Using Social Networks For Businesses

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A discussion on using social network sites (SNS) for businesses. Should businesses use existing SNS or should they create their own branded SNS?

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Using Social Networks For Businesses

  1. Using Social Network for Businesses
  2. Quick Introduction
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  4. Pitstop Café is a board games café near Boat Quay
  5. It is a place where friends gather
  6. to enjoy a meal
  7. and play board games together
  8. What is the role of social media in the business?
  9. Corporate blog Online communities Board games meetups Online to offline conversion
  10. First Approach: Branded SNS based on Ning 446 members in 18 months. Started June 2007
  11. Why Ning and how we get members? More features Better control & flexibility Potential for integrated CRM Link from main site Photo widget Inform via service crews
  12. Second Approach: Using Facebook Page in 3 months. Started Nov 2008
  13. Why Facebook and how we get members? Simplicity Viral marketing tools More business oriented Facebook advertising Link from main site Posters in cafe Tagging of photos Inform via service crews
  14. So what type of SNS is suitable for businesses? (Branded or External)
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  16. Low brand awareness and low ability / desire to engage Leverage on the user base in existing SNS
  17. Which social network? Site analytics Google trend Scan email list Ask your customers
  18. Low brand awareness but high ability / desire to engage Select base on features requirements. Use existing SNS if possible.
  19. High brand awareness but low ability / desire to engage Plan and understand first. Do not just jump in blindly.
  20. High brand awareness and high ability / desire to engage Integrate it into the organization CRM initiative
  21. Baby Center Community Clean and Clear, Hong Kong
  22. Swatch Community Club My Starbucks Idea Dell IdeaStorm
  23. Some parting thoughts
  24. Number of community users alone isn’t a useful metric
  25. Differentiate by intention and not by technology or platforms SAME SAME BUT Different?
  26. Don’t forget about online to offline conversion
  27. Think CRM social networks are tools
  28. WeeKee technology and board games lover Website: www.pitstopcafe.com.sg Email: weekee@gmail.com HP: 9236 8457 What are your thoughts?

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