Yes, mistakes can and DO happen on social media channels. But there are ways to recover from these errors and look better than ever. Here is a great example of one, from a powerhouse social media company itself. Look and learn – MMC provides its own commentary on lessons gleaned.
Happy marketing in the new year ….. what a wild and crazy past year it’s been. MMC’s top 10 observations as 2013 begins!
Marketing is changing rapidly…..new technologies and mediums to communicate with target audiences are introduced all the time, yet many traditional marketing elements are more important than ever. Get MMC’s take on where 2012 finished up and where we are headed in the marketing industry for 2013 – and see if you agree or have other ideas.
Social media and the Olympics – and the strategic use of Twitter by Jordyn Weiber (reining women’s gymnastics All-Around World Champion)
Social media is having a huge impact on the Olympics, in many ways. Athletes have been expelled from the Games due to tweets, and many have been criticized for their comments on social media. And one US gymnast perhaps used Twitter strategically to assure her coaches she was mentally OK before a bit team competition.
Spring is a great time to take stock of your social media and do some “spring cleaning” as needed. MMC takes a look at the major social medial channels and provides some insight and ideas on what is hot, and what is, perhaps, not.
Got Memes? Learn more about this popular aspect of social media from a college student’s perspective – and how these work
Got memes? Memes (pronounced meems) are a series of preset images with designated text formats and personalities – these are representative of what’s popular in today’s culture. Learn from MMC’s (young, 20-something) intern their role in social media, and how memes fit into the lives of college students.
Don’t forget the strategic side of social media: 3 ways to incorporate tactics successfully with your strategy
Social media isn’t just about tactics – there is a strategic side as well. And it’s not complicted. Here are 3 straightforward ways you can elevate your social media to make it more effective and ensure it has greater impact.
Google+ is getting a lot of attention these days – and not always the good kind. The social media channel is at the point where it really needs to start to take off if it ever is going to (maybe the intro of business page will help). But I got a very surprising email the other day that really makes me wonder if they ever will “get it together.” See if you agree or if you have different thoughts.
These days, I am talking directly to Peggy Olson (from Mad Men) – yes, that is right, the circa 1965 fictional character who works at a big Madison Avenue advertising agency. And it is thanks to Twitter that all this is possible. Find out why this social media tool is so powerful, and how you can use it to create new connections. (Don Draper, anyone??)
The W Hotel chain has a great brand, and provided a great experience during a recent stay in Chicago. But there was one key element – an element having to do with social media – that was a “miss” in the eyes of this marketer. See if you agree.
There are CORRECT ways to use social media, and many INCORRECT ways to use it. I’ve learned by observing and experimenting: auto-feeds may be convenient, but they likely don’t reach your target audience in the way you intend.
Here are 3 important considerations in figuring out the best way to execute your social media strategy.