While some aspects of social media are shifting, over the past 24 months other strategies remain largely the same, according to the newest Leadtail Social Insights Report.
Blogging, in addition to any online presence, is becoming just as important as having a company website. Customers, clients, and potential clients want to read a blog. They want to see what companies have to say when they aren’t pushing a commercial or promotion or event.
Last week a client asked if I could stay for a bit after our weekly meeting so he could thank me, not for a PR project, but to show me how he’d used a tactic I’d shown him on LinkedIn to put himself well on the track of securing a much more aggressive marketing budget next year. Wow!
I swore I wasn’t going to weigh in on this topic. But longtime online marketing expert Barbara Ling gave me several good reasons to reconsider (one of them being that she offered me an image that didn’t further perpetuate the suspect’s controversial face.)
When friend and collaborator Tom Lowery talked to me several weeks ago about the growing impact of professional facilitation, he had my attention. But when we talked about what social media can add to the training and facilitation process for companies, a new world of possibilities emerged.
As a communications professional, I was particularly struck by Howard Sklar’s article this week, Six Reasons Why You’re Going To Get Caught. Howard talks about the dilemma of companies who catch an instance (or even a pattern) of bribery or illegal contract negotiation in their ranks.