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.
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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.
As human beings it is natural for us to gravitate and want to learn things that we know we can succeed at mastering! When it comes to social media and the associated tools and technology, it’s no surprise people are attracted to their geeky side. However, there is so much more to social media than tools and technology.
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Developing a social media program with no plan, goals or objectives is like expecting to get on a plane for vacation with no plane ticket, itenerary or idea where you are going when you get to the destination.
You need more than a set of random acts of social media and marketing (RAMs). RAMs will eat every last morsel of return on investment you have left. The best way to identify a RAM is that it is not funded, resourced, in the plan or have metrics to measure success.
Use these tips to maximize the investment and life of your content marketing. Blog posts can be a great test bed for all sorts of marketing and social media strategies and tactics that can help you better meet your business goals and objectives.
If you know you have written a few killer blog posts, why not leverage the same content for other marketing and social media activities and tactics?