Ah, that is the question. Those who know me, know that I would answer that question with a resounding yes. Why? I love being Social. I love getting to know people and having them get to know me and my company. I was born to be a Social Media person but mostly what I love about it, is the fact that without having to leave my business, I can get to know others and they can get to know me.
Years ago business was done by folks go out into a local business, seeing the owner, their staff, learning about what they had to offer. Years later, there was the phone and then next came website - a bit impersonal but still a wonderful addition. Did you know that on our website, the most often read page after the Homepage is our About Us page? That's because folks want to know more about us - know who we are on a personal level so they can determine if they wish to business with us. As a small retailer we've had great success in gaining new customers through social media such as blogging, youtube, Facebook and Twitter and I don't forsee that changing in the near future. I truly think that Social Media is here to stay.
Once every few months a few of us who love Social Media get together to share ideas and learn from each other. It’s a great group of folks who run the gamut from bloggers, retailers, those who work for large companies and small companies, some are in the business of handling Social Media for others. This past week, our company hosted the group in our bridal showroom and you can see from the photos below we had a great group of very interested people.
To check us out in all our Social Media Glory, feel free to go to our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/localflorist or look us up on Twitter as @mondayflowers -we'd love to connect with you!