Friday, January 8, 2010

Is Social Media Crap for Business?

I've had a few heated discussions with my marketing mates down the pub about social media. Some say it's all meaningless BS and I quote, "Nobody I want to sell to wastes their time on Twitter".... puleease......

That's not how I see it - I get more hardcore, relevant information that I need by listening and contributing on Twitter and linkedin than anywhere else. I hardly bother with my old corporate email address any more because it's so much easier to Skype. I can find all the leads I can handle and I can't imagine not being part of this many-headed Hydra (now, now, no comments about which head i am....or was that medusa?)

I'm interested to find out other opinions - from diehard social media addicts and those who simply loiter.

1 comment:

Always On Sale said...

The title should have been Is Business Crap for Social Media.

I work for several businesses and the majority of conflict I encounter with business owners is that they tend to be slightly schyzophrenic. They refuse to become fan of their own business page but expect people to do so.

I think the hardest yard for Social Media is not to present the value it can bring to the business but how the business should act & be when entering the SMM waters.