Everyone wants to hit a home run. For anyone who plays baseball, obviously home runs aren’t everything. There is a lot more to the game. You want a good bull pin, people who can get on base and a defense that doesn’t commit errors. There is a lot to winning a baseball game. For marketing, its the same. Very rarely is it just one thing that will get you a win. I recently came across a case by Google and how they used marketing channels accessible to small business to advertise their products.
The deeper I get into marketing, the more I realize how little power a brand and marketer really has. The reason being that at the end of the day, you can have all the best graphics, product benefits and greatest advertising campaign. But if there is no one to receive it or to help spread the word, then there is no point. Marketing is something that is a collective unit. It necessitates the help of many individuals. This includes your customers, the media and influencers.
Last night I conducted a social media audit. The point of the audit was to better understand the current social media presence for a client that Ron and I recently had signed. The new client’s major emphasis was Social Media. They wanted to be a part of the social media game, so naturally I needed to see how all the competitors were doing. After looking through about 8 different companies and all of their social media accounts, it offered a nice reminder to what separates the good from the bad. That thing is consistency.
Getting ideas for social media is a lot easier when you tune in to what is going on in the community and in the media. Keeping up to date on everything can be extremely difficult though. I’ve compiled a list of dates and events in September that your business can take advantage of for your social media campaigns.