9th sphere Launches Social Media Marketing Service

June 13, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Internet marketing company, 9th sphere, launched a Social Media Marketing service to assist companies to use online social media in the right way. There is a growing appeal in social networking websites, like MySpace, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and technologies like blogs, wikies, and feeds. In a recent study conducted by Forrester Research of 4,500 adults and 4,500 youths, 22% of adults read blogs monthly and 60% of young consumers use social networking sites weekly. Just last month, MySpace launched a Canadian version, and in one month about 5.9 million Canadians spent an average of 83 minutes each on MySpace, said Bryan Segal of comScore Canada Inc.

Many companies are aimlessly launching blogs and postings on social networking sites, hoping to benefit from the movement and be part of the trend. Without a clear understanding of the implications, issues, management, and maintenance requirements for social technologies, it's best to be cautious. Managing these types of relationships may be an elaborate undertaking and needs to be handled with care.

9th sphere's Social Media Marketing ( http://www.9thsphere.com/services_social_marketing.html ) service is aimed at assisting companies in entering the social scene to properly engage others in interaction with a company's brand. Strategically knowing how to post, how and where to write, and how to respond, will affect positive results. Not understanding how social networking can assist your company and using it for strictly advertising purposes, is a big mistake, according to Marketing Director Ezra Silverton. Companies need to treat this experience as a collaboration between company and prospect/client/user - as an electronic discussion forum to inform, educate and pool resources.

Existing clients have found a good fit for social media marketing, one that can compliment other internet marketing initiatives utilizing search engine optimization or search engine marketing services.

In a recent "Social Network Practitioner Consensus Survey", two-thirds of U.S businesses were reportedly employing social networking websites for personal and professional use. About half of the respondents were using the websites to connect with staff members, and also nearly half were connecting to prospects, according to eMarketing.com.

At the end of the day, a company can truly benefit from the experience of social networking, regardless the nature of the business, and more notably, perhaps gain a competitive advantage with their audience.

About 9th sphere:
9th sphere is an award winning website solutions firm in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, providing effective Internet marketing services that include search engine marketing ( http://www.9thsphere.com/services_search_engine_marketing.html ), search engine optimization ( http://www.9thsphere.com/services_seo.html ), social media marketing ( http://www.9thsphere.com/services_social_marketing.html ), and more. With almost a decade of website experience, 9th sphere provides significant insight in developing effective services for a wide range of businesses.