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Presentation from Museums Association Conference, Monday 5th October 2009.

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  • 1. Social Media for Museums A How To Guide Monday 5 th October 2009 Jude Habib Director, sound delivery
  • 2.
    • sound delivery is a dynamic training production and communications agency.
    • Our mission is to help organisations shape and sharpen their messages and navigate the changing media landscape to find new and exciting ways to get their stories heard.
    • For more information, visit us at
  • 3. Workshop Overview
    • A shift in the communications landscape
    • How do you communicate
    • Essential Communications
    • Reaching out to new audience Social Media for good - exploring podcasts, blogs, flickr and social networks
    • Sharing best practice
  • 4. Who am I ?
    • 12 + years at the BBC – across networks
    • Many years working on multi-platform social action campaigns
    • Set up sounddelivery working with charities and the cultural and heritage sectors
    • Specialise in social media including podcasting, audio, video and creative communications.
    • Been working with museums for several years.
    • Worked with the Museum of London on several podcasting and social reporting projects
  • 5. Who are you trying to reach?
    • Teachers
    • Parents
    • Young People / Older People
    • People Who Don’t Know Who You Are
    • Funders
    • Trustees
    • Staff
    • Volunteers
    • Media
    • Partners
    • Corporate Sector
    • Global Reach
    And how are you communicating with them?
  • 6. is really just a label for the way the internet looks today
  • 7.
    • Its up to you to figure out what the *something* is!
    These are the tools that allow you to do something
  • 8. What’s changed?
    • RSS-fed
    • You can now 'subscribe' to a feed, so content comes direct to you without you having to seek it out.
  • 9. Terms and Definitions
    • Whats a tag?
    • Whats a blog?
    • What is RSS?
    • What’s a social network?
    • Whats a podcast?
    • Whats a wiki?
    • What is social bookmarking?
    • What is a personalized homepage?
  • 10. What is a blog?
    • Website of entries, descriptions and thoughts, updated regularly
    • Usually maintained by one person
    • Uses free / simple interface
    • Allows people to comment and to subscribe
    • Mainly text but can be photo / audio / video
    • Technorati tracking 106m
  • 11. Blogging: stories with words
    • A conversation: a two way communication channel
    • Think of it as keeping in touch with friends
    • Write like a real person, not a PR
    • Write about real experiences, personal views
    • Use your blog to link to others, and key points of information
  • 12. Keep it personal
  • 13. Does it make any difference?
    • Blogs are perfect for contacting the ‘Long Tail’ museum visitors: a large number of keen, long-term, disparate individuals.
    • When aiming at larger, transient or more mainstream audiences, such as families or tourists, traditional routes like advertising and website listings may be more appropriate.
    • The public seem to respond very well to things you might not think to include on a blog, for example – behind the scenes work: the arrival of unusual exhibits, preparing exhibitions.
    • Sharing the responsibility for the blog amongst a group really helps reduce the workload too!
  • 14. Trend towards microblogging
    • Linked to growth in mobile and social networking
    • Status
    • Irregular posts
    • Photo sharing & social bookmarking
  • 15.
    • Twitter is a kind of public instant messenger stream. You go online or on your mobile device and send text messages (”tweets”) of up to 140 characters — or about one sentence long. Your tweets can be read by others, and you can sign up to follow the messages others write so that you can read theirs.
    • You can also add tags, which allow you to trace comments on particular subjects, events or stories.
  • 16.  
  • 17. Blogging: stories with Pictures
    • Museums using Flickr:
    • Museum of London: http:// /
    • Bolton Museum: http:// /
    • London Transport Museum: http:// /
    • V&A: http:// /
    • British Postal Museum & Archive: http:// /
    • National Maritime Museum: http:// /
    • York Railway Museum:
    • National Media Museum: http://
    • RAF Museum: http:// /
    • Aviation Museum: http:// /
  • 18. What is a podcast?
