The conversation is happening whether you are listening…or not! Listen, learn, anticipate needs, proactively solve problems and find efficiencies You have a voice! Strengthen relationships with partners/suppliers through shared knowledge, communication & collaboration Participate in industry associations online as a supplement to the face-to-face networking & join event pages too for continued growth Raise your internal profile – know where to glean knowledge & how to effectively share it
Conduct real-time analysis now Steer behavior, build policy compliance through positive reinforcement Enhance internal company relationships through virtual communication Crisis Communications – traveler safety can be key when the unexpected occurs Stay on top of the industry’s trending topics Gain empowerment as an in-the-know thought leader internally Source & Recommend helpful mobile apps
155 MILLION.The number of tweets per day on Twitter.Source: Twitter
280 million active users worldwide Over 60% of Twitter use is outside the U.S. Twitter has more than 460,000 new users join every day There are currently over 200+ million users on Twitter Twitter receives180 million unique visits each month There are more than 600 million searches on Twitter every day There are more than 50,000 third-party apps for Twitter More than a third of users access Twitter via their mobile phoneSource: Twitter
If Facebookwere a country,it would be the3rd mostpopulatedin theworld!Only China &India are morepopulated!
More than 585 million active users, with an average of 130 friends 50% of active users log on to Facebook daily More than 70 translations available on the site About 70% of Facebook users are outside the United States There are more than 250 million active mobile users - those who access it through their mobile devices People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on FacebookSource: Facebook
35HOURS.The amount of videouploaded to YouTube everyminute!
Today, YouTube alone uses the same amount of bandwidth as the entire Internet used in year 2000 YouTube receives more than 2 billion viewers per day YouTube is available in 25 countries and 43 languages 70% of traffic comes from outside the US YouTube mobile gets over 100 million views a day About half of YouTube’s users are 20 years old or younger- the future generation wants video – not PowerPointSource: YouTube
Executives from all Fortune 500 companies have a profile on LinkedIn Almost two billion people searches in 2010 100M+ members in over 200 countries. Over +3M new members per month LinkedIn is available in 6 native languages – English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish LinkedIn hiring solutions were used by 69 of the Fortune 100 companies as of December 31, 2010 80% of companies also use LinkedIn as a recruitment tool More than two million companies have LinkedIn Company PagesSource: LinkedIn
Trust is the #1 influencer of buyingdecisions in the future. Now is thetime to build your sphere ofinfluence!
Rather than pushing content/amessage to the audience socialmedia’s open networking platformsallows users to generate the news,feedback and ideas themselves!
Ignoring it won’t make it go away… If we want to know what’s ahead of us (our future) – we must watch the generation behind us.
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• Social Media is the Virtual Water Cooler • Conversations about your travel program are happening • Be an active participant • Change perception • Most important – LISTEN•Increased visibility for you and yourpreferred suppliers
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