Wednesday, February 2, 2011

30 Minute Social Media Marketing

Social Media Marketing?

I just finished reading 30-Minute Social Media Marketing by Susan Gunelius. I highly recommend it if you are new to social media sites, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Ning and Twitter, just to name some of the hundreds of social networking sites. If you are an old hand at social media marketing, you will find several new resources and techniques.

David Schawbel, the author of the bestseller Me 2.0, a Businessweek columnist and managing partner in Millennial Branding, LLC, states in the foreword:
. . . having profiles on Twitter and Facebook are not enough. You actually have to know how to use them and understand the best practices and the best ways to implement them . . .
Did the quote above make you cringe? It is a little intimidating to think about trying something new when we are already busy! Relax; this book is a how-to guide for social media marketing. Moreover, it is a manual on the basic principles of marketing.

What is the social web? Web 2.0, the Internet driven by consumer-generated content. How can social media marketing help your business? By helping you to develop relationships, to build brand awareness, to increase the reach of your publicity and promotions, and to conduct market research.

Start to build your social media marketing plan by immersing yourself in your chosen industry. Read related blogs, press releases and industry news. Follow industry leaders on LinkedIn, Facebook and other social media sites.

Next, you will create, share and discuss your content with interested contacts. You want your content to be shared on social bookmarking sites such as Digg, StumbleUpon and Delicious.

Susan details the three Cs of successful social media marketing:
  • Conversation - let it flow.
  • Content - share it.
  • Control - give it up.
. . . as well as three Cs of failure of social media marketing:
  • Conversation -Stop it.
  • Content - copyright it, place barriers to sharing.
  • Control - hold it tightly.
Ms. Gunelius takes you through all the steps you need to develop and implement your social media marketing plan.
  • How to find your audience.
  • What to do about negative comments.
  • How to diversify your social media marketing.
  • Where to go for help.
  • What tools are available and how to use them.
From blog to microblog, podcast to BlogTalkRadio, social network to social bookmark, multimedia event to webinar, ebook to product review, word of mouth marketing to traditional marketing, Susan Gunelius walks you through it.

Do you have 30 minutes a day to extend your reach, build your brand, network with others and increase your visibility? If so, Susan has the plan!


10 comments:

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worker said...

Social media plays a vital role in online business and helps to get traffic to your website, it serves a good platform to rank a website in SEO.



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Dan said...

I agree, social media is not about having as many accounts as possible on different networking websites. It's about creating awareness and a strong profile for your business.

E - Management said...

Thanks for the great post!
Recently, i have taken the classes from 3D Educators and I have found a very good training regarding this, and useful material, stuff and guidelines. From here i have got the professional touch and understand what is going in the professional market. Go to the below link and find you right place to learn.
http://www.3deducators.com/sunsetprograms.asp

Passion to share knowledge and Explore the educational world!

Please do encourage me by sending an email.

Thanks
Dee Educator

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Russell Davison said...

I'd be really interested to know how many dollars per year Social Media Marketing earns for a typical (say) $300,000 turnover company. Do you think that $50,000 of sales turnover can be said to be as a direct result of exposure on the likes of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn? What are your experiences?

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Tommy said...

all this time i made many account on different networking website.. am i wrong?

Copper Penny Blog said...

The 3 C´s are a good guideline to begin.

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