Social Media Isn’t a Silo – How to INTEGRATE Your Digital Marketing and Social Media Plan


Social Media Isn't a Silo - How to INTEGRATE Your Digital Marketing and Social Media Plan

 

No doubt the demands to build and maintain a profitable online social and digital platform to establish and grow your business is overwhelming. The demand for content in the form of visuals, video, audio and the list goes on is growing out of control. Plus, trying to keep up with the rate of innovation happening on the top social networks is a job in itself.  The only guarantee we have in the digital and social landscape of today is change!

Marketers and business owners are experiencing incredible pressure to find ways to break through the noise online to inspire and attract their ideal customers. Paid advertising costs are increasing. Influencer marketing can be highly beneficial but requires knowledge and investment. Bottom line, the competition is getting fierce in many ways.

Unfortunately, even many savvy marketers have been burned by agencies and consultants pushing one singular platform or technology. This can cause an over focus on a platform that may not even support your business and marketing goals. Even worse, is that it may not even be where your audience is hanging out online.

Marketers are challenged with keeping communities engaged to ensure they are servicing their customers when, where and how they want to communicate.

Social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Snapchat and more are innovating faster than most businesses can even keep up.

Years ago businesses had more control over how they communicated with their prospects and customers. They could choose direct mail, email, phone or a one to many such as television and radio.

Today times are changing.  Social networks such as Facebook has substantial control over how brands communicate with their customers and audience. For example, when Facebook launches a new Messenger feature, a brand's clients are wanting to communicate with them using the new feature before the brand hardly knows what the feature is.

This leaves us with the question… how do you keep up? How do you achieve real results online? The answer is that you must plan your work and work your plan.

Failing to plan your integrated social media and digital marketing strategy is planning to fail!

Social media can not live in a silo. It's not a band-aid for a business with problems.  It needs to be integrated with other digital and marketing programs. Most importantly it needs to be based on and aligned to business goals where it can make the greatest impact.

Did you know it takes 6-7 brand touches for someone to remember your brand?

Customer experience is everything. Every brand touch matters. Creating a memorable, seamless and delightful experience for your audience, customers and online communities across every social network and digital platform you own is not easy. However, it's definitely worth the investment and is one of the top ways you can stand out from the crowd and be sure that it is your brand and your business that your dream customers remember.

If you are ready to start leveraging social and digital marketing to help grow your business you need an integrated plan with goals, objectives, and metrics for success. There is no way around it. If you want to succeed in business today you need to plan your work and work your plan.

Take a listen to the this episode of the Social Zoom Factor Podcast for 10 reasons you need an integrated digital and social media marketing strategy.

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In this 25 minute podcast you will learn: 

  • Why you can't skip the planning process
  • Why if you want to succeed in business today you must have a plan for your digital and social marketing
  • Importance of integrated marketing including digital, social media, SEO, SMO, branding, email marketing
  • Why Random Acts of Marketing (RAMs) can kill your marketing results
  • Avoiding Random Acts of Marketing (RAMs)
  • Acknowledging you don't know your customer or standing in market place
  • Identifying your unique value proposition and positioning in the market
  • Setting goals for where you want to take your brand, market position in the next 30-18 months
  • How proper planning helps you be more agile, more proactive vs reactive
  • Building a human brand requires proper planning, research of your audience and how you can connect with them
  • Tips to achieve buy-in for your program

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Need help taking your brand to the next level? Social Profit Factor Training Academy and Marketing Nutz Can Help! 

Social Profit Factor can help you ignite your content and brand architecture to grow your online tribe and business with social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter. 2019 is where those who have simply been “hustling” to get by realize they must hustle and work smarter. Before you even think about posting that video on Facebook you must know who you are, what your audience needs from you and how your efforts are going to deliver value for your audience and your business.

You need a structured plan to be successful using social media. Social Profit Factor will help you develop your plan with goals, objectives and priorities within 30 days!

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Need help honing in your branding strategy, architecture, message platform, online presence,  or launching a new product or service? Want to leverage social media, digital marketing and branding to grow your business? Our agency, Marketing Nutz can help you build, launch and  optimize your digital and social brand presence to achieve your goals. Give us a shout and let's get to work!

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About the Author:

*Forbes Top 10 Social Media Women, Forbes top 10 Social Media Power Influencer - CEO / founder of Marketing Nutz, full service social brand, digital marketing agency. Keynote speaker, author, strategist, consultant, coach, & trainer. Helps businesses of all sizes integrate social media into the DNA of their business, connect with target audiences to nurture authentic customer relationships. 15+ years experience working with Fortune 500, Franchised corporations with 4000+ local franchises to entrepreneurs and startups!

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