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Dave Fleet - Making the Most of Social Media Trends in 2011

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Now that you’ve established a presence on social media and mastered the basics, you want to make the most of your experience by staying current with this ever changing field. In this session, Dave …

Now that you’ve established a presence on social media and mastered the basics, you want to make the most of your experience by staying current with this ever changing field. In this session, Dave Fleet will share his insights into key trends to expect in 2011. His presentation will help you learn how to build upon your existing relationships and communities by making strategic use of social media.

- Insights into key trends driving social media activities within businesses
- Pointers on best practices for optimizing social media
- Ideas for executing social media within their organizations

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  • 1. Social Media Trends for Organizations Thought-Starters Dave Fleet VP Digital, Edelman With input from Steve Rubel and David Armano
  • 2. Introduction Edelman.ca
  • 3. Themes 1. Silo busting 2. Maturation of social media 3. Rise of the „less shiny object‟ 4. Communication accelerates Edelman.ca
  • 4. Theme #1:Silo busting
  • 5. Trend #1: Integration Organizations will increasingly realize that social media achieves little unless they integrate it with other communication forms and with other business functions Edelman.ca
  • 6. Trend #1: Best practices • Structure social media across silos • Plan communications across functions • Integrate and share intelligence across the enterprise Edelman.ca
  • 7. Trend #2: Social customer supportMultiple factors lead companies to adopt social supportactivities alongside their traditional channels Edelman.ca
  • 8. Trend #2: Best practices • Engage proactively AND reactively • Where possible, solve problems in public • Support resolution by the community • Reward third-party advocates Photo: angelaarcher Edelman.ca
  • 9. Trend #3: Death of the campaignCompanies look beyond campaigns and towards ongoingactivities as drivers of results in social media activities Edelman.ca
  • 10. Trend #3: Best practices • Identify an executive sponsor • Budget, staff, plan for ongoing activities BUILDS ON EXISTING COMMUNITY EQUITY • Diversify responsibility for activities ACTIVE ACTIVE – Between functions CAMPAIGN SPIKE CAMPAIGN SPIKE – Within functions COMMUNITY ABANDONMENT VALLEY MANAGED CONSUMER CONVERSATIONS Edelman.ca
  • 11. Trend #4: Ad Agencies Awake2010 was the year that advertising agencies bought-in to socialmedia. 2011 will see that continue, albeit with bumps in theroad. Edelman.ca
  • 12. Trend #4: Best practices DIGITAL RICH MEDIA CONTENT • Integrate advertising into social programs PROPERTIES WEBSITES ADVERTISING BANNERSCUSTOM BUILT PORTALS DISPLAY • Balance pros and cons of different media INTERNAL/ENTERPRISE PAID ENDORSEMENTS forms in communicationsmedia OWNED properties programs PAID EMBASSIES • Beware of purely campaign-based Social Engagement Concentrated Here approaches PARTNERSHIPS • Leverage creativity whilemedia OUTPOSTS SOCIAL platforms EARNED maintaining ENTERTAINMENT INFLUENCER NETWORKS BRANDED RELEVANT MESSAGE BOARDS NICHE PLATFORMS engagement BLOGOSPHERESource: David Armano, INFLUENCER ENGAGEMENTEdelman 2010, edelmandigital.com Edelman.ca
  • 13. Theme #2:Maturation of social media
  • 14. Trend #5: "Influence" maturesCompanies evolve their approach to influence beyond justconsidering reach. Thought leadership and experts takeprecedence. Edelman.ca
  • 15. Trend #5: Best practices • Consider context • Consider spheres of influence outside the top tier • Measure outcomes to refine approach Edelman.ca
  • 16. Trend #6: Return of websitesAfter several years of being told to “fish where the fish are”businesses realize that social integration to existing web sites doesn’tonly help them become relevant—users will expect it. Edelman.ca
  • 17. Trend #6: Best practices • Incorporate social data from connections, friends • Design for function & form • Be conservative on privacy Edelman.ca
  • 18. Trend #7: Democratization of voiceCompanies continue the path broken by others to allowadditional corporate spokespeople in the online space Edelman.ca
  • 19. Trend #7: Best practices • Set boundaries for free engagement • Develop community guides to ensure consistency in approach • Hire experience and train for success Edelman.ca
  • 20. Trend #8: Community managementCommunity management evolves beyond random engagementand towards rigorous, measured strategic activity Edelman.ca
