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This was the presentation I gave at the 3rd Annual Walsh College Small Business Conference.

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Michigan is Going Digital - Social Media Strategy Presentation for Walsh College Michigan is Going Digital - Social Media Strategy Presentation for Walsh College Presentation Transcript

  • Michigan is going digital. Are you keeping up? Social media strategy development session – May 6, 2009
  • Perhaps you’ve heard about this whole social media thing…
  • So, what’s the big deal?
  • Social media has changed the way people converse, connect and share using the Web.
  • Many local companies are integrating social media into their operations.
  • Some are big.
  • Some are small.
  • They are all moving quickly to meet their customers in the digital space.
  • Universal McCann – Power to the People – Social Media Tracker Wave 3 * 83% of Internet users watch video clips. * 57% of Internet users manage a profile on an existing social network.
  • Digital communities are now part of our daily lives...
  • … and not just for Gen Y and millennials.
    • Baby Boomers are embracing popular consumer technology applications nearly 20 times faster than younger generation.
    • Facebook’s fastest-growing demographic is over the age of 35.
    Consumer Electronics Usage Survey – Accenture Facebook Statistics
  • Still not convinced?
    • 93% of social media users think brands should have a social media presence.
    • 56% of social media users feel both a stronger connection with and better served by companies when they can interact with them in a social media environment.
    The 2008 Cone Business in Social Media Study
  • New adopters often face obstacles.
    • Fear of negative feedback.
    • Broadcast instead of converse.
    • Advertise before providing value.
    • The silo effect .
    • Shiny object syndrome.
    • Lack of overall strategy.
  • Social media is one big cocktail party.
  • If you want to get involved...
  • … you just need to learn how to avoid sticking your head in the punchbowl.
  • Focus on strategy.
  • Listen to what your customers are saying online and locate where their conversations are taking place. People
  • Identify customer activity level and determine how best to move forward.
  • Objectives
    • What is the goal?
    • Awareness?
    • Engagement?
    • Collaboration?
    • Energize?
  • Select metrics that fit the objective and measure success regularly.
    • Attention – Traffic.
    • Participation – Comments, posts.
    • Authority – Inbound links.
    • Influence – Subscribers, followers.
    Starting frameworks for measurement Peter Kim – www.beingpeterkim.com
  • Strategy
  • Which tools and communities best fit your audience, objective and strategy? Technology
  • Create an engagement schedule.
    • How often will you update content?
    • Subject/topic calendar
    • Set a time commitment per week
    • Engagement ratio
      • (e.g., 4:1 comments on other blogs to blog posts)
  • Think like a publisher...
  • The new home page.
  • Google loves social media.
  • The CEO isn’t always the best person for the job.
    • You can avoid being “pushy” without abandoning your sales process.
  • “ Be there before the sale...”
    • Focus on relationship building.
    • Social media karma.
    • Start small.
    • Strive for integration.
  • Takeaways - Blogs www.chrisbrogan.com www.toprankblog.com www.pr-squared.com
  • Takeaways - Books Author: DAVID MEERMAN SCOTT
  • Takeaways - Books Authors: CHARLENE LI, JOSH BERNOFF
  • Questions?
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  • Thank You
    • Brandon Chesnutt
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    • www.brandonchesnutt.com
    • www.twitter.com/bchesnutt
    • www.slideshare.com/brandonchesnutt
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