Social Media Meetings: The Next Best Thing In Marketing

MIAMI (CBS4) – Social media is the new way companies are getting buzz on their products.

Businesses are bringing together social media users for impromptu parties as a marketing tactic.

The lesson is not just about makeup. It may be a MAC makeup master class, but the students may be the ones doing the teaching.

“I love communicating and sharing information. It is just a way to connect with other people,” said one party attendee.

About a dozen women came to Bloomingdales in Aventura to spread the word about MAC makeup through constant updates on their social media outlets.

“People think you have to dedicate a lot of time to tweeting, but when you are used to it, it becomes second nature after a while,” said one woman at the event.

At the head of this class is Social Media Expert Jewel Figueras who selected each of these powerful women.

“It has been said that most consumers would like a stamp of approval from a friend and someone they trust,” said Figueras to CBS4’s Jorge Estevez.

“We are sharing it with millions of people not just thousands. We are tweeting and we all have a large follow base,” said one woman.

All that influence is nothing to brush off during times where every sale counts.

“We really are able to reach so many different outlets it is efficient and instantaneous,” said Eileen Alkabes, who works in the marketing department at Bloomingdale’s.

So will it work? The ladies’ tweets were seen by 250,000 people before the event and after that number is expected to double.

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