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Collaboration on social media sales leading horse to water june 1 2011

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Our own @skipshoe facilitated this conversation at the SoMeBizLife conference on June 1, 2011 with about 30 Philly area Social Media Pros. This version contains the "Collaborative" content generated by the group.

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Collaboration on social media sales leading horse to water june 1 2011

  1. 1. Leading a Horse to Water: Pitching Social Media to Organizational Leaders<br />June 1, 2011<br />A Conversation Facilitated by Skip Shuda<br />www.phillymarketinglabs.com<br />skip@phillymarketinglabs.com<br />
  2. 2. Skip Shuda, conversation facilitator<br />Leading the Horse to Water. Pitching Social Media to Organizational Leaders<br />How do social media professionals show leaders why they should invest in social media for their organizations? In this interactive session, Skip Shuda will lead social media professionals through a conversation of how we can most effectively demonstrate the value of social media to business, non-profit and other leaders.<br />Image Credit:http://whydowehavetodothissir.blogspot.com/2011/05/leading-horse-to-water.html<br />
  3. 3. Starter Questions<br /><ul><li>Is this client ready for Social Media?
  4. 4. Reluctant participants. What are the common objections we hear from managers?
  5. 5. “Prove it to me.”  How can we demonstrate value to our prospective clients?
  6. 6. Setting expectations for social media noobs
  7. 7. What is our mission as social media evangelists?
  8. 8. OTHER QUESTIONS FROM COLLABORATIVE EFFORT: How do you go about mining content in the organization? How can you source content within the organization?</li></li></ul><li>Are They Ready?<br />
  9. 9. Is this client ready for Social Media?<br />Client calls you to help with Social Media – but doesn’t have a goal or objective<br />They want to use social media to drive sales<br />The client’s web presence was created in 1998 – or by the neighbor’s nephew – or both<br />The client’s broader team is opposed to Social Media<br />What else? (collaborative results on next page)<br />Integration of Social Media with other efforts<br />Accountability for Social Media efforts<br />Expectation of Instant Returns<br />
  10. 10. (Collaboration) Is this client ready for Social Media?<br />Integration of Social Media with other efforts<br />Accountability for Social Media efforts<br />Expectation of Instant Returns<br />Expectation around Cost - that Social Media is Free<br />Tactic: Translate to their internal costs<br />Tactic: Assess their internal team for leverage points in Social Media efforts<br />Tactic: Whisper quotes to provide an early expectation of “range” to see if client qualifies<br />Tactic: “Would you expect your marketing person to work for free?”<br />Check out www.Holacracy.org for ideas on dynamic/agile governance<br />Use “roles and accountabilities” for Social Media execution<br />
  11. 11. <ul><li>Drive a vision for your industry
  12. 12. Promote a Point Of View
  13. 13. Thought Leadership</li></ul>Mastery<br />Be It<br /><ul><li>Social Media: Blogs, Twitter, YouTube, Podcasts, …
  14. 14. Email Marketing
  15. 15. Word of Mouth</li></ul>Conversation<br /><ul><li>Conversion Sequence
  16. 16. Persuasion architecture</li></ul>Conversion<br />Say It<br /><ul><li>SEO, Pay Per Click
  17. 17. Direct Marketing
  18. 18. Link Building</li></ul>Visibility<br /><ul><li>Brand
  19. 19. Market position
  20. 20. Message</li></ul>Product Position<br />See It<br /><ul><li>Market Testing
  21. 21. Market & Trends Analysis
  22. 22. Competitive intelligence</li></ul>Market Knowledge<br /><ul><li>Introspection
  23. 23. Business Model Development
  24. 24. Market Plan</li></ul>Self Knowledge<br />
  25. 25. Reluctant participants<br />
