HCA 4473/5573 Social Media PresentationPresentation Transcript
What is Social Media? (and why should we care?)
Social Media is the democratization of information, transforming people from content readers into publishers. It is the shift from a broadcast mechanism, one-to-many, to a many-to-many model, rooted in conversations between authors, people, and peers. 1
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People trust peer reviews or personal interactions more than advertisements.
The old communication model is a monologue. The new communication model is a dialogue. vs
Why Do People Engage in Social Media? 2
Keep up friendships
Make new friends
Succumbing to social pressure from existing friends
Paying it forward
2. Li, Charlene, and Josh Bernoff. Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies . Boston, MA: Harvard Business, 2008. Print.
Social media is redefining virtually everything including how we:
630 billion users in the world 3
Breakdown of users in the United States 3 :
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Why should we care?
Tapping into new demographic
Information travels quickly
Drives more traffic to our website
Helps build loyalty to our hospital 5
Improved search rankings 4
Easier to listen to customer’s opinions 5
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Objectives of Social Media 6
We will better understand our customers
Spread messages about the hospital
Supercharge our customers to increase “word of mouth”
We will have tools that our patients can help support each other
We will have an opportunity to integrate our customers on how we conduct our business
6. Li, Charlene, and Josh Bernoff. Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies . Boston, MA: Harvard Business, 2008. Print.
Five Phases of Social Media Adoption (How We Will Do It)
Research and observation to see what people are saying about our industry, our hospital, our competitors, and what social platforms they use
The hospital needs to decide the objectives, who will be involved, and what are the guidelines
Have an employee create desired platforms (ex. YouTube channel, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
Use other departments such as HR, planning, and operations to help coordinate the effort across the hospital
Over time, we will need to readjust our focus on certain initiatives and platforms
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Initially, the hospital should invest in a 0.5 FTE employee for social media purposes. This employee should be located in the marketing department.
The marketing director will need to work with this employee in creating metrics for effectiveness (ROI).
Administration will need to develop policies for social media for the hospital.