Ok, I’ll come clean. I hate social media. I see it as distracting, chaotic, shallow, and the last thing I need each day as I struggle through all the phone calls, instant messages, texts, walk-ins, emails, to-do’s is to check Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn… you know what I mean.
So it’s with great regret, for myself and others, that I point your attention to the Forbes article on OgilvyOne’s survey proving the enormous impact of social media on sales. (By the way, does anyone else besides me think that Ogilvy & Mather’s Web site is a poster child for elegance that defies usability?)
What [they] learned: Social media has had an enormous impact on buying behavior with 49% of sellers seeing social media as important to their success. In fact, among the most successful salespeople, over two-thirds believe social media is integral to their sales success.
So, my own “hate” of yet more distraction aside, I have to reconcile myself to the terrain at hand. And that terrain is social.
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