Facebook: Social Networking Site that allows for open communication betweenpeople and brands.800+ Million Active Users46% of Facebook users are 25-44 years old81% of Facebook users have some level of higher education Twitter: A Social Networking and Microblogging site that allows for open, public communication in 140 characters or less. Over 200 Million Users 57% of Twitter users are 25-44 years old 37% of Twitter users have a Bachelors Degree, at least YouTube: A video sharing website, owned by Google. The second largest search engine on the web. Over 3 Billion Videos Viewed Daily Average age of YouTube is 27 with 20% being 35+ 78% of YouTube users have some level of higher education
LinkedIn: A Social Networking site for business professionals.More than 120 Million MembersAverage age of LinkedIn is 25-54LinkedIn is used by 69 of the Fortune 100 Companies Yelp: A Social Networking site that allows customers to leave reviews of any business 61% of people rely on user reviews for product information or research before a buying decision is made 41 Million Monthly VisitorsGoogle Places: Allows you to claim your business profile on Google, people canreview your business97% of consumers search for local businesses online
78% of companies said they use Facebook, Twitter, and other sites to conduct research, improve customer service, push marketing and PR initiatives, andultimately boost sales.(credit: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-20016517-83.html)
Let’s Get Started!How to Develop your Social Media Strategy
What are your Goals?• Specific I want to increase traffic to my• Measurable website by 10%• Realistic We want a monthly average of 70 interactions on Facebook I want 20 new Followers on Twitter every Month
Who is your Audience?• Age, Race, Gender• How do they talk to you• How do they talk to each other• What is the best way to reach them
What (and who) are your Resources?• In-house vs. Outsourced• Team Size• Available Time• Accountability
ContentWe know the digital era requires more content,not less. And it requires content edited andpackaged in ways that help user access and allowfor advertising placement. – Tom Curley, CEO of The Associated Press
What to Post• News About Your Business• Blog Posts and Press Releases• Upcoming Events• Promotions• Photos• Information About Your Business• Quotes• …Just About Anything!
“Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what youare, what you believe, shine through every sentence youwrite, every piece you finish.” - John Jakes, author
CustomizationYou forgot thefirst rule of massmedia, Elliot!GIVE THE PEOPLEWHAT THEYWANT! - James Bond, Tomorrow Never Dies
Communitycom·mu·ni·ty ɪ /kəˈmyunti/ noun, plural -ties. a social, religious, occupational, or other groupsharing common characteristics or interests andperceived or perceiving itself as distinct in somerespect from the larger society within which itexists
Anyone you interact with, even if only one time, is a part of your communityhttp://www.coolinfographics.com/blog/2010/10/14/map- of-online-communities-2.html
For Example…In Louisiana, who like: In Louisiana, who are:- N.O. Saints: 258,360 - Married: 531,200- Cooking: 78,520 - Engaged: 50,400- Shopping: 149,040 - Single: 272,880- Travel: 75,780 - College Graduates: 423,760
Real Life ExamplesSituation: Need to Drive Traffic to the New OrleansSaints Pre-Season Games.Primary Target: Men in LouisianaSecondary Target Demographics: Like New OrleansSaints and Football. Are 21+ Situation: Wedding Shop in New Orleans that specializes in high-end, handmade wedding dresses Primary Target: Women in New Orleans, LA Secondary Target Demographics: Engaged, 25+ and College Graduates.
Replies@ denotes a tweet sent to another Twitter user.@TiffanyStarnes see youin the park tonight!
RetweetRetweets are similar toforwarding a message ine-mail. They help growcommunities and makespeople feel good.RT @andyknola: Helpraise money for TsunamiRelief:http://bit.ly/awsjah0
Direct MessageDM is a private message that you can only sendto those who follow you.D Adeletiblier Here’s mye-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Hashtag# makes a term into a keyword that issearchable, also used to imply sarcasm or humor@tiffanystarnes is speaking in tongues at#socialsummit@nolamaven @AmieSaint @glamourstar thismakes me weep for America.#mariahcareybabynames
Measuring Success on TwitterReTweetist- Allows you to discover trends, popular topics and popular people bytracking Retweets (RTs) across Twitter.http://retweetist.com/Twitalyzer- Twitters most popular measurement solution for business and personalusers, focusing on influence, impact and engagement.http://www.twitalyzer.comBackTweets- Get a comprehensive understanding of how your content is shared onTwitter, including tweet graphs, reach & impressions stats, influencer lists and more!http://backtweets.com/TwitterCounter – Allows you to review your friends and follower growth by week,month or 3-month intervals. You can also compare your growth to competitors.http://twittercounter.comOneForty – All of the latest and greatest online and social media tools.http://oneforty.com/category/Analytics
What is Linked In? Who Do You Know? Who Do THEY Know? Who Are You Trying to Reach? How Do You Expand Your Network? How Do You Set Yourself Apart?
Using LinkedIn as a Professional Your Profile Getting Connected Own YOUR Brand Your Company Page
Who Do They Know? - Always personalize requests! - Include an introduction and why you would like to connect - Forward your profile to people you don’t know but would like to meet and WHY you are contacting them….BE HONEST
Expand Your NetworkJoin Groups & Organizations – Some are open and others require invitation – Seek Professional Organizations – Seek with Potential Customers
Andy Kutcher E-mail: email@example.comLinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/andykutcher Twitter: www.twitter.com/andyknolaFacebook: www.facebook.com/andy.kutcher
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