Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Struggling With B2B Social Media Marketing?

Need insight and direction into social media marketing for your business? Join the club.

No data?
No followers?
No direction?
No plan?

Chances are some one has done all the hard work for you and all you need to do is look.

I’ll show you how to research the competition’s social game plan so you can build a solid social media strategy of your own.

When it comes to social media marketing, you need to answer a few fundamental questions:

Should your business be on social media?
What networks should you choose?
How do you create a great profile?
What type of content should you post, and when should you post it?
Everyone must answer these questions, including business owners who want to create a strategy for their own business, marketing managers who need to convince their CEO to invest in social media and consultants who create strategies for clients in a wide variety of industries.

Fortunately, you can find answers through the process of competitor research.

Keep reading to discover how to get insight on your competitors.

The 3 Fs Friends, Family Followers obsession?
While you shouldn’t become obsessed about how many fans or followers you have, keep in mind that the numbers, your numbers you have at the beginning of your campaign can help you answer the following important questions.

1. Should your business be on social media?

If your competitors have an audience on social media, whether it is 100 people or 100,000, you should be too. If you aren’t, your competitors are tapping into and gobbling up a customer base that your business is completely missing out on.

2. Which networks should your business focus on?

After the big 3 Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter that a strong look at some of the others. In Social Media Marketing you never really know where for your kind of company you should be. It only really takes one set of eyes to become a major account. That set could be the actual decision maker or their significant other or a possible influencer.  With a little creativity, you have a chance to reach a group of customers, any group with little or no competition.

3. Have you reached all of your target audience?

If you have been using social media for a while, but not getting results, take a look at the size of your 3 F’s. Sorry but large numbers work better. You may have a lot of Fans who could care less about your company but again I cannot say this enough, IT ONLY TAKES 1. So think about it, do you still have room to grow your network? Probably.

Larson Notes & Satire:  We offer a 5 step digital social review.

Step 1: Domain Review
Step 2: Website Review
Step 3: Google Review
Step 4: Social Review
Step 5: Content Review

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Howard Larson
Larson & Associates
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