Lanham, MD (PRWEB) August 23, 2011
Vocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: VOCS), a leading provider of cloud-based marketing and PR software, has seen 11,500 users sign up for its new social media strategy tool, a free online app that lets businesses build custom social media strategy frameworks in six simple steps.
Developed using expert data from MarketingSherpa, the tool features an intuitive interface allows that allows users to drag-and-drop their goals and answer a series of questions to select the route and resources that suit with what they want to achieve from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogging and more. The tool then generates a custom 35-page workbook featuring a detailed plan based on each user’s needs, as well as links to resources, worksheets and next steps. Blank workbooks can also be downloaded and completed at users’ convenience.
The tool, which takes 10-15 minutes to complete, guides users through six simple steps:
1. Setting goals
2. Determining social media maturity
3. Identifying potential challenges
4. Targeting the right audiences
5. Determining how to track and measure success
6. Selecting tactics
“As more companies become active in social media, creating a social media strategy is vital“, says Kye Strance, Director of Product Management at Vocus. “However, many businesses are still overwhelmed with the amount of information available and unsure which tactics are right for them. There is no one-size-fits-all solution; rather, each organization needs a strategy tailored to its specific objectives. This is what our new tool offers, free of charge.”
The tool is the latest in Vocus’ earned marketing suite of products which help businesses and individuals reach and influence buyers where they are looking – online and through the media.
Vocus (Nasdaq: VOCS) is a leading provider of cloud-based marketing and PR software that helps organizations of all sizes reach and influence buyers across social networks, online and through the media. Vocus provides a suite of software for social media, content marketing and media relations, creating a comprehensive solution for our customers looking to generate awareness, build their reputation and increase sales in today’s customer-led buying cycle. Vocus is used by more than 30,000 organizations worldwide and is available in seven languages. For more information, please visit http://www.vocus.com or call (800) 345-5572.
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