Introduction and progression of social media has triggered a change in traditional marketing approach. Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Delicious and Digg has revolutionized marketing strategies. Companies use innovative articles, videos and info- graphics to stimulate interest in internet customers. Organizations influence buying decisions by giving references of mutual connections. Consequently, companies seeking to create social buzz on social networking sites announces jobs in the field of social media marketing.
West is the forerunner and United States is leading in creating social media jobs. Forecast is that US will beat previous year’s opportunities created by more than twenty-five percent. Fox news did an independent review in which it was claimed that some social media pros are earning in MAGICAL SIX FIGURES.
Social media savvy are utilizing their skills such as blogging, social networking or media sharing for earning their livelihoods, which is interesting aspect of web 2.0. Web 2.0 is not a technology rather a concept in which websites and applications integrate with social networking platforms. Although hardcore programming and marketing skills are preferred but these are not mandatory skills in order to get social media marketing jobs.
Social Networking profession is complete career stream having different levels of management. There are positions at top management level such as Digital Strategist, Director Social Media etc. Middle management has positions like Social Media Marketing Manager and Content Manager etc. At lower management, there are bloggers, SEO technicians, moderators of forums and social networking technicians etc.
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Marketers’ communicate with the help of ‘Posts’ in inbound marketing, in other words we can say that posting is the protocol of communication in inbound marketing. There several types of posts in social media world, such as status post, blog post, micro-blog/tweet, Graphic Posts, Video Posts or Audio posts etc. Success of online interaction relies on in-depth analysis of target market behaviors, interests, needs, wants and convenience. In this article, we will analyze some of the major factors involved in posting brand messages.
Alignment – Understanding Background
Understanding Marketing-Mix to align posts
Understanding Customer Needs & Wants to align posts
Understanding of Social Media Mix to align posting strategy
Segmentation – Creating Groups, Lists or Circles as per following demographics:
Age or Generation
Irritants & Grievances
Triggers: This is another aspect to put weight in leads. Escalating or Deescalating triggers increases or decreases the chances of getting customer engaged. Trigger can be holidays in the specific localities and it may mean that customer is not approachable or it may mean that customer is more than ready to be engaged as he has to do shopping.
Diversity to attract all demographics
Keywords are important for Social Media Searches
At least two or more topics or ideas to counter monotonousness
Supporting facts & examples for all topics and ideas
Real life Analogies help in engaging audience
Planning, Monitoring & Control Posts
Identifying Influence-rs through social network data analytic tools like Google Ripples etc.
Identifying like-minded communities, groups, lists or boards etc.
Unique short URL for specific post to track its effectiveness
Mapping customer irritants, needs & product/service features
Hash-tag keywords to increase visibility of post among social network search engine
Always post to specific list, group or circle. Public post is like a talking-brochure sales person and most of the people ignore them.
Acknowledging and encouraging shares, comments, likes
Follow-up Posts with paraphrasing and with little tweaks in the post
Acknowledging and encouraging shares, comments, likes
Continual Improvement Process until objectives are achieved
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is one of the facets of online brand promotion. It is important to understand that why SEO is important for business progression. Millions of internet users find information by searching online on search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo and to name but a few. Google by far is the leading search engine on the planet as we speak, thus it virtually is the standard for SEO.
Transformation of marketing preference from traditional way to social media is on the rise. Conventional marketing is in practice for many decades now. This is the reason due to which this style considered suitable for businesses today. However, trend is shifting towards social networking rapidly. There are many convincing reasons due to which this change is happening but in this article, we will look at eight compelling motives:
In the last decade, there has been a lot of buzz of social media worldwide. There are so many elements in social media that at times it becomes very difficult to comprehend the entire context. The purpose of writing this article and sharing it with the audience is that to bring clarity in understanding of this very popular term “SOCIAL MEDIA”.
About three decades ago, in early 1980’s mankind developed technology which transformed the traditional way of communications and interaction. Internet is the fastest growing industry in the world as we speak where life of the technology is not even months and there is a constant requirement of continuous progress otherwise you are out of this industry. Internet is for sprinters not for marathon runners.