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Effective Social Media For Small Business

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  1. Effective Social Media For Small Business

  2. BrightZone • Who we are • Services we offer • Identify your best customers • Build brand awareness • Content development • Improve web site traffic • More effective marketing • Targeted advertising • How small business can benefit • Develop a better understanding of you customer(s) • Improve marketing to increase leads and sales • Develop awareness of changes and leverage opportunities

  3. Foundation for discussion • Yes • ?? • Blog • Social media • Twitter • Facebook • Google+ • LinkedIn • Pinterest or Instagram • You Tube • Yelp, Google Places, Around Me, Mapquest, Google Maps other local directories • Newsletter • Email No

  4. Marketing Basics • Social media is an extension of Marketing • All elements of marketing still apply • It is only the channels (vehicles) which are new • Your message must be market driven • Message must adapt to changes in the market • Effective implementation is the key to success

  5. Social MediaMarketing Basics • What are you going to say (Branding and persona) • Who are you talking to (Customer avatar) • Scenario – how does your Branding message fill the wants or needs of the customer? • Message must be easily understood and equated to a value in customers mind. (what is your value proposition from their point of view -WIIFM)

  6. Who is Your Target Customer • Persona • Who are you • What voice do you use • What are your values • Avatar – who is she? • What are their likes • What are their values • What gets their interests Selling B to B is still selling to people

  7. Value of Social Media for Business • Social media is • A way to find people with similar interests • A way to build a community • Place to build relationships • Extensions of conventional marketing channels • Social media for business is not • The place to bark – Buy my Stuff • The place for a political agenda

  8. Social Media Channels Start with the most essential for the US Start with the most essential for the US • Twitter • Facebook • Google+ • LinkedIn • Pinterest • YouTube All of these may not be appropriate for every business Determine which work best for yours

  9. Quick Example of Social MediaTwitter

  10. Quick Example of Social MediaFacebook

  11. Quick Example of Social MediaGoogle+

  12. Quick Example of Social MediaLinked In

  13. Quick Example of Social MediaPinterest

  14. Quick Example of Social MediaYou Tube

  15. Social Media SuccessFive Must-haves • Content strategy. It is critical to have a continuous supply of information -- editorial calendar along with a plan for creation and production. • Consistency – You need to produce regularly and continually and your values and message must be the same across all channels. Social media requires real people representing your firm with a human voice. • Commitment. You must show up regularly and participate. Recognize social media is not a quick solution but takes time to build a community and build relevance. • Marketing. You must let prospects, customers and the public know about you • Brand monitoring. In today’s 24/7 world, you must constantly check what’s being said about your firm, products and brand.

  16. Social Media is Part of the Story • Social media is just part of you marketing strategy • Your marketing should reflect your business strategy • So – social media is integral to your business strategy Recognize the social media is not a “Field of Dreams” If you build it , they will not come! You will have to entice them!