Social Media is a Waste of Time. Or is it?

I’m a social media user in both my personal and professional life, not a full blown evangelist (I reserve that for other activities), but a keen user of SM as a tool. This blog from the ever insightful Mr Reid helps explain why you should too.

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Social media’s here, and it’s here to stay. Whatever platform you use – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and/or any of the others – social media is playing an increasingly influential part in our lives.

But does it work for business? Does social media really generate worthwhile business leads and create customers?

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It’s no surprise that a lot of people are sceptical. After all, look at the headline graph in this article in Entrepreneur. Facebook and Twitter come way below organic search and e-mail for customer acquisition.

But if you read on, you’ll find that most people are using social media in the wrong way. Too many marketers – in both big and small businesses – are using it in the same way they once used an ad in the paper.

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