We left off in part one of the article telling how companies hire other people to help then generate sales and leads to maintain a competitive edge. Some of these affiliates may be the owners or syndicated blogs or they may have large group of friends at social media sites. They may be able to get your advertisement out to thousands very quickly.
People who are especially internet savvy and make it their business to know how to market online can focus solely on going where the traffic is, like various social media networks to help build a client base.
Video Syndication and Social Media Sites
If they want to go a step further they can create a crazy video that they intend to upload to a video syndication site like youtube or a social media site such as facebook to be shared with thousands of people. The more outrageous the video is the more views it will get and the more it will be shared. Offline companies hires consultants sometimes for the sole purpose of creating a viral video, that is a video meant to be shared by a mass of people. It is creative and very cost affective, so it is an avenue that neither the online marketer nor the offline marketer trying to break into online marketing can ignore.
Advertisers will utilize any kind of marketing where hordes of people go. The will utilize content networks, socialmedia sites and blogs to get a steady reader base which might never see their content offline. The can fine tune it to fit the audience they want by creating video content that they feel will be liked by a certain demographic.
Sharing Content with Social Media
They can syndicate content so that it can easily be shared. They can utilize rss feeds of other competitors so that they can keep up with things and track what their competitors are doing or what necessary adjustments they may need to make in order to stay on top of their game. They can utilize social media sites with unique content delivery systems so that people can keep up with the latest happenings with that company or track certain promotions that the company might have to generate interest. They can also use bookmarking sites so that their digital content can be voted on and the traffic leveraged to create more buzz around their product or services.
Making the most use of the Internet and Social Media
The bottom line is that both online and offline companies are making the most use of the internet and social media as possible to get their piece of the internet pie. With so many things dividing people interest companies have to work hard to keep their customers and do whatever it takes to keep their particular product or service the subject of interest. Even if it mean being controversial.
Too many people are online these days for advertisers not to allocate a large part of their budget towards internet marketing and especially social media marketing. Internet marketing does not mean simply throwing up pay per click ads on some of the search engines, but getting your message infront of highly targeted buyers who would otherwise never see what you were selling. So online marketers and offline marketers looking to get in must understand that their success or failure whether they want to believe it or not, is dependent on how much of an online presence they are able to have. And even if they do well offline, they can always create more business by establishing a strong online presence; using social media maybe the most cost effective method of advertising your business today.