Social Media – The New Marketing?

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Social Media – The New Marketing?

It seems like everyone is talking about social media these days.  To communicate with your customers, to keep in front of prospects, it’s all about using the new social media.  But aren’t we getting a bit out of hand here?  I think we’re in danger of throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

I’m not saying that social media isn’t a wonderful tool.  I’m saying you don’t have to abandon other, more traditional marketing methods in your rush to get to social media.  Marketing is still about choosing the best tool to accomplish your goal.  There’s a very old saying that if all you have is a hammer, you see the world as full of nails.  Social media is one more tool in your toolbox, not the only one. 

All of your marketing tools have pros and cons.  Social media is no exception.  It’s excellent for immediate communications.  You can quickly monitor what people are saying about your company and respond to those comments.  No doubt about it, monitoring and adding to social media postings can prevent a public relations nightmare.  But social media is ephemeral.  Tweets and postings are overwritten by new tweets and postings at incredible speed.  People rarely go back to see what was being talked about before they signed on.

Not all marketing is of the “here today, gone tomorrow” variety.  There is information you want to have available to your clients and prospects on a regular basis.  You want to keep your name in front of people. You want to retain the customers you have while finding new ones.  Social media may not be the best tool to accomplish those tasks.  In the next few blog postings, I’d like to explore some of the more traditional marketing tools and how to use them in new ways.  I’d be very interested in hearing how you’re using old tools in new ways.  Let me know!

 Tripp Braden is a marketing consultant who specializes in developing seven figure partnerships.  Discover how to grow your company through extraordinary partnerships by visiting http://www.HighGrowthBusiness.com where you can find resources and products to increase your success.

About the Author

Tripp Braden partners with entrepreneurs and senior executives on their high engagement C-Suite communication and content marketing strategies.

I believe client education is the best way of building trust and long term sustainable growth.

My consulting practice focuses on second stage entrepreneurs, technology organizations, and senior level business executives. I partner with clients to develop high impact C-Suite communication and account based marketing strategies.

My work with many Fortune 1000 organizations helps smaller and mid-market businesses benefit from leveraging account based marketing strategies.

If you’re interested in learning more, contact me at tbraden@marketleadership.net or send me an invite on LinkedIn. You can find Tripp’s Serving Leadership blog at Empowering Serving Leaders.

Tripp Braden – who has written posts on Market Leadership Journal.


2 Comments on "Social Media – The New Marketing?"

  1. I have seen some marketers who are more keen in developing social network profiles ignoring core business(the home page). This happens because most of them are lured by the massive social attention they believe they can gain by focusing on them! But such people should remember that social media marketing is not an exceptional to what Traditional marketing work on!

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