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  • 1. What is social media?
  • 2. Social media is essentiallypeople havingconversationsonline.
  • 3. ‘It is not a fad.It’s a fundamental shiftin the way wecommunicate’(Erik Qualman, ‘Socialnomics’, 2009)
  • 4. Social media offers platforms forpeople to: create content, comment, discuss & share:information, news, music, photosand videos.
  • 5. There has been a 444% growth inconsumers on social media since 2000. SocialBakers.com, 2011
  • 6. 96% ofGen Yhavejoined asocialnetworkwww.highermedia.com
  • 7. The rest of themedia-sphere iscatching up.
  • 8. 10,659,580 Australians are on Facebook in 2011. 45,000,000,000 pieces of information shared every month SocialBakers.com, 2011
  • 9. Join groups, find friends,share photos, createevents, read and sharenews, network, publish,link, comment anddiscuss....
  • 10. Informationsharing andnetworking
  • 11. Informationsharing andnetworking Join groups, find friends, share photos, create events, read and share news, network, publish, link, comment and discuss....
  • 12. Snippets ofinformation in 140words or less 156,000,000 people signed up to Twitter 54.000,000 updates a month 31% of users follow a brand on Twitter 7,800,000 users recommend brands in there updates a month SocialBakers.com, 2011
  • 13. Youtubevideosareviews 3billiontimes aday.2011,www.jobcontax.com
  • 14. 95% ofcompaniesin the U.S.are usingLinkedInto attractpotentialemployees SocialBakers.com, 2011
  • 15. Word-of-mouth14% of people trustbrand advertisements78% trust in brand recommendationsfrom friends Nielson, ‘Trust and Advertising’ 2009
  • 16. Social mediacommunications has madepeople better informed,more open to discussionand quick to voicecomplaints.
  • 17. This means consumers want companiesto listen to them and acknowledge theiropinions quickly and effectively.If you’re not in the conversation, youhave no say.Conversations about companies andbrands are happening with or withoutthe brand’s involvement.
  • 18. ‘We don’t have a choicewhether we do it. Thequestion is how well wedo it’Eriq Qualman, Socionomics, 2009.
  • 19. ‘Social media is going to become more pervasive and as such, become a critical factor in the success or failure of any business’ (Brian Solis, ‘The Social Media Manifesto’, 2007)
  • 20. Power imbalances areweakened and the citizen voiceis driving better businessbehaviours.
  • 21. Instant response to customer enquiries= increased customer satisfaction and increased loyalty
  • 22. Not-For-Profit’s can reach a wider audienceand promote causes, campaigns, fundraising,volunteers, outreach, awareness.
  • 23. How doorganisationsmake the most ofsocial networks?
  • 24. Listen, there will be freeand valuable insight.
  • 25. Participate, this is a two way conversation. Ask questions and discuss information.
  • 26. Have a personality. Building likeability increases positive brand recognition and loyalty.
  • 27. Embrace feedback.Listen and respond accordingly.Criticism can be constructive.Responding and respecting opinionsshows you are serious aboutimproving services.
  • 28. ‘If we have any hopes incommunicating the message…we need to learn theirlanguage…(and pick up an accent)’(Wise, 2010)
  • 29. We need to rethink socialmedia.It is a positive, democraticmovement incommunications.
  • 30. References:Wise, 2010, Sociolnomicshttp://www.churchmarketingsucks.com/2010/08/socialnomics-book-review/Qualman, E. 2009, Sociolnomics,Nielson. 2007, ‘Trust in Advertising’: A Global Nielson Consumer Report’http://www.scribd.com/doc/2416061/Nielsen-Trust-In-Advertising-Oct07Solis, B. ‘The Social Media Manifesto’ , <http://www.briansolis.com/2007/06/future-of-communications-manifesto-for/>Images:Intro icons: http://blog.lunaweb.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Social-Media-Icons.pngFacebookg graph: Social Bakers, 2011, www.socialbakers.comTwitter graph: http://heidiallen.id.au/2009/05/three-steps-to-creating-new-ideas-joining-the-conversatio/Gen y icons: <http://www.careerealism.com/relationships-social-networking/>Speaker icons: <http://x100media.com/?p=27>Reputation graph:Business web: <www.elliance.com>Social Media landscape: http://www.ipattt.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/SocialMedia.jpgSocial media .org: http://www.delawarefirst.org/mini-post-3/nonprofits-learning-social-media-work/Oxfam Twitter: http://marketingisus.com.au/social-media-powering-nonprofit-marketing/

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