Market Penetration
• Facebook No. 4 Worldwide in Most Trafficked Site
  behind Google, Yahoo, and MSN—340 Million
  Unique...
Top 25 Social
 Networking
    Sites
What Works
5According to a new study by Anderson Analytics of 5,000
  users: U.S. social media users:
• 61% of social medi...
Glass Half Full?
• Almost half the nation’s internet users now
  take part in online social networks, such as
  Facebook, ...
Myths: Social Networking
•   It will become a time suck.
•   I’ll lose my privacy.
•   I’m not tech savvy enough.
•   My p...
Benefits of Virtual Community

• Build credibility and trust. Real person, real
  accounts, active participation.
• Lower ...
Social Media Branding
White House Benefits:
     Healthcare




   LA Times, August
   10th
Sometimes Yes,
Sometimes No
Papa John’s Success
• The power of free pizza to collect email
  addresses from Fan pages
50% have Followed a Brand
   in Social Networking
Update ‘Em
What Works
What Works
What Works
Does it Work?
Budgeting Parameters
• What are your overall objectives and campaign
  timeframe?
• How much is your marketing budget? Pro...
Policies for Employees?
• Deloitte LLC found in its 2009 survey that
  almost half of respondents said a policy would
  no...
Suggested By Forrester
Sample Corporate Blogging policy
• Make it clear that the views expressed in the blog are yours alo...
ESPN Puts the
                               Hammer Down
• The guidelines say that on-air talent, reporters and writers ar...
Getting Organized
• The Idea: Think about your industry’s buzzwords
• Follow Journalist Rules: Who, What, Where, When, and...
Rules: Self-Imposed
• Would Mom have been ok with it?
• To Be Critical or Not: Interesting perhaps.
  Will it cost you a b...
Elementary Watson
• Good Blog Scoresheet???
  – Informs? Educates? Edutains? Offers Opinions?
  – Encourages Stimulating C...
Teachers, Parents,
    Students
Targeted and Niche-
     Oriented
What Makes YOUR Blog
                      Good?
• What is your objective? 2 readers? OK if it is
  the right readers.
• P...
Readership is Relative
• Education Blogger Rankings
•   By Postrank, here are the top 8 education blogs based on engagemen...
Blog Example
Measurement Qs
• Define your purpose.
• Create goals and micro goals.
• Will you use it to conduct research, connect to
  ...
Talking to Bloggers
•   Be useful. Perhaps the most powerful way to connect with a blogger, proving useful to them
    mea...
Blog Research: Top 100
                           Lists
• http://technorati.com/pop/blogs/
(Top 100 Most Popular include M...
Job Talk and Social Media




                     Top HR
                     Blog
Must-Read HR Blogs
Suggested:
• --CareerHub
• --Cheezhead
• --SixDegrees from Dave
• --Gautam Ghosh
• --Insourced Employme...
Microblogging:
Cause Tweeting
Follow Categories for
      Research
Talking When You are
        Silent?
Jobs
Future of Twitter?
•   Denial of Service Attacks Rising
•   Issue Date: Daily 'Dog - August 17, 2009,
    Experts Say Twit...
Interactive Aggregation
Search: The KingPin in
    Social Media
Free Updates on Key
       Topics
Aggregators: People
      Search
Social Media for Research
Links for Resources at:
  http://delicious.com/WebResearchLinks
Compiled by PR Consultants Dave ...
Get Connected
Twitter: @dawnyaspectx
Linked In:
http://linkedin.com/in/dawnyankeelov
Facebook: Dawn Yankeelov
You Tube: se...
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This is an overview talk regarding the state of social media on Aug. 19, 2009 by Aspectx, delivered to guests of One Southern Indiana, and Indiana Small Business Development Centers.

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  1. 1. Market Penetration • Facebook No. 4 Worldwide in Most Trafficked Site behind Google, Yahoo, and MSN—340 Million Unique Visitors in June 2009 (TechCrunch, August 2009) • Facebook surpassed My Space traffic in May 2009; although My Space holds more advertising • Twitter gained 3000% increase in users from May 2008 to May 2009 • Classmates.com is the 4th most trafficked social networking site • Linked In ranks 11th among social networking sites (Comscore, August 2009)
  2. 2. Top 25 Social Networking Sites
  3. 3. What Works 5According to a new study by Anderson Analytics of 5,000 users: U.S. social media users: • 61% of social media users are under age 35 • 75% said Facebook was their most valuable network, 65% who cited MySpace • 30% said LinkedIn was their most valuable network • 12% said Twitter was most valuable • 32% of male respondents said using social media for business/career was a key benefit, 22% for females Time Stamp: 7/17/09
  4. 4. Glass Half Full? • Almost half the nation’s internet users now take part in online social networks, such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and Linked In, almost twice the rate of a year ago • --The Conference Board; June ‘09 • No. 1: Facebook, used by 78% of all participants in social media • A quarter log in at work
  5. 5. Myths: Social Networking • It will become a time suck. • I’ll lose my privacy. • I’m not tech savvy enough. • My personal and professional lives will collide. • My mistakes will come back to haunt me. (Think twice before you type.)
