Social Media Keynote at Internet Marketing Spring Break

IM Spring Break

Today is my first day of attending IM Spring Break.

Today’s agenda was focused on Search and Social Media, with panelists from every aspect of the search field.

The keynote presentation was given by Chris Winfield – President of 10e20

How can Social Media help my Business?

Chris presented a short version of what Social Media is: A Giant Conversation Online

Why do you want to be involved with Social Media?

  1. Easy way to achieve recognition with a wider audience
  2. Create/improve reputation
  3. Enhance credibility
  4. Attract evangelists
  5. Public relations
  6. Link attraction
  7. Traffic

Social Media is more then Twitter – It’s Networking, Online Videos, Forums, Photo Sharing, Review sites, Wikis, Bookmarking etc…

He covers all the basic info as well:

How to be more social? – Find where your customers are: Ask them!

Let your customers know WHERE you are: add social links to email signatures, include social networks in mailing lists and create pages on your site to let fans/customers know where you are.

Final tips:

  • Promote GREAT content
  • Build out your networks
  • Contribute to the communities
  • Make the sites work together
  • Have good hosting

Any others you would add to the list?

Social Media Keynote at Internet Marketing Spring Break
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