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Most small to medium sized firms, and even many big businesses, still don't really know how to use social media productively for marketing their business. They may not be using social media at all, or they may randomly churn for hours a day on a couple of their favorite social media platforms, with little thought given to goals, objectives, or measurements; and often give up and fall back to traditional marketing approaches.
The first thing that businesses need to realize is that the process and framework for making social media marketing work are different from traditional marketing, and trial and error certainly won't work. Aaron Velthoven of the Detroit Media Partnership (parent company of Detroit News & Detroit Free Press) will outline the fundamentals of using Social Media effectively at our next WCA Membership Meeting on May 1st.
Velthoven was recently named vice president of marketing for Detroit Media Partnership, which manages the business operations of the Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News and its digital sources of news and information.
Velthoven is the primary business-to-business marketing strategist for the company, and oversees the company's Client Development, Custom Content and Creative & Design departments. He also serves on the company's Executive Committee.
Previously, Velthoven was vice president - digital strategy at Ogilvy & Mather, an international advertising, marketing and public relations agency. He has more than 10 years of digital marketing experience, including leading agency teams devoted to creating strategic and marketing initiatives for such brands as Chrysler, Dodge, General Mills and Disney.