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1 Introduction to Writing for Social Media UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

2 Course Overview UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing 6:00 – 6:30 pmWhy are you writing? Specifying your purpose/goals 6:30 – 8:00 pmIdentifying your unique selling proposition (USP) 8:00 – 8:30 pmCreating your brand voice and writing style  Why it’s important  Tying it to your business  Samples 8:30 – 9:00 pmQ & A Wednesday, October 26

3 Course Overview UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing Thursday, October 27 6:00 – 6:45 pm7 rules for writing content that gets read and keeps readers engaged 6:45 – 7:15 pmTop 6 easy ways to make your blog/newsletters look professional 7:15 – 8:15 pmHow to painlessly create a stream of compelling content 8:15 – 9:00 pm subject line do’s and don’ts for higher open rates

4 Why are You Writing? UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing Self-expression, sharing your thoughts Maintaining customer relationships Cross selling/ Up selling to existing customers Positioning yourself as the industry expert Reaching new markets

5 Sharing Time UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing 1. Name 2.What are you writing? Why? 3.What writing challenges are you facing?

6 What’s Your Goal? UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing Increase referrals from existing customers by 30% Post my morning thoughts every day Increase 35-year old buyers by 15% in the next year Increase repeat buyers by 18% Goals are specific/quantifiable:

7 Your Unique Selling Proposition UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

8 Your Unique Selling Proposition UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing Your USP is a short statement (~10 words) that answers your prospect’s question: “Why should I buy from you?”

9 Your Unique Selling Proposition UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing An effective USP is NOT your slogan or tagline Don’t say: “Powering customer relationships” “The leader in marketing” “Solutions from the ground up”

10 Your Unique Selling Proposition UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing Why you need a USP: Helps differentiate you from your competitors Pulls your prospect into the desired action (click on your PPC, sign up for newsletters, visit website, etc)

11 Your Unique Selling Proposition UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing An effective USP must contain these 3 elements: 1. Appeal 2. Exclusivity 3. Credibility

12 Element: Appeal Your relevance in comparison to what your prospects want Appeal: UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

13 Element: Appeal (Your relevance in comparison to what your prospects want) What’s your prospects’ main concern? Price? Reliability? Savings? Support? Ease? Experience? Flexibility? Longevity? UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

14 Element: Appeal Example: Discount Mac laptops UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

15 Element: Appeal Appeal: UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

16 3 Key Elements An effective USP must contain these 3 elements: 1. Appeal 2. Exclusivity 3. Credibility UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

17 Element: Exclusivity Can someone else match or beat your offer? Exclusivity: UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

18 Element: Exclusivity (Can someone else match or beat your offer?) Use words like: Only... Best... Fastest... Largest... Order by 2pm, delivery by 3pm Bottom of the bottle guarantee 7,698 parts in stock On-site, unlimited training Use offers like: UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

19 Element: Exclusivity Exclusivity: UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

20 3 Key Elements An effective USP must contain these 3 elements: 1.Appeal 2.Exclusivity 3.Credibility UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

21 Element: Credibility How do you quantify your claims? Credibility: UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

22 Element: Credibility (Quantify your claims) Don’t say: Do say: “Best customer service” “Lowest priced plans” “Largest selection in town” Dedicated support specialist 24/7 Plans start at $4/month 50,357 parts in stock UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

23 Element: Credibility Credibility: UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

24 Now put it all together to Measure its Force UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

25 Measure its Force Exclusivity: Credibility: Appeal: UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

26 Test it! UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

27 Test it 1.Compare your claim to your main competitors. Is it unique enough? Is it convincing? Y /N 2.Does it address your prospect’s deepest fears? Y /N 3.How well does it answer, “Why should my ideal prospect buy from me?” UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

28 Test it! UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

29 TIP #1 The higher your specificity, the higher your conversion UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

30 Element: Credibility (Quantify your claims) Don’t say: Do say: “Best customer service” “Lowest priced plans” “Largest selection in town” Dedicated support specialist 24/7 Plans start at $4/month 50,357 parts in stock UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

