URL (to send ppl for more info)<br />Hashtag (#RVA, #SMCRVA)<br />
  19. 19. Sweet tweets.<br />
  20. 20. Hootsuite tweet statsCopy test. Know results.<br />
  21. 21. Twitter 101 managers.<br />Tweetdeck (most popular)<br />Hootsuite (multi-accounts, tracking)<br />CoTweet (esp. for larger companies)<br />Seesmic Desktop (fun)<br />PeopleBrowsr (more advanced)<br />Twitterberry (Blackberry)<br />Tweetie & TwitterFon (iPhone)<br />Digsby (IM, eMail + social networks)<br />
  22. 22. Digsby all-in-one<br />
  23. 23. What do I tweet?<br />Not your meals or where you are unless tres cool<br />What relevant content is on your blog or on your website?<br />Challenge yourself to engagewith others vs. always talk about you<br />Find a style that works for you<br />
  24. 24. @HomeInsteadRVAtweets…<br />Relevant articles, tips & point of view<br />RTs (retweets) others<br />Events / activities<br />Community partnerships<br />Focused on RVA / local<br />Goal: build local brand awareness & consideration to generate opportunities and targeted leads<br />
  25. 25. What’s the use? <br />Many reasons to tweet…<br />To learn, fast<br />To converse, quickly <br />(kind of like working a room only at warp speed)<br />To help others by promoting them<br />To build awareness, consideration<br />To drive traffic to blog, site, articles<br />To show appreciation; thank publically<br />To ENGAGE with target audience<br />To provide customer service<br />
  26. 26. Art of ENGAGEMENT.<br />There is both an art and science to conversation:<br />Listening (requires patience)<br />Learning (keeps ‘ole ego in check)<br />Sharing (what value do I bring?)<br />Promoting (how can I help others)<br />Twitter only one small puzzle piece<br />
  27. 27. Twitter is where to get…<br />Your news, local and global<br />To know people better in shorter time <br />To connect before youknow people<br />Creates deeper conversations when you both meet; no intros needed<br />Strange at first; much appreciated though<br />Creates ability to know and connect with people you wouldn’t otherwise<br />
  28. 28. Tweeting barefoot…<br />Carrie Wilkerson<br />@barefoot_exec or<br />67,000 followers (her peeps)<br />She’s tweeted over 25,000 times <br />She knows many of them personally<br />Very loyal brand following who buy<br />
  29. 29. Twitter…<br />Doesn’t replace in-person connections; makes them richer<br />Keeps your name in the minds of others; and their names in yours<br />Get to know each other over time…that’s the basis of any advertising/marketing campaign<br />
  30. 30. = your friend<br />Some tips:<br /><ul><li>Send update here and link to multiple accounts
  31. 31. Create groups to send the update where you want it to land
  32. 32. Advanced users can use SocialOomph together with for automating SOME (only some) of your updates</li></li></ul><li>Social marketing…<br />Comparison with traditional advertising or marketing campaign<br />
  33. 33. A great ad campaign…<br />Advertising campaigns <br />measured w/ reach, frequency and GRPs<br />include direct mail, email, banner ads<br />Keys to success are…<br />Relevancy, consistency and emotional tie…<br />whether to make one laugh or cry<br />creates memorability and desire for product or service<br />
  34. 34. Social marketing works the same way.<br />Reach<br />Are you reaching your target audience and advocates?<br />How many followers or fans do you have?<br />Frequency<br />How often do you tweet?<br />Relevancy<br />What is your content?<br />RU providing value?<br />Consistency<br />Can y0u be counted on to always provide good content?<br />
  35. 35. But the difference is…<br />There’s no media cost<br />(that doesn’t mean it is free)<br />You must consistently create content<br />There’s the ability to converse<br />One person or more at a time, quickly<br />Critical piece remains: <br />Search Engine Optimization<br />Google “senior home care richmondva”<br />
  36. 36. Social networking is not “holy only.” Part 1.<br />Use as part of marketing strategy<br />With other online efforts<br />Paid media (Google AdWords…)<br />Online business directories<br />Google / Bing recommendations<br />Blogs (have at least one; write in blocks)<br />Websites, particularly e-commerce<br />Events (online or off)<br />Public Relations (the social friendly kind)<br />Video and podcasts<br />
  37. 37. Social networking is not “holy only.” Part 2.<br />Use as part of marketing strategy<br />With other offline efforts<br />Community or industry sponsorships<br />Events and / or trade shows<br />Email and phone Calls<br />Especially to current customers<br />Direct mail <br />Advertising, trade or general<br />
  38. 38. LinkedIn?(most upscale demos of all sn’s)<br />What’s this thing called<br />
