Happy New Year 2009!
I took 3 weeks off for family reasons and am still readying the launch of this blog- Jan 5th!
Happy New year and may God bless you richly in 2009!
Over the last 4 years, I have been quietly observing a lot of different folks in social media, from Chris Brogan, to Robert Scoble, Brian Clark, Darren Rowse, Mari Smith, Shama Hyder, and the list is almost endless. How they operate. what they say and do. And of course there are hundreds more that could be listed.
But I have learned an immense amount of good stuff from each. It is like going back to University.
I have found though that psychology plays a HUGE part in the social media marketing world. It plays a bigger part them most people realize due to the newness of social media and the power behind it’s capabilities.
There are what I call “Tier One” social media rock stars, (The term used by everyone today) and the “Tier two” participants. These 2 “social media zones” are interesting to observe from a marketing process, and also from a human standpoint.
I discovered this secret from a man about 15 years ago.
He was about 74 years old when we met.
He was a serious, poker faced man, until you got to know him. Then he was a teddy bear.
He was made of many things in his career. Buit one thing stood out.
Genius. Pure Genius when it came to writing copy and understanding the art of communication.
Love that word Influence.
It is at the basis of social media marketing. It is what the platform of moving people to take action rests upon. It is what we all must develop in social media.
Many talk about it.
Many write about it.
But how do you develop it?
Why Brand in social media?
You probably have asked this question before.
Or maybe twice.
I know I did several years ago-until the “light went on” and I discovered some things that proved to be worth millions in business.
But just what IS branding in social media and how do you participate in it?
But more than that.
Social Media Marketing is about enrolling and participating in community activities and conversations in blog communities. There are many different types of communities, but two we highly recommend are: