Recently David Meerman Scott wrote about the problem me and many managers and marketers are facing.
In blog post entitled When marketing in the Netherlands you need to get Heeves, he pointed to a problem that in different countries there are different leaders in social media platforms. If you want to be successful in such country, you should know local habits very well.
Social media professionals are needed!
In my consulting practice I work with high-level managers, usually CEOs, on marketing strategy issues in web 2.0 age.
Because I am from a small country I understand that if you want to reach broad audience in any non-US area, you should know local habits, preferences. And of course, local language.
Yes, the local language, because not everyone in the world speaks English.
Who can help understand local issues? Who can help represent companies in those countries?
Obvious answer – local social media professionals. They can be former journalists or freelancers or even companies, specializing in media and social media.
But in every country you need different specialists who understand local preferences, who know local culture and habits.
Social media professionals around the world are needed!
The problem arises here: where to find contacts of those brilliant specialists in every country in the world?
Today my clients are seeking help in social media marketing in USA (especially Los Angeles area), Scandinavia – Sweden, Netherlands, Norway , Denmark, also Germany, Japan, Canada, Russia.
But I can’t help them. I know tendencies globally, but how to deal locally in countries around the world? Especially, when many internet surfers there do not even speak English.
I need resources for my existing and future clients from where they can choose a partner to implement social media strategy in local level. I assume many more marketers need the same.
Social media professionals, please leave messages about yourself there
So, I encourage social media specialists from all over the world to leave a short message in the comment section of this post in order prospects – my clients or companies who are reading this blog – can find you and you will help them with marketing in your country.
Following the ethics of commenting in blogs, advertising of your business is prohibited. Such comments are considered as spam. But in this case social media specialists – freelancers, companies or anyone else are welcome to leave their contact information in the comment section of this post.
When my clients will need a social media marketer in any country I want to be able just to point to this post and say ”look at the comment section and choose one from the list”. As simply as that. I don’t want any commission or any fee for your being on this list. Sure, I will be thankful if you will help me spread this list to other marketers in different countries.
The more social media professionals from different countries will be here, the better.
Please use this list
Also I encourage any other persons or companys who look for social media specialist in any country to use this list. I will be delighted if you will drop me a line about your experience with one or other specialist, listed here. Feedback is appreciated!
So, dear social marketing pros in all countries. For faster and better finding of you, please leave messages about yourself and your business in the comment section. Please keep by the following order in writing about your services:
Country where you live and are familiar with social media issues. Sure, you should be able write in this country’s language fluently, the best choice – this is your first language.
Your name, your blog or website.
Contact info – e-mail address and (or) phone. Also you can add Skype name or other appropriate ways to contact you, but please do not abuse adding three or more phones or e-mails. One or two of each please.
Area, where you are especially experienced (for example, cooking, sportswear, banking or laser technology), where you can from a few words understand about client’s topic, where you know specific business words (slang). Shortly – area, which you are familiar with, expert or even an insider.
Short description about your difference and specialization. Please, especially turn attention to your uniqueness. We all believe that you are providing only quality services, but what are other real differences? Please, help the potential clients to choose you and after choosing to stay exceptionally happy for their choice.
That’s all. Fees, other business and legal issues are the issues of agreement between you and your client.
I do not guarantee leads from this post, but I hope this list will be useful not only to my clients but to other CEOs and all other persons who want to establish a business blog too. Please feel free to use it!
Thank you for cooperation!
P.S. I keep the right for myself to delete entries with incorrect data, if my clients or readers report very poor service, unreachability by provided addresses or phone, in other cases when it misleads my clients or other readers of this blog.