Eolfc 2013 foodland ontario omaf and mra - innovative use of social media marketing for local food


Published on

The Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference (EOLFC 2013) provided a great opportunity to share information, learn about success stories and gather information on innovative local food businesses, projects and best practices. The conference was organized by KEDCO (Kingston Economic Development Corporation) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the Ministry of Rural Affairs. The theme of the conference was Innovation Driving Local Food and it was held December 3, 2013 at the Ambassador Hotel in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Kelly Ward from Foodland ontario, part of OMAF and MRA on Innovative use of social media marketing for local food

Published in: Business, Technology
1 Like
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Eolfc 2013 foodland ontario omaf and mra - innovative use of social media marketing for local food

  1. 1. Social media marketing Kelly Ward Foodland Ontario kelly.ward@ontario.ca @FoodlandONT @wardkell
  2. 2. Media Consumption Habits
  3. 3. Social Media Use in Agriculture Sector
  4. 4. Source: KTT/J.LeBoeuf (2012)
  5. 5. A plan for social media fitness Social Listening Maintain Social Channel Integration and Outreach
  6. 6. Getting Started • Listening – Follow twitter feeds, Facebook pages/people, Pinterest, YouTube – Follow bloggers (subscribe via RSS direct to Outlook) – Identify who the influencers are • People with large/engaged audiences
  7. 7. Who are you talking to? (Now / In 5-10 years) Will you be on their radar?
  8. 8. Emergence of Social Search Graph Search
  9. 9. A Look a Trends in Social • Facebook and Twitter still the elephants in the room • YouTube - a search engine • Youth demographic beginning to abandon Facebook (SnapChat) • Twitter acquires Vine (6 second ‘video’ clips) • Visual content, highly shareable (moving beyond text only updates) • High rate of technology evolution • Mobile-friendly and apps • Predictive Algorithms • Kickstarter and crowdfunding
  10. 10. Define Your Strategy • What is the business need you are fulfilling? – Publishing – Marketing (self/industry/institution/company) – Networking – Discussion – Professional Collaboration
  11. 11. Create Your Accounts Consider: – Do I have sufficient content? If not, where else could I pull from? (curation) – What type of content do you want to convey and to whom? • Which social channel is your audience on • Are you creating shareable content?
  12. 12. Foodland Ontario Social Media Landscape Foodland Ontario Website
  13. 13. Best Practices on Social • Create a content strategy – Compelling / Shareable – Storytelling – Ask conversation starters • Seek partners and influencers to build your audience/community • Speak the #language on @twitter • Integrate content on feeds where possible • Be active
  14. 14. Visual Content – Informative Animation
  15. 15. Visual Content - Infographics
  16. 16. Building Endurance and Running • How will you measure success? – Awareness measurements (shares, retweets) – Engagement measurements (comments/mentions) – Click-through conversion (ads/links) • Risk mitigation – what are the threats? • Outreach and participation beyond your channel
  17. 17. Information Automation
  18. 18. A Word From My Sponsor
  19. 19. QUESTIONS? kelly.ward@ontario.ca @FoodlandOnt @wardkell