As social media is becoming a necessity in the business world, IBM has taken the initiative to help its small and midsized business partners build their social media skills with an eight-week boot camp.
IBM (News - Alert) is showing its faith in the power of social media by further investing in its clients and business partners across the world by helping them sharpen their social networking capabilities to build stronger and more interactive online ties with their clients.
The boot camp is available to all IBM partners, and will educate them on proper strategy and tactics for successfully engaging a social community and driving conversation around a brand.
Overall, the curriculum is designed for organizations to become more comfortable and effective in their online marketing efforts. By using social networking tools and techniques, participants will learn best practices for integrating social media into their daily business activities and goals.
Social media has taken a forefront in today’s interactive, online business world. With organizations such as Monster and Instant E-Training also holding training sessions on social media it is clear that organizations and institutions should be finding as many ways as possible to be creative and interact with their audiences on social platforms.
Monster’s summit highlighted the importance of seeking new employees with social platforms, as the current generation of college students and graduates are quite active online. Instant E-Training will be holding a Web Conference and Certification Program from March 9 – April 13, 2012, with over 19 industry experts and 23 social media sessions.
As these training sessions and conferences continue to pop-up, they are great opportunities for those that lack social media knowledge to understand how to use it and integrate it into their businesses.
One thing that these new platforms offer businesses is the opportunity to creatively connect and reach their audiences. Social platforms aren’t as unknown as they used to be, but organizations that use them correctly can creatively reach their publics in a unique way, possibly leaving a long lasting impression that will continue to build brand awareness online.
Edited by Jennifer Russell