Using Social Networks for  International Expansion ASAE Toronto, 16 August 2009 TERRANCE BARKAN CAE Chief Strategist | Bus...
THE BIG PICTURE WHY DO YOU WANT TO GO INTERNATIONAL?
GROWTH, GROWTH & GROWTH More Members, more Revenue and more Knowledge
+/- 95% US Members GROWTH, GROWTH & GROWTH More Members, more Revenue and more Knowledge
OPPORTUNITIES HOW DO I KNOW IF WE SHOULD GO INTERNATIONAL?
<ul><li>TRENDS </li></ul><ul><li>Communications, Information & Social Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Standards, Education ...
<ul><li>International  Survey  -  http://budurl.com/isurvey </li></ul>GLOBAL STRATEGY SURVEY
GLOBAL STRATEGY SURVEY International Strategy
GLOBAL STRATEGY SURVEY Challenges
GLOBAL STRATEGY SURVEY Worksheet Future Growth and Development
GLOBAL STRATEGY SURVEY Worksheet Leading Products / Services
<ul><li>Global Footprint: </li></ul><ul><li>13,276  Members in  183  different countries* </li></ul><ul><li>55% are in jus...
<ul><li>Groups, Sections and Councils </li></ul>American Society of Civil Engineers Global Footprint Australia Bangladesh ...
<ul><li>Agreements of Cooperation </li></ul>American Society of Civil Engineers Global Footprint Sample ….  Order of Engin...
American Society of Civil Engineers Global Footprint “ To prepare our members for the global economy  and make the interna...
<ul><li>ASCE Online </li></ul><ul><li>20 Linked-In Groups  </li></ul><ul><li>related to “ASCE” </li></ul><ul><li>Includes ...
<ul><li>ASCE Online </li></ul><ul><li>94 Linked-In Groups  </li></ul><ul><li>related to “Civil Engineers” with ASCE in the...
<ul><li>ASCE Online </li></ul><ul><li>203 Facebook Groups  </li></ul><ul><li>related to “ASCE”! </li></ul>American Society...
<ul><li>ASCE Online </li></ul><ul><li>785 Facebook Groups  </li></ul><ul><li>related to “Civil Engineers” and ASCE is not ...
American Society of Civil Engineers Online Presence “ Traditional” Website  http://www.asce.org
American Society of Civil Engineers Online Presence http://content.asce.org/asceville/civil_what.html
SOCIAL TECHNOLOGIES BlackPlanet.com ,  Flickr.com , Reunion.com, aSmallWorld,  Bebo ,  Blue Dot, Bolt, Broadcaster.com, Bu...
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
<ul><li>Social Media Strategy addresses: </li></ul><ul><li>Your objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Your audience (current and po...
DISCOVERY & SCOPING WHERE ARE WE STARTING FROM?
<ul><li>MEASURES </li></ul><ul><li>Membership by type by country </li></ul><ul><li>Events and delegates by country </li></...
ANALYSIS WHAT DOES THE DATA MEAN?
<ul><li>ANALYSIS </li></ul><ul><li>How are the needs different internationally? </li></ul><ul><li>Where are the real oppor...
SOCIAL STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT WHAT’S THE PLAN?
SOCIAL NETWORK STRATEGY HOW SHOULD WE USE SOCIAL NETWORKS?
SOCIAL NETWORK STRATEGY WHICH SOCIAL NETWORKS SHOULD WE USE? Source for Social Media Maps: http://royal.pingdom.com/2008/0...
SOCIAL NETWORK STRATEGY HOW SHOULD WE USE SOCIAL NETWORKS? http://budurl.com/SMVideo
SOCIAL NETWORK STRATEGY HOW SHOULD WE USE SOCIAL NETWORKS? http://budurl.com/SMVideo
SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY TOOLS SOCIAL NETWORKS SOCIAL NETWORKS Social Network applications are designed to allow people to connec...
SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY TOOLS SOCIAL NETWORKS SOCIAL NETWORKS You will most likely want to have a presence on multiple public so...
SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY TOOLS SOCIAL NETWORKS SOCIAL NETWORKS Other specialized applications are designed for custom social medi...
SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY TOOLS MEASUREMENT MEASUREMENT TOOLS You will need to measure the results of your social media actions.  ...
SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY TOOLS MEASUREMENT MEASUREMENT TOOLS You will need to measure the results of your social media actions.  ...
SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY TOOLS PUBLISHING - BLOGS PUBLISHING TOOLS Blogs are an important communication tool that allow free form...
SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY TOOLS PUBLISHING - MICROBLOGGING PUBLISHING TOOLS Micro-Blogging is one of the most recent new forms of ...
SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY TOOLS COLLABORATION COLLABORATION WIKI – A collaboration tool that allows a large number of individuals ...
SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY TOOLS COLLABORATION RSS FEEDS & READERS RSS – “Really Simple Syndication”  is a way to distribute regula...
SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY TOOLS COLLABORATION VIDEO SHARING The ability to upload and publish videos for public viewing has create...
SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY TOOLS COLLABORATION PRESENTATION SHARING The ability to publish computer presentations, such as PowerPoi...
SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY TOOLS COLLABORATION Translation If you carefully construct your message using a simple and direct format...
Online Social Media Strategy Training http://budurl.com/SMTraining   Social Media Webinar (Recorded - Free Access) http://...
Want more information? call  +1 202 294 5563  [email_address] www.globalstrat.org  www.linkedin.com/in/terrancebarkan Twit...
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  • It is important to define your social media strategy following a sequence of logical steps, with the next step building on the base of the step before it.
  • When discussing social media, we most often think of online network applications like LinkedIn, Facebook or MySpace. Today&apos;s public social networking applications allow anyone with a specific interest to link with and communicate with others on that particular social network that share those interests.
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    1. 1. Using Social Networks for International Expansion ASAE Toronto, 16 August 2009 TERRANCE BARKAN CAE Chief Strategist | Business Architect – GLOBALSTRAT Meggan Maughan-Brown, CAE, CMP Director, International Relations and Strategic Planning American Society of Civil Engineers
    2. 2. THE BIG PICTURE WHY DO YOU WANT TO GO INTERNATIONAL?
    3. 3. GROWTH, GROWTH & GROWTH More Members, more Revenue and more Knowledge
    4. 4. +/- 95% US Members GROWTH, GROWTH & GROWTH More Members, more Revenue and more Knowledge
    5. 5. OPPORTUNITIES HOW DO I KNOW IF WE SHOULD GO INTERNATIONAL?
    6. 6. <ul><li>TRENDS </li></ul><ul><li>Communications, Information & Social Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Standards, Education & Qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Free Trade & Political Agreements </li></ul><ul><li>The Global ‘Supply Chain’ effect </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging Economies & rising standard of living </li></ul><ul><li>Otherwise known as “ GLOBALIZATION ” </li></ul>GLOBAL TRENDS WHAT IS DRIVING GLOBALIZATION TODAY?
    7. 7. <ul><li>International Survey - http://budurl.com/isurvey </li></ul>GLOBAL STRATEGY SURVEY
    8. 8. GLOBAL STRATEGY SURVEY International Strategy
    9. 9. GLOBAL STRATEGY SURVEY Challenges
    10. 10. GLOBAL STRATEGY SURVEY Worksheet Future Growth and Development
    11. 11. GLOBAL STRATEGY SURVEY Worksheet Leading Products / Services
    12. 12. <ul><li>Global Footprint: </li></ul><ul><li>13,276 Members in 183 different countries* </li></ul><ul><li>55% are in just 10 countries, 70% are in the top 20 </li></ul><ul><li>Almost half of the countries have 20 or fewer members </li></ul><ul><li>This represents approximately 10% of all ASCE Members </li></ul><ul><li>* The World Trade Organization (WTO) has 153 members </li></ul><ul><li>* The United Nations consists of 192 Nation States! </li></ul>American Society of Civil Engineers Global Footprint
    13. 13. <ul><li>Groups, Sections and Councils </li></ul>American Society of Civil Engineers Global Footprint Australia Bangladesh Brazil Colombia Costa Rica Egypt Greece Hong Kong India Indonesia Iraq Italy Japan Jordan Kenya Korea Kuwait Lebanon Mexico Nigeria Pakistan Panama Philippines Saudi Arabia Singapore Taiwan Thailand Turkey United Arab Emirates United Kingdom Western India
    14. 14. <ul><li>Agreements of Cooperation </li></ul>American Society of Civil Engineers Global Footprint Sample …. Order of Engineers and Architects, Lebanon (OEA), Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM), Federation of Civil Engineering Associations of the Mexican Republic (FECIC), Mexican Society of Civil Engineers, Mongolian Association of Civil Engineers (MACE), Society of Civil Engineers Nepal (SCEN), The Royal Institution of Engineers KIVI NIRIA, Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ), The Norwegian Society of Chartered Technical and Scientific Professionals (TEKNA), Institution of Engineers, Pakistan (IEP), Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), Panamanian Society of Engineers and Architects (SPIA)… and 70 more…!
