Social Media Websites are Marketing Ninjas

By – Jennifer Mulford

Socialsocial_media_logo_facebook-128 media platforms are like marketing ninjas!  I have been asked to
specify what is geared toward personal use and what seems to work better for business.  My head is spinning.  Let’s look at this for a moment…

Facebook – You get on for personal use.  You post pics of your kids, like some other posts and maybe agree to join your friend’s Mary Kay party.  Wait just a minute!  You joined a Mary Kay party through Facebook?  So, this is being used for business?  That funny meme you liked and shared is phishing your information, your friends are having you like their business pages to get more coverage with their advertisements and suddenly Facebook is offering you t-shirts with #! on them (how did they know you know Linux?).  Well, looks like this one is more business than personal underneath it all…NEXT!

Pintrest – I used to think this was an  innocent way for us all to share and say, “OMG look at these cute shoes” and “I want a fountain of Brides Maids tears at our wedding!”.  Wrong again, after reading a classmate’s blog I realized that this is just us all advertising product after product via the most effective form of marketing, word of mouth.

LinkedIn – Thank you so much, LinkedIn, for being honest about your intentions and providing a place to organize the hundreds of recruiters that stalk our lives once we step into the technology industry.

Twitter – This one is yet another business orientated platform but I have to say, hats off to Twitter!  When there are fires in San Diego, new technology announcements, political debates and of course, Jimmy Fallon being his amazing self I get notified right away and can get instant updates before they even hit the news.  Definitely another business related platform but this is also a great network of instant updates on current events.

Instagram – In my opinion, this is the most “personal use” geared platform.  Still, it’s moving quickly away from that.  If you don’t believe me, go to a dance competition.  The only reason I even downloaded this application is because of a contest at one of my     daughter’s dance competitions.

So, there you have it.  The bottom line of my synopsis is that almost every social media platform out there is geared to look like it is for personal use while sneaking marketing propaganda right into your own posts on Aunt Martha’s page.

Mulford Jeremy

Musician/writer Editor at Chariot News.com

3 thoughts on “Social Media Websites are Marketing Ninjas

  • October 12, 2016 at 5:05 pm.10.
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    As somebody who is constantly wanting to much better understand SEO and the best ways to bring in more traffic to my site, I truly appreciate this info. Do you have any tips on how someone like me that wants to learn more can do so more effectively?

  • October 14, 2016 at 5:05 pm.10.
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    I am not sure, I didn’t think anybody read my site but that article is actually by my ex-wife I just published it for her. She wrote it for a class. Thanx for looking into my site I will let her know you liked the article.

  • October 16, 2016 at 5:05 pm.10.
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    HI Tasia,

    Jeremy shared this post but you can reach me now at seesterhoodofthetravelingnerds.com. Please be patient though as this site has only been up for about a week and is a side project to my full time job and school so it will be slow running.

    To answer your question I would need to know what you mean by “site”. The answer changes for the type of site, social media, industry, etc. For example; if you own a hair salon vs a welding shop, the market that you would be trying to reach might be more inclined to use one type of social media more than the other. If you go to my site and send a message with that information I will get back to you as quickly as I can. 🙂 Thanks for reading!

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