Social Media in Air Medical Transport

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I was asked by a colleague to do a Web conference for some of his national peers in the air medical transport industry, to help people understand some ways social media can be used in this …

I was asked by a colleague to do a Web conference for some of his national peers in the air medical transport industry, to help people understand some ways social media can be used in this environment. These are my slides for the Webinar.

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  • 1. Putting Social Media into Practice in EMS and Air Medical Transport Lee Aase Manager, Syndication and Social Media Mayo Clinic #airmed December 14, 2009
  • 2. About Lee Aase (@LeeAase) • B.S. Political Science • 14 years in politics and government at local, state, national levels • Mayo Clinic since April 2000 − Media relations consultant − Manager since 2004 − Media Relations/Research Comm − Syndication and Social Media
  • 3. A Grandpa who appreciates the power of Facebook
  • 4. Disclaimers • These results not typical • Use as directed • Read and follow label directions • Side effects may include vertigo, watery eyes, crackberry thumb and iPhone application addiction • Social media tools are an essential part of a balanced communications diet • If insufficient media coverage persists, consult your communications doctor • Batteries not included • Some assembly required • Your mileage may vary
  • 5. Disclosures • No financial interest in any product or service mentioned in this presentation • Full-time salaried employee of Mayo Clinic
  • 6. Demonstrate that social media tools are... • Immensely powerful • Consistent with your organization’s values (or should be) • Free (or ridiculously inexpensive) • and...
  • 7. Thesis #1: Air was the original social medium
  • 8. Mayo Clinic and Word of Mouth • 91 percent of patients surveyed say they have said “good things” to an average of 40 people after a Mayo visit • 85 percent say they recommended Mayo to a friend − Advised an average of 16 to come − 5 actually came
  • 9. Sources of Information Influencing Preference for Mayo Clinic Word of mouth 84 Stories in the media 57 MD recommendation 44 Advertising 27 Internet/Websites 26 Personal experience 24 Mailings to home 18 0 20 40 60 80 100
  • 10. #2: Electronic tools merely facilitate broader, more efficient transmission by overcoming inertia and friction
  • 11. #3: The mass media era was a temporary anomaly
  • 12. Evolution of Community • Local: Pre-1930 • National: 1930-2005, made possible by mass media • Global: Post-2005, individuals members of multiple communities of interest without regard to geography • Succeeding levels build upon earlier stages without completely supplanting
  • 13. #4: Social media are the third millennium’s defining communications trend
  • 14. The Most Important Word in Web 2.0
  • 15. Intro to Today’s FREE Tools Blogs RSS Podcasts Social Networks Skype YouTube Wikis Twitter Slideshare uStream
  • 16. Intro to Blogs • Just an easy-to-publish Web site that allows comments • Blogs in Plain English - Lee LeFever • You read them all the time without even knowing it
  • 17. RSS = Really Simple Syndication • Lets you easily track dozens of blogs or other Web sites without surfing • Truly opt-in “email” • RSS “baked in” to IE 7, Safari • Google Reader a free Web option
  • 18. Podcasts • TiVo for Audio (and now video) • Don’t need an iPod to use • Series of segments to which you can subscribe via RSS • iTunes free for PC or Mac • Create your own FREE podcast (listed in iTunes) through SMUG
  • 19. Social Networking Sites
  • 20. Wikis • Collaborative editing tools • Wikipedia the most famous • 2.9 million articles in English • Definitive stories quickly on − 35W Bridge Collapse − Virginia Tech shooting
  • 21. YouTube • World’s second largest search engine • Google bought for $1.65 Billion • “The world has voted, and we want to watch videos on YouTube.” - Andy Sernovitz, SocialMedia.org
  • 22. Slideshare.net and uStream.tv
  • 23. #9: Mass media will remain powerful levers that move -- and are moved by -- social media buzz.
  • 24. #10: Social media strategies can’t compensate for an inferior offering or bad service
