Oakdale Media will help you understand social media and how it fits into a profitable marketing campaign. We can build blogs and Facebook pages, set up Twitter accounts and build your YouTube channel. We’ll show you how to use these assets to develop deeper relationships with both customers and prospects. We’ll show you which tools make sense for your business and how to use them effectively.
Just because your customers are online doesn’t mean that it’s appropriate or effective to interrupt them with promotional messages. In fact, that’s probably the single most annoying thing you can do. Social media is a relationship building opportunity, not an advertising platform. If you can understand that social media is basically the online equivalent of networking, you can understand why you don’t want to be that guy at the party that’s constantly trying to sell you stuff.
Your customers are having conversations online. Right now. The key to social media success is learning how to first listen to and then to participate in these conversations. It’s not about how many fans, followers or friends you can accumulate, it’s about how much value you can add to the conversation.
The hardest thing for many businesses to accept about social media is that it doesn’t always provide instant gratification. You don’t get new customers calling in every time you publish a blog post. Because of this, most people that try social media end up abandoning it after a short period of time. Making a commitment to building strong social media assets is one of the smartest things you can do to build your business and dominate your competition. And that means you can make more money.