Mission Statement “To empower students to create their own unique events with specialised, affordable equipment that would be otherwise unobtainable and to engage the student community by creating a friendly atmosphere through our interactive online presence”.
Short term goals Stage one: Setup of social media touch points 1) Establish an online Presence for Student Sound System. Achieved this through: Facebook Primarily used to promote new events by inviting people within particular student networks to raise awareness. a. Branding b. Drive Web Traffic c. Reputation Management d. New Customer Acquisition
Twitter Used to gauge new trends and level of interest in events. It did not contribute greatly to brand awareness. Useful research tool and networking devise to connect with similar organisations all over the world not just ones located in localised social networks. Good source target audience to hit the website.
YouTube To post videos of Student SoundSystemevents and to reach an audience outside of the immediate loops within the social networks. Provided a cost effective, reliable method of video hosting that saved bandwidth on the website and allowed for embedding of media content.
StudentSoundSystem.com Setup StudentSoundSystem.com using WordPress installation with a custom theme for fast and easy updates. Acted as a central hub for our online activity. RSS (Really Simple Syndication) was used to link the WordPress blog with the other social networking touch points.
Stage three: Analytical Approach Google analytics was used on the blog and we requested group statistics from Facebook, twitter and YouTube regularly. Important statistical information included: Number of Views per page. Average page viewing time. Where viewers were being directed from. Geographical information about users’ locations and time of viewing. Found where most users were coming from and identified patterns in what the most popular content contained. We then customised the content to attract more users to the site.
Long term goals Diversify business into an online community Increase frequency and diversity of blogs Nielson, J. (1992) Every day, thousands of people around the world write about music they love — and it all ends up here (HypeMachine, 2010) Increased traffic Increase awareness
To expand the company, need to enter a recruitment drive
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