One of the first steps in creating a social media strategy for business is to understand your audience. You simply can not skip this step no matter how smart you are. It doesn’t matter how long you have been doing business, marketing, writing, social media or whatever it is you do.
Passion if focused in the right direction can jet set you toward your goals in life and business. Today was my last day on an amazing business trip in Spain. I am in Madrid visiting a client, the British Council. I was invited to speak, train and consult with a group of amazing social business and digital marketing leaders.
Hashtag, hashbrown, same thing right? Actually though both are very tasty, the two are quite different. If only I had a free week long vacation for every time someone asked me what the difference is between a hashtag and a hashbrown. If I did I would be living permanently on a quiet, remote island and probably not writing this blog post!
CMO’s, Social Media Has No Shutoff Button – #GetRealChat with Forrester’s @Minicooper & IBM’s @Tamicann
Life as a CMO is transforming by the minute. Social media and social business present tremendous opportunities coupled with demands that simply didn’t exist before. The importance of working and partnering across functions, organizations, and channels is not an option, but required for survival.
Marketing, IT, sales, and customer service teams must work together with a set of common goals, objectives and a solid, supporting and integrated social business infrastructure.
When building an online persona and brand usually we start with the most basic aspects including over arching brand, logo, colors, core messages etc. All of these are foundational to success. We develop our plan, develop our platform, create and launch our brand presence, integrate social with our business goals and start the social media [...]