Social media marketing depends on involvement and word-of-mouth. However, there are risks when using social media marketing.
Question 1: Discuss the pros and cons of using social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and online blogs as part of an integrated marketing communications strategy in the Marketplace Live simulation and State at least two advantages and two risks to using social media to sell computers to business customers.
Question 2: The Marketplace Live simulation involves business-to-business (BTB) marketing of computer products. Social media is often considered for business-to-consumer (BTC) marketing. Does social media marketing work in the BTB marketplace? Why, or why not? How might you use social media marketing in the Marketplace Live simulation to build relationships with business buyers? Give at least two specific examples and defend your choices.