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Social media is a platform that is easily accessible to anyone with internet access. Increased communication for organizations fosters brand awareness and often,improved customer service.

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Social media marketing

  1. 1. Social media is a platform that is easily accessible to anyone with internet access. Increased communication for organizations fosters brand awareness and often, improved customer service. Additionally, social media serves as a relatively inexpensive platform for organizations to implement marketing campaigns. Social Media Marketing
  2. 2. So What Is Networking Exactly? Imagine yourself at a party , meeting and any other occasion. You are moving around the room, meeting different people, making small talk, learning more about them, and connecting with them. The most important part of networking is to always remember that at the root of it all is Relationships. Not sales, not thinking about what you can get out of the interaction, just relationships. If you go into networking with a closed mind or with only sales in mind, then you will miss out on the greater benefits that it can offer.
  3. 3. What is social media exactly? Instead of giving you some technical definition I’ll will explain it to you plain and simple. Social media is nothing more than an online cocktail party. It is a social gathering. It is how we connect online through different platforms. Facebook has it’s own table, with the most diverse group of people, LinkedIn has a different table, it’s all business at that table, Pinterest is in the corner waving the DIY banner where all the moms and art lovers are, Twitter has a table of tech-savvy, smart, interesting 20-somethings, and Google+ and YouTube are lumped together with a sign saying, “if you do not have a place at this table, you desperately need to”.
  4. 4. Useful Social Networking Tools
  5. 5. What is Social Media Marketing? Social media marketing, or SMM, is a form of internet marketing that implements various social media networks in order to achieve marketing communication and branding goals. Social media marketing primarily covers activities involving social sharing of content, videos, and images for marketing purposes.
  6. 6. Using Social Media for Marketing
  7. 7. Using social media for marketing can enable small business looking to further their reach to more customers. Your customers are interacting with brands through social media, therefore, having a strong social media presence on the web is the key to tap into their interest. If implemented correctly, marketing with social media can bring remarkable success to your business. Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses: Use blog/weblogs to your advantage. Create a network for your business online. Syndicate your content from your business to your online site. Social Media for Marketing: Developing Your Goals
  8. 8. Social media marketing can help with a number of goals, such as: ○ Website traffic ○ Conversions ○ Brand awareness ○ Creating a brand identity and positive brand association ○ Communication and interaction with key audiences ○ Planning , Consistent Brand Image ○ Blog , Links ○ Track Competitors ,Measure Success with Analytics
  9. 9. How to Use Social Media for Marketing: Know Your Platform We've put together a brief overview on how to use social media for marketing according to each platform’s unique environment. Various social media marketing sites will require different techniques, so develop a unique strategy tailored for each platform. ■ Facebook ■ Google+ ■ Pinterest ■ Twitter ■ LinkedIn ■ YouTube
  10. 10. Facebook :Facebook’s casual, friendly environment requires an active social media marketing strategy that begins with creating a Facebook Business Fan Page.Social media marketing for business pages revolves around furthering your conversation with audiences by posting industry- related articles, images, videos, etc. Google+ : Google+ is the new Facebook competitor, and it promotes the same fun, casual atmosphere. On Google+ you can upload and share photos, videos, links, and view all your +1s. Also take advantage of Google+ circles, which allow you to segment your followers into smaller groups, enabling you to share information with some followers while barring others. Twitter : Twitter is the social media marketing tool that lets you broadcast your updates across the web. Follow tweeters in your industry or related fields, and you should gain a steady stream of followers in return. Pinterest Pinterest : Pinterest is the latest in social media marketing trends. Pinterest’s image-centered platform is ideal for retail, but anyone can benefit from using Pinterest for social media purposes. LinkedIn LinkedIn : LinkedIn is one of the more professional social media marketing sites. LinkedIn Groups is a great venue for entering into a professional dialog with people in similar industries and provides a place to share content with like-minded individuals. YouTube : YouTube is the number one place for creating video content, with can be an incredibly powerful social media marketing tool. Many businesses try to create video content with the aim of having their video “go viral,” but in reality those chances are pretty slim. Instead, focus on creating useful, instructive “how-to” videos.

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