Social Media Marketing

Social Media MarketingHardly a day goes by that the “traditional” news doesn’t talk about one of the Social Media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Google Review or Yelp. They are often talking about a story on Social Media or how that platform has impacted the news. Google seems to be in the news a lot these days which adds to the buzz around Social Media.

We are all aware of the ads we see on Facebook. With all the content we are exposed to on the internet, a new way of marketing is being developed – “Conversational or Relationship” Marketing. Conversational marketing is a one-to-one approach to marketingThis method allows companies to shorten their sales cycle. But more importantly, it allows the marketers to learn more about their customers, and create a human buying experience.

Unlike traditional marketing, conversational marketing uses targeted, real-time messaging and intelligent chatbots instead of lead capture forms.  In this method, leads never have to wait for follow-ups. They can engage with your business when it’s convenient for them. It also allows the marketer to make personal contact with people. With personal conversation, the individual can become a lead who is interested in your product.

Conversations with potential customers don’t just happen on your website. Conversation marketing takes place across multiple social media platforms. It is all about starting a dialogue with the people who can benefit from your product or service. You aren’t just blasting people with ads and trying to force people to take an action. Conversational Marketing is about having a conversation with people, answering their questions and listening to their feedback. The ultimate goal is to find new ways to help them solve their problem.

After spending approximately 20 years as a programmer analyst working in both the private sector and county government, Dena Warfield returned to college earning a Masters Degree in Psychology and in Creative Writing. Since graduation, her main focus has been on marketing – Direct Sales, Copywriting, and Writing for the Web. She co-owned and managed a direct marketing company with her husband working, primarily, with local newspapers. She managed the business office, human resources, and helped with training and marketing. She also designed their company Web Site plus writing for other web developers. Dena’s years of business, computer programming, and writing have helped to focus her copywriting skills in the marketing arena. Whether she is writing content for websites, emails, brochures, catalogs, or direct-response her goal is increased traffic and sales to your site or business. Education Dena earned her Master’s Degree in Human Behavior and a Master’s in Creative Writing from National University in San Diego, California. She has also completed a certification program from AWAI (American Writers & Artists Inc., Delray Beach, FL.) with a focus in copywriting for the web. Author Dena has authored a self-help book designed to help people become aware of their negative thoughts and core beliefs that keep them from becoming successful. The techniques described in her book were used to help their sales rep to become more successful. Her book is currently on Amazon.com. She also enjoys writing Flash Fiction which can be found on her Facebook page, WarStories by Dena – Flash Fiction with a twist.

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