Social Media Marketing For Dummies

Social Media Marketing For Dummies


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Social Media Marketing For Dummies by Shiv Singh, Stephanie Diamond

The fast and easy way to get the most of out social mediamarketing

Sharing the wisdom of social media voices Shiv Singh andStephanie Diamond on the latest approaches to social mediamarketing, Social Media Marketing For Dummies presents theessence of planning, launching, managing, and assessing a socialmedia marketing campaign. In an easy-to-read style that is perfectfor time-pressed marketers, this essential guide covers all thenewest and time-tested trends in social media, including reachingyour audience via mainstream platforms; getting social withexisting web properties like a company site, blog, mobile tools,and advertising; making the most of Facebook, Twitter, Google+,LinkedIn, and others; launching a campaign and developing a voice;reaching your audience on key and niche platforms, and embracinginfluencers; and much more.

Social media marketing is a highly-effective way to make a bigbang without spending big bucks—and it's an easy, way toenlarge your audience, reach your customers, and build yourbusiness. With the indispensable tools in this new edition ofSocial Media Marketing For Dummies, you'll find everythingyou need to make the most of low-cost, timely online marketingstrategies that resonate with consumers and make your brand andbusiness viable in a saturated market.

  • Gives you an overview of your social media marketingchoices
  • Covers giving social license to employees and metrics
  • Provides the latest trends in social media marketing
  • Includes tips on creating a social media marketing campaign,avoiding common mistakes, and key resources

If you're a busy marketer, small business owner, or entrepreneurlooking to reach new markets with social media marketinginitiatives, this hands-on, friendly guide has you covered.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118985533
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/15/2014
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 494,122
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Shiv Singh is one of the leading voices in social mediamarketing. He’s currently SVP Global Brand and MarketingTransformation at Visa, Inc.
Stephanie Diamond is a former marketing director at AOL andpresident of Digital Media Works, a firm that offers contentmarketing services to businesses.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Social Media Marketing 5

Chapter 1: Understanding Social Media Marketing 7

Chapter 2: Discovering Your SMM Competitors 29

Chapter 3: Getting in the Social Media Marketing Frame of Mind 51

Part II: Practicing SMM on the Social Web 71

Chapter 4: Launching SMM Campaigns 73

Chapter 5: Developing Your SMM Voice 93

Part III: Reaching Your Audience via Mainstream Social Platforms 109

Chapter 6: Finding the Right Platforms 111

Chapter 7: Exploring SMM Strategies for Facebook 125

Chapter 8: Marketing on Twitter 137

Chapter 9: Creating a YouTube Strategy 151

Chapter 10: Considering LinkedIn 163

Chapter 11: Viewing Google through a Different Lens 179

Chapter 12: Marketing with Pinterest 189

Chapter 13: Interacting with Tumblr 207

Chapter 14: Delving into Instagram 223

Part IV: Getting Your Message to Connectors 233

Chapter 15: Marketing via Niche Networks and Online Communities 235

Chapter 16: Accounting for the Influencers 249

Part V: Old Marketing Is New Again with SMM 265

Chapter 17: Practicing SMM on Your Website 267

Chapter 18: Becoming an Authentic and Engaged Advertiser 287

Chapter 19: Building an SMM Mobile Campaign 303

Chapter 20: Energizing Your Employees for Social Media Marketing 325

Chapter 21: Applying Metrics to the SMM Realm 341

Chapter 22: Understanding Social Media Governance and Tools 363

Chapter 23: Moving Toward Real-Time Marketing 373

Part VI: The Part of Tens 385

Chapter 24: Ten SMM-Related Must-Read Blogs 387

Chapter 25: Ten Top SMM Tools 391

Index 395

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