    15. 15. American Society of Civil Engineers Global Footprint “ To prepare our members for the global economy and make the international engineering community more accessible, ASCE continued to expand and build partnerships with organizations around the world,…” ASCE Executive Director Patrick J. Natale, P.E., F.ASCE ASCE 2007 Annual Report, p. 4
    16. 16. <ul><li>ASCE Online </li></ul><ul><li>20 Linked-In Groups </li></ul><ul><li>related to “ASCE” </li></ul><ul><li>Includes Committees </li></ul><ul><li>and Sections. </li></ul>American Society of Civil Engineers Global Footprint
    17. 17. <ul><li>ASCE Online </li></ul><ul><li>94 Linked-In Groups </li></ul><ul><li>related to “Civil Engineers” with ASCE in the top results. </li></ul>American Society of Civil Engineers Global Footprint
    18. 18. <ul><li>ASCE Online </li></ul><ul><li>203 Facebook Groups </li></ul><ul><li>related to “ASCE”! </li></ul>American Society of Civil Engineers Global Footprint
    19. 19. <ul><li>ASCE Online </li></ul><ul><li>785 Facebook Groups </li></ul><ul><li>related to “Civil Engineers” and ASCE is not in the very top returns! </li></ul>American Society of Civil Engineers Global Footprint
    20. 20. American Society of Civil Engineers Online Presence “ Traditional” Website http://www.asce.org
    21. 21. American Society of Civil Engineers Online Presence http://content.asce.org/asceville/civil_what.html
    22. 22. SOCIAL TECHNOLOGIES BlackPlanet.com , Flickr.com , Reunion.com, aSmallWorld, Bebo , Blue Dot, Bolt, Broadcaster.com, Buzznet, CarDomain , Consumating, Couchsurfing , Cyworld, Dandelife, DeadJournal, DontStayIn, Doostang, Ecademy , eSPIN, Facebook , Faceparty, Flickr, Flirtomatic, Fotki, Friends Reunited , Gaia Online, Geni.com, GoPets, Graduates.com, Grono.net , Hyves, imeem, G o o g l e , Infield Parking , IRC-Galleria, iWiW, Joga, Bonito, Last.fm, LibraryThing, LinkedIn , LiveJournal, LunarStorm, MEETin, MiGente.com, Mixi, MOG, Multiply, My Opera Community , myYearbook, Netlog, Nexopia, OUTeverywhere, Passado, Piczo, Playahead, ProfileHeaven, Pownce, RateItAll , Reunion.com, Searchles, Sconex, Shelfari ,Soundpedia, Sportsvite , Studivz, TagWorld, TakingITGlobal, The Doll Palace, The Student Center , Threadless, TravBuddy.com, Travellerspoint, Tribe.net, Vampire Freaks, Vox, WAYN, WebBiographies, Windows Live Spaces , Woophy, XING , Xuqa, Yelp, Zaadz, Zooomr
    23. 23. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
    24. 24. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
    25. 25. <ul><li>Social Media Strategy addresses: </li></ul><ul><li>Your objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Your audience (current and potential) </li></ul><ul><li>Your message </li></ul><ul><li>Your Intellectual Property (IP) </li></ul><ul><li>Your network champions </li></ul><ul><li>Technology tools and platform(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Measurement </li></ul><ul><li>The process, structure, plan and resource allocation to implement your strategy </li></ul>SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY A DEFINITION SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY A DEFINITION
    26. 26. DISCOVERY & SCOPING WHERE ARE WE STARTING FROM?
    27. 27. <ul><li>MEASURES </li></ul><ul><li>Membership by type by country </li></ul><ul><li>Events and delegates by country </li></ul><ul><li>Certifications / credentials by country </li></ul><ul><li>Publications by title by country </li></ul><ul><li>Total revenues by country </li></ul><ul><li>Map alliances / partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Known direct competitors </li></ul><ul><li>Current international strategy (if any) </li></ul><ul><li>Map online groups (friends and strangers) </li></ul>DISCOVERY & SCOPING WHERE ARE WE STARTING FROM?
    28. 28. ANALYSIS WHAT DOES THE DATA MEAN?
    29. 29. <ul><li>ANALYSIS </li></ul><ul><li>How are the needs different internationally? </li></ul><ul><li>Where are the real opportunities? </li></ul><ul><li>Where are we unable to compete? </li></ul><ul><li>Where are there markets to avoid? </li></ul><ul><li>What are our best products / services for international markets? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there unique needs we have uncovered? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the best business model? </li></ul>ANALYSIS WHAT DOES THE DATA MEAN?
    30. 30. SOCIAL STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT WHAT’S THE PLAN?
    31. 31. SOCIAL NETWORK STRATEGY HOW SHOULD WE USE SOCIAL NETWORKS?
