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Management Tip of the Day: Getting started in social media
August 27, 2010 / 8:36 AM / 7 years ago

Management Tip of the Day: Getting started in social media

<p>A Twitter page is displayed on a laptop computer in Los Angeles October 13, 2009.Mario Anzuoni</p>

BOSTON (Reuters) - The Management Tip of the Day offers quick, practical management tips and ideas from Harvard Business Review and HBR.org (www.hbr.org). Any opinions expressed are not endorsed by Reuters.

"Many companies' forays into social media yield nothing more than wasted time and effort. Before you establish a company Twitter account or start a Facebook page, step back and think about what messages will be relevant to your customers or potential customers. If your brand and your communications aren't useful or interesting to them, you might as well be tweeting into a black hole. Start by understanding the conversations that are already happening around your brand. Then craft messages accordingly. Before sending anything out, ask yourself: What value does this message carry for our customers? What action are we hoping to inspire? If you don't have a sharp answer to each of these questions, it's time to return to the drawing board."

- Today's Management Tip was adapted from "Social Media's Critical Path: Relevance to Resonance to Significance" by Brian Solis.

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