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What is Social Media?


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Presentation that looks at social media including it's key tools, overlaps with online PR, SEO, the offline world and how it varies across different sectors. Also looks at it relates to B2B activity …

Presentation that looks at social media including it's key tools, overlaps with online PR, SEO, the offline world and how it varies across different sectors. Also looks at it relates to B2B activity and the corporate world.

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  • 1. Social Media How to Build the Biggest Bang for your Business Wednesday 6th July 2011
  • 2. (sorry – not for business) indiumonline training indiumonline social media Chloё Thomas • Barclays Bank » Online and Direct Marketing for Retail • Past Times » Direct Communications Manager • Ardington » Head of E-Commerce • Indium Web Management » Managing Director & Chief Consultant 01865 980
  • 3. 1. Know your audience 2. Choose your tools: – LinkedIn – Twitter – Facebook 1. Plan & Prepare – create great content 2. Avoid the Pitfalls
  • 4. Know Your Audience • Who are they? • Where do they hang-out? • Traffic to your website
  • 5. 01865 980
  • 6. • Complements and amplifies what you’re already doing • It’s another one-to-one contact channel • Publicise events • Group mailings • Another way for people to find you • Find like minded people – support for you • Lead Generation • Soft Marketing Why should you be using it? 01865 980
  • 7. Choose Your Tools • Plaxo • MySpace • You Tube • Slideshare • Flickr • Wikipedia • Forums • Scribd • Digg • Delicious • Reddit • Second Life LinkedInTwitter Facebook Blogs
  • 8. Facebook • Is it stalling? Lost market share of visits for 3rd consecutive month in May (Hitwise) • There are more than 3.5bn pieces of content shared each week on Facebook • Purpose-built Facebook pages have created more than 5.3bn fans • More than 700,000 local businesses have active Pages on Facebook
  • 9. Twitter • Fastest growing social network in May (Hitwise) • Towards the end of 2010: o the average number of tweets per day was > 27.3 m o The average number of tweets per hour was around 1.3m • At the current rate, Twitter will process almost 10bn tweets in a single year • The power of twitter lies outside
  • 10. LinkedIn • Focused audience • There are now 11m LinkedIn users across Europe
  • 11. Plan & Prepare • Numbers game • Great content is at the heart of success – Grow followers – Grow sales / leads / traffic • Cross promote • Optimise
  • 12. Twitter Tool Mindmap
  • 13. Avoid The Pitfalls • Employers Watching Workers Online Spurs Privacy Debate (Wall St Journal) • Divorce Case Evidence: Facebook profile used in court • Courtney Love's tweets lead to groundbreaking suit • Court orders ex-employee to hand over LinkedIn contacts • Getting the skinny on Twitter's ‘Cisco Fatty’ • A Twitterati Calls Out Whirlpool • Social Media Lawsuit from Flash Mob Incident? • The Pizza Kitchen faces social media libel lawsuit • Vodafone’s homophobic tweet • Habitat sorry for Iran Tweeting • Facebook Party House Trashed • Why Your Company Needs a Social Media Policy and 14 Corporate Social Media Policy Exampl • 5 tips to avoid a social media law suit
  • 14. Maximise the Benefits, Minimise the Pitfalls • Think first • Define what each tool will be used for • Set up a Social Media Policy
  • 15. indiumonline Phone: 01865 339 470 Email: Our Services • Email • Affiliates • Search (PPC/SEO) • Search – Local • Social Media - Set Up - Management