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Social media marketing needs strategy

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Organizations searching for a complete customer view for marketing need to undertake a check-up on their social media strategy.

Heidi Cohen, president of Riverside Marketing Strategies, writing for ClickZ, said that businesses need to consider how they are using social media for marketing at the moment and what they want to achieve in the future.

"Realize that collecting this information is more than just busy work. Use this information to make strategic changes to your social media marketing plans for the rest of the year," she said.

It is essential that the social media marketing strategy is integrated across the whole organization and that the company has a list of hotspots it needs to closely monitor to ensure the project stays on track.

However, Matt Eve, owner of and author of The Essential Guide to Small Business Online Marketing, said that social media marketing involves a lot of work and should only be embarked upon if firms can dedicate the time to it.

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