It was quite interesting that I received two packages in the mail on the same day. Why? To me these two packages perfectly highlighted Old Marketing versus New Marketing.
To be fair, the Old Marketing I am referrring to, the Yellow Pages Book, was not techically delivered; it was thrown on the ground, near my mailbox in a plastic bag. But, I digress. It arrived the same day as a sample of chocolate from Montazuma chocolate.
This is the Old Marketing
On the same day, I received a sampling of Montazuma Chocolate from Abes Market. Their dark chocolate sample was sinfully delicous. It was fresh and just the perfect combination of chocolate and sweet, but not too sweet. The other sample, the Jungle Fever Milk Chocolate with Fruits and Nuts was beyond words! Simply the best chocolate I have ever eaten! And yes, I have eaten a lot of chocolate!
So why was this sample New Marketing? Their representaitve contacted me on Twitter after we started following each other and after they noticed some Tweets about coffee and chocolate. I provided my address to them privately and before you know it, I have a free sample in the mail. This is a perfect example of how social media can build a loyal audience! NOT the free part, but reaching out to individuals and turning them into brand ambassadors! I am a believer in their products and have become a shopper, and obviously a raving fan. Social media is not about free or about which platform a company is on; it’s about buiding a community of brand ambassadors.
Social or New Marketing works. Simple as that.
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