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CIM social media kendal jan 11
CIM social media kendal jan 11
CIM social media kendal jan 11
CIM social media kendal jan 11
CIM social media kendal jan 11
CIM social media kendal jan 11
CIM social media kendal jan 11
CIM social media kendal jan 11
CIM social media kendal jan 11
CIM social media kendal jan 11
CIM social media kendal jan 11
CIM social media kendal jan 11
CIM social media kendal jan 11
CIM social media kendal jan 11
CIM social media kendal jan 11
CIM social media kendal jan 11
CIM social media kendal jan 11
CIM social media kendal jan 11
CIM social media kendal jan 11
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CIM social media kendal jan 11

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  • Only 21% ‘active’ users73% of users with less than 10 tweets (December 2010)
  • Good content drives conversationMake money / save money
  • The ROI on SM is your business being here in 5 years
  • Success may not be a goal but progress over time.
  • Marathon not a sprint
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    • 1. Getting the most out ofsocial media<br />Andrew Armitage<br />Armitage Online Limited<br />Kendal College<br />26th January 2011<br />
    • 2. Andrew Armitage<br />Armitage Online Limited<br />Digital consultancy<br />Website design<br />Web applications<br />Online marketing<br />Social media<br />Clients include<br />Zeffirellis Ambleside<br />Windermere Lake Cruises<br />Various hotels<br />
    • 3. Getting the most out of social media<br />Do we know what social media is?<br />Why social media?<br />What do we want to get out of social media?<br />How can we achieve ‘it’?<br />How will we know when we’ve achieved it?<br />The answers may not be clear cut – and will almost certainly be different for everyone in the room.<br />
    • 4. What are social networks?<br />Forums<br />Blogs<br />Multi-media sharing<br />Feeds<br />Bookmarking<br />Comment platforms<br />
    • 5. Any place that real people are engaging online<br />
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    • 8. The impacts of social media<br />Fundamental shift in online communication<br />All major sites now have a social influence<br />Social networks and blogs now account for 20 per cent of the total time spent online.<br />
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    • 12. Is it all good news?<br /><ul><li>Roughly 1% of users are responsible for 34% of all visits on Linked In</li></ul>41% of users haven’t tweeted since signing up<br />Only 20% of Twitter users have tweeted 10 times or more<br />24% of twitter users have no followers<br />Only 1.5m local business pages on Facebook<br />Major privacy concerns on Facebook<br />
    • 13. The social media landscape<br />TripAdvisor<br />41.6m visits<br />over 40m reviews<br />6m photos uploaded<br />Linked In<br />Roughly 1% of users are responsible for 34% of all visits!<br />62% are passers-by and responsible for 18% of visits<br />
    • 14. “Companiescan now communicate with their markets directly. If they blow it, it could be their last chance”<br />
    • 15. “Consumers can now influence the marketdirectly. If companiesblow it, they may never get their chance”<br />
    • 16. “we don’t have a choice whether we do social media, the question is how well we do it”<br />Erik Qualman<br />socialnomics.net<br />
    • 17. Twitter<br />Micro-blog<br />140 characters to share your message (tweet)<br />People follow each other<br />Use ‘#hashtags’ tags to categorise your posts or emotion<br />Re-tweet (RT) to share posts you like and support your peers<br />Informal conversation<br />
    • 18. Facebook<br />Join networks organised by city/workplace/school<br />Engage with interest groups<br />Set up a business page or pay per click advertising<br />Add ‘social connectors’ to your website<br />Most effective for B2C businesses<br />Can business audiences even get to Facebook?<br />The “noticeboard”<br />
    • 19. Linked In<br />Business oriented<br />Join groups and engage in discussion with peers<br />Link to your blog and twitter feed<br />Add presentations about your company<br />My CV<br />
    • 20. Slideshare<br />upload presentations<br />add to your linked in profile<br />easy to upload and share content in word, powerpoint, pdf and more<br />add pre-recorded audio – slide casting<br />
    • 21. Rules of participation<br />Participate in conversation<br />Make new connections<br />Help people<br />Listen to your audience<br />Don’t block the competition!<br />Gently ‘feed’ your other online spaces<br />
    • 22. Rules of engagement<br />Users aren’t necessarily engaged<br />Allow customers and followers to engage in their own time<br />Review individual behaviour and respond accordingly<br />Don’t get too bogged down with broad metrics<br />Engagement could be more valuable than conversion<br />
    • 23. What should I say?<br />Reference interesting statistics<br />Share your followers posts<br />Link to your other online profiles<br />Occasional special offers<br />Add value to your followers<br />Don’t bore people – say something remarkable!<br />Develop a content strategy<br />
    • 24. What about the impact of mobile?<br />
