It’s happening all around us --- most importantly, your customers are increasingly using these technologies to learn about home design issues and to interact directly with others: like-minded consumers, as well as suppliers of products and services. The growth in these social media platforms is coming from the same demographics as your target affluent customers.
We are talking to you about this because as a local media company we are always researching changes to the landscape and new ways to help our customers. This past summer, NCI embarked on a major campaign to train and familiarize our teams, us, with social media marketing and tools. The company realized that magazine readers and advertisers were using these new technologies to interact around home and design issues. In a relatively short period of time, NCI’s Home design brands were able to expand the pool of readers, subscribers and advertisers they were interacting with……….we also realized there were significant time, technology and resource hurdles to overcome. Thus came the idea for Design Sherpa……a turnkey program designed to take the risk and complexity out of social media marketing………. A direct result of our experience
A Custom……….Turnkey……..Internet marekting tool
What Design Sherpa is……….at it’s essence, is a simple and powerful way for your company to take advantage of social medial tools to build your business. To do this right takes a lot of time: to prepare content, to learn tools, to administer…………Design Sherpa gives you a shortcut and saves your time
Walk through this diagram carefully…..especially noting the role of the Design Sherpa account manager……..stress FRESH, FREQUENT flow of content…something very time consuming and difficult for most companies to contemplate. It is what is required for results. CONTENT IS CUSTOMIZED BASED ON OUR INTERVIEW OF YOU….re: relevant content, etc. We believe in content marketing, and house all the content at the blog level. We share from there. The blog can also share stuff from their website and drive traffic from there. We are always measuring engagement levels and tweaking content approach for each sherpa client to drive maximum engagement. Also, the sherpa coordinator will help in selecting functionality and design for the blog, and will lead the set up and lead the recruitment process for FB, Twitter, and Blog. They will answer all your questions about URLs, ecommerce, publishing schedules, any involvement you want, etc. We recommend some involvement to insure that your personality comes through but making sure the program is not heavily reliant on your time commitment.
The core product……..through which all content flows --- is a blog that you can customize to communicate the feel of your business. These are prototype samples Content can be soley done by us or the customer can blog away also. We provide full access. Totally customized categories and content. We rely on the client for feeding us some photos and post elements and we do the rest. We recommend they engage around comments and responses to inject their personalities.
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The Hidden Power of Social Media: Increase Google Rank Grow Web Traffic Build Community and Engagement Drive Leads and Referrals Adam Japko President NCI, Magazines and DigitalSherpa Author, Social Media Brand: WineZag
Social Media Marketing and Usage Is Relevant • 44% of Internet users will visit a social network monthly in 2009 • 85% of social media users thought companies should interact with their consumers through social media • Nearly 6 out of 10 Americans who use social media interact with companies on social media sites • The fastest growing segment of social media users is people between the ages of 35 and 55 years old
Web site Facebook Twitter Other Social Identities Blog
Our Own Results Black’s Guide increased unique website visitors by 300% in four months by regularly sharing content, back linking and aggressively building our social networks Blacksguide.com 300% increase from June to Sept Date Monthly Visits Page Views Jun 2009 5,516 6,252 25,650 Jul 2009 10,729 11,670 29,463 Aug 2009 6,059 6,599 23,574 Sep 2009 13,555 14,500 33,207 Unique Visits Lessons learned: It is powerful It is time consuming It creates results
Real Estate Social Media Gets Going www.realpropertyalpha.com
Even Just Me: My Experience Six Months into a Social Media System
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Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Sherpa A custom, turnkey Internet marketing tool for commercial real estate professionals and building owners
NCI and DigitalSherpa Network Communications Inc., located in Lawrenceville Georgia, is the largest national publisher of local printed and online magazines for the real estate market We distribute over 13 million copies each month in over 500 markets
NCI DigitalSherpa Products CommunitySherpa Started in the spring of 2009, built for apartment complex owners to build a social network to attract new tenants and to help retain current tenants. Developed from our Apartment Finder publication. Currently over 600 apartment communities are using Sherpa. http://community-sherpa.com DesignSherpa Started late summer of 2009, built for interior designers, furniture showrooms, kitchen showrooms and any customer in the home design business. Currently 115 local design professionals are using Sherpa. http://design-sherpa.com Custom Division DigitalSherpa http://dsherpa.com
CRE Sherpa is a system that spares you time and creates results and your social footprint <ul><li>Social media success requires full system/multiple tools </li></ul><ul><li>Regular content sharing is essential </li></ul><ul><li>For a low monthly fee, CRE-Sherpa will develop and execute a complete social media program for a new kind of Internet marketing presence. We eliminate the risk, time expenditure, and complexity of using these tools. </li></ul>
Customized Blog <ul><li>Two new posts every week. Participate as much as you like </li></ul><ul><li>Show Properties and Buildings Listed </li></ul><ul><li>Tell your prospects about yourself and the market </li></ul><ul><li>Customized categories and posts </li></ul><ul><li>Build your email list and capture leads </li></ul>
CRE-Sherpa Summary <ul><li>What it is </li></ul><ul><li>• Turnkey social media marketing solution </li></ul><ul><li>• Low monthly fee </li></ul><ul><li>• Simple, powerful, customizable </li></ul><ul><li>• Dedicated account manager coordinates entire </li></ul><ul><li>program with you </li></ul><ul><li>Adam Japko: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Cre-sherpa.com </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits for your company </li></ul><ul><li>• Higher search engine visibility </li></ul><ul><li>• More web traffic </li></ul><ul><li>• More leads </li></ul><ul><li>• Increased word-of-mouth / more referrals </li></ul><ul><li>• More sales </li></ul>Copy of this presentation is available For additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What is a Sherpa? A sherpa is a member of a traditionally Buddhist people of Tibetan descent living on the southern side of the Himalaya Mountains. In modern times sherpas have achieved world renown as expert guides on mountaineering expeditions. Sherpas were of immeasurable value to early explorers serving as guides and porters at the extreme altitudes of the peaks and passes in the region. They are known for their hardiness, expertise, and experience at high altitudes. Today, the term is used casually to refer to almost any guide or porter hired to carry the workload and lead in unfamiliar or difficult conditions. CRE Sherpa provides the tools, knowledge, and expertise to be your guide in the world of social networking.