31 TIP #2 You can have multiple USP’s. One for your company, and one for each product line... UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

32 TIP #3 Your USP is not developed in the office – it’s created by your customers and prospects UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

33 Real World Examples UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

34 What’s their USP? UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

35 What’s their USP? UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

36 What’s their USP? UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

37 What’s their USP? UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

38 What’s their USP? UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

39 Boldly state your USP throughout all of your marketing material. And state your USP throughout the sales process... Best practices UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

40 You want to keep the prospect convinced you are their answer...all the way to the sale (conversion). Best practices UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

41 State your USP throughout the sales process UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

42 State your USP throughout the sales process UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

43 State your USP throughout the sales process UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

44 State your USP throughout the sales process Proof points for credibility UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

45 State your USP throughout the sales process UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

46 You want to keep the prospect convinced you are their answer...all the way to the sale (conversion). Best practices UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

47 State your USP throughout the sales process Added elements increased form fill rate by 97% 1 1. According to data by MarketingExperiments.com UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

48 Now it’s your turn... What’s your Unique Selling Proposition? UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

49 What’s a USP? Your USP is a short statement (~10 words) that answers your prospect’s question: “Why should I buy from you?” UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

50 3 Key Elements An effective USP must contain these 3 elements: 1.Appeal 2.Exclusivity 3.Credibility UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

51 Your Brand Voice and Writing Style UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing

52 Defining Your Style UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing CEOs Chefs Engineers Operations managers 20-year old students Working moms Who are you talking to?

53 Defining Your Style UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing Knowing your audience determines: How technical your language How much industry jargon to use The tone (e.g., casual, corporate, friendly) Which objections to overcome Which benefits to target (e.g., service, ease of use, cost savings, fun)

54 UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing Don’t Subscribe.  You’re lazy. Why bother?  You’ve been a moocher since...forever.  $19.99 for 12 issues is way too much.  You don’t even like beer. beeradvocate.com/mag

55 UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing Guidance documents represent the Agency's current thinking on a particular subject. They do not create or confer any rights for or on any person and do not operate to bind FDA or the public...

56 UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing It was a glorious and all-too- brief chapter of American history. One thousand days of idealism and enlightenment known the world over as Camelot – a fairytale kingdom ruled by a handsome young American President and his radiant queen...

57 UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing Have you seen this? It's pure genuis. ;) My buddy Joshua made this hilarious 'flow chart' for picking up chicks. First time I looked at it I laughed my ass off, but after looking at it, it actually has some pretty solid advice. It's so good, I just put it on my blog... **Just don't be that guy who brings this printed out like a scroll with him when he goes out to meet women (although it would probably provide material for the best opinion opener EVER). LOL It's free to check out (and download) on my blog: Subject line: Pure genius (lol)

58 UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing I’m swinging my axe again… And this time, I’m knocking mainstream and alternative doctors off their high horses and right back to square one. Because every last one of them MISSED this… And YOU’VE paid the price. EXPOSED: The joint health discovery no one saw coming

59 Choosing Your Style/Voice UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing 1.Who’s the reader? 2.Who are you? What’s your real personality? 3.How do you want to position yourself/company? 4.What type of relationship do you want with the reader? 5.What will your readers accept? What do they expect?

60 Choosing Your Style/Voice UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing Always... Be true to who you are... Remember it’s just a conversation, so keep it real Your reader will always know when you’re faking it!

61 Tomorrow... UNR Extended Studies, October 2011Intro to Social Media Writing Thursday, October 27 6:00 – 6:45 pm7 rules for writing content that gets read and keeps readers engaged 6:45 – 7:15 pmTop 6 easy ways to make your blog/newsletters look professional 7:15 – 8:15 pmHow to painlessly create a stream of compelling content 8:15 – 9:00 pm subject line do’s and don’ts for higher open rates


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