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Lets face it, if you aren't Lady Gaga (13,493,791 followers on Twitter) or Pringles (15,500,496 fans on Facebook) social media will most likely have a slightly less critical role in your overall marketing strategy. In light of this, the presentation above will get you started on the right track.

Don't get paralyzed by the hype, take a deep breath and set aside some time to LISTEN, LEARN and then LAUNCH a pilot.

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