Social Media Marketing for translators 2012: a must or a should?

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Topic: Business of Translation and Interpreting

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Start time:Nov 21, 2012 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Summary:Social Media Marketing - is it for you, or definitely not? Get some key elements at hand to make a business decision: investing in it. Or not
Social Media here, Social Media there... Social Networks are all over the Internet. Businesses that have a clear understanding of these platforms’ potential are widely using them as marketing and promotion tools, some with more success than others. What about you, as a CEO? Have you already been using Social Media as a marketing tool but the results were not what you expected? Or are you considering using it but still not sure of the what, where, why, how?
Regardless of your history with Social Media, this webinar aims to give you the basic keys to understanding Social Media Marketing for freelance translators - its various sides, its pros and cons, the differences between main networks and their basic (n)etiquettes... - so that you can have some key elements at hand to make a business decision: to invest in Social Media Marketing. Or not.

See past training sessions attendees' feedback below:

"Great course! It goes beyond the basics, covering the meat of SMM."
Jennifer Baldwin

"I found the material to be very relevant to the current state of social media. Anne's presentation was based on her own extensive experience with social media, which made her talk lively and interesting."
Anton Kunin

"The latest and greatest in social media for translators."
Tess Whitty


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Target audience
This course is aimed at freelancers, whether new or seasoned, who:
- are already using social networks as part of their marketing strategy but do not have the results expected, or
- want to make social media part of their marketing strategy, but have not really started yet
- are wondering whether "it" really works
No particular prerequisite. Basic knowledge/understanding of social platforms is a plus but not a must.
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Anne Diamantidis    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: French native certified translator for English and German, Anne is the Marketing Manager (and occasional in-house translator!) at GxP Language Services, a medical LSP based in Germany. She also has her own business working as a Social Media & Internet Marketing consultant, speaker and trainer for freelancers and small business owners, in the translation industry and in other industries - she has already helped hundreds of translators boost their online presence and visibility. Earlier this year, she was commissioned to manage the online image of a candidate running in the French elections - quite an experience! A regular contributor to marketing and translation publications, she gives training sessions and workshops all over Europe. Follow her on Twitter @ADiamantidis and join the SocialMedia4Translators Community for daily tips on online branding! Also check out The Stinging Nettle for articles and help on Internet Marketing.

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