• http://www.facebook.com/hakeem.adebiyi.14 Hakeem Adebiyi

    This is a really important topic becasue A study by Manta showed that 42% of small businesses said that 25% of their new customers came from social media sites so isn’t now the time to start thinking about social media management.

    For some reason there are still many businesses which are still reticent to enter into the social media forum in anyway.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Free-Guide-to-Internet-Marketing-Success/369334686492160?ref=hl

  • http://www.brickmarketing.com/ Nick Stamoulis

    “I have had many clients that look at me like I’m crazy when I suggest re-tweeting a competitors’ tweet.”

    I’ve had the exact same reaction from many of my clients! But good information is good information, no matter who shared it first. Like you said, as long as it’s not directly promoting your competition’s products/services why not share it with your own audience?

  • http://ariherzog.com/ Ari Herzog

    I’d like to see this in action — from a large business — before I suggest anything like this to my clients who would look at me with 3 ears.

  • http://twitter.com/mgilstrap19 Michelle Gilstrap

    Excellent post, thanks for the great strategy. I do feel that business does tend to forget that helping one another can be beneficial when we are talking about a broad situation. I do agree with you. Just as you illustrated. Facebook announcing business pages with local maps helps all business owners and this is something that everyone can benefit from. Sharing this helps everyone.

  • http://twitter.com/qnary Qnary

    When creating your social media strategy, make sure that you decide who you want your target audience to be. Once you have established your target audience it makes creating your content a lot easier.

  • http://www.brosix.com/ Brosix

    I agree! The more local listing directories a business can get on, the better.

  • http://www.brosix.com/ Brosix

    Yes, figuring out your target audience should be one of the first steps.