  6. 6. Benefits of Virtual Community • Build credibility and trust. Real person, real accounts, active participation. • Lower cost/free advertising. Avoid automation and spamming. • Create an online presence. • Boost and advertise new business. • Stay in contact with customers. Recruit. Customer service. • Instant updates and event management. • Find employees or business partners.
  7. 7. Social Media Branding
  8. 8. White House Benefits: Healthcare LA Times, August 10th
  9. 9. Sometimes Yes, Sometimes No
  10. 10. Papa John’s Success • The power of free pizza to collect email addresses from Fan pages
  11. 11. 50% have Followed a Brand in Social Networking
  12. 12. Update ‘Em
  13. 13. What Works
  14. 14. What Works
  15. 15. What Works
  16. 16. Does it Work?
  17. 17. Budgeting Parameters • What are your overall objectives and campaign timeframe? • How much is your marketing budget? Production alone of a national TV spot averages $303,000. And, social media has a longer lifespan. • What other tactics are you using and are they working? Are traditional methods really working? • What are your internal resources? Are you just jobbing out setup and development or managment? Budgeting is on a per company basis.
  18. 18. Policies for Employees? • Deloitte LLC found in its 2009 survey that almost half of respondents said a policy would not change how they behave online. • New areas of law: Electronic Discovery Thrives • Example. Delta Air Lines Attendant wrote blog as a diary and posed for photos of a slightly undone uniform. Delta fired her. Her book is now out: “Diary of a Dysfunctional Flight Attendant: The Queen of Sky blog.”
  19. 19. Suggested By Forrester Sample Corporate Blogging policy • Make it clear that the views expressed in the blog are yours alone and do not necessarily represent the views of your employer. • Respect the company’s confidentiality and proprietary information. • Ask your manager if you have any questions about what is appropriate to include in your blog. • Be respectful to the company, employees, customers, partners, and competitors. • Understand when the company asks that topics not be discussed for confidentiality or legal compliance reasons. • Ensure that your blogging activity does not interfere with your work commitments.
  20. 20. ESPN Puts the Hammer Down • The guidelines say that on-air talent, reporters and writers are prohibited from having sports-related blogs or Web sites and that they will need a supervisor’s approval to discuss sports on any social networking sites. • They will also be restricted from discussing internal policies or detailing how stories are “reported, written, edited or produced.” • No Tweeting on ESPN business. • Aug. 10, 2009
  21. 21. Getting Organized • The Idea: Think about your industry’s buzzwords • Follow Journalist Rules: Who, What, Where, When, and Why • Keep to less than a hour of research for a post. Pick out a few resources that are consistently useful for research. • Brevity—under 500 words wins the day (depending on topic/audience). • Get people to respond. Links to further reading, etc. • Images to text. Video, Audio, Images, Charts, Graphs. • Get the word out. Promote it. Tweet. Email to lists. Post to forum. Facebook it. • Edit after the fact, if need be.
  22. 22. Rules: Self-Imposed • Would Mom have been ok with it? • To Be Critical or Not: Interesting perhaps. Will it cost you a black eye in your communities of interest? • Can you Back It Up with facts from elsewhere? • Timing. What works on posting. • Linking to other blogs and resources that are trusted.
  23. 23. Elementary Watson • Good Blog Scoresheet??? – Informs? Educates? Edutains? Offers Opinions? – Encourages Stimulating Commentary or Avoids Commentary But is Timely – Links of Value – Part of a Community (your website, your profession, your industry hot topic) – Current, and Updated Regularly. – It follows a Path of Targeted Audience Content.
  24. 24. Teachers, Parents, Students
  25. 25. Targeted and Niche- Oriented
  26. 26. What Makes YOUR Blog Good? • What is your objective? 2 readers? OK if it is the right readers. • Point-of-View. Yours. • Targeted Audience. • Do you promote it?
  27. 27. Readership is Relative • Education Blogger Rankings • By Postrank, here are the top 8 education blogs based on engagement over 30 days in January: • Rank Blog Name • 1 Joanne Jacobs • 2 Panda’s Thumb • 3 BlogHighEd • 4 High Techpectations • 5 Ewan McIntosh’s Edu.Blogs.Com • 6 Moving At The Speed of Creativity • 7 Around The Corner • 8 Dangerously Irrelevant • Technorati currently tracks more than 63.1 million blogs. Over 5,000 of them are about education.
