The social media era has arrived. It's vocal, and it's here to stay. But what implications does that have for your small business' online presence? What networks should you be on? What tools should you be using? And how should you incorporate it all into your business?
The answers to these questions and more will be covered at Oakland Digital's upcoming one-day educational event, "Social Media For Small Businesses" in Oakland, CA. Jimdo's very own Community Care Bear, Kurt Lash, will be talking about the best ways to integrate social media with your Jimdo website. He'll cover how websites should be embracing social media channels and what practices work best. If you want to learn more about the social media platforms you've heard others buzzing about, check out this Bay Area symposium. Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Google+: find out what implications these networks have for your business and how they can benefit your company. Other topics will include the Power of Social, Social Networking Methods and Strategies, Local Search and Reviews, as well as Google+ Pages and Tools for Local Businesses. Tech experts from Jimdo, Google, Yelp, Constant Contact, and others will be presenting digital tools for your small business.
Experian's recent trend report shows that 91% of online adults are on social media networks, 39% have tweeted about a brand and 42% have mentioned a brand in a status update (source: ATYM). Odds are your current and prospect customers are on social media to connect, shop, research and discover. If your customers are talking social, you should be too!
Can't make it to Oakland, CA for the conference? Join us for our first Social Media Basics webinar on August 1, 2012.
Ana R. Alvarado