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September 19, 2009

Every voice on the Internet will matter – S/he will matter!

The concept of micro marketing is fast changing the way we market our products and services on the Internet. Like, the advent of Web 2.0 technology led to the growth of social media in a big way; similarly, micro marketing has the potential to make every person using the internet an important link in a company’s marketing and Public Relation strategy.

You will Matter!!

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Well known marketing blogger Greg Verdino discusses this concept in detail in his upcoming book named microMarketing:A breakthrough approach to building brands by thinking and acting small. In the book he speaks of how “A media revolution is underway, fueled by a micro-content phenomenon that is shifting the balance of power from mass communications to masses of communicators. This shift plays out daily on blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Ustream and other social sites.  It’s in the notion that an otherwise normal individual can use social media and low-end technology to become a micro-celebrity with a significant following.”

In the changing world of Internet, opinions and views which were never considered that significant in the past will soon become the most important aspect of generating buzz. Every sound, every noise online about your product would matter. Imagine the immense power the consumer would enjoy; in his own right he could make or break a company’s reputation. News travels fast on the Internet and bad news faster, hopefully companies will take customer relations a little more seriously, more than selling their wares, they would be forced to focus on how happy a customer is with their product or service, because one negative comment on the Internet and they will feel the heat. Companies will feel like living in glass houses where even one stone could damage their image.

Micro marketing is a wise tactic to counter the negative aspects of the growing influence of the masses and every PR and marketing professional should consider making it an important part of their overall publicity strategy for any client.

The concept in itself talks about taking the masses into account when promoting a product or service online. Mobilize the masses and you will ensure the bigger and more influential voices in the social sphere sit up and listen. Keep the masses happy and they will ensure your success, by believing in your product/service, showing solidarity and heartily promoting to other like minded people. Recognize their efforts and they will stand by you for life.

Micro marketing is about reaching out to that one insignificant individual and answering his queries, meeting his needs and in turn winning his trust and the trust of his social network. Micro marketing is the technique of using the word of mouth and word of trust to promote anything.

Every tweet, every status update and every blog post is a reminder of this growing force of micro marketers.  Maybe its all for a larger good, in the time to come hopefully we can all look forward to better services, better products and more concerned and responsible businesses and overall a better world, where every voice matters and has the power to make a difference.

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