Front Porch Perspectives Explains how Technology Firms can Build a Social Media Following

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Building a social media following is about credible engagement on a subject people care about.

Social Media as part of technology launch from management consulting firm Front Porch Perspectives Victoria BC

Building a Community with Social Media

Monitoring social media during product launch is critical to success

Certified Management Consultant, Terry Rachwalski of Front Porch Perspectives says successful social media launches are about building community engagement around a subject the community cares about. Just like in a face to face situation, technology brands have to establish credibility with an audience before they can influence – and that means being authentic and trustworthy.

Front Porch Perspectives recently assisted legal website, develop a web presence plan. “We are all about democratizing the law and making it accessible to everyone through our website” says founder Nancy Kinney. “We knew we needed to build our community with a social media campaign but didn’t know where to start.”

Kinney went on to say that Rachwalski’s suggestion that they not sell their product at first was surprising. “My instincts were to sell and push our products, yet Front Porch’s perspective was to build our value first …and it paid off.” Kinney was recently highlighted as the twitter princess of Victoria BC on a local news channel for her loyal following of over 19,000 on legal issues.

Kinney comments that most of their signups on come from their social media presence. She continued, “Front Porch Perspectives brought technology product launch experience, management advice plus much needed market analysis combined with social media skills to set a clear direction. The result was that our social media implementation phase was reduced to weeks instead of months.”

Rachwalski says that typical technology start-up firms usually have solid product ideas though little experience building a web presence or community to promote their brand and assist with awareness and commercialization. “Tapping into your industry community and monitoring your brand on social media during product launch is critical for the high tech sector to bridge the gap between concept and marketing practices.”

Technology entrepreneurs consistently express the need for actionable web presence plans. Front Porch Perspectives uses market research techniques to create an appropriate go to market plan combined with social media metrics and analysis to monitor results.

As a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Rachwalski is also eligible to assist clients of the National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program or IRAP Management Advisory Services.

Terry Rachwalski holds an MBA and is a Certified Management Consultant. Via her Victoria, BC based company, Front Porch Perspectives, Rachwalski provides business development and consulting services to technology firms - from product concept to product launch including web strategies and social media planning, launch and monitoring.


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