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Using Social Marketing to Grow Your Business in 2009

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The time during which you can ignore social marketing has passed. But not to worry; it is very easy to get started!

The presentation discusses how you can use blogs and other Social Marketing tools to show your expertise, raise awareness for your company and solutions, and give something back to the community.

(This presentation will be delivered live to IBM Business Partners on 12/11/2008.)

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Using Social Marketing to Grow Your Business in 2009

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  2. About this presentation <ul><li>What is Social Networking (and why you can’t ignore it) </li></ul><ul><li>How to put social networking to work for you </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging your way to more business in 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>The no-pain guide to joining communities </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring the conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Resources and advice </li></ul>
  3. About me
  4. About you
  5. About buying a new camcorder
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  8. But we’re not really here to talk about camcorders, are we?
  9. We’re here to talk about Social Marketing
  10. First, what Social Marketing is not
  11. Social Marketing is not about sharing embarrassing middle school photos
  12. Social Marketing is not about sharing embarrassing middle school photos
  13. Social Marketing is a fundamental shift in the prominence and impact of community and word of mouth marketing
  14. Social Marketing technology lets you monitor, contribute, and participate in the conversation
  15. Remember the moral of our story: People listen to the community, not the company % of work-related purchases influenced by… Source: &quot;Driving Word of Mouth Advocacy Among Business Executives: The Experiential Marketing Connection,” conducted by the Keller Fay Group and sponsored by Jack Morton Worldwide. 53% 32% 26%
  16. People have always talked about your solutions – you just usually didn’t know about it. The good news is that it’s now easier than ever to listen, contribute, and participate in that conversation. I’m thinking about going with IDS for our new project IDS? Is that still around?
  17. People have always talked about your solutions – you just usually didn’t know about it. The good news is that it’s now easier than ever to listen, contribute, and participate in that conversation. I’m thinking about going with IDS for our new project IDS? Is that still around? I’m thinking about going with IDS for our new project Go for it. IDS Rocks! We’ve been using IDS for years. Let me know if you have any questions. I’m with IBM. Can I help you with anything?
  18. Which brings us to… Blogging your way to more business in 2009
  19. Why blogging is important to your company
  20. Why blogging is important to you
  21. Here’s a little secret… But is anyone going to read my blog?
  22. . . .Just ask Emerson Process Management No, really – people read this stuff?
  23. You’re not in this alone… I’d like to blog, but where do I even start? 1st Thursday 2nd Thursday 3rd Thursday See www.adamgartenberg.com for details
  24. Not ready for blogging just yet?
  25. You can still join the conversation
  26. Find a public or dedicated community site and join on in Channeldb2.com Facebook Search LinkedIn Search Bleedyellow.com PlanetIDS.com Planetdb2.com
  27. Sign up for LinkedIn, Facebook, Orkut, Xing (or your local favorite) <ul><li>Did you know… </li></ul><ul><li>… Well over half of Facebook users are over college age? </li></ul>
  28. How can you use social marketing?
  29. How can you use social marketing?
  30. At the very minimum, you need to be monitoring the conversation
  31. Monitor what’s being said about your solutions and company Go set up a Google alert now. www.google.com/alerts Really. I’ll wait….
  32. Monitor who is linking to you www.technorati.com www.google.com/blogsearch
  33. Helpful Resources <ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Groundswell&quot; by Charlene Li, Josh Bernoff </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Tribes&quot; by Seth Godin (You can also purchase the audio version for $0.95 here ) </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; The New Influencers: A Marketer's Guide to the New Social Media ” by Paul Gillin </li></ul><ul><li>“The Wisdom of Crowds&quot; - James Surowiecki – </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; Naked Conversations &quot; Robert Scoble, Shel Israel </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Brogan </li></ul><ul><li>Valeria Maltoni </li></ul><ul><li>ReadWriteWeb </li></ul><ul><li>All Facebook </li></ul>
  34. Where do we go from here? <ul><li>You can help drive the conversation, or you can be left out of the conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging can return a sizable return </li></ul><ul><li>Even if blogging’s not for you, you can still join the conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to ask for help </li></ul>
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  36. Thank You [email_address] www.adamgartenberg.com twitter.com/agberg

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