Become a Social Media Expert

April 22, 2012 by  

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce is presenting a Social Media Series which will feature roundtable discussions on “how best to utilize social networking platforms for your business.” The series began in March with a discussion of LinkedIn. Those of all levels of expertise are welcomed to attend the discussions.

The next event in the Social Media Series will take place on May 16 from 7:45-9 am. Tickets are free for chamber members and $25 for non-members. The format is roundtable and will feature networking opportunities, a presentation and a question and answer session. Attendees can bring their own breakfast.

Social networking has become very important tool to make a success of your business. It helps to create a relationship with customers and potential customers and helps to grow a company’s brand. The main social networking platforms currently are LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Each platform helps to bring businesses and people closer together. Companies can offer money-off coupons or free samples to those who choose to follow them on those platforms.

Of course, traditional marketing campaigns and advertising is still necessary and important. It is up to arlington businesses to smoothly blend the online and offline aspects together. A simple way to do this is to list website and social networking site user names on a business card. Printing your contact details clearly on that business card can make sure that it is noticed and that those who receive the card are drawn to visit those sites to learn more about the company.