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The Essential Guide to Social Media

The Essential Guide to Social Media

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Published by Brian Solis
The Essential Guide to Social Media is a "quick start" overview of how to listen and participate in social media marketing.
The Essential Guide to Social Media is a "quick start" overview of how to listen and participate in social media marketing.

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Published by: Brian Solis on Jun 09, 2008
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The Essential Guide to Social Media
An
 
ebook by Brian Solis of 
 
and
 
Co-Author of Now is Gone
 
 
The Essential Guide to Social Media
 An executive outline of Social Media tools and resources needed to listen and  participate, guiding PR, Customer Service, Product Development, and Marketing 
Table of Contents
IntroductionPage 3Social Media ToolsPage 4Social Media is About Social Science and Not TechnologyPage 5What are the Social Sciences?Page 5Social Sciences and Social MediaPage 6Differences Between Listening and ResearchPage 7Social Media VoyeursPage 8The Breakup – A Comedic View of One-sided RelationshipsPage 9Getting to WorkObservation & Next StepsPage 10Social Tools for ListeningPage 11-13Creating a Social MapPage 14ImmersionPage 15Becoming the CustomerPage 16Resources Personnel and BudgetsPage 17Establishing Policies and GuidelinesPage 18Your Personal BrandPage 18SummaryPage 19Additional ResourcesPage 19About Brian Solis Page 20
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Introduction -The State of Social Media and Business Marketing
We live in interesting times. We’re currently enthralled in an immersive,confusing, and definitive transition in our “day job.” If you don’t engage, your competition will. This session will help you become a Social Media sociologistand participant observer, not a cultural voyeur, in order to get to work and buildrelationships along the way.Question: If a conversation takes place online and you’re not there to hear or seeit, did it actually happen?Indeed. Conversations are taking place with or without you.If you’re not part of the conversation, then you’re leaving it to others to answer questions and provide information, whether it’s accurate or incorrect. Or, evenworse, you may be leaving it up to your competition to jump in to become theresource for the community. Yes, there will be negative comments. Yes, you’llinvite unsolicited feedback. Yes, people will question your intentions. Negativitywill not go away simply because you opt out of participating. Negativecommentary, at the very least, is truly an opportunity to change the perceptionthat you did or didn’t know existed.Many companies are participating in social networks as a form of proactiveoutbound customer service with a twist of social marketing such as…
Zappos
JetBlue
Southwest
H&R Block
Dell
Wine Library
FreshbooksThey’re engaging customers on their turf, in their way, in order to help them solveproblems, find information or simply engage them in valuable dialog. In turn,they’re turning customer relationships into a powerful competitive advantage.It’s breaking new ground and it’s setting a new standard.
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