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Could we meet here?
Isn’t it easier and almost always nicer if you host a meeting or have friends round to yours? Unless of course your place is a mess or they come with dirty shoes. It’s the same for your audience – if you go to them online, where they are, they’ll appreciate it. But just like in the physical world you need to follow the right etiquette for each site and community, to ensure you are a good guest and don’t outstay your welcome.
2,000 years of Facebook
Our technology changes, but we humans are always sociable. Even 2,000 years ago every Roman centre had a Forum, a gathering place of social significance, for political debate, meetings, networking and a general chit chat. Today it isn’t as simple as meeting your audience in person by the Temple of Caesar, but you’ll find a high proportion of them using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. . . .
15 minutes of fame
Warhol was so right and so wrong. You can easily get more than 15 minutes of ‘fame’ online. Some folk share so many photos, videos, blog posts and tweets they probably end up ‘broadcasting’ more a week than Chris Evans. And so can you. Content sharing sites like YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr, Instagram, Tumblr etc. . . . can deliver content much closer to your audience.
Giving it a measurable try
With social media, one size never fits all. With our knowledge of the medium we can advise how, and if, social media could be used as part of your marketing communications mix. We can set out a strategy, deliver concepts and creative to fit the medium and if required manage the campaign and create content on an ongoing basis. We’ll also ensure we set in place ways to measure this activity to ensure you can evaluate the return on investment.
Your customer is always mostly right
This is the important bit. And probably the scary part. All of these social media and content sharing sites will allow un-moderated interaction with your audience. If you aren’t prepared to stimulate and join the discussion, and commit time and resources for the long term, then social media isn’t going to work for you. But if you are prepared to get involved, you’ll gain valuable audience feedback as insightful as formal research.
See some of our work
Read some of our social media case studies.
To discuss how social media could be better used as part of your marketing communications, call Iain on 0131 625 5500.
We're very social
See some examples of our social media work below or view some case studies.
We developed and implemented a Facebook strategy which generated more than 50,000 Likes in two years.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Our fourth campaign for the World's Largest Arts Festival was their biggest yet and centred round social media and piloted social ticketing.
Melville's Craft Lager
We created an enhanced social media presence and Facebook advertising to support the launch of the World's Best Fruit Beer.