Why the Web is important to us – a tool ‘bright shiny thing’ that touches a lot quick win potential – metrics reports we’ve historically under utilized primary most easily accessible channel for our audiences Why a history lesson The nature of the channel – easy to get distracted and disoriented (back button) Journey analogy: where we are is important (1 st thought), (2 nd thought) “My God how did I get here” – sometimes where you are isn’t enough History repeats itself – it’s a learning op.
A Story of Evolution A very brief history of the Web and CARE Canada
Evolution of the Web beginning today tomorrow Internet evolves to the Web - the onset of Web 1.0 Web 2.0 the evolution of Social Networking Web 3.0 the Web is going mobile
Web 3.0 the Web moves on & becomes more accessible. The PC is no longer center of your digital life.
What’s happening here – Web 2.0 Social Media
The Web goes mobile and come into your living room (YouTube/TV, AppleTV), into your car (iTunes) etc.
Dual cellphones – one phone + one accessible device
More cloud based services
Hardware goes green – thank you Steve Jobs / GreenMyApple
Revenue ops for mobile operators & social networks
Corps seek to align themselves with orgs
A Note on Relating… Are you captivated? I expect not too. It’s a history lesson after all. What kind of a presentation is this? Hint: don’t answer Is this relevant? Audience
Who wants to be note worthy Everyone wants to showcase their unique sound / tone The challenge is not to just make noise but too….. Advocators Campaigners Donors Donor Relations Media Relations The Boss HR Fundraisers Emergencies Programmes Partners Communications / Brand
Top the Charts Create a pleasant sound together, for us and our listening audience. So where are we on the charts and My God how did we get there? Yes more history…
History lesson cont’d… Where were we? beginning today tomorrow Internet evolves to the Web - the onset of Web 1.0 Web 2.0 the evolution of Social Networking Web 3.0 the Web is going mobile
Our Online Evolution From 2002 to today Knowledge sharing from the Web Manager perspective
CARE.ca Online Presence 2002 2004 today Web 1.0 Brochure-ware site Web 1.0 – 2.0 Brochure-ware, beginnings of social media use Web 1.0 – 2.0 Brochure-ware, small increase in social media use
support CARE Canada’s Strategic Plan… content focus on: making markets work for the poor, climate change and the developing world, HIV/AIDS, and emergency response.
Marketing is initiating a branding strategy to raise the awareness of CARE and uniquely position itself in the public eye through the I am Powerful campaign. The redesign site’s content and imagery will support this initiative.
The Who - Profile the target audience:
very broad… must appeal to and be accessible by a wide range of visitors, from CEOs to stay at home moms
primarily online Canadians
Redesign 2008 Stage of Evolution Web 1.0 – 2.0 Brochure-ware, small increase in use of social media
Brochure-ware cont’s with 1 form: Donation (SPI), move to CMS
Look & Feel change to reflect promote IAP, general update
Housed CMS providers
Tracking stats with Google Analytics – more reporting
Web Manager & Comms (1) + content providers (4-5)
5 Mini-sites (2 removed) + 5+ social networks
Clean up begins with purchase funnel – homepage redesign
Redesign – evolving to IAP Goal: advance marketing and promotion of CARE… increase in donation …… increase brand awareness
Redesign – evolving to a CMS Goal: utilizes up-to-date technology - added functionality - easier to update - scalable
Redesign – evolving to Strategy CARE / Diane / Change Team Jason Mogus – Communicopia / Web of Change Mike Rowlands – Octopus Strategies
Weighing the redesign options
4 options where looked at
CMS requirements and options are looked at
Octupus wins bid with strength of CMS option, design portfolio, and strategy option.
Social Tech Training takes place – Web 2.0 strategy
Web Strategy: Interim Plan for Q2 – 3, 2008
Strategy A: Increase Public Awareness of CARE Canada
Tactic 1 – Increase Traffic to CARE.ca
Tactic 2 – Develop Email Marketing Program
Tactic 3 – Add Online Gift Catalogue
Tactic 4 – Develop Partner Promotion Program
Web Strategy & the CARE team
New Team facilitates focus & effort for a cohesive in-house web strategy.
