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Wow, it is hard to believe that this is my last blog post. I’m at the end of this final course and now it’s time to reflect back on what I have learned. What surprised me the most?
I guess when I think about it, my understanding of social media was narrow and small. I mean, I used social media. I read about it every day. I pride myself on having multiple social media accounts and can keep up with my teenage kids. Of course that is also why I had all those social media accounts…lol. To keep up with my kids. I wanted to know what they were doing on line. I needed to know if they were being safe and responsible. They could definitely teach me a thing or two! What I didn’t know, or fully realize is how much social media influences our lives. The sheer volume of stuff out there is tantalizing.
My 13 year old daughter is always on YouTube and is always rattling on about this blogger or that blogger. My 16 year old daughter is stuck on the Snapchat craze. Her cell phone bill was a whopping $184.00 this month because she exceeded her 4GB data limit! Who needs more than 4GB of data? I near died! Apparently she can’t live without her Snapchat streaks!
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This brings me back to the point! Social media is everywhere. As a marketer, either you move with the times, or it passes you by and leaves you in the dust. Social media desert, is not where you want to be. Not if you want to stay current in the market and make an impact with your customers.
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It is all about the customer. You need to listen. You need to engage. You need to build your reputation. You need a plan, and you need to Network. No one does this alone. There are so many social media sites available to anyone willing to turn on the computer. There is also a lot of helpful sites to get you started. Social media is huge. It is unlimited. It can be scary. But if you take it one piece at a time and learn to listen to your audience, it can be an interesting place to spend some time. Who knows, you might just enjoy blogging!
What about you? What social media applications do you use?