The Company is the Content Lecture 1: Social Definitions and Tools
Intro and class goals Business Development, Mozilla +10 years in Corporate Communications DDN, Cisco, Applied Communications Connect: Twitter: @ronpiovesan Blog: ronpiovesan.wordpress.com LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ronpiovesan Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/ronpiovesan Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CompanyIsTheContent are Introduce concepts around social networks, why they relevant Practical approach to marketing and communications Main Argument: B2B Must Engage in Conversations
Course outline April 3- Social Definitions And Tools Lecture April 10- Intersection Between Social Media And Marketing Speaker: Larry Yu, Facebook Class Presentations Case Discussion: Cisco Systems: Launching the ASR 1000 Series Router Using Social Media Marketing Lecture April 17- Creating The Social Brand Speaker: John Earnhardt, Cisco Class Presentations Lecture April 24- Goals and Metrics Speaker: Tim Marklein, WCG Group Class Presentations Lecture May 1 Class 5- It’s All About The Customer Class Presentations Case Study: OSSCube: Leveraging Social Media
Expectations Everyone: Contribute to group presentations Participate in class discussions Expecting a grade: Complete case study questions April 10: Cisco case study May 1: OSSCube case study
Social media class: can we share? Yes! Blog Like/Facebook Tweet Video Images Only me or if you have someone’s express permission Respect each other Respect copyrights Guest speakers: Only with their permission
Agenda: Social definitions and tools Evolution of marketing Rise of social media Concept of a conversation Deconstruct the conversation See social medial in practice Discuss class presentations
Classic marketing c. up to 2003 Press PR Analysts Market Compan MarketingInformation programs Customers y Channel Programs Channel Company tried to control the flow of information to its ecosystem
Gets complicated c. 2003-2009 Press PR Analysts Marketing Customers programs Market Compan ChannelInformation Channel y Programs Web/SEO Search Email Opt-in Strategy of controlling info remained, new tactics
Things got out of control c. 2009 PressCustomers Analysts Compan yChannel Influencer Markets truly became a conversation
1999: Cluetrain ManifestoA powerful global conversation hasbegun. Through the Internet, people arediscovering and inventing new ways toshare relevant knowledge with blindingspeed. As a direct result, markets aregetting smarter—and getting smarterfaster than most companies. These markets are conversations.
Deconstructing the 95 theses 2- Markets consist of human beings, not demographic sectors. True in B2B, your customer is still a human 28 - Most marketing programs are based on the fear that the market might see whats really going on inside the company. What did Kodak say about digital? 83 - We want you to take 50 million of us as seriously as you take one reporter from The Wall Street Journal. One influencer can impact your business more than any media outlet
Who is Social? What social accounts do you maintain? Why do you do it? Work or fun? What is the underlying concept that makes an activity “social”?
Social activities Community Content Listen Engage Share
Community: Listen Understand how your company, your brand is viewed What are the discussion? What is being said about your company that impacts you? How can you react? In the conversation: this is listening
Dell: Un-fragmenting Twitter stream to listen to SMB customers Notoriously fragmented market; hard to reach Why Twitter?
Mansa: Presenting to the world• Website has standard corporate info on offering
Collecting the leads SlideShare links embedded Walk customers through offerings on the website Used to collect leads
Content: Share Providing information not just on your product, but on the market Get customer talking about the forces that shape your industry Position your company as an expert… not just in its own business but in the market Sharing is about demonstrating an awareness of your business surroundings
Talking to customer’s customer Contests, updates, links Engaging B2B2C strategy-> Intel sells to businesses, but they engage consumers about anything tech related Why Facebook?
Carrier Evolution: MetaSwitch news News site that is automatically and human curated Destination for carrier news
Cisco Video Lighter side of Cisco Communicate complex technologies in a simple way
Finding the conversation Community Content What are Who are you you going to speaking to? say? Conversation
Groups Enterprise Software Enterprise Hardware Telecoms BioTech/Pharma IT services Professional Services (lawyers, accountants, etc) Other
Assignment Launch a company Get people interested in Who you are What you sell Your position in the market Four slide preso: Slide 1: Name of company, product, competitive differentiator Slide 2: What is the campaign: what are you doing; why will it make a difference Slide 3: What social tool will you use? Why? Slide 4: Inspiration: How did you come up with this idea? What company did you use for inspiration? Must be B2B (or B2B2C)-> No B2C
Assignment Due April 10 All groups must hand in their preso Email: email@example.com Post on SlideShare Three groups will be chosen at random to present Those seeking a grade: Submit questions for Cisco case study