I need to write an informal business proposal memo.
My company is interested in venturing into the world of social media as part of a growth strategy. Unfortunately, the decision makers have very limited experience or knowledge in this area. They are particularly interested in the following social media services, among others:
My boss has asked me to investigate the types and uses of social media that might be appropriate in the workplace. In addition, I was also asked to compare and contrast the services and provide a recommendation that would be suitable to our organization's goals. Specifically, my boss would like me to prepare an informal proposal in the business memo format.
I need to address the following in the business memo format:
• Provide a brief summary of the types of social media options that are available.
• Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using social media in the workplace.
• Compare and contrast at least 2 of the current social media options.
• Present and support a personal recommendation.
• Follow the informal proposal business memo protocol
The term "informal" memo can be misleading, as it doesn't mean informal in the same sense as one would refer to an informal Facebook post that will only be read by your friends. Instead, it refers to a specific memo formal and style, in which you follow the standard conventions of business writing, but use a specific "informal memo" format and clear direct language as opposed to technical or legal language.
Informal memos should use Times New Roman or an equivalent 12-point serif font, single-spaced, on white paper, with at least 1-inch (2.5 cm) margins. Body paragraphs should be in block format. Rather than indent the first lines of paragraphs, use a blank space to indicate paragraph breaks. Justify right margins for a more professional appearance.
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This response discusses how to create an informal business memo about how a business might use social media. It discusses the format of "informal" memos and what needs to go in each section of the memo.