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  • 1. Grow Your Business With Social Media By Courtenay Pitcher, B.A. Lava Marketing
  • 2. What is social media?
    • Most of it is free
    • Share links
    • Share photos
    • Share articles
    • Share video
    • Share conversations
    • Share podcasts
  • 3. Top Types of Social Media
    • *Twitter – www.twitter.com
    • *LinkedIn – www.linkedin.com
    • *Facebook – www.facebook.com
    • *Blogs – Wordpress, Typepad, Blogger
    • YouTube
  • 4. Other forms of social media
  • 5. Source: http://econsultancy.com/blog/6077-15-more-awesome-social-media-infographics?utm_medium=email&utm_source=topic
  • 6. Advantage of social media
    • Most is free or low cost
    • Access to tons of information
    • Access to larger markets
    • Access to media
    • Access to decision-makers
    • Build credibility, raise your profile
    • Gain advocates, supporters, followers, $
  • 7. Source: http://econsultancy.com/blog/6077-15-more-awesome-social-media-infographics?utm_medium=email&utm_source=topic
  • 8. Challenges of Social Media
    • Time consuming
    • Not sure where to start
    • Concerns about privacy
    • Technical – computer-oriented
    • “It’s just for young people” mentality
  • 9.  
  • 10. Source: http://econsultancy.com/blog/6077-15-more-awesome-social-media-infographics?utm_medium=email&utm_source=topic
  • 11. LinkedIn Stats
    • The largest online business network with 1 million new members joining each month
    • 96% join from an invitation
    • LI Facilitates 30,000 referrals each month
    • LI gives you access to 50,300 professionals
    • Users accept 83% of referrals – they trust the system
    • LI neither exposes your contacts in searches nor creates auto links based on email
    • Statistical source: LinkedIn .pdf LinkedIn Groups Online Professional Network – Page Two (Fast Facts You Might Like to Know) provided by email from LinkedIn following a webinar
  • 12. How can LinkedIn help you?
    • THE business-oriented social-networking site
    • Increase connections
    • Post your resume
    • Join or Start a networking group (closed or open)
    • Give or receive recommendations
    • Head hunt employees
    • Connect with former employers/clients
    • Bring in your Twitter, Blog feeds
  • 13.  
  • 14. Twitter Stats
    • 75 million user accounts
    • 15 million active users
    • The average number of tweets per hour was around 1.3 million
    • Statistical sources: http://econsultancy.com/blog/5324-20+-mind-blowing-social-media-statistics-revisited?utm_medium= email&utm_source =topic
  • 15. Source: http://econsultancy.com/blog/6077-15-more-awesome-social-media-infographics?utm_medium=email&utm_source=topic
  • 16. Source: http://econsultancy.com/blog/6077-15-more-awesome-social-media-infographics?utm_medium=email&utm_source=topic
  • 17. How can Twitter help you?
    • Network with local business owners who are “tweeting” – retweet them (RT)
    • Promote links to your website/blog
    • Keep current with news
    • Manage emergencies/disasters
    • Customer service (monitor your brand)
    • Start 140 character conversations
    • Instant access to decision-makers – top level executives, even celebrities
  • 18. Hootsuite.com
  • 19.
    • Source: http://technorati.com/blogging/article/day-4-blogging-revenues-brands-and/
  • 20.
    • Source: http://technorati.com/blogging/article/day-4-blogging-revenues-brands-and/
  • 21.  
  • 22. Facebook (FB) Stats
    • 350 million active users globally
    • 50% of active users log in daily
    • Average user has 130 FB friends
    • Statistical sources: http://econsultancy.com/blog/5324-20+-mind-blowing-social-media-statistics-revisited?utm_medium= email&utm_source =topic
  • 23. Source: http://econsultancy.com/blog/6077-15-more-awesome-social-media-infographics?utm_medium=email&utm_source=topic WOW
  • 24. Source: http://econsultancy.com/blog/6077-15-more-awesome-social-media-infographics?utm_medium=email&utm_source=topic
  • 25. How can Facebook help you?
    • “ Like” page for business
    • Post images or videos
    • Feed in blog or news (RSS) feed
    • Start discussions with your followers (fans)
    • Have them contribute with pics, videos, “writing on your wall”
  • 26.  
  • 27. Create a Facebook Fan Page Link
  • 28.  
  • 29. Further resources
    • Follow me http://www.twitter.com/vernongirl
    • Sign up to receive my blog by email at http://www.vernongirl.com
    • Contact Me – info@vernongirl.com