February 2011 Cisco ūmi: Driving Awareness through Social Media
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Extensive media coverage – Today Show, USA Today, CNN…
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How did we leverage influencers and partners to drive social media awareness around Cisco ūmi?
Aggressive Influencer and Partner Marketing Objective To drive awareness through partnerships with online and offline influencers and communities Results 20,000+ views on blog posts tied to partnerships 3000+ moms participated in Tweet-Ups reaching over 2.5 million Twitter accounts in 4 weeks
Objective To enlist celebrity influencers to increase product awareness Results Ryan Seacrest tweets reached over 4,000,000 Followers on Twitter Voluntary syndication by Ellen Page Reached 250,000+ Ellen Page Fans on Facebook and generated hundreds of “Likes” and comments Celebrity Influencer Outreach
Special Offers: Buy One ῡmi, Get One Free Offer on Facebook First Week Results: Partnered with Best Buy and Magnolia Home Theater to promote BOGO on their Facebook and Twitter 50,000+ views on “Limited Offer” Tab 3000+ New “Likes” ~125 Million impressions on BOGO Ad on Facebook
How did we listen and engage with our Cisco ūmi fans?
Objective To monitor conversations about Cisco ūmi, competitor and industry as a whole To engage and build relationships in real-time with people who are interested in Cisco ūmi Results Over 400,000 post view interactions on Facebook Harvesting insights from consumers Awareness of customer support assistance Where did we listen? Facebook Twitter Actionable Listening
Cisco ūmi Engagement: Facebook Objective Share ūmi expertise Build relationships with fan base Connect with current and potential customers Results 20,000+ Facebook Fans in 90 days 20,000+ “Likes” on Facebook wall posts and photo albums
Cisco ūmi Engagement: Twitter Objective Connect with current and potential customers Instant access to share ūmi expertise Stream of ideas, news, content, and link sharing about ūmi Results Reached over 7 million on Twitter since launch Celebrities and high level bloggers tweeting and retweeting
Lessons Learned Make your listening actionable and engage with your fans Support request can come from anywhere (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc) and you need to be prepared Resources need to be put in place before-hand: Subject Matter Experts to answer Use celebrities’ passion to help increase awareness of your product
A Special Thank you to….. The Cisco ūmi Marketing Team: Ken Wirt, Mike Kisch, Tony Wan, Jeffrey Marusak, Richard Mullen, Elizabeth Adkison, Kate Blood, Fernando Segura, Jim Brady and the OutCastAgnecyfor all of their support with Cisco ūmi social media activities. The Cisco Consumer Business Unit and all of the partners, agencies, influencers, and Cisco teams who worked to make the launch of Cisco ūmia success! Thank you to Petra Neiger for her contributions to this presentation. Last but not least, thank you to all of the Cisco ūmiFans for joining in the conversations and for supporting Cisco ūmi! By: Zoya Fallahzfallah@cisco.com