In the B2B world, reach is less important than depth. Decision-makers rely most heavily on peer referrals when making strategic or expensive decisions. One colleague who has hands-on experience will naturally weigh exponentially more heavily than endorsing tweets of 100 strangers! It is the details of practice and depth of insight that helps shape larger decisions and the public social media marketing tools rarely provide an appropriate platform for these kinds of explorations to occur online.
Archives for September 2011
There are many good posts on the need for brands and organizations to run their own social media activities. Mia…
To demonstrate the strategic impact a community can have on an organization, a number of operational needs must be addressed and tended to clarify the value of the community’s financial returns. To illustrate this point, let’s look at common operational needs across an organization. For example: Marketing as a discipline raises awareness about products and services, defines audience segments and targets to reach new prospects and builds customer intimacy to retain existing customers.