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Why Social Media?

I was at a meeting with a business owner/friend this morning about two different projects I am working on for two different clients and our conversation drifted to social media and the why behind it.

We all know that social media is here to stay.  It’s changed how our lives function.  It’s changed how business is done.  To have a visual on the spanse of social media, check out this graphic:

Look at that!  What business wouldn’t want a piece of that pie?

My friend and I talked about how social media is growing.  His business does not have a presence on any of the social media networks (well, just a Facebook group he started).  I told him times have changed.  Traditional marketing and advertising has had to adapt for social media.  You want to find your customers or prospective customers?  Go where they are – Facebook, Twitter, Google+.  Bring your marketing into the 21st century.

So to answer the question, Why Social Media?  My answer, why not?  More and more companies are increasing their social media marketing budget because that is where consumers are.  In a simple click, your message can be retweeted or +1’d or shared on Facebook.  Isn’t word of mouth (or viral) marketing best?  User recommendations.  Videos.  Conversations with your followers. Times have changed indeed.  When I come across a business that isn’t on social media, I have to ask them why.  At this point, no one can afford NOT to be on it.  There are tons of widgets, apps and such for your Facebook page.  Enhance the user experience and gain a loyal customer in return.  Here’s another graphic that should convince any business owner why they should be on social media:

Impressive or what?

Still have questions about social media?  I suggest you read my previous post, “Your Social Media Questions Answered.”  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to find out how your business can find their place on social media.

My Top Events of 2011

Well, we have one week left in 2011.  This year saw a lot of professional changes for me.  I’m excited to see 2012 begin.  I hope 2012 brings everyone success, both personally and professionally.

For now, I’d like to reflect back on this past year with my top events of 2011…oh, and these are in no particular order.

1.   I started my own business, ME Marketing Services, which is something I’ve always wanted to do.
2.  Joined BNI – Business in the Boro networking group and met an amazing group of business owners.
3.  Got my first client!
4.  And then many more!
5.  Took my daughters to Disney World for their birthday.
6.  Saw my beloved Georgia Bulldogs win 10 in a row despite an 0-2 start.
7.  Saw my business grow faster than I could have imagined in the first 4 months.
8.  Expanded my knowledge of social media marketing through networking groups, webinars and blogs.
9. Had a large account hire me based on recommendations from the community.

I look forward to 2012 and the possibilities and opportunities it will bring.  On a personal sales pitch note (sorry, have to put a plug in!), if you are looking at 2012 and not sure how you want to market your business in new and exciting ways and change up the status quo, contact me!  I’d love to talk with you on how to grow your business with all the new media and social networks!

Happy New Year’s!

p.s.  If you would like to check out some Social Media information for yourself, I recommend the following pages:
www.kimgarst.com
www.socialmediaexaminer.com

p.s.s.  Follow me on all my social media networks!
Twitter
Facebook Business Page
LinkedIn

Announcing New Clients…

Today is an exciting day!  One Facebook page was launched to the public and another has come on board with my Facebook management plan!

I would like to announce that Presley T. Lomax, New York Life Insurance Company is up and running!  Help Presley increase his fan count and “like” his page!  He will feature tips from New York Life Insurance Company on term and whole life insurance plus also from a different array of products!

Congrats Presley!

I would also like to introduce you to Bella Jay Photography!  Bella Jay is owned by Iricel Anderson and Brandi Gaines, two Georgia Southern University Photography graduates.  Their pictures are just precious!  They are wanting to grow their business and have enlisted my help.  I am very honored to be working with them.  Their page will be undergoing some “renovations”, so please watch for our new Special Offer tab and Facebook Fan Only specials!  Visit their page and “like” them!

Interested in how I can help you expand your business online?  Email me and let’s talk!

To Share or Not to Share…

I see something really, really cool online and I want my friends to see it, so I click the ever-popular “share” button. Doesn’t matter where – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn. If it’s cool, I’m going to share it everywhere. Sharing on social media has become a popular way to get opinions, let people know what is going on and pass along world events. I cannot tell you how many times I pull up Facebook and links have been shared by multiple people. Talking about something going viral.

I subscribe to MANY social media marketing and networking e-newsletters. I got one today that was of particular interest. It included this cool infographic about social media sharing. I invite you to take a look and let me know what you think. Have you seen this trend with your business or clients? Are YOUR posted items being shared? To me, it’s a huge compliment when someone shares or retweets something I’ve posted.

Take a look…

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