Reporters are using it to find leads, suggestions what they should cover in a storeyIndividuals are even using it for fundraising for personal reasons! Podcaster Tabitha Grace Smith wanted one of her UK based writers of her radio drama to come to the US to attend the science fiction and fantasy conference, called DrgonCon. The writer couldn’t afford the trip, so Tabitha Twittered her group asking for donations. Within moments, six people donated $600 to ChipIn an online contribution tool anyone can use. Churches are using it to drive daily prayers, announce events and encourage spiritual growthBusinesses are using it to find issues customers are having with their product and then throwing their customer service team on the problemShocked to see the Cleveland City Council using it to inform citizens and engage them in the processYou can see Marcia Fudge our District State Representative using it to connect with her consistencyEach of these institutions have found successful ways to implement this tool to better serve their customers and goals.Our goal today is to provide a number of “ah HAH” moments where you will figure out how to use Twitter for your organizationFood banks are out of food??? Needs helpJohn’s daughter is stuck in LondonFred is in New York and forgot his power cord
Using Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to Market Your Business David Toth, CEO David@WorkSmartIM.com @DavidMToth
Some rules QUALITY OF CONTENT IS KING Build relationships and awareness with content that is relevant, engaging, entertaining and valuable.
More rules VIRAL ISN’T CREATED. IT HAPPENS. Involve audience with multiple levels of engagement and collaboration Through all of these channels will be an underpinning association to marketing strategy
Some rules AVOID FORCING ACTIVE MARKETING CONTENT INTO PASSIVE MEDIA Let them participate with the right content at the right time in the right order
ENGAGEMENT (this is so cool. I need to share and contribute) RELATIONSHIP (I can really relate to this. Who is behind all of this?) ATTRACTION (I could really see myself being a part of this.) Relevant Engaging Entertaining Valuable Audience Bios and stories of involvement Client Brand Proposition
Facebook is “Attention King” From AllFacebook.com
Facebook Stats User Engagement Average user has 120 friends on the site More than 3.5 billion minutes are spent on Facebook each day (worldwide) More than 20 million users update their statuses at least once each day More than 4 million users become fans of Pages each day From Facebook.com
Promote your profile and grow! Add to email signature line Promote on Website / blog Search your network’s connections Ask for introductions Join groups Upload your contact list securely Advanced search Make Status updates Use the Microsoft Outlook add-in
News media Individuals Authors Businesses Churches Non Profits Government Politicians Who’s Tweeting?
Twitter Basics (Twasics) @ Replies Direct messages Retweeting TinyURLS
What to Tweet About Industry news Tips and ideas Cute, human interest stories Quotes Fascinating presentations Issues your organization faces People you’ve been talking to Recognizing volunteers and contributors