Social Media Marketing: An Hour a Day

Part IV: Chapter 14 “Present Your Social Media Plan”

This week you'll pull your plan together, collecting what you've developed in your prior exercises. You'll use this to defi ne a set of social media- based components that build on your current marketing efforts. Whether starting with a purely listening approach like that of Hallmark or Glaxo Smith Kline, or with an integrated outreach program like the social campaigns of the Brooklyn Museum, this week you'll build your plan.

In this final chapter, you'll begin with your business objectives and a defi nition of your audience. To that you'll add your touchpoint and social feedback cycle, identifying your initial campaign goals. Based on this, you'll make your channel selections and identify the metrics that tie everything back to your business objectives.

  • Social media-based marketing begins with business objectives and an understanding of your audience.
  • Social media as applied to marketing is fundamentally measurable in ways that can be tied to your business objectives.
  • Understanding what you will be asking for and identifying the biggest "yes" you can get at each approval step is critical to selling in your social media plan.