In this episode, Susan Finch talks with Paul Petersen about automated posts - barfing our stuff and that of others vs. true engagement to build relationships that can be converted to prospects or advocates - from either direction. Let's be honest, she goes on a few rants here because she's passionate about this topic.
Social media enables a unique opportunity to study another person or company before we attempt to directly engage. We can see their actual positions, words, favorite products, styles and more - it's way more informative than straight data. Data is sold as truth, but that's not the case. Data is an in the moment tabulation of a top of mind discussion, whims, a news headline trigger, a trip down memory lane and then the rabbit holes that spin-off of those directions.
Social enables us to search for who is talking about what and then filter it from there - their position, their passions, their bugaboos, their pain. This guides the introduction and conversation. But how much should you engage? Why not automate it all? How can your CRM help you sincerely engage? You have the tools, you may need to rethink how you use them.