Social media marketing for small businesses can be a cost effective marketing channel or a waste of time and money. Proper preparation and execution can mean the difference between winning and losing at social media marketing for small businesses. What is social media marketing? Social media marketing is quite simply using social media to create awareness for your business. … [Read more...] about Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses
When it comes to building community, no one does it better than Liz Strauss over at Successful Blog. She has built an active, vibrant online community. Her latest post, Mind if I Ask Your Network to Help Me Beat Your Car with a Sledgehammer? makes me ask the question, "Is Social Media Marketing in Trouble?" Social Media Marketing is all about transparency. The thing about … [Read more...] about Is Social Media Marketing in Trouble?
The brand development process is just that - a process. So many small business owners want it to be a task to be completed. Something to check off your list of things to do. It's easy to understand where someone might get that idea. After all, the term branding was first used to describe burning a mark into the flesh of cattle. I'm sure the cowboys who perform this job are … [Read more...] about Brand Development Process
If there's one term that you must keep in mind when you decide to engage in Social Marketing, it would have to be TRANSPARENCY! Social media is like a cocktail party. If you want to use social media to market your business, you'd better be prepared to show up naked. Imagine if you attended a cocktail party naked. The moment you walk in, everyone will know if you've been … [Read more...] about Social Marketing is Like Showing Up Naked to a Cocktail Party