  28. 28. Blog Example
  29. 29. Measurement Qs • Define your purpose. • Create goals and micro goals. • Will you use it to conduct research, connect to new brands, vendors, influencers, correct misperceptions, or build business? – How many people are exposed to your ideas? – How many people are going to your website or online presences? – Are people engaging you? Mary Huffman, IMPACT Marketing, PRSA Leaderserve Group
  30. 30. Talking to Bloggers • Be useful. Perhaps the most powerful way to connect with a blogger, proving useful to them means that in some small way, they owe you one. Here are some different ways you can make yourself of use to other bloggers: • Watch over the blog. Let the blogger know when you see factual mistakes, spam comments or broken links appearing on the blog. Bloggers are always eager to correct this stuff and often rely on readers to let them know when a problem has arisen. • Correct design flaws. Bloggers are not always code gurus. Design elements can display incorrectly or not display at all — or look funny in certain browsers. If you have some skill with HTML/CSS you can point out any issues. • Spread their ideas. If you’ve written a post sharing some of the blogger’s ideas, make sure to email them about it. • Leverage your skills. If you really want to get on a blogger’s radar, use your skills. If you’re a Photoshop ninja, offer to design them a new logo, or to customize some graphics on their site. If you’re a fitness fanatic, offer to consult with them about an exercise plan. • Write guest-posts. Bloggers like guest-posters, because a guest-post means they don’t have to worry about writing content for a day. Source: http://northxeast.com/blogging/how-to-talk-to-bloggers/ • Develop name-recognition.
  31. 31. Blog Research: Top 100 Lists • http://technorati.com/pop/blogs/ (Top 100 Most Popular include Masahable, TechCrunch, Huffington Post, Engadget, Boing Boing) • http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/ food_and_drink/real_food/article5561425.ece (50 Best Food Blogs) • http://healthinsurance.about.com/b/2008/09/19/to p-100-health-care-blogs.htm (Top 100 Healthcare Policy Blogs)
  32. 32. Job Talk and Social Media Top HR Blog
  33. 33. Must-Read HR Blogs Suggested: • --CareerHub • --Cheezhead • --SixDegrees from Dave • --Gautam Ghosh • --Insourced Employment and Jobs Blog • --Evil HR Lady http://www.hrworld.com/features/top- 25-blogs-121907/ • --good to know.
  34. 34. Microblogging: Cause Tweeting
  35. 35. Follow Categories for Research
  36. 36. Talking When You are Silent?
  37. 37. Jobs
  38. 38. Future of Twitter? • Denial of Service Attacks Rising • Issue Date: Daily 'Dog - August 17, 2009, Experts Say Twitter in Need of Drastic Changes to Survive • It's been a tumultuous few weeks for microblogging service Twitter. After two separate denial-of-service attacks shut down the site earlier this month, several security firms predict that Twitter accounts will continue to be used as command centers for harnessing a botnet of virus-infected computers, CNET reports. • And now experts are positing that sweeping changes should be made to Twitter—or else it could be in trouble. Slate's Farhad Manjoo, for example, points out that the site is known for "its regular brokenness." It crashes so often, he says, because it's run by a single provider in a single office building, as opposed to email services, which are supported by scores of providers. "Twitter went down so often because the idea behind Twitter—sending out short status updates to the world—became too popular for one company to handle." • Manjoo is in favor of a solution made by programmer and Scripting.com blogger Dave Winer, another big Twitter critic. Winer suggests that Twitter will not last long in its current form—and it must create a system managed by several different providers connected by common web protocols. Otherwise, attacks like the one earlier this month will continue to plague the site. • Ultimately, Manjoo feels that Twitter must adapt or be swallowed by the competition. "It won't be hard to build competitors to Twitter—systems that do as much as it does but whose decentralized design ensures that they're not a single point of failure." • Other critics point to Twitter's lack of revenue model and poor potential for monetization. CNET "Software Interrupted" blogger Dave Rosenberg says Twitter is "certainly not guaranteed to be lucrative." He suggests Twitter should morph into something more akin to RSS, or a "dump pipe," as Rosenberg calls it. He explains that dump pipes are "something that media sites like Yahoo and AOL have been good at leveraging for years." • Despite Twitter's flaws and challenges moving forward, however, Rosenberg makes an optimistic observation: "The service has introduced a new way to communicate that is unlikely to disappear overnight."
  39. 39. Interactive Aggregation
  40. 40. Search: The KingPin in Social Media
  41. 41. Free Updates on Key Topics
  42. 42. Aggregators: People Search
  43. 43. Social Media for Research Links for Resources at: http://delicious.com/WebResearchLinks Compiled by PR Consultants Dave Schmidt and Dawn Yankeelov, 2008
  44. 44. Get Connected Twitter: @dawnyaspectx Linked In: http://linkedin.com/in/dawnyankeelov Facebook: Dawn Yankeelov You Tube: search Aspectx or Yankeelov www.aspectx.com, dawny@aspectx.com medX12talk.wordpress.com Also found in Plaxo Pulse, PRSA’s Ning site, and so forth
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