You've no doubt heard the question: "How do we know that social marketing drives sales?" But just as not all TV spots or billboards are intended to drive direct response, not every social marketing program is designed as a sales trigger. To measure the success of social marketing - indeed, of any marketing tactic - you need to think of your customers' journey as a board game like Monopoly. Then follow three simple steps: 1) identify which stage of the customer journey your social marketing program is designed to support; 2) measure whether your social marketing efforts have moved your customers to the next state of their journey; and 3) count how many times your customers pass "Go" so you can collect $200. If you keep your customers moving around the board, eventually, you'll win the game.
There are so many social options for businesses these days it can be overwhelming. This guide gives you some helpful tips on choosing what communities – from online forums and content hosting sites to brand communities and Q&A sites – are right for your business goals. How do you plan for participation? How do you ensure the highest value is delivered. And do you need a designated community manager? Find out.
Published By: Meltwater
Published Date: Jul 29, 2015
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