  26. 26. What are the common objections we hear from managers?<br />WIIFM - If you can’t demonstrate that sales result from Social Media, then why should I invest in it?<br />Time… how much time will this require of me and/or my staff?<br />Doesn’t participating in Social Media put us at a higher risk for negative PR?<br />My customers aren’t on Social Media<br />Image Credit:http://survey.cvent.com/blog/cvent-web-surveys-blog/3-stories-to-win-over-the-feedback-skeptic-at-your-org<br />
  27. 27. What are the common objections we hear from managers?<br />What if something like this happens?<br />Other objections? (Collaboration)<br />Not enough money in budget<br />Cost<br />Return<br />Image Credit:http://www.egmcartech.com/2011/03/09/tweeting-gone-wrong-chryslerautos-twitter-account-drops-f-bomb/<br />
  28. 28. “Prove it to me.”  <br />
  29. 29. What Responses Would You Give to These Objections?<br />If you can’t demonstrate that sales result from Social Media, then why should I invest in it?<br />Time… how much time will this require of me and/or my staff?<br />Doesn’t participating in Social Media put us at a higher risk for negative PR?<br />My customers aren’t on Social Media<br />Image Credit:http://www.maineahead.com/rt_rich_brooks_lynnelle_wilson_nancy_marshall/<br />
  30. 30. Collaboration: What Responses Would You Give to These Objections?<br />Point out over-expectations on Social Media<br />Point out “your brand is already being defined by the conversations taking place”<br />Ask – “How much of your business comes from referrals/WOM?”<br />Embed/integrate sales applications or transactions with Social Media (e.g. option to Tweet “Hey I just bought a cool widget from widgetseller.com”)<br />Apps/Platforms: Shoutlet and Buddy Media<br />Education around perceptions<br />Short Bursts of Social are counter-productive. What is the tipping point. Where are you in your SM adoption cycle – and how will your needs change/grow over time?<br />Explain time required for a Social Media project<br />Set Goals & Objectives<br />Arbitrage opportunity on Social Media: Source: Morgan Stanley’s Mary Meeker at Web2.0 Summit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yL9yrttESI&p=2737D508F656CCF8<br />
  31. 31. How can we demonstrate value to our prospective clients?<br /> Create case studies<br /> Educate: Deeply understand the different ways Social Media can be measured<br /> Educate: Deeply understand how action follows from measurement<br /> Demonstrate what the competition is accomplishing<br /> What Else?<br />
  32. 32. Collaboration: How can we demonstrate value to our prospective clients?<br />Start with a deep listening project<br />Provide a playbook/roadmap<br />Identifying resources you already have<br />Recruit your clients<br />Create trust – learn to let go<br />ROI is “Risk of Ignoring”<br />
  33. 33. Setting expectations<br />
  34. 34. Setting expectations for social media noobs<br />How long will “getting traction” take?<br />Which channels should I be participating in? <br />Can’t I just copy stuff from one channel to the next?<br />How can I best promote my products and services in Social Media? <br />How will I know if its working?<br />What else?<br />
  35. 35. BUBBLE CHART BEFORE AND AFTER<br />
  36. 36. What is your Mission?<br />
  37. 37. What is our mission as social media evangelists?<br />Teach the Power of Sharing and an Abundance Mentality<br />Work Ourselves Out of a Job<br />Stop the Meanness<br />What’s Your Mission?<br />
  38. 38. Resources<br />
  39. 39. Referenced Resources:<br />Social Media Return:<br /><ul><li> Olivier Blanchard’s site on SM ROI. http://smroi.net/
  40. 40. http://www.penn-olson.com/2010/02/09/the-basics-of-social-media-roi/</li></ul>The Pyramid of Marketing Needs:<br /><ul><li> Old Skip Shuda Narration of the Pyramid.http://www.phillymarketinglabs.com/philadelphia-internetmarketing-services/philadelphia-internetmarketing-strategy/</li></li></ul><li>Thank You!<br />Skip Shuda<br />Vision Mover, Co-Founder<br />Philly Marketing Labs<br />www.phillymarketinglabs.com<br />Skip@phillymarketinglabs.com<br />@SkipShoe on Twitter<br />

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