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One Channel Has Numerous Functions

For whatever your business or organization attempts today, whether it’s advertising, market research, human resources, or customer service, social media grants a significant increase in reach and amplification.

Social media serves as a means for businesses to reach different functions for their customers, such as customer service, customer engagement, brand building, and so forth, often discuss where social media fits within our integrated marketing calendar.

The calendar lists our monthly promotions throughout the year.

Today any promotion or product line is marketed through Facebook, Twitter, and our blog, depending on the promotion, you might also amplify the message on other networks or niche venues: YouTube, Yelp, Foursquare, Pinterest, and others.

Any enterprise that aspires to have a strong relationship with its audience must incorporate social marketing into its strategy.

Your customer orientation will assist you in finding your most influential profile of your most active brand loyalists, who serve as unofficial champs for your company.

As a periodical publisher, you will engage in content planning. In social media, you must know the schedule for Facebook, Twitter, and your blog that keeps your Facebook page fresh, and your brand squarely in the stream of your followers and fans. Keep in mind, only 90 percent of your fans will ever see your posts.

Promotion of your social sphere.

If you build it, they won\’t come unless you invest thought, time, and some money in promotion.

The social media regime\’s greatest and biggest asset is its chief disadvantage in its enormous and exponentially expanding scale.

It\’s imperative that one be remarkable, next we need to know how we make a campaign on a social network remarkable, this is the one million question ?

Of course life is never that simple, take, for example, Apple’s false start with its corporate identity, the company\’s first logo, designed in 1976, showed Isaac Newton sitting under a tree with an apple dangling above his head, waiting for gravity to happen, and the strapline that accompanied it was  \”Newton… A Mind Forever Voyaging Through Strange Seas of Thought … Alone.” Would they really have become one of the most successful businesses on the planet if Steve Jobs hadn’t decided on a bit of a creative re-think?

Promotionable If you are looking for a slogan that people will remember, you might want to keep it short. \”All the best tag lines or slogans have three words,\” says branding consultant Duncan Owen. Apple might not agree, and Budweiser\’s \”Wassup?\” or Clairol\’s \”Does she… or doesn\’t she?\” are among a number of exceptions, but there are plenty of examples to make the case. Nike\’s \”Just Do It\”, KFC\’s \”Finger lickin\’ good\”, and McDonalds\’ \”I\’m lovin\’it\”.

Memorable. Is your slogan (or other brand element) easy to recognize, and easy to recall? Does it have ‘sticking power’? A striking image or a word carrying some emotion such as courage or bravery might help.

Meaningful. This can be achieved in a descriptive way, such as a clear link with what you do – a product category, the business you are in. Or it can be done in a persuasive way – emphasizing your unique selling proposition, or a key point of difference, such as a special benefit you offer. In either case, credibility is essential, as a slogan must link with customer expectations.

Likeable. Does it look good, and does it sound right? Try using linguistic devices like alliteration (Coca-Cola), unusual or incorrect spelling (Kwik-Fit, Vodafone), abbreviations (7UP), acronyms (Amoco), compounds (Cup-a-Soup), metaphors (Aquafresh), association with a particular quality (Midas), or what the branding experts refer to as paranomasia, and that we think of as a play on words (half the restaurants in London and New York).

Transferability. Is the slogan universal enough to cover new categories, new business ventures and international markets? Make sure the words are easily pronounceable in as many countries as possible and look out for possible misinterpretation. Particularly if you’d like to avoid following Pepsi whose ‘Pepsi brings you back to life’ turned into \’Pepsi brings you ancestors back from the grave’ in Chinese, or Coors whose ‘Turn it loose’ became ‘Suffer from diarrhea’ in Spanish.

Protectability. Think about the aspect of copyrights, and make sure you can legally protect your brand elements internationally. Also, make sure you don’t invest in building up awareness of brand elements that can be easily and legally copied by others. When Molson launched their Ice beer they thought they were onto a winner. Unfortunately for them, however, you can’t copyright the word \’ice\’ and they quickly found themselves facing competition from Miller Ice, and then Bud Ice.

Authenticity. The best slogans reflect the essence of a company, its very soul. And the best way to achieve authenticity is to work from the inside out, by understanding what your people believe the business is about because every single one of them will need to be an ambassador for the brand in the outside world.

Simplicity. In an age of information overload less is most definitely more. Keep it short, keep it simple, keep it clear.

Adaptability. In a rapidly changing world you need to future –proof your brand as much as possible, which means making it as adaptable as possible. Look at how other companies such as Google and MTV play with their logos through the use of different colors and backgrounds to create new messages while retaining the essence of the brand.  Brand consistency and brand relevance are not mutually exclusive. With courage and inventiveness they can be made to work hand-in-hand.

At the end of the day you need to own the identity or slogan you have come up with, and whether you are Fedex with, The World On Time, or the guys at Chick-fil-A who aggressively protect  Eat Mor Chikin, always make sure you can deliver on the promise you have chosen.

Author: Lom