A lot of people ask “Who is doing social media right?” Tough question. What they’re really saying is “Who is using Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare effectively?”
Social media is complicated and often convoluted. It is actually many media types: blogs, simple messages, texts, video, audio, pictures, email, etc. They are all social because they are shared.
So who is doing social well? Coach. They have a good mix of media and are using the right tools for the right part of the sales cycles: Awareness – Interest – Desire – Action. Of course there’s some cross over, but the people pushing and pulling the buttons at Coach are leading the way and have a plan.
Motivation in Social Media
Readers know I advocate that brands using social have a motivation, kind of like actors in a movie. Each person at the controls of their social media channel needs to understand their role and stick to it. Understanding which social media type is used for which purpose is a start and Coach’s people are pretty close to delivering on that. Twitter is for building real time, meaningful communal discourse. Facebook is for selling so long as it’s not too smarmy or heavy handed. YouTube is where Coach creates desire and loyalty, though this is one area still under development. Coach also gets it’s brand motivations: “fashion”, “NYC-culture” and “lifestyle” which are all clean and discreet. They just need to continue to live and breathe the motivations and innovate with them. Get the motivations right and the media delivery will follow.
Good job Coach! Peace.