Discount general merchant Sierra Trading Post announced a promotion that it hopes will increase its presence on the Twitter and Facebook social media platforms.
If you have a Twitter feed and a Facebook page, it doesn’t mean you’ve built an online community, said the social media experts who spoke Oct. 7 at a Hudson Valley Direct Marketing Association luncheon at Fairview Country Club.
You might think a 54-year-old cataloger that started out selling products to serve the local Amish community and others without electricity would be the last merchant to embrace social media.
You’ve got your company on Twitter, you set up a Facebook page, and think you’re reaching your customers in a whole new way. But do you really know what you’re doing with social media? Or are you just on Twitter and doing Facebook because the boss told you to do it because the competition is doing it?
When used properly, a Facebook page can be a very effective means for merchants to communicate with their audience on a unique and personal level. Here are some best practices.