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An Introduction to Social Media for Business Link
An Introduction to Social Media for Business Link
An Introduction to Social Media for Business Link
An Introduction to Social Media for Business Link
An Introduction to Social Media for Business Link
An Introduction to Social Media for Business Link
An Introduction to Social Media for Business Link
An Introduction to Social Media for Business Link
An Introduction to Social Media for Business Link
An Introduction to Social Media for Business Link
An Introduction to Social Media for Business Link
An Introduction to Social Media for Business Link
An Introduction to Social Media for Business Link
An Introduction to Social Media for Business Link
An Introduction to Social Media for Business Link
An Introduction to Social Media for Business Link
An Introduction to Social Media for Business Link
An Introduction to Social Media for Business Link
An Introduction to Social Media for Business Link
An Introduction to Social Media for Business Link
An Introduction to Social Media for Business Link
An Introduction to Social Media for Business Link
An Introduction to Social Media for Business Link
An Introduction to Social Media for Business Link
An Introduction to Social Media for Business Link
An Introduction to Social Media for Business Link
An Introduction to Social Media for Business Link
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An Introduction to Social Media for Business Link

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A presentation on Social Media delivered to the Business Link SW marketing team in Plymouth.

A presentation on Social Media delivered to the Business Link SW marketing team in Plymouth.

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  • 1. An Introduction to Social Media For Business Link
  • 2. Introduction • How can Social Media help? • What is Social Media? • How big is Social Media? • Who is using it? • How are businesses using it? • What is Social Media Marketing? • Does it make any money? • Getting started
  • 3. How can Social Media help? • Engagement: Increase loyalty, foster word of mouth • Research: Identify trends/niches, consultation • Marketing: Promote business, brand awareness • SEO: link building, content factors • PR: Manage reputation, get news out • Management: Collaboration, knowledge sharing • Sales: Gain new business, new contact routes
  • 4. What is Social Media? • How people discover, read and share news, information and content. • Mixture of sociology and technology • Movement from monologues (one to many) towards dialogues (many to many). • Shift from content readers into publishers. • User Generated Content (UGC) • Consumer Generated Media (CGM) Adapted from Wikipedia entry for ‘Social Media’
  • 5. What is Social Media? – In Context • Web 2.0 follows on from Web 1.0 • Generation Y • Faster broadband • Computing power • Driving social change
  • 6. Social Media Platforms • Blogs, Micro-Blogs and V-Logs • Social Networks • Social Bookmarking • File Sharing Sites • Podcasting / Video Podcasting • Wiki Sites • Forums • Instant Messaging • Virtual Worlds
  • 7. How big is Social Media? • Facebook has 200m+ active users • More than 100m FB users log on every day • 4m+ FB users become fans of Pages every day • 77% of active internet users read blogs • 133m+ blogs indexed by Technorati • Time spent on Twitter has soared 3,702% YoY • LinkedIn gains 1 new user per second • Executives from all Fortune 500 companies on LinkedIn • 10 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute
  • 8. Who is using it? (Some Demographics) • Highest indexing age groups on Facebook are those 25-34 (27%) and 35-49 (23%) • Fastest growing user group on Facebook is 35+ • The average age of a Twitter user is 31 • The average age of a MySpace user is 27 • The average age of a LinkedIn user is 41 • The average earnings of a LinkedIn user is $109k • 46% of LinkedIn users are Decision Makers • ABC1s are more likely to have a Facebook profile • C2DEs are more likely to have MySpace profile
  • 9. Who is using it? (User Types) • Small to Medium Enterprises • Global Corporations • Media Companies • Non-Profits • Social Enterprises • Politicians • Education Providers • Students • And countless others
  • 10. How are businesses using it? (Purpose) Source: http://www.socialscoop.biz/SMT_whitepaper_biz.pdf
  • 11. How are businesses using it? (Platforms) Source: http://www.socialscoop.biz/SMT_whitepaper_biz.pdf
  • 12. What is Social Media Marketing? Social Media Marketing (SMM) is an engagement with online communities to generate exposure, opportunity and sales.
  • 13. Does it make any money? Some interesting case studies: • Goldcorp Inc • Dell • UKNetWeb
  • 14. Goldcorp Inc. • “Goldcorp Challenge” launched March 2000 • Prize of $575,000 on offer • Published 400mb of information • Over 1,000 people from more than 50 countries took part • Identified 110 targets (50% previously unidentified) • Over 80% of targets yielded substantial quantities of gold • Took company from underperforming $100m to $9bn
  • 15. Dell • Over 600,000 Twitter followers • Used to message out coupons, clearance events and new arrival information to those looking for Dell technology at a discounted price • Over $3m sales attributed to Twitter ($2m Dell outlet sales / over $1m in other Dell.com purchases.)
  • 16. UKNetWeb • Utilises number of services • Defined strategy • 500 % increase in new business enquiries over social media this year • 75 % of all enquiries now through SM • Increased purchase order value • Extended reach
  • 17. An integrated approach • Business Cornwall
  • 18. Getting started - Planning People Target Markets Communities Technology Social Aims Customisation Media Marketing Objectives Integration Plan Approach Strategy
  • 19. Getting started - Research • Twitter Search • Google Search options • Delicious • Alert Systems • Blogs & Technorati
  • 20. Getting started - Services • Blog with RSS • File Sharing sites • Facebook • LinkedIn • Twitter • Google Profiles
  • 21. Getting started - Tips • Find your existing connections first • Ensure alerts and analytics are working • Listen to conversations first • Engage in conversations / Engage with complaints • Test, Monitor, Review and Tweak approaches • Don’t try to ‘sell’ • ‘Content is king’ • Be ethical in your actions / respect etiquette • Keep it relevant to your audience • Be clear in your objectives • Don’t overstretch
  • 22. Thank you for listening. Any questions?

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