Creating a Social Media Marketing Plan Written by Dallas Duncan and Dr. Frank B. Flanders Foundation Skills, Unit 3.11, FS-3 2010
A Sample Social Media Marketing Campaign for Bijoux Diamond Company Say it with Bijoux
What is Bijoux? Background: What is the company about?
Bijoux Diamond Company is the oldest family-owned jewelry manufacturer in the U.S.
Bijoux has branches in major cities in 35 states
Bijoux specializes in importing non-conflict diamonds from Africa and Asia to create one-of-a-kind pieces
Bijoux is famous for its handcrafted engagement, wedding and anniversary rings
The Orchid Collection Background: What is the company trying to market using social media?
The Orchid Collection is a line of Bijoux jewelry fashioned to recreate the timeless beauty of the orchid flower.
The collection uses diamonds and precious stones such as amethysts and rubies set in silver, platinum and rose gold
The line is set to be released in two months, and an innovative marketing campaign needs to be ready to go with it.
The Jewelry Market Market Analysis: What is the market situation?
In 2009, diamond sales plummeted due to the recession.
Bijoux Diamond Company grossed over $1 billion, a 3% reduction from its 2008 profits.
The jewelry market is slowly making a comeback, with gold at $1,125 per share and silver at $17.52 per share.
Market research has shown consumers are more willing to pay for “local” and handcrafted jewelry than purchasing from a chain store.
How to “Say it with Bijoux” Market Analysis: Who are you marketing toward?
“ Say it with Bijoux” will market all Bijoux products with specific emphasis on The Orchid Collection
The campaign will include television, magazine and newspaper advertisements, as well as social media components.
Target market will be younger couples and professionals
Have a social media sign-up along with a mailing list at each store
Campaign Goals Social Media Marketing Plan: What are the goals of your marketing plan?
Make up for the 3% fall in sales from 2008-2009
Increase sales of The Orchid Collection
Reach a younger target market that was previously unaware of Bijoux Diamond Company
Say it with Bijoux: Bijoux Diamond Company
Say it with a Fan Page Social Media Marketing Plan: Where are you advertising; How are you promoting your product?
Create a Facebook Fan Page
Photographs of Bijoux collections
Promotions for fans, using coupons specifically sent out over Facebook
Allow fans to submit “Say it with Bijoux” stories to be featured on the update
Search Home Profile Account Edit Page Add to My Page’s Favorites How do you say, “I love you?” How do you say, “Happy birthday?” How do you say, “I’m sorry?” Say it…with Bijoux. Founded: 1924 Wall Info Say it with Bijoux Become a Fan Photos Discussions Basic Info Detailed Info Founded: 1924 Website: http://www.BijouxDiamondCo.com http://www.BijouxDiamondCo.com/TheOrchidCollection Company Overview: Bijoux Diamond Company is the oldest family-owned handcrafted jewelry manufacturer in the United States, with branches in 35 states. Bijoux is famous for its handcrafted engagement, wedding and anniversary rings, as well as one-of-a-kind pieces created by our 29 master jewelry artists. Be it love, thanks, congratulations and everything in between, we invite all of our fans to show us how you “Say it with Bijoux!” Mission: Bijoux Diamond Company strives to provide our patrons with the highest quality of handcrafted jewelry, customer relations and reasonable prices. Products: Introducing The Orchid Collection: Pieces fashioned to recreate the timelessness and beauty of the orchid flower Bijoux Diamond Company The Orchid Collection Information
Say it with a Tweet Social Media Marketing Plan: Where are you advertising; How are you promoting your product?
Account will feature
Single photograph, changed frequently, of an Orchid Collection piece
Daily tweets linking to other social media outlets and store Web sites
Home Profile Find People Settings Help Sign out Name SayItWithBijoux Location United States Bio Whatever you need to say, say it with Bijoux. 200 435 0 Following Followers Listed Favorites Following View all Tweets 345 RSS Feed of SayItWithBijoux’s tweets Bijoux The Orchid Collection SayItWithBijoux Atlanta, GA location announces 40% off sale on all Pearline Collection items: http://www.bijouxatl.com less than 20 seconds ago via web Check out Coralynn and Ronnie’s “Say It” story: http://sayitwithbijoux.blogspot.com/Cora&Ronnie 8:35 a.m. Mar 2nd via web Bijoux in the News: http://www.usatoday.com/bijoux-story-2010 8:35 a.m. Mar 2nd via web Say you’re proud to be Irish with Bijoux’s St. Patrick’s Day gift specials! http://www.bijouxdiamondco.com/stpatscoupon 10:19 a.m. Mar 1st via web
Say it with a Blog Social Media Marketing Plan: Where are you advertising; How are you promoting your product?
Advertisements and links to individual store Web sites
“ Say it with Bijoux” Story of the week, submitted by a social media fan
Promotions, similar to those on the Facebook fan page
Bijoux in the news, with links to news stories about the company
Share Report Abuse Next Blog >> Create Blog Sign In Say It With Bijoux Follow with Google Friend Connect F O L L O W E R S Followers (345) More >> BLOG ARCHIVE 2010 (24) March (8) Say, “I’m Irish!” NEWS: St. Pat’s Special Welcome Spring ABOUT ME Bijoux Diamond Company Bijoux Diamond Company is the oldest family owned, handcrafted jewelry company WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010 Say, “I’m Irish!” Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of our Blog fans out there! As a special offer, Bijoux Diamond Company stores nation-wide are hosting a LUCKY LEPRECHAUNS jewelry event! Here’s how to get involved: 1) Check out our YouTube video channel. 2) Watch the St. Patrick’s Day jewelry commercial. You should see a secret password in the bottom right-hand corner. The word only shows up for about 10 seconds, so keep an eye out! 3) Take the secret password to any Bijoux store by closing time today. You will be given a LUCKY LEPRECHAUNS scratch-off coupon to redeem at the register. Lucky Leprechauns prizes include: 1) Free emerald stud earrings or silver shamrock earrings 2) Anywhere from 5 to 25% off any Bijoux purchase through March 31 3) An Ireland vacation for two GOOD LUCK!
Say it with a Video Social Media Marketing Plan: Where are you advertising; How are you promoting your product?
Create a YouTube Bijoux Diamond Company channel
Encourage social media followers to send in videos and stories to be featured
Upload commercials and promotional videos
Videos can be shown on the blog and Facebook and can be linked to via Twitter
0:30 / 0:30 350 p Search Home Videos Channels Shows Create Account or Sign In Subscriptions History Upload Bijoux Diamond Company Say it with Bijoux Bijoux Diamond Company: The Orchid Collection BDC Bijoux Diamond Company Bijoux Diamond Company’s Channel Subscribe Uploads Playlists Replay Search Date Added | Most Viewed | Top Rated Feeling Lucky? 99 views – 4 hours ago Orchid Collection 314 views – 8 days ago Colored Gems 78 views – 15 days ago 0:30 / 0:30 360 P
Now, it’s Your Turn.
Using the company your group created earlier, build a social media marketing plan.
Some things to consider:
What social media sites should we use?
What is our target market?
What should the goals of our campaign be?
This one might require you to look up some economic statistics of your company’s market and possible competitors.
What colors and identifiers should we use?
The “Say it with Bijoux” campaign used pink, black, silver and white, and pictures of orchids on each site. There were several different logos as well.