• Discover where their target audience is on the social web. To do this, there is a certain amount of research involved. Internet Marketing Inc. begins the process by consulting with the client to learn more about the business and industry. We then use various research tactics to design to perfect strategy for the brand.
  • Listen to what people are saying about the industry or topics related to the brand. This is an ongoing part of any well-managed social media effort. Listening also comes in handy when you build a solid social media foundation and your customers start not only paying attention, but interacting with you. That’s when you have achieved initial success.
  • Engage your audience in conversation and get involved in the communication. This can also be part of an effective online reputation management program. When your audience realizes that you are willing to communicate with them directly, the process will build trust. You can start by having a blog and feeding these articles to profiles on Facebook, Linked In, and Twitter. You should also consider providing video content to your blog and social platforms. We can help!
  • Provide value to the audience to build relevance and become a trusted source of information. That value can come in the form of blogs, videos, articles, resources, tips, or any kind of interesting content. The more you give them, the more engaged your followers will be. Internet Marketing Inc. can help the client develop this content but encourages a high level of involvement because this is the opportunity to show your customers that you are an expert in your field.

 

Social media marketing is a recent addition to organizations’ integrated marketing communications plans. Integrated marketing communications is a practice organizations follow to connect with their target markets. Integrated marketing communications coordinates promotional elements: advertising, personal selling, public relations, publicity, direct marketing andsales promotion.Increasingly, viral marketing campaigns are also grouped into integrated marketing communications. In the traditional marketing communications model, the content, frequency, timing, and medium of communications by the organization is in collaboration with an external agent, i.e. advertising agencies, marketing research firms and public relations firms. However, the growth of social media has impacted the way organizations communicate. With the emergence of Web 2.0, the internet provides a set of tools that allow people to build social and business connections, share information and collaborate on projects online.