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Chloe | May 16, 2012

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Congratulations. If you are reading this chances are that you are a social media aficionado. But don’t pop the champagne corks just yet, as it’s not enough to use social media, for optimum success you need to integrate social media into your marketing strategy.

 

Engaging with social media is a bit like a marriage. You can say your vows and exchange rings but the hard bit is keeping things fresh and ensuring that the content is relevant and responsive. And in order to do well, firms must understand and have set out clear reasons for their online presence, whether it is a social account to connect with potential clients, or an ecommerce website to sell goods and service.

 

The next step is to identify who your audience is and the best way to connect with them. It’s not rocket science, you just need to do a bit of keyword research and go where your customers are. Find out what people are searching for online – and incorporate your findings into your content for good search SEO.

 

Once  you’ve done your research it’s time to get active. Get your brand noticed by posting on relevant blogs and joining online communities and create a buzz with some bite sized video content.It takes a lot of commitment to build up a truly successful social media profile. Initially you will need to invest your time in order to reap dividends.

 

Clare Richmond, director of town centre marketing consultancy Speakto.co.uk notes: “I think it is really important businesses understand social media is not just something you should be doing, it’s something you should be doing well.” She explains that businesses must be able to respond quickly, openly and honestly to any criticism on their sites and feature dynamic content that is updated on a regular basis.

 

Follow these steps and you’ll eventually build a brand that is credible and can hold its own in the marketplace. Just don’t get complacent, there’s a lot of competition out there and many willing suitors ready to step into your shoes…

 

Not satisfied with your current social media campaign? Brief the Exchange now!

 

Chloe

 

 

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