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Social media for score august 2013

  1. 1. Social Media Marketing Can you afford not to? E-Smartz Aug 2013
  2. 2. Overview ● Why consider social media marketing (SMM)? ● Current platform statistics and trends ● Deciding which platforms are best for you ● What is your goal - sales? awareness? leads? buzz? ideas for innovation? ● Planning social media activities ● Tracking social media effectiveness
  3. 3. Social Media Marketing Statistics 1. Social Media has become the #1 activity on the Web 2. 93% of marketers use social media for business. (WordPress Hosting SEO) 3. The fastest growing segment of social media users is now adults aged 45-54. (55% of this age group now have a profile on at least one social network) 4. Email is still the most effective way to reach top executives: 90% say they check their inboxes regularly; 64% use LinkedIn on a regular basis; while 55% say the same for Facebook. (WordPress Hosting SEO). 5. Facebook = mobile. 54% of Facebook members have used the social network via a smartphone, and 33% use it as their primary means of Facebook access. (State of Search) 6. 25% of all internet searches last year were made on mobile devices. And 25% of all U.S. internet users are mobile only (includes tablets). 7. 22% of online users check social media sites several times a day.
  4. 4. 1. Facebook 2. LinkedIn 3. Email Marketing(Constant Contact, iContact, MailChimp, etc. ) 4. Twitter 5. Google+ 6. YouTube, Vimeo, Vine (video sites) 7. Pinterest 8. Website Blogs 9. Email “Deals” (e.g. Groupon, LivingSocial, AmazonLocal) 10. “Review” Sites (Yelp, Angie’s List, etc.) 11. Text “Deals” An Ever-evolving Array of Platforms...
  5. 5. Facebook infographic source:
  6. 6. Example of Facebook “Feed”
  7. 7. s Note: Tweets are limited to 140 characters; Twitter started the use of hashtags (e.g., #royalbaby) infographic source: Twitter
  8. 8. LinkedIn a social network for professional purposes that allows members to “connect” by invitation, and to request introductions via their 1st level connections to others. LinkedIn Groups are useful for members in similar fields to exchange help/information. ● LinkedIn launch date: May 5, 2003 ● Total number of LinkedIn users: 238 million ● Geographical reach of LinkedIn: 200 countries and territories ● Percentage of users that check LinkedIn daily: 40% ● Percentage of LinkedIn visits via mobile: 27% ● Total number of LinkedIn business/company pages: 3 million ● Over 70% of professional jobs are now posted on LinkedIn ● Total number of LinkedIn Groups: 1.5 million ● Avg. time a user spends monthly on LinkedIn: 17 minutes ● Date LinkedIn went public: May 19, 2011 LinkedIn
  9. 9. Example of LinkedIn “Feed”
  10. 10. Pinterest has bolted into 3rd. Launched in 2010, 286% growth from 2011-2012: from 700,000 users to more than 20 million. 15% of Internet users are now on Pinterest. Women 5X more likely to use it. Pinterest
  11. 11. 1. Choose your business name in tandem with finding a corresponding domain name. 2. Develop your brand attributes: logo, color scheme, font style 3. Launch/update your website (consider Wordpress for CMS). 4. Identify your target market’s demographics. 5. Choose 3-5 social platforms to start (e.g. Facebook, Email Marketing, LinkedIn company page, Google Places page). 6. Develop a social marketing calendar. 7. Develop a way to track results (spreadsheet,e.g.) 8. Get help when needed - consider outsourcing. How To Get Started?
  12. 12. Sample Social Media Planning Calendar
  13. 13. inforgraphic source: How Much Is Enough/Too Much? Depending on the type of post: ● Posting more than daily may be needed for time-sensitive promotion/event, especially on Twitter ● For less urgent posts, once or more per week The key is to know your audience - - will posts be appreciated or be a nuisance?
  14. 14. ● Monitoring ○ Set up Google Alerts ○ Twitter Search: ● Keep a timeline record of social media activities to correlate to results. ● Be consistent vs. hit and miss. ● Allow time for your “garden to grow.” ● If a platform isn’t yielding after 3-4 months, adjust your strategy. ● Use tools like Google Analytics. Track Social Media Effectiveness
  15. 15. ● You need a social media plan. ● Social media isn’t free: it costs time. Ensure you have the time and resources to add new content and interact with fans/followers. ● Social media should complement your website and other forms of marketing and advertising - it cannot replace them. ● Start with something manageable and expand from there. Summary