Whether it’s your firm’s website, blog, Facebook page, Twitter accounts or new business collateral, when it comes to new business, there seems to be a lot of creative junk that is missing the mark to win new business. The question you should always keep in mind is – “Who is the audience I want to see and act on the information I am developing?”
Also, remember a website sitting alone gathers no new business. Please do not program, print or publish any information to entice new business before you consider putting what you plan to use up against this new business test.
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In PART ONE of this 3-part series on Social Media, you had the opportunity to consider how well you understood social media basics by reviewing a list of 10 questions and seeing how well you could answer them. In PART TWO, you received the first five questions and answers.
Now, here is the final installment, PART THREE - Social Media: What Is It & What's The Value with the last 5 questions and accompanying answers.
6. How long will it take before I see some results from my social media efforts?
Like any business, it takes time to be discovered by your target market... Read More
In PART ONE of this 3-part series on Social Media, you had the opportunity to consider how well you understood social media by reviewing a list of 10 questions.
In PART TWO, here are the first five questions with their accompanying answers.
1. What is the definition of 'social media?'
Social media are media for social interaction, using highly accessible and scalable publishing techniques. Social media use web-based technologies to transform and broadcast media monologues into social media dialogues. Andreas Kaplan and Michael Haenlein define social media as "a group... Read More
Being smart about business means being smart about all aspects of business, including who you hire and keeping your employees connected to the bottom line. One objective to business success is to consider your employees as the bottom line.
While these economic times make it an “employer’s market,” this does not mean you want to take advantage of your employees or new hires, those you need to grow your business. You have to stay connected with your staff and allow them to share what’s working and what your employees consider stumbling blocks to get their jobs done effectively.... Read More
If you have a business, you have a brand. Whether the target markets you want as customers know your brand and what it represents requires strategic thinking, target market research and a visual connection of what your business offers and what your target market feels they “must have.”
Surely you have heard, “you can’t be all things to all people.” Whether you want to provide all the products and services for the clients you wish to serve, most likely smart business decision makers are like smart shoppers. These folks want the very best but are willing to shop around to get the... Read More
Social media has a lot to offer your current clients and those on your radar as well. But selling social media takes more than having a Facebook and Twitter account while commenting on a blog or two.
On the other hand, in this economy as a buyer, there are many who want to be able to sell whatever is of interest and need. Specifically, there are an endless supply of marketing and advertising agencies available, as well as those who may be misrepresenting themselves by offering to develop and design such things as a professional website for $399.
This list of questions is meant... Read More
For many in the advertising and marketing world, the word ‘edutainment’ is nothing new. Focused on growing business for clients, agency executives use the word “edutainment” to mean educating in an entertaining and engaging way. But if you haven’t heard of “edutainment” before, the word can be traced as far back as 1948 by The Walt Disney Company to describe the True Life Adventure series. (Source: wikipedia.org)
Edutainment has been a strategy used as part of many a marketing plan. Today, it’s making a comeback through social media. Think about it. The very communication tools... Read More
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Excellent tips, I wish more student could read them. Too many young guys and girls fail to choose the right path. I mean there are no 'wrong' careers. However, some may pick something that doesn't suit them. To avoid misery, one should take time to consider...