Tuesday, April 7, 2009

What's All This Hullabaloo About "Social Media"?

You know that "networking" is good for your business. You join organizations and go to receptions to meet people who might do business with you. But it's terribly time consuming, isn't it? What if you could meet and interact with thousands of people in two seconds? Well, you can. That's what "social media" does - and why it's becoming so popular. In fact, if you're not using it, you're losing business by the minute - because your competition is doing it.

What do we mean by "social media"? It's just online networking, where valuable business connections are made every day on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Online networking is where a community of people with common interests interact. Through these networks, you can give your business or nonprofit a personality, a brand awareness, and learn what people are saying about you.

Why do you need this? It's easy, doesn't cost anything, builds your business, and has big benefits and low risks.

Want to learn more? You're in luck. The Library hosts a monthly meeting of local folks who are using social media and other forms of emarketing - or want to. They share ideas and help each other learn. Everybody is welcome to attend - no matter their knowledge level or experience. The EMarketing Group meets the second Monday of every month at 6 pm at the Library. Since the Library closes at 6 pm, get there a couple of minutes early - or go to the side door and ring the doorbell. For more information, call the Library at 601.445.8862 or email.

Next meeting of the EMarketing Group is Monday, April 13 at 6 pm at the Library.

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