Social media presentation• Web 2.0 overview• Google Alerts• Twitter• Blog• Facebook• Now what?
What is Web 2.0?• Facilitating communication• Information sharing• Collaboration• Social-networking• Video-sharing• Wikis• Blogs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0
… and Why Bother? • Increase in time, but not (necessarily) money. • Connect to people interested in your organization. • Invite conversation instead of simply sending out press releases. • Encourage your customers to really engage with you.
But will I lose control of my message? • You cannot CONTROL what people say about you. • However, you can INFLUENCE what people are saying.•Once you decide on your social media outlet,consider setting a policy and deciding which staffcan speak on behalf of your organization.
Google Alerts Choosing comprehensive alerts pulled from the web in general and included blogs.
Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging service thatenables its users to send and read other users updates known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 bytes in length. Updates are displayed on the users profile page anddelivered to other users who have signed up to receive them. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter According to a Pew report, 19% of online Americans use twitter. As of October 2009.
Before we talk about How, let’s talk about Why and When….•Short snippets of information•Wanting to send out regular updates•Easy to share responsibility among staff•To get quick news updates•Learn how other organizations are using it•You have 15 minutes available several days a week.
I’m not quite ready for an account. Can I still see what it’s about? Yes. Go tosearch.twitter.com
I’m still not quite ready for an account. Can I still see what it’s about?
Usernames:-Keep it short-Don’t use characters, such asunderscore (if it can be avoided)-Don’t use numbers if yourname is already taken (ex.Tina8534)-Consider using your first andlast name (@TinaArnoldi)
A blog (a contraction of the term weblog) is a type ofwebsite, usually maintained by an individual with regularentries of commentary, descriptions of events, or othermaterial such as graphics or video. Entries arecommonly displayed in reverse-chronological order."Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain oradd content to a blog. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog
Before we talk about How, let’s talk about Why and When….•You can commit to posting at least once a month.•You have stories to tell or expertise to share.•You have more than one person willing to commit.•You have quietly practiced blogging for a month.•Someone on staff can spend an hour a week writing and responding to comments.
Getting Started• Read and comment on other blogs. It is about the message you are spreading more than where you are spreading it.• Decide on authors• Practice first before going live!
Well…. What do I write about?3. What have I read lately? What points were interesting? Can I add more to it?5. Who do I admire? Can I write something about them that explains how to emulate those traits?7. What kinds of thoughts will inspire my audience to contact me (or support a cause, or buy your product, or support your interests)?9. What do I want to know that I can ask my community? Chrisbrogan.com
Facebook is a free-access social networking website that is operatedand privately owned by Facebook, Inc. Users can join networksorganized by city, workplace, school, and region to connect andinteract with other people. People can also add friends and sendthem messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friendsabout themselves. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook Facebook is the 2th most trafficked web site in the world!! Source: Alexa.com, 12/09
Before we talk about How, let’s talk about Why and When….•Someone on staff is already on Facebook, or is willing to set up an account.•If you are already blogging or tweeting, you can easily tie those posts into your Facebook page.•Are your customers and prospects on Facebook? Then you should be too.•Can someone spend 10 minutes on most days checking your page for new comments from“fans”?•There is a large number of potential prospects who may not know you exist.•You can invite people to events for free.
Pages (Coastal Community Foundation) • Page category can not be changed ******* • Pages can be customized with different applications (“widgets”), which cant be added to groups. • Pulls in blog postsGroups (Center for Women) • Groups make it a little easier to send out “bulk invite” & are a little better for viral marketing (meaning that group members can also send bulk invites to their friends).Both •Allow discussions •Let you message all members (groups) and fans (page) •Allow picture exchange
Measuring Return on Investment (ROI)1. # of comments2. # of friends, fans, followers, etc…3. # of hits/views (Google analytics)4. # of donations5. # of new donors6. # of new volunteers7. # of new email addresses collected8. $ raised
Now what…? I’m not sure I have time!2. Set up a Google alert on your organization.3. “Listen” to people on twitter by going to search.twitter.com4. Read blogs that interest you and comment where appropriate.5. If you don’t already have a Facebook account, set one up, and see what others are doing with pages and groups.6. Call Tina with questions…. 843-723-3635.
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