Isn't this just the YELLOW PAGE inbound marketing consultant wet dream sales pitch 5 or 6 generations onward… ?
You gotta have a listing, everyone has a listing…
No one sees your listing, you have to take a quarter…
Your quarter isn't getting noticed, talk to our designer.
Everyone has a quarter, do you want to be an everyone; lets talk about a half.
A half is for the timid, is that how you want to be seen?
Take a page, show 'em you mean business!
Your page isn't being noticed… let's add more color!
The cost of doing business? If you spend it they will come?
I'm not being contrarian here, and I am in total agreement that using these marketing tools, in a fashion that softens up that hardened lead, is essential; honestly… But truly, honestly the buzz and emphasis on content marketing is getting downright worrisome. Of course our clients need to establish a presence in these forums, the arenas, streams, feeds and pin boards… but to what end. Do we really want to see a sea of disappointed, disillusioned business people floating facedown awash in the flotsam and jetsam of long forgotten social media stra… schemes? ( ...sch...rategies that could have worked)
How will they find you?
What do you say?
You got to be on it!
Right now, EVERY day!
They manufacture egg cartons…
Maybe their website really is JUST a static brochure, a leave behind, send to. The place to go if you want to know a little bit more. Maybe they don't need a damned blog; or only just need one to let the CEO wax poetically about the qualities of his business from time to time, add a little persona. Or maybe it's just a forum to let the sales guys hone their pitch from time to time (?) Maybe their Face-twit-pin feeds are paced a few clicks slower than the guy next door, but each post-tweet-pin is that much more, meaningful? Perhaps they should listen to social; a little more' listening to what their customers are saying rather than droning on and drowning oiut the voices of the folks they're listening for?
When seeking to rise above the clutter, does adding to this clutter define a strategy of any real logic?
Who owns the relationship with your customer?
That's for you to answer, but, last I looked… it wasn't the marketing department.
Who's the most social person in your organization? Build your social strategy around… that guy. No?