The rules of marketing have changed. Savvy marketing professionals know that they must engage with individuals directly on the Web, and smart businesses know that customers can become friends—with benefits. Friends With Benefits shows you how to get into the online marketing game. A guide filled with tips, tricks, and real-world case studies, Friends With Benefits shows how you can increase your company's online visibility and Web traffic and win over online influencers.
Friends With Benefits explains how to:
- Connect with potential customers and join their conversations
- Tweak your website to support your social media marketing campaigns
- Promote your products or brand and manage the toughest negative online feedback
- Track marketing campaigns, monitor discussions, and measure success
With viral videos racking up millions of views and Twitter mavens influencing thousands of their friends, social media marketing is an essential new tool for every marketer's toolbox. The expert authors of Friend With Benefits guide you through the social media landscape, where authenticity and connections are more important than the size of your marketing budget, and real results can be just a few clicks away.
DedicationFOREWORDACKNOWLEDGMENTSINTRODUCTION: A WINDOW INTO THE WORLD OF SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETINGChapter 1: WHAT IS SOCIAL MEDIA?Chapter 2: GET SOCIAL MEDIA READYChapter 3: FLAGGING A RIDE: FINDING THE RIGHT BLOGGERS AND COMMUNITIESChapter 4: NETIQUETTE: MISS MANNERS FOR THE WEBChapter 5: STICK OUT YOUR THUMB: DEVISING YOUR PITCHChapter 6: MEASURING SUCCESS: HOW TO MONITOR THE WEBChapter 7: IS SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING RISKY BUSINESS?Chapter 8: DAMAGE CONTROL IN THE DIGITAL AGEChapter 9: DOES MYSPACE STILL MATTER?Chapter 10: UNDERSTANDING FACEBOOKChapter 11: VIDEO MARKETING WITH YOUTUBE AND OTHER VIDEO SHARING SITESChapter 12: THE TWITTER REVOLUTIONChapter 13: THE POWER OF CROWDS: UNDERSTANDING AND PARTICIPATING IN ONLINE COMMUNITIESAFTERWORDRECOMMENDED READING