Social media marketing is not a replacement for other forms of marketing

Relationshipmarketing When talking about social media marketing, many people look at the social media themselves, focus on the seemingly endless opportunities of social media marketing and forget the global picture.

Many people also seem to look at social media marketing as a replacement of other forms of marketing.

That is one of the reasons why I don’t want this blog to become known as some social media marketing hype kind of thing but why I try to focus as much as I can on the integration of social media marketing with other forms of marketing (like email marketing) and on the cross-fertilization that social media marketing enables when you use social media the right way and in the right phases of the customer life cycle.

Yes, in social media marketing, people (customers, prospects, partners, fans,…) are key and relationships are crucial but this does not mean that social media marketing is some kind of relationship marketing 2.0.

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How to get sales accept your database marketing program

MarkPrice “The sales team rejected the initiative entirely,” my client told me, “they said they had too much to do already and could not handle anything else.”

“So what are we going to do with our new segmentation?”

I had this conversation recently with one client; actually I have had this conversation in one form or another, with three clients over the past month.

Each of these clients are facing similar problems:

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