Expectations Dos Don’ts• Be on time • Show up late and say• Participate in social “Did I miss anything media important”• Ask questions, challenge • Go on FB chat all class us • Sit in the front row and• Make an effort in talk assignments • Half-ass things
Social Media Revolution• http://youtu.be/fpMZbT1tx2o
Social Media Defined “Social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are fundamentally changing the way businesses and consumers behave, connecting hundreds of millions of people to each other via instant communication. This is a massive socio-economic shift that is fundamentally changing the way consumers and companies communicate and interact with each other.” Erik Qualman @EQualman
Why Social Media?• A new way of life• Online platform to create and sustain relationships• #1 Activity on the internet• 400% increase in spending by 2014• The new “watercooler talk”
Shut up and drive!• Drive conversations• Drive brand awareness• Drive traffic
Social Media is..• Not going anywhere – permanent• Ever changing• Not a “campaign”• Profitable• Transparent• Engaging
Who’s on…• A smart phone (iPhone, Android)• Twitter• Facebook• LinkedIn• Instagram/Pinterest• Four/Square Get Glue• Tumblr/Has a blog• Stumble Upon/Reddit
Some Tools of the Trade• Linkedin• Tweetdeck, Hootsuite, Seesmic – Twitter Client• We Follow• Klout• Twitter Lists• Bit.ly – TRACK!
Facebook• Huge userbase – 800M – 1B users• Publicly traded• Flagship social network• Great for consumers• Advertising, app platform• Integrated with iOS (coming soon)• Connections with people you know very well (family – friends)
Twitter• Real time status updates• Built out of SMS (140 character limit)• Connect to people/brands you don’t know• Follow hashtags• Wild west (much less rules than Facebook)
Linkedin• Connect with people you have met• Virtual rolodex• Linkedin > Business Card• Ask for recommendations – Friends, Professors, Bosses• Promote! (For example: linkedin.com/in/kennylnorton)• Job Postings!
Klout • http://www.klout.com – Sign up! • Standard for influence
Hootsuite • Based in Vancouver, Canada • Pro ($6 month) Professional version ($1500 month) • Built in analytics and Automatic Reports • Hootsuite university
Professional Monitoring Tools• Sysomos• Radian6• Visible Technologies• Many.. Many more
Resources• Mashable.com• Socialnomics – Erik Qualman• Thank You Economy – Gary Vaynerchuk• Mari Smith• Being in the trenches!
Thanks!• Tweet us! • @WalkerLucas• Join #PRDS129 • Social Media for PR from a practical perspective