    • Regularly updated audio content
    • Often a ‘radio show’ format
    • RSS-fed
    • Anytime, Any where
    • Listeners to 'subscribe' to an audio or video feed, which is downloaded to their computer and can be copied automatically onto their portable audio player.
  • 19. Why Audio?
    • Powerful
    • Cost Effective
    • Anonymous
    • Dynamic
    • Exciting
    • Real
    • Emotive
    • Controlled
    • Authentic
    • Passionate
    • Grassroots
    • Targeted
  • 20. Who is Podcasting and using Audio?
  • 21. Museum Podcast Examples
  • 22. What kind of audio/podcasts are there?
    • Magazine style programmes
    • Stand-alone interviews
    • Case studies/profiles
    • Audio diaries/citizen media
    • Dramas/comedies
    • Exhibition tours
    • Speeches/presentations
  • 23. What is social bookmarking?
    • store, tag and share links across the internet.
    • share links with friends… and people with similar interests.
    • access links from any computer.
  • 24. Benefits
    • Makes information manageable
    • Makes information portable – you can access your bookmarks anywhere
    • Connects your information and you to others
  • 25. Considerations
    • Must agree to tags
    • Can’t stop people tagging your content – even stuff you don’t want associated with you
    • Bookmarks can go out of date
  • 26. What’s a wiki?
    • a Wiki is a type of website that allows the visitors to add, remove, and sometimes edit the available content. This ease of interaction and operation makes a wiki an effective tool for collaborative authoring.
  • 27. Camera options
    • Flip camera
    • Range in price from £70 - £150 (on Amazon)
    Kodak Zi6 £85 – 112 (
  • 28. More professional and costly equipment
  • 29. Digital Storytelling Audio Slideshows
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  • 32. Social Media Case Study
    • Brooklyn Museum
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  • 41. What is a social network?
    • Social networks are groups of individuals unified by common
      • Interests
      • Vocations
      • Passions
      • Needs
    • Before the internet these groups were more limited by proximity
    • Online social networks benefit from the LONG-TAIL effect
  • 42.  
  • 43. Niche social networks
  • 44.
    • More than 300 million active users
    • 50% of active users log on to Facebook in any given day
    • The fastest growing demographic is those 35 years old and older
    • General Growth
    • Average user has 120 friends on the site
    • More than 6 billion minutes are spent on Facebook each day (worldwide) (3)
    • More than 40 million users update their statuses at least once each day (15)
    • More than 10 million users become fans of Pages each day (3.5)
  • 45. Fan page
  • 46. Are you talking their language?
    • It doesn’t matter what the method you communicate.
    • Absolutely Crucial – Content is King!
    • Get it right and people will subscribe to feed
    • Continue to listen
    • Join in the conversation via social networks
    • Get involved – user generated content
    • Tell their friends
    • Find out more about you!
  • 47. Challenges
  • 48. Tips for creating powerful content
    • Listen to podcasts, audio content, read blogs, explore social networking
    • sites, watch vodcasts, read wikis – see what “the competition” is doing
    • Involve your staff, supporters, clients - get their opinions & ideas, find
    • out how they want to be communicated with.
    • Be yourself - don’t try and copy what’s already out there. Be
    • innovative.
    • Share the responsibility – ask team members what they would like to
    • do.
    • Explore how incorporating a social media strategy start slowly and build
    • up content.
  • 49. So is Social Media for you or not?
    • YES
    • You want to express the human voice of your organisation
    • You want to enable easy ways for people to share knowledge and information
    • Open source thinking - willing to share ideas in progress and let others join in and help it
    • Can deal with the messiness
    • You already have the basics covered.
    • Costs
    • Source: Designing for Civil Society
    • NO
    • You are obsessively controlling
    • Your organization is not ready for some changes in how you work
    • Your audience is not online
    • Everything must be vetted by central authority
    • Your aims are written in stone, not electricity
    • You aren't prepared to assist people in learning a new skill and the time to make it an organizational habit.
  • 50. Contact
    • If you would like these slides or more information, contact
    • [email_address]