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Presentation of Flickr by Anniina Antila from my course in Social Media in Marketing

Presentation of Flickr by Anniina Antila from my course in Social Media in Marketing

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  • 1. Social Media in Marketing Social Media channels: Flickr Anniina Antila
  • 2. CONTENT: 1. Definition and History 2. Special elements and uses 3. The average user 4. In a world of Facebook who needs Flickr? 5. Ways of using Flickr‐site in marketing
  • 3. Definition and History:  Flickr is an image hosting and video hosting website and  online community  Created by Ludicorp a vancouver‐based company that  launched Flickr in February 2004   The company was acquired by Yahoo! In 2005  As of October 2009, it claims to host more than 4 billion  images, up from 3 billion in November of 2008
  • 4.  Special elements and uses:  Flickr allows for user interaction, commenting, categorizing of albums, and  building of contact lists  Flickr allows users to sign up for a  normal free account or Pro‐Account, which  provides unlimited uploading of pictures and videos for $25/year.  Flickr Groups are used to enhance social sharing based on location, events,  affinity groups, etc. This is a large asset for businesses to further reach  potential clients and customers based on interests.  Within Flickr, users can create online Photo Contests to increase user  interaction and visibility to the channel.  Flickr provides a very resourceful analytics program that allows you to track  your photo traffic and views by very detailed metrics.  Ties in very well with other social media channels to cross update and draw  traffic back to the channel.
  • 5. HOW TO GET STARTED  Create your account: sign up for a free Yahoo! ID  Search pictures  Upload photos and Videos  public or private  Describe your photos  add captions and tags  Create collections and sets  e.g. Collection Finland, which includes a set of Helsinki, Tampere,  Jyväskylä  Locate them in map  Join a group of the picture subject and click to send your picture to the group  Send a link of your flickr account to friends and family by e‐ mail
  • 6. AVERAGE USER‐ GEOGRAPHIC DATA (FROM 2008)
  • 7. AVERAGE USER‐ DEMOGRAPHIC DATA (FROM 2008)
  • 8. Amir Dotan, & Panayiotis Zaphiris (2010). A  cross‐cultural analysis of Flickr users from Peru,  Israel, Iran, Taiwan and the UK 
  • 9. REASONS TO USE ‐ PROFESSIONAL?  When asked about the main reason for using Flickr people in the UK typically report that they want to  display their photos, connect with other photographers  and to learn how to be a better photographer.
  • 10. IN A WORLD OF FACEBOOK WHO NEEDS FLICKR?  Facebook is already the world's largest photo sharing  site.  Flickr has the avid photo semi‐pro community, Facebook has the rest of us. Flickr has rich licensing and  subscription options. Flickr has click to purchase  prints. Flickr has great photo search functionality and is  more suitable for professionals.
  • 11. WAYS OF USING FLICKR‐SITE IN MARKETING  Use the highly effective keyword tagging features to get your  company’s material visible to searches.  Join many Flickr affinity groups to gather interest from those who  may not be familiar with your company’s products, services,  location or values.  Photo contests and special promotions can be designed and  executed with Flickr as the vehicle used to facilitate these  activities.  Connect Flickr to current website, Facebook Fan Page, corporate  blog, etc. to smoothly cross post content among all of of your  company’s online assets.
  • 12.  Learn more about your community and the values, activities,  events and experiences your users or fellow businesses take part  in.  A very important thing to keep in mind regarding your use of  Flickr for business is this – do NOT oversell. Those companies  who practice this have their account deleted from the site  altogether. Flickr has constructed a very helpful set of guidelines  that will ensure you are fully aware of what the Do’s & Don’ts are  for using this service.  Explore the various features and uploading tools available. Search  for groups that would be of interest to you or your market. Ask  questions and share your thoughts here by commenting below.  As you research its versatility and role within the world of social  media, it could spark creative and helpful thoughts as to how  Flickr can be useful to your company and overall brand identity.
  • 13. Thank you for your attention! http://www.flickr.com/