    32. 32. SOCIAL NETWORK STRATEGY WHICH SOCIAL NETWORKS SHOULD WE USE? Source for Social Media Maps: http://royal.pingdom.com/2008/08/12/social-network-popularity-around-the-world/
    33. 33. SOCIAL NETWORK STRATEGY HOW SHOULD WE USE SOCIAL NETWORKS? http://budurl.com/SMVideo
    34. 34. SOCIAL NETWORK STRATEGY HOW SHOULD WE USE SOCIAL NETWORKS? http://budurl.com/SMVideo
    35. 35. SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY TOOLS SOCIAL NETWORKS SOCIAL NETWORKS Social Network applications are designed to allow people to connect with one another and create groups with rich application features. The most popular applications include: LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com) Facebook (www.facebook.com) Xing (www.xing.com)
    36. 36. SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY TOOLS SOCIAL NETWORKS SOCIAL NETWORKS You will most likely want to have a presence on multiple public social network sites, and on multiple groups within those public network platforms.
    37. 37. SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY TOOLS SOCIAL NETWORKS SOCIAL NETWORKS Other specialized applications are designed for custom social media network groups that allow greater control and customization. Examples include: Higher Logic (www.higherlogic.com) Drupal (http://drupal.org) Socious (http://www.socious.com)
    38. 38. SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY TOOLS MEASUREMENT MEASUREMENT TOOLS You will need to measure the results of your social media actions. Email management and tracking; ConstantContact (www.constantcontact.com) Website clicks and hits; Google Analytics (www.google.com/analytics/) Custom Link Tracking; BudUrl (www.budurl.com)
    39. 39. SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY TOOLS MEASUREMENT MEASUREMENT TOOLS You will need to measure the results of your social media actions. Discussion tracking; Google Alerts (www.google.com/alerts/) Blogs; Technorati (www.technorati.com) Blogpulse (www.budurl.com)
    40. 40. SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY TOOLS PUBLISHING - BLOGS PUBLISHING TOOLS Blogs are an important communication tool that allow free form communication with your audience while encouraging feedback , ranking and sharing. Wordpress (www.wordpress.com) Blogger (www.blogger com) Many of the better social media applications have blogging applications embedded within them.
    41. 41. SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY TOOLS PUBLISHING - MICROBLOGGING PUBLISHING TOOLS Micro-Blogging is one of the most recent new forms of social media tools, allowing instant “status updates” to be sent and received over mobile devices or any other Internet ready device. Twitter (www.twitter.com) Plurk (www.plurk.com) Micro-blogging tools are often used to direct readers to other sites or for instant feedback but are limited to very short messages.
    42. 42. SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY TOOLS COLLABORATION COLLABORATION WIKI – A collaboration tool that allows a large number of individuals to create, contribute and edit an open collection of web pages and content. Some of the most common uses are for glossaries, reference works or any situation in which a large number of discreet pieces of information need to be collected, categorized and organized.
    43. 43. SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY TOOLS COLLABORATION RSS FEEDS & READERS RSS – “Really Simple Syndication” is a way to distribute regular changing content, such as from a blog, and to distribute the updates to an “RSS Reader”. This allows individuals to collect updates from multiple sources in a single RSS reader.
    44. 44. SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY TOOLS COLLABORATION VIDEO SHARING The ability to upload and publish videos for public viewing has created new media stars. It has also raised awareness for many organizations beyond what they could ever hope for in paid advertising.
    45. 45. SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY TOOLS COLLABORATION PRESENTATION SHARING The ability to publish computer presentations, such as PowerPoint, allowing the public to view, rank and share presentations on any subject.
    46. 46. SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY TOOLS COLLABORATION Translation If you carefully construct your message using a simple and direct format, automated translation can be a useful tool. Esta es una traducción automática. Por favor refiérase a la original de Inglés de aclaración. Gracias! This is an automated translation. Please refer to the original English for clarification. Thank you! Si construir cuidadosamente el mensaje utilizando un formato simple y directo, la traducción automática puede ser una herramienta útil.
    47. 47. Online Social Media Strategy Training http://budurl.com/SMTraining   Social Media Webinar (Recorded - Free Access) http://budurl.com/GlobalstratWebinar   Social Media Use Survey http://budurl.com/SMsurvey   WHAT’S NEXT? International Strategy Survey http://budurl.com/isurvey   Social Media Video http://budurl.com/SMVideo   Social Media Blog http://budurl.com/SMBlogs   Social Media Resource Page http://budurl.com/SMResource Social Media & Strategy Books http://budurl.com/BookReviews Resources and Reference Material Source for Social Media Maps: http://royal.pingdom.com/2008/08/12/social-network-popularity-around-the-world/
    48. 48. Want more information? call +1 202 294 5563 [email_address] www.globalstrat.org www.linkedin.com/in/terrancebarkan Twitter http://twitter.com/TBarkan www.snama.org/TerranceBarkan

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