Thursday, 13 January 2011
Is Social Media like Garlic Bread...Is it really the Future for Everyone?
For instance a large amount of the people that frequent the Twitter realm (latest figures I have found are about 190 million) are predominately media orientated. I am not saying there are not millions of people that aren't but if I were to do a survey amongst my friends (all fine upstanding young professionals might I add) very few of them would admit to using anything more than Facebook. This would mean a brand that might want to target my friends and those like them, may find that a social media campaign to not necessarily be such a good idea.
Don't get me wrong I love a good retweet as much as Wossy, but I just feel it is important to remember what works and what doesn't.
As I am increasing my knowledge of ever changing PR, I am also gaining my own values and beliefs. As a PR professional I see myself, upon graduation, dedicated to providing my clients and accounts with the most effective and worthwhile service I can offer, through whatever mediums work best for the individuals in question. By leading clients to think that social media will rocket their brands to the top of the twitter trending charts is misleading and to be misleading to the client is not what I as a PR set out to do.
What is the point of following the crowd, if it is better to do something to stand out from it?