  • 25. United Breaks Guitars Breaks United
  • 26. #14: Strategic thinking about social media is no substitute for action
  • 27. Tips on Personal Steps to Explore • Establish a permanent personal email • Get profiles in Facebook, LinkedIn • Get a Twitter account • Get a Flip camera (or iPhone 3G S?) • Create a personal YouTube account • Start a personal Blog
  • 28. Starter Steps for Nonprofits • Claim your Twitter “handle” • Create a Facebook “fan” page • Create a YouTube channel
  • 29. #17: Social media are free in any ordinary sense of the word (or at least ridiculously inexpensive)
  • 30. Total Cost for Mayo Clinic Facebook, YouTube and Twitter $0.00
  • 31. In England, based on current exchange rates: £0,00
  • 32. In the European Union: €0,00
  • 33. Cost for a Standard Definition Flip Video Camera $149.99 HD available for an additional $50
  • 34. podcasts.mayoclinic.org
  • 35. newsblog.mayoclinic.org
  • 36. sharing.mayoclinic.org
  • 37. Yearly Cost for a Customized Blog $75.00
  • 38. Cost for Your Global TV Station and Publishing Platform $300.00
  • 39. #18: As I approaches zero, ROI approaches infinity
  • 40. #19: MacGyver is the model for social media success
  • 41. Mayo Clinic Medical Edge News Media Syndications
  • 42. First Foray in New Media • Existing Medical Edge radio mp3s • Launched Sept. ‘05; Downloads up 8,217 percent Oct. vs. Aug.
  • 43. Step 2: More, Longer Podcasts
  • 44. #20: Social media enable authentic communication if you don’t purposefully complicate things
  • 45. Key Tool: Flip Video Camera* • Affordable • Recording interviews (with tripod) improves existing processes • Authenticity without writer’s cramp • Provides potential blog resources − Audio of full interview − Video excerpts • Limited group of video editors to ease adoption, ensure quality
  • 46. Case Study: Simple Storytelling • 8:45 a.m. Colleague mentions article coming off embargo at 3 p.m. • Interviewed M.D. via Flip at 10:20 • Edited video, had password-protected post on blog by 11:55 for pitching • Uploaded files to YouTube channel • WSJ Health Blog used video
  • 47. #24: Compelling content is much more valuable than advertising time or space
  • 48. The Octogenarian Idol Story • Alerted to interesting video of elderly couple playing piano in Gonda atrium • Video shot by another patient and uploaded to YouTube by her daughter • Video had been seen 1,005 times in six preceding months since upload • Embedded in Sharing Mayo Clinic, posted to Facebook, Tweeted on 4/7/09
  • 49. The next day...
  • 50. Six days later...
  • 51. April 22
  • 52. Sunday, May 3
  • 53. May 4
  • 54. May 10
  • 55. May 11
  • 56. May 15
  • 57. Early Morning May 26
  • 58. May 26, 2009: Live in Studio Good Morning America
  • 59. Results to Date • More than 5.2 million views on YouTube • >1.4 million views on Sharing Mayo Clinic • From 200 views/month to 5,000 views/hour • Validation of Thesis #26
  • 60. #26: Your mileage may vary, but you’ll go a lot further if you get a car.
  • 61. #28: Paying for advertising while not taking advantage of FREE social media tools isn’t particularly astute
  • 62. A Story from Facebook...
  • 63. Tamiko says... “I’ve had lots of people ask me about the YouTube video and I’ve told at least 30 people they should go to Mayo. ”
  • 64. The most harmful TV show in U.S History? • Married with Children? • Baywatch? • The Survivor series? • The A-Team?
  • 65. “Kids will take a chance. If they don’t know, they’ll have a go.” -- Sir Ken Robinson, TED 2006
  • 66. #29: Your kids aren’t smarter than you are. They’re just not afraid to look dumb.
  • 67. #34: Challenges of introducing social media in your work are not unique
  • 68. Businesses Already Revolutionized • Music - iTunes vs. Tower Records • Classified Advertising - eBay, Craigslist • Bookstores • Movie rentals - Local, Blockbuster, Netflix • All mass media • Video cameras • See The Innovator’s Dilemma; TI Solution and TI Prescription - Clayton Christensen
  • 69. #35: Social technologies will transform your work
  • 70. A Practical First Step: A Closed Facebook Group
  • 71. What Members See:
  • 72. If not, contact me by... • Googling Lee Aase or SMUG U • @LeeAase on Twitter • aase.lee@mayo.edu