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MySpace Marketing: Creating a Social Network to Boom Your Business

MySpace Marketing: Creating a Social Network to Boom Your Business

by Sean Percival
     
 

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MySpace Marketing is the quintessential low-down on guerilla marketing on the biggest social network on the planet. Marketers big and small need to learn how to connect with their target audiences via social media or get left in the dust. MySpace Marketing gives the grounding and the specific tips and traps essential for marketing success on

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MySpace Marketing is the quintessential low-down on guerilla marketing on the biggest social network on the planet. Marketers big and small need to learn how to connect with their target audiences via social media or get left in the dust. MySpace Marketing gives the grounding and the specific tips and traps essential for marketing success on MySpace.”

—Mark Brooks, Editor, SocialNetworkingWatch.com

“An invaluable guide to the dos and don’ts of building and marketing to social networks—essential reading for the enterprise 2.0.”

—Niall Cook, Author, Enterprise 2.0: How Social Software Will Change the Future of Work

“Social networking is the new PR and advertising—any business not starting to explore the online space will be left behind by the competition. MySpace Marketing gives a practical, step-by-step approach that any business can use for successful marketing on the popular site.”

—Colleen Coplick, BuzzNetworker.com

“Social Networks like MySpace are critical to the future of marketing. With traditional tactics like advertising no longer effective, there is no better way to have prospects experience your brand.”

—Paul Dunay, Global Director of Integrated Marketing, BearingPoint; Author, Buzz Marketing for Technology blog

MySpace Marketing is a practical guide for anyone involved in brand building. From starting with strategy (‘Is your business right for MySpace marketing?’) to the ins and outs of profile creation and audience segmentation, this book is an essential primer for small business owners and large brands alike on one of the biggest social networks.”

—Scott Monty,The Social Media Marketing Blog, Global Digital & Multimedia Communications Manager, Ford Motor Company

MySpace Marketing takes a respectful look at the rich community of MySpace and instructs marketers on how to successfully become a part of that community. Part field-guide and part how-to manual, MySpace Marketing delivers a great read and solid advice.”

—Kate Trgovac, Editor-in-Chief, OneDegree.ca

“I have read a lot of books on marketing on MySpace, but what makes MySpace Marketing stand out are the examples (mini case studies) of what actually works on MySpace. The examples of what type of marketing campaigns have been successful and what you can do to replicate that campaign are really insightful and provide me with enough information that I feel I could go and launch a successful marketing campaign on MySpace today.”

—David Wilson, Social Media Blogger, http://social-media-optimization.com

“Social media marketing doesn’t have to be a series of trials and errors. MySpace Marketing is one of the only resources I’ve seen that takes the guesswork out of how to market in one of the largest social networks. Regardless of level of experience or resources, it gives step-by-step strategies suitable for large and small companies alike.”

—Lisa Braziel, Community Engagement Director, Ignite Social Media; Coauthor, Social Media is a Cocktail Party

Got something to sell? With more than 150,000,000 members, MySpace is your #1 marketing opportunity! Whether you’re a business, band, or organization, MySpace is the place to deliver your message and reach your customers. Best of all, you don’t need to spend a fortune to profit from MySpace marketing: just get this book! MySpace marketing pioneer Sean Percival covers all the free and dirt-cheap guerrilla marketing techniques you’ll ever need, including

  • Identifying and precision-targeting your audience
  • Promoting your band, music, event, nightclub, or movie
  • Reaching the 60% of MySpace users who are 25 or older
  • Creating and designing a highly-effective MySpace profile
  • Quickly building your friend network
  • Attracting “must-have” friends who build buzz and businesses
  • Planning your marketing “call to action”
  • Optimizing search engines to find your profile
  • Making the most of MySpace video, music, and blogs
  • Marketing to specific high schools or colleges
  • Hiring through MySpace

More goodies online! Visuals, backgrounds, and code for supercharging your profile...advanced video how-to tutorials...and an up-to-the-minute MySpace Marketing blog! http://myspacemarketing.ning.com

Introduction 1

New Frontiers 1

What Is MySpace Marketing? 2

Friending Is the New Advertising 3

Secrets of Success 3

The Future of Social Networks 5

Part I: Welcome to MySpace

1 Is Your Business Right for MySpace Marketing 9

How Big Is MySpace? 10

Understanding How Social Networks Like MySpace Work 10

A View of a Social Network 11

Who Is Using MySpace Marketing? 12

Branding 16

Other Businesses 17

How MySpace Marketing Works 17

Two Things to Consider 18

What to Expect from MySpace Marketing 19

2 Preparing Your Business for MySpace 21

Be Ready for Feedback (Good and Bad) 22

Get or Create Your Marketing Artwork 22

Widgets 28

Creating Videos 29

Find a Mascot 30

Existing Contacts and Address Books 31

Part II: Getting Started

3 Creating a MySpace Profile 35

Already Have a MySpace Profile? 36

Selecting a Profile Type 36

The Signup Process 37

4 Designing Your MySpace Profile 49

Before You Begin 49

Editing Your MySpace Page 50

Understanding HTML 51

Using CSS 56

Working with Images 56

Using Profile Editors 58

Finding Free Graphics and Layouts 62

Adding Music 63

Adding Video 65

The Future of MySpace Page Design 65

Part III: Building Your Friend Network to Maximize Reach

5 Must-Have Friends 71

Tom 71

Tila Tequila 73

ForBiddeN 76

Other Low Rankers 78

Featured Profiles 78

Piggybacking 79

Showing Your Friends Off 80

Vertical Friends 81

6 Precision-Targeting Your Demographic 83

Knowing Your Demographic 84

Making Friends and Influencing People 85

Social Searching 86

Browsing 89

Using Groups 91

Part IV: Marketing Your MySpace Profile

7 Planning Your “Call to Action” 97

Using Images,Text, and Video for Your Call To Action 98

Using Landing Pages 103

8 Using Video with MySpace 107

YouTube,WeTube, EveryoneTubes 107

I Want MySpaceTV 109

Creating Content 111

Distributing Content 114

Tube Mogul 114

Incorporating Content 115

9 Generating Buzz with MySpace Blogs 121

Using MySpace Blogs 122

Your First Blog Post 125

Syndicating and Marketing Your MySpace Blog 129

10 Maximizing Bulletins 133

What Are MySpace Bulletins? 133

Designing a MySpace Bulletin 134

Creating a Bulletin 137

Track Performance 140

11 Getting the Word Out with Classifieds 143

Classified Do’s and Don’ts 144

Using Classifieds for MySpace Marketing 147

Creating a MySpace Classified Post 149

After Posting Classified Ads 152

Part V: Advanced Techniques

12 Placing Advertisements on MySpace 157

Placing Advertisements on MySpace Using Google Adwords 158

Placing Full-Service Advertisements on MySpace 163

MySpace Self Serve Advertising Platform 164

A The MySpace Developer Platform 173

About the Developer Platform 173

About Open Social 174

Using the Developer Platform 175

Creating Your First Application 176

Finding Help with Creating Your Application 179

Index 181

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789737090
Publisher:
Que
Publication date:
12/31/2008
Pages:
191
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Sean Percival is a web developer and author with 10 years experience in e-commerce, web development, and Internet marketing.He is considered a social network expert and has been featured in Forbes Magazine, The Orange County Register, and several online publications. Sean lives in Los Angeles, CA, with his wife, Laurie.

Sean Percival’s official website can be found at www.seanpercival.com.

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