Web Team all day web review/strategy session with Corbin Andreson. Outcome is the beginnings of the 90 day plan.
Overall organizational goal is to defend dignity, fight poverty
Online goal is to develop and continually improve on a more successful online presence that reflects and integrates the ‘I am powerful’ campaign.
OBJECTIVE (battle plan)
By 02/22/09* the members of the web team; Chris, Diane and Kieran in consultations with Corbin Andrews will have built a base online strategy and framework that will lay the groundwork to a broader 3 year web strategy to increase online revenues by 30%.
90 working days less the Christmas – New Year period
?interactive pieces to leverage the ‘CARE package’ history or a ‘history of CARE in emergencies’
set-up and maintain an editorial calendar
Google Ads implementation & tracking
leverage partnerships with high profile / large traffic site such as MSN
banner ads placement with partnerships
track which partnerships drive traffic
find/leverage influential French language portal(s)
written online communication strategy for Stakeholders to reference
communicate expectations and roles to the web team.
communicate site ownship
understanding & consider needs: gather input, record requirements via SLA template (communicate win-win)
write processes, provide training to content providers
provide guidelines for effective storytelling and writing for the web best practices
conduct an iterative, yearly review
Measuring care.ca 3 pronged approach Understand the user experience Understand their behaviour Try to influence optimal behaviour = win – win outcomes Don’t get hung up on numbers – look for trends
Homepage Redesign Improving user experience by redesigning homepage to motivate action - cleaning the purchase funnel
Social Media - Web 2.0 What are these? Bright shiny things ?
Some of the 65 Participants at STT The United Church of Canada BC Food Systems Network Friends of the Earth Saint Elizabeth Health Care Canadian Education Association Fame For Families Advocacy Online Limited University of Toronto Apathy is Boring Ontario Nonprofit Network Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line Environmental Defence Tamarack - An Institute for Community Engagement Burning Man kidsLINK Seeds of Hope Foundation Canadian Environmental Network ifPeople Sport Matters Group Colour of Poverty Artez Interactive Self Employed David Suzuki Foundation Food Secure Canada Operation Springboard Canadian Boreal Initiative Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion Street Kids International Toronto Immigrant Employment Council Ryerson Usability Matters Earth Day Canada Social Signal Atira Women's Resource Society Community Bandwidth Canadian Teachers Federation The Salvation Army SAP CARE Canada Pivot Legal Society Broad View Health Ecojustice Canada Oxfam-Québec * Make Poverty History The event was fantastic - a sold out crowd of 65 participants from across North America learned from nearly 30 of the best trainers, facilitators, and strategists in the growing "web 2 for social change" field. From Jason’s blog
Communicating ideas and getting them done Know what the deepest need is – why the hell are you doing it People follow fun and good ideas – telling stories is an important part Really listen - really be curious to what the person you’re listening to says Jason Christopher Orgs need more rigor around what they do – the actual steps, what the plan is, they struggle with how to manifest the objective Project management / goals and objectives are an important part Looking back 50 years from now….a defining moment
CARE Canada & Social Media Let’s be SMART about this be intentional & then choose the tool be prepared for what you will discover & adapt monitor & track be proactive, listen, bring & facilitate the conversation be aware of the risks
Broccoli: the belief that our rightness will prevail, therefore we don’t need to worry about presentation. This leads to 12- page pdf files
Break the “do gooder” image and avoid familiar rhetoric.
5. Make them the heroes
6. Show some undies
7. Do it with pictures
8. Give ‘em the easy button
When your message arouses a powerful, immediate desire to respond, it must be channelled into an easy way of going forward. This has to be something more than just signing a petition
For example, NothingButNets.net gives users the option to buy a net or join a team and uses follow-up to a storytelling video on nothingbutnets.net
Emerging trends – Web 3.0 Corps online networks seeking to align themselves with orgs (i.e. brewsomegood) Increased use of video Going mobile – it’s all on the horizon but remember we are still struggling with Web 1.0
“ Engagement is all about making it relevant to the consumer” James Speras, Chief marketing officer, Ernest & Young