    • 25. What about the impact of mobile?<br />50% of the mobile Internet traffic in the UK is for Facebook<br />Social apps<br />Location based services with GPS positioning<br />The ability to quickly upload photos and links<br />The ability to share anything instantly<br />
    • 26. Location based services<br />
    • 27. What social media is not!<br />A sales pitch<br />PR<br />Search engine optimisation<br />…but it does support the above<br />
    • 28. What goes online stays online!<br />Messages should be consistent<br />Always be transparent<br />The professional/personal divide<br />Dissatisfied customers now have a very public voice<br />It’s now more expensive to remove content than create it<br />
    • 29. Be ‘on brand’<br />Support your brand in all you say/do<br />Use corporate and personal accounts<br />Add value to your followers<br />Who will be ‘the voice’?<br />
    • 30. Setting your strategy<br />Driving traffic alone is not effective lead generation<br />Define a success metric<br /><ul><li>visits
    • 31. followers
    • 32. number of conversations about you
    • 33. new leads</li></ul>Go where your audience is<br />Use tools that are relevant for that audience<br />
    • 34. Social media barriers<br />High risk<br />Bad press<br />Not saying the right things<br />Not enough time<br />However…<br />There’s a risk to take by not engaging<br />People can still say bad things about you<br />Is saying nothing the right answer?<br />Speculate to accumulate<br />
    • 35. Managing the commitment to social media<br />Engagement<br />Expectations<br />Commitment<br />
    • 36. Making the most of Twitter<br />Join in conversations<br />Offer your opinions<br />RT tweets by leading industry thinkers<br />Acknowledge the value offered by others<br />Context and content is vital<br />Use #hashtags to link to your subject<br />Set searches for your subject area<br />
    • 37. Making the most of Facebook<br />Secure your custom URL eg. facebook.com/armitageonline<br />Facebook.com/usernames<br />Customise your profile page<br />Add some glue!<br />Encourage participation and sharing<br />Don’t make unreasonable demands on people’s downtime<br />Add a ‘Like’ button to your website<br />
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    • 39. Tools of the trade<br />Make use of a social media ‘client’<br />Tweetdeck<br />Hootsuite<br />Add all your profiles<br />Update from a single place<br />Check and update regularly<br />Monitor<br />Google Analytics<br />Raven Tools<br />
    • 40. Measuring your success<br />Google analytics<br />Number of ‘likes’, ‘views’ and ‘followers’<br />Social media ‘sentiment’ tracking<br />Direct campaign analysis<br />
    • 41. “social media is visible to everyone. A small mistake can soon go ‘viral’ causing huge damage to your brand”<br />
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    • 45. “Don’t forget about your website”<br />
    • 46. Your own website<br />Make sure the content is up to date<br />Use landing pages – how strong is the funnel?<br />Do the links work?<br />Does it support your digital strategy?<br />Is your website optimised for the search engines<br />Your website will be the ultimate authority on your business<br />
    • 47. Getting started<br />http://twitter.com<br />http://facebook.com<br />http://linkedin.com<br />http://slideshare.net<br />http://wordpress.com<br />and for those looking for more information…<br />http://socialnomics.com<br />http://mashable.com <br />
    • 48. Summary<br />Linked In for business discussion<br />Twitter for customer/peer engagement and conversation<br />Facebook is the notice board<br />Use these to feed other channels such as<br />Your website<br />Online video<br />Email signups<br />Blog posts<br />
    • 49. What we now know<br />Social media affects us all whether we like it or not<br />Social media has unrivalled power and reach<br />We should have some ideas of why we want to use social media and therefore some idea of what we want to achieve<br />We know this is a marathon, not a sprint<br />Find your audience, and engage with them.<br />
    • 50. “Don’t miss out on the conversation…<br /> …even if you just mostly listen in”<br />
    • 51. Where to follow me…<br />http://uk.linkedin.com/in/andrewarmitage<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewarmitage<br />http://www.slideshare.net/aarmita<br />@aarmitage and @armitageonline on twitter<br />awarmitage on facebook<br />www.armitageonline.co.uk<br />andrew@armitageonline.co.uk<br />015395 61956<br />
    • 52. Sources and references<br />Socialnomics.net<br />http://mashable.com/2010/03/10/twitter-follow-stats<br />http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2011/jan/25/tripadvisor-duncan-bannatyne/<br />http://www.globalrecruitingroundtable.com/2010/05/05/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-linkedin-statistics-and-trends-2010/<br />http://www.digitalbuzzblog.com/facebook-statistics-facts-figures-for-2010/<br />http://econsultancy.com/uk/blog/4402-20+-more-mind-blowing-social-media-statistics<br />http://www.jeffbullas.com/2010/06/21/15-essential-social-media-facts-and-figures-for-b2b-marketing/<br />http://www.digitalbuzzblog.com/infographic-twitter-statistics-facts-figures/<br />

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