Comic: Social Media Strategy From A Book

Developing a social media strategy isn’t easy, especially with so many channels out there…it sometimes feels like social media overload! But ignoring social media outright definitely isn’t a good strategy. Your customers might already be engaged in conversations about your brand on sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.

Cutting corners isn’t a good approach, either. Resist the temptation to create a strategy as quickly as possible, just so you are doing something. Just like building a “quick business plan” isn’t a good idea, building a quick social strategy likely won’t succeed either.

Instead, invest time and effort into understanding your business goals and how the various channels might help you accomplish those goals.

You wouldn't develop your business plan from an eBook, right? Why build your social media strategy from one?

Need some help determining some business objectives that you might be able to leverage social media to accomplish? Check out this post that details four key areas of your business that you might consider:

  • Knowledge Management
  • Intelligence
  • Sales
  • Support

If you don’t have the resources internally to help you, you might consider finding a social media strategist that can help you build a strategy that is right for your business. Just beware of the social media wizards, gurus, and jedis out there and be sure they have the right level of experience and a strong enough understanding of your needs.

Have other thoughts on great ways to build your social media strategy? Have experience defining social media business goals? I’d love to hear about them in a comment!

Cheers!

–Sean

  • http://twitter.com/bmw_free/status/217570205130432513/ (@bmw_free) (@bmw_free)

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  • http://twitter.com/NikkiPilkington/status/217598627667902465/ NikkiPilkington (@NikkiPilkington)

    Loving: Comic: Social Media Strategy From A Book http://t.co/D6ueodof

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    You gotta love this one! Social Media Strategy From A Book [comic] http://t.co/hKkWl23s via @socmedsean

  • http://makesureyouknow.com/ Leona

    True, but not easy.

  • http://twitter.com/chris_j_powell/status/217934720569315328/ Chris Powell (@chris_j_powell)

    Comic: Social Media Strategy From A Book http://t.co/gtj6iNZG via @socmedsean

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    Comic: Social Media Strategy From A Book http://t.co/URuRmGgx via @socmedsean @berkesch @vectordisplays

  • http://yodspica.com Elio Assuncao

    Like it :)

  • http://www.thecorporatethiefbeats.com Corporatethief Beats

    I find that people call themselves social media strategist are all con artist, social media is not even 6 years old , how can any one call themselves a social media strategist, and most of these people all they can do is set up social media account’s for you. My house mate who is a self employed builder, got a call from one of the social media strategist
    from a big company. She wanted to set him up a campaign for £2500 a year and then charge him a some sort of maintance fee every month.

    Where do they get the qualification to call themselves social media strategist?

  • http://twitter.com/mikeyduturbure/status/217949342336692225/ Michael Duturbure (@mikeyduturbure)

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  • Teri

    Probably more true life than anyone wants to acknowledge!

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  • http://www.fireyourbossproject.com Sandor Benko

    Spot on! So sad, so true…

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    Comic: Social Media Strategy From A Book http://t.co/vHvs0Qnj via @socmedsean

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  • NewsMeBack

    Sure, that’s not a good strategy :)

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    Comic: Social Media Strategy From A Book http://t.co/KqWTuW6b via @socmedsean

  • http://twitter.com/SocialMediaSUP/status/218486582951411713/ Social Media Setup (@SocialMediaSUP)

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    Comic: Social Media Strategy From A Book http://t.co/1qddMsX0 via @socmedsean

  • http://twitter.com/Nictos/status/219715407957852160/ Daniel Fath (@Nictos)

    Comic: Social Media Strategy From A Book http://t.co/PoKQ7ixH via @socmedsean

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    Comic: Social Media Strategy From A Book http://t.co/O1faLBLH via @socmedsean

  • http://twitter.com/zoe201015/status/220377772713967617/ (@zoe201015) (@zoe201015)

    Comic: Social Media Strategy From A Book http://t.co/HIbXDwSS via @socmedsean

  • http://twitter.com/Saket4s_U/status/221673771097001984/ (@Saket4s_U) (@Saket4s_U)

    Comic: Social Media Strategy From A Book http://t.co/TA4hVa1o via @socmedsean

  • http://BewitchedinSalem.com Bewitched in Salem

    LMAO. Reminds me of a few people I know. Thank you for the afternoon giggle.

  • http://twitter.com/adataghost/status/221694189228920832/ Adataghost (@adataghost)

    Comic: Social Media Strategy From A Book http://t.co/MAfDZ9ac via @socmedsean

  • http://twitter.com/TheaBredie/status/221710443524263937/ Theodora Bredie (@TheaBredie)

    Comic: Social Media Strategy From A Book http://t.co/8YVGovMd via @socmedsean

  • http://carolinegerardo.blogspot.com Caroline Gerardo

    Love the cartoon.
    Can I read a book on how to get in shape and the miracle happens when I purchase?
    All things take planning and work, unless someone has a magic wand they will allow me to borrow.
    C G

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