I've arranged three meetings with individuals who help companies and businesses with Social Media and they all pretty much present the same information and the same business plan and they are all within the same price range. My boss is under the impression that these folks will do it all and he just has to sit back and get the leads, etc. He just does not realized he has to be proactive in this venture as well. The last meeting we had with a consultant he pretty much kept telling the consultant how great he was in his field and not answering the consutlants questions about the business. Annoying, embarrassing and frustrating.
Today he sent me yet another link to an article that states he should be on Facebook, Twitter and Linked In. My response was go set up your Linked In profile and I'll steal information from that for the Company Facebook page.
I know alot of the issues my boss is having with Social Media is because he does not fully grasp what it is and how it works. He still does not understand that Twitter limits you to 140 characters and he needs to us it to link to his web site or the company blog. That is where he can wax poetic. I know he is not as comfortable as he claims to be with these new technologies. Ugh, I just feel lik we have the same discussion over and over and I write the same response over and over to the same questions.