  • 21. Trend #8: Best practices • Engage community members and encourage participation • Personalize interactions while reinforcing corporate priorities • Act transparently • Engage respectfully • Act as a real-time first line of defense for online issues Edelman.ca
  • 22. Theme #3:Rise of the “less shiny object”
  • 23. Trend #9: Digitally driven crises No-one thinks theyre going to experience a crisis until they do. More and more organizations will realize too late that they need to incorporate digital into their crisis plans. Edelman.ca
  • 24. Trend #9: Best practices • Identify potential sources of crises • Plan ahead; get buy-in on removing roadblocks • Monitor continuously for emerging issues • Practice thorough crisis simulations Edelman.ca
  • 25. Trend #10: Digital Curation Social media allows everyone to produce content. Some is good; some is bad. As the volume of information increases, companies may benefit from curating the former. Edelman.ca
  • 26. Trend #10: Best practices • Identify under-served niches and meet them • Frame up issues and discussions; editorialize • Make curation collaborative and social Photo by chrisjbarker Edelman.ca
  • 27. Trend #11: Search strategyCompanies will increasingly factor search considerations intothe earned and social realms of their online activities. Edelman.ca
  • 28. Trend #11: Best practices • Think beyond SEM and on-domain SEO • Factor search considerations into communications planning, not just content • Optimize activities to realize long-term benefit from short-term campaigns Edelman.ca
  • 29. Trend #12: Measurement maturesMeasurement has long been an Achilles heel for PR.Advertising agencies are still stuck measuring impressions.Measurement will, by necessity, evolve in 2011. Edelman.ca
  • 30. Trend #12: Best practices • Mandate metric sharing • Measure outcomes of activities, not outputs • Consider measurement at the beginning and middle – not just the end • Tailor reports to the audience • Insist on context alongside numbers Edelman.ca
  • 31. Trend #13: Rise of the content strategist As campaigns evolve to sit alongside ongoing community management, content creation and optimization takes a central place at the social media table.Photo: John Two Persons Benedick Edelman.ca
  • 32. Trend #13: Best practices • Place audiences at the core of content • Plan and maintain a flexible content calendar • Create social objects to drive attention • Optimize based on previous results Edelman.ca
  • 33. Trend #14: Developer EngagementDevelopers are driving innovation across all key digital platforms.Marketing innovators will begin working with developers to scaletheir programs and boost their surface area. Photo by bugbbq Edelman.ca 33
  • 34. Trend #14: Best practices • Make valuable assets available for developers – e.g. art, text, videos, data • Build APIs and cultivate a rich developer network • Adopt developer creations Edelman.ca 34
  • 35. Theme #4:Communication accelerates
  • 36. Trend #15: Location, location, Facebook 2010 was Foursquare‟s year, but it never broke through. Facebook is now paying attention to location, and is poised to make location-based marketing relevant. Edelman.ca
  • 37. Trend #15: Best practices • Think “LoSoPhoMo,” particularly on Facebook • Combine real and digital world engagement • Reward advocates with additional privileges and rewards Edelman.ca
  • 38. Trend #16: Social media overload• Social media overload is nothing new to early adopters, but it will become an increasing issue for “average” users Edelman.ca
  • 39. Trend #16: Best practices • Identify and elevate your experts • Dazzle with data • Integrate social to cut down on new logins • Ask and answer Edelman.ca
  • 40. Trend #17: Marketing in StreamsIncreasing prevalence of streams of news means that “what”and “where” no longer answer enough questions. “When”becomes an important consideration. Edelman.ca
  • 41. Trend #17: Best practices • Analyse your audience activity • Schedule updates throughout the day • Post content at optimum times Credit: HubSpot Edelman.ca
  • 42. Trend #18: Listening becomes mandatory Increased occurrences of social media-driven issues, combined with the potential for insights and for building brands and reputations drives monitoring as a core social activity Edelman.ca
  • 43. Trend #18: Best practices • Formalize monitoring for the organization • Tailor search taxonomies to functional needs • Establish processes to route and escalate conversations as needed • Extend monitoring boundaries beyond the organization to a wider context Edelman.ca
  • 44. Questions? Questions for you: • What trends do you see? • Which trends are most helpful for you? • Which trends are most challenging? Edelman.ca
  • 45. LinkedIn.com/in/davefleetdave.fleet@edelman.com 416.849.8940 Edelman.ca