Social Media Revolution = Marketing Evolution

I am sure mostly everyone has seen this video by now. I, myself, have seen it a couple of times. It’s fascinating to me because these numbers are so mind-boggling. And even more fascinating is that there are business people who don’t think social media is a viable marketing tool.

Social Media Revolution

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIFYPQjYhv8&feature=PlayList&p=9BE0CB815E91D43D&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=3

As a marketer, I am a firm believer of blending new and traditional marketing techniques in an overall marketing plan. What has “always worked before” may not be the best way or the only way to market your products and services in today’s world. Those businesses that are willing to try or consider new methods are, in my opinion, smart and very strategic.

Social Media Revolution

This is why I think the social media revolution is partially responsible the evolution of marketing. Social media didn’t exist even a few years ago, at least to the extent it exists now. The Marketing Evolution is, in my opinion, learning and understanding how to blend all the various marketing tools available to businesses. And key to all of this is content, content and more content. When you create content today, you can repurpose it over and over again, using it in both new and traditional techniques.

Twitter Screen Shot

I find I am able to get valuable information, about business and marketing, from others via social media. I am also finding that much of the news I get each day is also through social media. But I still gather information from newspapers, TV, trade publications and magazines. Again, I stress, this is a blending of new and old but this is also an acceptance of the new.

If you watched The Office this past week (Pam and Jim’s wedding episode), you noticed that they spoofed a video that was seen on You Tube. This is the perfect example of the writers of The Office understanding that millions of people viewed the You Tube video of a certain wedding (where the wedding party and the bride and groom danced down the aisle of the church). The writers knew that the audience would “get” the joke because they understood the power of the You Tube viewer ship.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LAuhUp8Uh8

I am not a social media guru, nor am I, particularly, a social media fan. I do think it is fun and I do recognize it’s a great way to connect to people you know and people you do not know. From a business standpoint, I like connecting with people I do not personally know. It’s also a way that friends can spread the word to their friends or followers can spread the word to other followers. It’s like that commercial from years ago—you tell two friends and they tell two friends and so on and so and so on. It’s the same principle, really, with social media.

Faberge Commerical

Faberge Shampoo TV Commercial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgDxWNV4wWY

If you like the Social Media Revolution video, this other video is one you would surely enjoy.

Did You Know

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKZEP-xruH4

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About Anna Brice, Pinnacle Peak Marketing

I am an Independent Marketing Services Provider and Principal of Pinnacle Peak Marketing. Pinnacle Peak Marketing provides companies, small and large, the opportunity to utilize a reliable outsource marketing resource and take advantage of the flexibility of the full menu of marketing services we provide. Clients can pick and choose the precise services they require and only contract for those specific services. This is what I refer to as On-Demand Marketing Services. Our work includes long and short-term projects or can be done on an hourly, retainer or project-by-project basis. I am a marketing professional with 13 years experience in the travel industry and 11 years in marketing. My past experience includes marketing management roles at Sony Electronics, Fujifilm and GoDaddy.com. I have worked in every level of marketing and the experience at each level has served me well. I continue to learn and in marketing today, the changes are so swift and dramatic, that one must continue to learn in order to survive and thrive. I work with a group of professionals and we work together and separately and are able to provide a wealth of knowledge and resources as a combined group. My husband, Ed and I also have two vacation rentals in Scottsdale and one vacation rental home in Edgartown- Katama in Martha’s Vineyard. We rent these properties through our company, BREO Vacation Rentals (www.breovacationrentals.com). It is great fun and we have been very lucky with great renters. We have had only one bad experience, so we really can’t complain. We have been very lucky to get many repeat renters (all of our properties now have had repeat renters), so we feel like we must be doing something right. We do try hard, that’s for sure. I am never far from marketing, between Pinnacle Peak Marketing and BREO Vacation Rentals. I enjoy it, love it and have a goal to help companies grow; connect those companies with their customers and their customers to them.
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