Social Media--Welcome to the Revolution. Resistance is futile.

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I've seen a lot of posts back and forth about Social Media; pros, cons, questions, confusion, speculation.  What I tell people is this; "First came mail, then billboards, then radio, then telephones, then television, then internet, then cell phones. Now the social media phenomenon defines our culture.  How many of us read junkmail in our mailbox?  What was the last billboard you read? The last ad you heard on the radio? The last telemarketer who called you at home? Do you still have a home phone? Do you TIVO or DVR? If so, you don't see TV commercials.  Do you still get annoying popups online or have you disabled them? Are you on the 'do not call' list? Have you 'unsubscribed' from many email spam lists?"

The latest frontiers are Mobile Marketing and Social Media Marketing.  You probably remember the last text message you got from an advertiser, and you can probably recall marketing seen in Facebook while you were logged in all day and via cell phone.

The video below sums up this message more clearly than anything I've ever seen.  It's a must-see.

Social Media Revolution

Posted by

Michelle Gardner


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Comments (8)

Michael Holloway
Holloway Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Holloway Realty

When used correctly social media is a great networking and marketing tool. It is here to stay.

Jan 12, 2011 05:42 AM
Michelle Gardner
Advance Realty USA - Lutherville Timonium, MD

So true Michael!

Jan 12, 2011 06:41 AM
Gerry Michaels
Glasswork Media Arts - Gettysburg, PA
GettysburgGerry Social Meida

This whole internet thing is just a passing phase, it will never last...LOL

I think the last part of your title says it all, resistance is futile

Jan 12, 2011 08:11 AM
Michelle Gardner
Advance Realty USA - Lutherville Timonium, MD

Thanks Gerry!  

Jan 13, 2011 10:07 AM
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Michelle~thanks for the video, I think the key point is/was how well are you doing? Nice post.

Jan 13, 2011 02:35 PM
Michelle Gardner
Advance Realty USA - Lutherville Timonium, MD

Thanks Adrian!

Jan 16, 2011 03:45 PM
Mark Edwards
East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia - Suffolk, VA
East West Realty

Michelle, Great video find. Thanks for sharing. While our company has hired a consultant and we've jumped into social media, a few have resisted. I will send them your post to see the video.


Jan 17, 2011 01:08 AM
Michelle Gardner
Advance Realty USA - Lutherville Timonium, MD

Glad you like it Mark!  Sorry I'm seeing your post a bit late but thanks for the comment! This video does a great job of explaining the importance of social media.

Feb 09, 2011 07:02 AM