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Social Media Marketing: A Strategic Approach

Co-Authored By Boot Camp Digital CEO, Krista Neher

Social Media Marketing: A Strategic Approach promises to be the seminal textbook in the field with its distinctive conceptual foundation and practical approach to developing successful social media marketing plans. A proven eight-step social media planning model provides students with a cumulative learning experience, showing them how to construct social media strategies that achieve desired marketing goals.

What’s inside…

• The major structural framework for the textbook is a comprehensive eight-step strategy for developing a winning social media marketing plan. The student learns how to listen to the social web to identify marketing opportunities and potential target audiences, then is shown how to set marketing goals and strategies to take advantage of these factors, as well as selecting the optimal social media tools and implementation tactics to execute, monitor, and tune social media marketing campaigns for success.

• Each step in this distinctive social media planning model is presented in a way that creates a powerful cumulative learning experience for the student, resulting in a richly textured overview of the conceptual and practical knowledge necessary to effectively implement social media marketing initiatives.

• Chapters use numerous landmark case studies that highlight the best practices in social media marketing, featuring forward-thinking Fortune 500 companies, innovative small businesses, and adaptive non-profit organizations.

• Each chapter concludes with exercises that reinforce key concepts by providing topics for classroom discussion. These topics focus on how to apply marketing tactics to the major types of social media platforms, such as blogs, social networks, video and photo sharing sites, microblogs (Twitter), podcasts, social news sites, online communities, and article directories.

• The final chapter and appendix draw on all the key information presented throughout the textbook to provide detailed explanations and illustrations of how to apply the eight-step social media planning model in constructing an extensive real world social media marketing plan.

 

What People are Saying About the Book

This book is a highly relevant, invaluable marketing volume for people, students and instructors who are interested in leveraging social media in a number of platforms….not just Facebook and Twitter.”

Ronda S. Leffel, Cuyahoga Community College & Baldwin-Wallace College

“You would be capable of creating and implementing a social media plan once you have studied this book. It provides a full plan, complete with everything you need.”

–Nancy Ross Kennedy, Spokane Falls Community College

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