Sunday, 16 May 2010
Why Social Media Experts Make Me Vomit!
I wish that I could say that I don't know, or haven't met anybody like this in my line of work before. It's part of the reason that I set up this blog (apart from showing off, obviously).
Social Media coverage, interest and chatter is reaching saturation point at the moment, and a lot of former 'SEO/Viral Consulants/Experts' (read: chancers) are hopping on the bandwagon, trying to lure you in with a lot of touchy-feely Innocent Smoothy-style marketing guff, basically telling you how fun it is to talk to your mates, and buy stuff, and keep in touch, on the internet. Really, you don't say.
So, to get back to the reason I set this blog up: I believe that everybody, whether they are a business or a normal person like you or me, can master the art of business on Facebook and Twitter. It's not rocket science, and you don't need to pay a company like this thousands of pounds to make your online presence nauseating. It's a sham. You can learn these skills. It just takes a bit of time, and a bit of reading. I will share as much as I know with you as I can. I'll tell you what I think is cool, and how to do it. I'll tell you what I think is shit. I'll be a bullshit filter for you if you want.