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Community Relations in the Digital Age


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A presentation on community relations and the intersection of public relations and social media. Delivered at the Salvation Army regional conference.

A presentation on community relations and the intersection of public relations and social media. Delivered at the Salvation Army regional conference.

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  • 1. Community RelationsGetting the Community to be “WE” with you in the digital age
  • 2. Who is this person? Clear Verve Marketing • Work primarily with professional service providers, nonprofits, and community organizations • Promise Marketingsm • Full range of marketing and PR services • Tri-Adathon | Facebook: Promise Marketing
  • 3. Some of our | Facebook: Promise Marketing
  • 4. Today’s Goals • Talk about Public Relations • Discuss how community relations has changed in the digital | Facebook: Promise Marketing
  • 5. What is community relations?• Starting a dialogue with the community so that it understands your organization.• Activities that gets people involved in your cause• Listening and responding to members of the | Facebook: Promise Marketing
  • 6. What is Public Relations?• Ongoing activities that help shape an organization’s image. It’s a process of managing perceptions and communication between an organization and its audiences.• Earned | Facebook: Promise Marketing
  • 7. It’s a good thing!• Free• Adds credibility• Increases | Facebook: Promise Marketing
  • 8. The negativesTraditional media Social media• Loss of control over the • Loss of control over the message message• Negative comments • Negative comments• Mistakes • Mistakes• Perception of wasted time • Perception of wasted | Facebook: Promise Marketing
  • 9. It’s not easy• There is a method to the madness• Persistence• Writing skills• Integrated | Facebook: Promise Marketing
  • 10. PR has changed• Influence of social media• More noise• Faster transfer of information• Smaller publications• More places to | Facebook: Promise Marketing
  • 11. How this shift benefits nonprofits• Increased focus on storytelling• Ease of use of video• More voices• In-progress | Facebook: Promise Marketing
  • 12. What makes effective PR • A plan • News-focused • | Facebook: Promise Marketing
  • 13. The Plan• Tied to organizational goals• Integrated• Communicated | Facebook: Promise Marketing
  • 14. | Facebook: Promise Marketing
  • 15. News focused• It is the media’s job to report NEWS• They want to be different from each other• The fact that you do good, help people or are having an event may not be | Facebook: Promise Marketing
  • 16. Consistent Inconsistencies make it hard for your audience to quickly recognize that it’s | Facebook: Promise Marketing
  • 17. The technical stuff• Write backwards• Pitching• Online | Facebook: Promise Marketing
  • 18. What makes a great story?• Problem• Trend• Solution• Example• | Facebook: Promise Marketing
  • 19. Tools from Clear Verve• Public relations plan worksheet• Ongoing social media strategy wheel• Social media guidelines or policy template• Reacting to social media flowchart• Results of 2011 nonprofit survey on social media use• 100 Ways to build your business in 2012• Sign up for our newsletter• Blog• Follow us |on Twitter Facebook: Promise
  • 20. Questions, comments, and | Facebook: Promise Marketing
  • 21. Contact Information Clear Verve Marketing 890 Elm Grove Rd. Suite 209-2 Elm Grove, WI 53122 262-796-9001 | Facebook: Promise Marketing