Presentation to the AUCC February 23Presentation Transcript
Social Media in the PSE Context Joanne Musico & Jean-Paul Rains
Having a story to tell• One of fastest-growing universities in Canada, enrolment up from 6,000 to close to 10,000 in past decade• Jumped seven places in Maclean‟s university rankings in the past two years, the highest increase of any Canadian university• Maclean‟s: one of three Canadian universities “on the radar”• Globe and Mail: “Laurentian has buzz”; “Sudbury: the unlikely magnet for global education”• Canada‟s newest medical school, upcoming school of architecture• Mining, forensic science programs receiving international attention• Planning for new campus in Barrie• New strategic plan, academic plan
Key takeaways1. Your brand‟s voice and value proposition2. Expanding your social network with key audiences3. Government Relations through Social Media
Your Brand’s Voice and Value Proposition• What are the qualifiers of your brand‟s voice?• Who are you speaking to? – How can you best reach those audiences?• What do you perceive your value to be? – Does that value differ from your audience‟s perceived value?
Your Brand’s Voice and Value Proposition• Enabling your internal community to share the voice – Creating your Social Media Community• Approaching policy and resourcing – Our „Handbook‟ – Resources for policy creation• Governance structure – Collaborative – Building capacity over building approval structures
Athletics Community Community Manager FutureAlumni Manager Students Student Part-Time Bloggers Student Student Success
Expanding your network with key audiences• Social Network should reflect your stakeholder network• Move beyond your immediate followers• Actively listening• Knowing when to act and when to observe
Expanding your network with key audiences• Social Network should reflect your stakeholder network – Does your Twitter account follow these stakeholders?• Move beyond your immediate followers – Who is influencing your stakeholders?
Expanding your network with key audiences• Actively listening – Monitoring tools – Twitter Search – IceRocket.com
Expanding your network with key audiences• Knowing when to act and when to observe Pride Venting Question Community Manager
GR through Social Media• The art of the Alley-Oop, on Twitter• Strategic Tweets and striking the political balance• Sharing Networks and the power of your Re-Tweet• Being a conduit for conversation
The art of the GR through Social Media• The art of the Alley-Oop, on Twitter• Strategic Tweets and striking the political balance
GR through Social Media• Sharing Networks and the power of your Re-Tweet• Being a conduit for conversation