  39. 39. LinkedIn can be…<br />A provider of SEO value<br />Static or active; you decide. <br />Active = frequent updates<br />Change your status (include links); comment on others’ status updates<br />Add books to your Amazon read list or a presentation to your SlideShare account<br />Ask or answer question<br />
  40. 40. Are you using LinkedIn?<br />Add connections or introduce others<br />Join and be active in groups<br />Use LinkedIn profile to begin to create your multi-media VisualCV resume / online profile at<br />
  41. 41. Lauren Solomon’s LinkedIn Page<br />
  42. 42. Guy Kawasaki’s VisualCVSocial profile or resume<br />
  43. 43. Facebook?(the largest and mother of all sn’s)<br />What’s this thing called<br />
  44. 44. Facebook’sstaggering stats.<br />General Growth<br />More than 250 million active users <br />More than 120 million users log on to Facebook at least once each day <br />More than two-thirds of Facebook users are outside of college <br />The fastest growing demographic is those 35 years old and older<br />User engagement<br />Average user has 120 friends on the site <br />More than 5 billion minutes are spent on Facebook each day (worldwide) <br />More than 30 million users update their statuses at least once each day <br />More than 8 million users become fans of Pages each day <br />
  45. 45. Facebook’sstaggering stats.<br />Applications<br />More than 1 billion photos uploaded to the site each month<br />More than 10 million videos uploaded each month <br />More than 1 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photos, etc.) shared each week <br />More than 2.5 million events created each month <br />More than 45 million active user groups exist on the site <br />Mobile<br />There are more than 30 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile devices. <br />People that use Facebook on their mobile devices are almost 50% more active on Facebook than non-mobile users. <br />There are more than 150 mobile operators in 50 countries working to deploy and promote Facebook mobile products <br />
  46. 46. Tips for using Facebookfor business…<br />Keep your personal profile private<br />Use Fan page for business<br />Integrate blog posts, Twitter updates into your FB stream<br />Draw people back to content on your blog or website<br />Promote others w/ relevancy<br />
  47. 47. Integrated marketing example:<br />Home Instead Senior Care of Richmond Virginia<br />Just launched!<br />
  48. 48. Home Instead Senior Careof Richmond, Virginia<br />Photo Shoot!<br />Two Twitter Background Pages<br />Torsten Steinfatt @HomeInsteadRVA<br />Teresa Steinfatt @TeresaSteinfatt<br />Two LinkedIn accounts<br />Facebook Fan Page<br />Local Blog<br />Local Website (plus corporate)<br />
  49. 49. Two Twitter accounts.<br />
  50. 50. Local blog<br />
  51. 51. Blog post content – Local event<br />
  52. 52. Facebook Fan page<br />
  53. 53. Websites - local & rebranded home office<br />
  54. 54. Plus ancillary services…<br />FriendFeed<br />StumbleUpon<br />Digg<br />Tumbler<br />Delicious<br />NetworkedBlogs<br />Hootsuite<br />Google Analytics<br />Twellow<br />Technorati<br />TwitPic<br />YouTube<br />BlogCatalog<br /><br />SlideShare<br />And more…(x 2)<br />
  55. 55. value, online “social” biz card(recommend paid version for better SEO)<br />
  56. 56. Blog fully integrated;Wordpress recommended<br />Blogging tips<br /><ul><li>Best to integrateWordpress blog within your website
  57. 57. Write content that is relevant and makes sense to customers and prospects
  58. 58. OK to include offers and announcements
  59. 59. Include the key words for SEO value
  60. 60. Blog often, up to 3 times per week if possible
  61. 61. Make it social, i.e. add Twitter feed, follow-me buttons, badges…</li></li></ul><li>Parting thoughts.<br />Focus on building your online brand with a strategic approach, then decide on which social networks are right for you<br />You wouldn’t launch an ad or PR campaign without at least some semblance of a plan!<br />
  62. 62. Parting thoughts.<br />Social networking and social media aresimply social marketing, as opposed to traditional advertising, PR and direct response marketing<br />The core elements of traditional don’t go away; simply shift<br />
  63. 63. Parting thoughts.<br />A business still requires an acquisition, retention and cross-sell strategy that includes event and product promotion <br />The way in which a business overlays the marketing tactics to meet goals won’t change; <br />What tactics or tools and frequency one uses will change; higher engagement tools and staff required to implement<br />
  64. 64. Questions?<br />Thank you.<br />What’s on your mind?<br />
  65. 65. Where to find me?<br />Google Sally Witzky<br /><br /><br /><br />Find me on peoplepond and find me everywhere<br /> <br />804.402.0804<br /><br />