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Social media for Business: It's Here and Now!

  1. Social Media for Business: it’s here and now!! Sanjay Mehta Jt. CEO, Social Wavelength
  2. What is Social Media?
  3. Accha…. Facebook?!
  5. Social Media: Consumer-to-consumer interaction via the Internet, and sharing of insights, experiences, opinions, perspectives. “ Traditional Media SOCIAL MEDIA: Consumer-to-Consumer Interaction BRANDS NOT REQUIRED
  6. How Big Is It
  8. Some facts…… Social media has overtaken porn as the number one activity on the Web. Years to reach 50 millions users: Radio, 38 years; TV, 13 years; Internet, 4 years; iPod, 3 years. Facebook added 100 million users in less than nine months Eighty percent of companies use LinkedIn as their primary tool to find employees. The fastest growing segment on Facebook is 55- to 65-year-old females. Ashton Kutcher and Ellen DeGeneres have more Twitter followers than the entire populations of Ireland, Norway, and Panama. Eighty percent of Twitter usage is on mobile devices. People update anywhere, anytime. Imagine what that means for bad customer experiences! Generation Y and Z consider e-mail passé. Boston College stopped distributing e-mail addresses to incoming freshmen in 2009. What happens in Vegas stays on ….. YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook...
  9. YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world. Wikipedia has more than 13 million articles. Some studies show it's more accurate than Encyclopædia Britannica. Seventy-eight percent of these articles are non-English. Facebook users translated the site from English to Spanish via a Wiki in less than two weeks and cost Facebook $0. Twenty-five percent of search results for the world's top 20 largest brands are links to user-generated content . Thirty-four percent of bloggers post opinions about products and brands. Seventy-eight percent of consumers trust peer recommendations. Only 14 percent trust advertisements. Only 18 percent of traditional TV campaigns generate a positive ROI. Ninety percent of TiVo users skip ads. More than 1.5 million pieces of content (Web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photos, etc.) are shared on FB daily.
  10. By the time there is a case study in your specific industry, it is going to be way too late for you to catch up - Seth Godin “
  11. Social Media : a few Case Studies
  12. The power of Viral; where advertising does not reach, Social Media does!
  13. If I lived here, I would have adjusted to the noise. The Tata Sky+ factor.
  14. Have you heard of what happened to Domino’s?
  15. The power has shifted in the hands of the consumer. Brand value damage can be expensive, unless brands actively participate in Online Reputation Management
  17. Can Social Media help Sales?? For Threadless, it does!
  18. Social Media helped this plumber. Same could happen with a doctor, a lawyer, a stock broker.. There will be positive recommendations, as also negative…. “ Don’t go to that guy.. He’s a cheat..” etc. “ I will tell my Facebook friends about your brand. Not because I like your brand, but because I like my friends!”
  19. Listening Skills!!
  20. Know what people are thinking about, In Real Time Are they considering a new demat account? What are their issues?
  21. Eavesdropping your customers’ homes – Social Media Monitoring Themes Brand Reference Tone Influencer Identification
  22. A lot of business is all about finding the right person to talk to…this is especially true for B2B businesses So how can we find the “right person”?? Heard of LinkedIn?
  25. Clearly, Social Media is not just for B2C businesses; if you are a B2B business, link in to LinkedIn!
  26. opportunities
  27. listening “ Your brand is what your customers say it is. speaking Speaking is about starting a conversation. “ engaging Customers engaging with you, as well as each other. “ evangelizing Evangelize your customers and transform your relationship with them “ adopting Adopting Social Media practices and changing the way your company operates. “
  28. Our recommendation for a Social Media Strategy Strategy is based on the 4P’s of Social Media . Strategy is based on the understanding the Social Media Engagement Landscape .
  29. Indian companies are getting tuned in to the new realities; several interesting initiatives seen in recent times!
  30. Me and My Company  Social Wavelength is a startup venture, incorporated in April 2009. Social Wavelength though, has been many years in the making! Sanjay Mehta: one of India’s earliest Internet entrepreneurs. Co-founded in 1998, worked hands-on with this e-retail venture, selling ethnic Indian consumer products to global customers. Over the 9 years spent at, mastered the business model – B2C and B2B over the Internet, consumer behavior, technologies, SEO/SEM, blogging, etc. After selling in 2007, took over as COO, Compare Infobase Ltd.,,,,,, etc. were some of the leading portals of this Delhi based company. Besides managing operations and streamlining the business, got all of these entities into an active route towards Social Media. After spending 1.5 years at Compare Infobase, Sanjay moved on to start this new venture in Social Media Management, viz. Social Wavelength . Initial team in place, and 30+ client engagements in place. Expanding rapidly!
  31. Questions? If you need a copy of this presentation, please leave your business card. We will email it to you. Sanjay Mehta Jt. CEO, Social Wavelength. [email_address] Company blog: Personal blog: Twitter: LinkedIn: Tel: +91 98200-40918

Notes de l'éditeur

  1. These burgeoning trends converging sure opens up a lot of doors. So what are the various opportunities presented by this convergence?
  2. Brazilian brand theorist Ricardo Guimaraes: your brand is whatever people say it is.