Thursday, January 27, 2011

Have Social Media Changed The Rules of Marketing?

I'm not so sure there are actually new rules for marketing and public relations as much as there is new technology to use to apply the old ones, but David Meerman Scott does an excellent job of telling you how to do it.  His advice to "target a specific audience," for example, is certainly not a new concept to marketing professionals. In fact, I spend a great deal of time on that subject in The Dynamic Manager's Guide To Marketing and Advertising. The way he applies the rule to social networking sites like LinkedIn, however, is definitely worth exploring.  The book is particularly useful when it comes to helping the technical novice understand such basic tools as RSS feeds and YouTube videos.  The author's insistence that the marketer build an online presence around useful, unobtrusive content is particularly appealing.

Dave Donelson distills the experiences of hundreds of entrepreneurs into practical advice for small business owners and managers in the Dynamic Manager's Guides, a series of how-to books about marketing and advertising, sales techniques, hiring, firing, and motivating personnel, financial management, and business strategy.

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