A lot being said about social network, but what’s the reality.
Example of a charity who is doing a great job. They have the benefit of having a very switched on Digital Marketing manager and team.
Charities should stand to gain the most from social networks as they have to build and motivate multiple communities. Social networks create the opportunity to cost effectively build and engage with these communities and potentially join them together.
This rule came out in 2006 and now is out of date – the rule is more 80/20%.User participation often more or less follows a 90-9-1 rule: 90% of users are lurkers (i.e., read or observe, but don't contribute). 9% of users contribute from time to time, but other priorities dominate their time. 1% of users participate a lot and account for most contributions: it can seem as if they don't have lives because they often post just minutes after whatever event they're commenting on occurs.
In chapter 2.3.4, the author reviewed the literature that classified WBSNs users according to their levels of participation. In the context of the non-profit market, Kanter (2010 pp. 68-69) proposes another WBSN ladder of engagement comprising of fives levels: “happy bystanders” who are primarily readers or listeners; “spreaders” who are willing to share information about a cause; “donors” who contribute financially; “evangelists” who encourage others to donate and fundraise; and “instigators” who create their own content and campaigns. The author points out that these levels of engagement are not only defined by actors roles and extent of participation, as with the other levels proffered by Kozinets (1999) and Li et al. (2007), but also by a further dimension, in the form of the participants altruistic inclinations and propensity to help others.
Social media practices that work Angus Fox Director @eZ0ne Follow us on Based upon an Oxford Brookes University research project with the charity sector, 2010.
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Thinking differently Today is about many to many and building communities A smarter approach is required People don’t listen to pushed oubound marketing in the same way on social networks They look at you ifthey want to
The Four ‘C’s of Social Media This rule came out in 2006 and our research showed more 80/20%. User participation often more or less follows a 90-9-1 rule: 90% of users are 9% of users contribute from time to time, but other priorities dominate their time. 1% of users participate a lot and account for most contributions: it can seem as if they don't have lives because they often post just minutes after whatever event they're commenting on occurs.
Know Your Audience Levels of User Participation General Social Network Users Inactives Spectators Joiners Collectors Critics Creators Consumer Levels of Participation Newbys or tourists Minglers Devotees Insiders
Audience Levels of Participation in Non-Profit Sector Ladder of Engagement Happy bystanders – readers or listeners Spreaders – share information about a cause Donors – contribute financially Evangelists –encourage others to donate/fundraise Instigators – create own content and campaigns Source: Kanter, 2010. People to people fundraising
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Eight competencies of adoption Leadership Monitoring & managing Strategy Social Media Adoption & Strategy Content Integration Culture & governance Community building Resources & skills
Questions to address Business/Marketing What are your business objectives, what are you hoping to achieve? e.g. retention, growth, geographical coverage, cost base, productivity, competitive advantage, brand image/awareness, search rankings, staffing, new sources of revenue . How do these objectives support and tie into your overall business objectives? How will your strategies integrate with and support other initiatives? How will you measure your performance, KPI’s? What are the risks and how do you mitigate them? Platforms/Communities What forms of social networks and media can you exploit and why? What communities/networks are your target audiences already hanging out in?
Questions to address Audience Engagement Who are your target audiences and how do you categorise them? How do you get to be where your communtities are? How are you going to build online communities, followers, fans, subscribers etc? What role/s do you want visitors and communities to play? Operations Where does it sit in the organisation/who owns it? What resources (people, skills, funding) do you need? What is your content strategy? What technologies do you need? What controls (and culture) will work best for your business and how will you operate them? e.g. employee participation. How can we use social enterprise collaboration systems?
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