Social Media: For Artists, Small Biz and Non-profit Organizations

I am writing this post on a hot Sunday afternoon in Dallas, Texas, where the temperature outside is 104 F/40 C. So as an antidote, let me write a post that is cool and fun to read (and watch).

When we talk about Social Media Marketing and Social CRM, we are often referring to large corporations with big marketing budgets for advertising and brand promotion. Case in point is the recent YouTube campaign by P&G for one of its brand, Old Spice (for more on it, see my post titled Old Spice: The best Social CRM campaign till date). [pullquote] Social Media channels such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter provide great platform for engaging customers, fans or patrons for not only big business, but  artists, non-profit and small business organizations too by leveling the playing field. All that matters on Social media channel is the power of idea. [/pullquote]

It is important to note that Social Media channels such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter provide great platform for engaging customers, fans or patrons for not only big business, but  artists, non-profit and small business organizations too by leveling the playing field. All that matters on Social media channel is the power of idea. If the idea is good, it can quickly go viral and provide publicity worth millions of dollar almost instantly. And best part is Social Media channels are free to use and Social Media content or campaign can be created cost-effectively to fit budget of any size.

Here’s an example of Social Media engagement of fans by famous Colombian singer, songwriter and musician, Shakira. Please note that this interview with Shakira was “completely powered by YouTube users” as questions were submitted by YouTube users from around the world and were selected based on number of votes each question received. [pullquote] And best part is Social Media channels are free to use and Social Media content or campaign can be created cost-effectively to fit budget of any size. [/pullquote] Isn’t that a great way to engage fans on Social Media? Best part is this can be done cost effectively for any small business, artist or non-profit organization from any where in the world, something we couldn’t have imagined even a few years back.

Watch this excellent YouTube interview with Shakira and do share your thoughts and comments on how Social Media can effectively be used by artists, non-profit and small business organizations:

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4 responses to “Social Media: For Artists, Small Biz and Non-profit Organizations

  1. Gallery Tungsten

    This is an interesting basic article, but I think real social CRM for individual artists, working from the bottom up is more complex.

  2. It is important to note that Social Media channels such as YouTube.

  3. amazingly cost effective, simply out of the box thinking. 

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