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The Social Marketing Roadmap

THE SOCIAL MARKETING G ROADMAP Expert Advice for Today's CMO START HERE! Passion JASON FALLS Principal, Social Media Explorer Go into social with a plan. Social channels are like other marketing channels treat DAVID BERKOWITZ senior director of Emerging Media and Innovation for 360i them with the same diligence. Don't just test the waters - commit to social. It is the way of the future. Test and iterate. Integrate social with your marketing and business initiatives - social marketing cannot exist in Don't think of social only as a way to drive leads and sales. Social is about passion - Oreo has over 21 million fans because the brand has given voice to the passion of its consumers. a vacuum. Work with social marketing consultants and agencies - they can help you create realistic plans and projections. Tools Plan PAUL GILLIN author of Social Marketing to the Business Customer DAVID MEERMAN SCOTT author of The New Rules of Marketing and PR Focus on a limited number of tools initially and build your portfolio where you see tangible traction. Develop a center of social marketing expertise to avoid repeating the same mistakes other brands have made. Consider Companies need to understand where they rank in search engines. Smart companies know what their prospective customers are searching on. They then create social content - blogposts, YoutTube videos, and webinars, that leverages key words to improve search engine rankings. In the world of social, companies need to think like publishers. hiring social marketing experts to help you develop that expertise. Help i NATHANIEL PEREZ head of social experience at SapientNitro Search If your level of maturity with social marketing is low, rely on agencies and consultants to help you succeed. You will need carefully integrated content, processes, and governance in order to succeed. Social is not media-centric, it is customer-centric. Once you have gained experience, work towards integrating social deeper within your business. Plan your resources around the following key functional areas: research and insight, engagement and community building, media planning and integration, and data and analytics. ANDREW PATTERSON director of new media at MLB Advanced Media Start with understanding your goals with social. Where and how you want to participate is a business decision. Look at your industry and beyond for best practices. Choose a social media publishing and monitoring platform that serves your specific needs. Social requires full integration with your current analytics systems make sure you partner with your Goals JEREMIAH OWYANG founding partner with Altimeter Group Allocate your social marketing budget based on your level of social marketing maturity. In their February 2011: How Corporations Should Prioritize Social Business vendors for success. Budgets, Altimeter reported that the average social media annual budget in 2010 was $833,0000, but that figure fluctuated based on Time annual revenue and social JONAS NIELSEN co-founder and managing partner of Mindjumpers marketing program maturity. Use industry benchmarks to allocate your budget. Go in for the long haul, and don't put social in the hands of junior brand managers. Social is one of the one important channels of the future - your own media that will position you to spend less resources over time - for marketing, customer service, and product development. Budget Why? ? ERIK QUALMAN Author of Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business The best companies understand social touches every aspect of their business. Start with answering why you want to run social programs and what success looks like. Remember: only a portion of your social efforts can be tracked directly down to sales. Most of social is relationship-based - it is a longer-term investment in your brand. Focus with your existing customers - they will spread the word for you. Word of Mouth has gone World of Mouth. Created by Awareness Inc. Complete insights and expert advice featured in this free eBook: The Social Funnel: Driving Business Value with Social Marketing awarenesS

The Social Marketing Roadmap

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Social marketing has evolved into a strategic discipline. Whether you are experienced with social or you are just starting with it, consult with the marketing experts on the steps that make social a ...




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