One of the biggest buzz words in Internet Marketing today is social media. Twitter and Facebook are two of the fastest growing marketing tools in business today. Much like a website, just having a Twitter account or a Facebook fan page does not equal success. There needs to be a social media strategy in place to use these marketing platforms to generate good will in your community with potential customers. These are SOCIAL networks and a misstep in using Twitter and Facebook solely as an advertising platform can cause potential customers to take their business elsewhere.
Developing a social media strategy is vital in today’s competitive marketplace but more important is developing a plan and a goal for a social media campaign. Throwing up an occasional Tweet promoting some product or service can do more harm than good. That is why we work with you to determine what goals we would like to achieve with social media and then implement a strategy to reach those goals.
Using social media to increase business is a very tricky proposition and even the largest companies in America are still figuring out the best way to navigate this emerging area. Wal-Mart, arguably the most successful American business this century, failed in its initial Facebook marketing attempt. If a billion dollar company can have trouble navigating the social media landscape, you can bet any of us can. There is no clear cut method to what works when it comes to social media marketing but there is plenty of evidence of the types of things that do not work. Avoiding a few key mistakes can lead to your business becoming a thriving member of the social media community in your town and eventually building up goodwill with potential clients and customers in your area.