The key to advocacy is information. Honest, seemingly unvarnished information from people in the know. It’s a method of marketing that isn’t marketing, though it takes as much strategy as any other form of marketing. It isn’t new but it is getting more important.
When LinkedIn first made its appearance back in 2003, I was convinced that it was destined to be at best a peer-to-peer business social networking service – at worst… a glorified job seeking site. Fast forward to today, and LinkedIn has proven to be an integral tool in creating a business presence – whether you’re a start-up or a Fortune 500 company.