Many businesses are grappling with questions such as:
- How can we capitalise on the growth and connect with key business decision makers?
- How do we navigate the digital landscape, map a business growth strategy and effectively manage risk?
- How do we build an effective digital strategy, manage implementation and measure results?
With the myriad of platforms and devices we use to stay connected, it can be difficult to know which ones we should invest our time in, particularly when it comes to business.
How do you decide which will yield the best business results? What strategies will you put in place to build your business and professional brand?
It’s no longer a question of whether to involve yourself and your business in social media or not. The question is ‘how are you going to differentiate yourself and your business?’
Another important question to consider is ‘where do you go to get quality advice?’
To be fair, there are many excellent practitioners currently advising on social media. Equally though, there are many people whose only qualification is they have a Facebook page or Twitter account – making them an expert.
It reminds me of the lead-up to the year 2000 with Y2K experts offering advice and expertise. Similarly today we have the ‘social media expert’- willing to advise businesses on how to get the most out of social media.
If you are considering appointing a social media expert, ask to see proof of where they have built a business, and how the growth in the business is directly attributable to the social media efforts and activities.
It’s a tough call, but it’s a question worth asking.