Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Why Your Business Needs Social Media
Why social media for your business? This may have the answer! I came across this slide show with a great message about businesses and social media.
Unfortunately, you will need to step over a few "F" bleeps but you will find inspiring content that I really felt important to share. (This is a good example of how you conduct yourself for business on social media. Be professional at all times. In this case, the message is more important than the "F" bleeps but how much more valuable this piece would be without them).
In the middle of the slide show, there are excellent stats on the major social media sites that will amaze you. It is my opinion that social media is growing into huge monster that is chaos. We as a community are now trying to bring chaos to order through learning how social media can be effective, both for personal and business use.
The business use of social media holds so much potential for YOU.
If you are a business owner that says "Why do I care about what people eat for breakfast?" - you are missing the point by light years that can effect your business plan for years. Social media is no longer for teenagers. It is for businesses, huge and small, to make their mark in the world and connect with customers.
It is a conversation, not an ad. Just remember that!
As one commenter (TechCrafter) below offered - it is especially well-suited for "reputation management." How true. How critical.
A good place to start to see what has been said about you or your business is http://www.socialmention.com.
And, to set up a Google Alert at http://www.google.com/alerts with your business name and key words.
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Plus many other networking site!