Marketing is an art. It calls for a lot of patience. It commands change of marketing tactics depending on the situation and the person who is being approached. Use of modern technology like internet is now found to be most useful and rewarding in the social marketing.
How social media works:
In social internet marketing, the popular media is used for making a social interaction with the concerned users. It could be in the form of discussion made online or posting and getting messages, etc. By this method, there is exchange of information and data and the dissemination of the information between the parties takes place at regular intervals. Most of those who post blogs for internet marketing depend on this social media which is the fastest media of communication and it is reliable too.
Apart from the internet, other media normally used are telephone and such other means. However, normally face book and twitter are some of the popular media used for social internet marketing. This is because, they are the sites most of the people will be visiting during their leisure time and during this time, they will have the patience to understand what is being explained.
One of the best examples:
The uniqueness of social media lies in its reaching all sections of people and for this purpose the help of mass media is taken. Apart from this, help of face book and twitter is also taken. One of the popular automobile industries announced during the recent recession that if any of their customers are laid off, they would be exempt from paying subsequent installments of car loan till they find an alternate job. They made this announcement through the popular media and more particularly they used the face book and twitter for making this scheme popular. This social marketing actually opened the flood gates for the particular automobile company to promote its product through the media of internet.
It creates a firm base for the entrepreneur to market his product through a process of involvement of people and making them realize the advantages of the product. This is achieved through a process of confidence building through frequent exchange of information and discussion. The entrepreneur introduces himself through the internet and gets the people to understand the product. No sales are made on social media. It is only a road to sale; because by this media the entrepreneur and the customers come together. This coming together will build a lasting relationship between the two.
Selva Sugunendran CEng, MIEE, MCMI, CHt, MIMDHA, MBBNLP, Integrated Systems Business Consultant, Internet Marketer Master NLP Practitioner and a Social Media Evangelist gives more information about Social Media Business, Internet Marketing Business and Marketing methods