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  1. 1. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. http:www.learning2gether.eu Module 3 - Introduction to Using Social Media for SMEs How to start to use Social Media in SMEs
  2. 2. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. http:www.learning2gether.eu Clarify first  What do I want to achieve? (targets)  Who do I want to address? (target group)  What messages do I want to convey? (topics)  What will be my main channel?  How often do I want to post?  Which channels does my target group use?  How can I manage the channel (s)? (staff)  How can I measure the success?
  3. 3. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. http:www.learning2gether.eu Checklists http://alexisgrant.com/wp-content/uploads/201
  4. 4. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. http:www.learning2gether.eu Mistakes to be avoided 1. Starting without having a strategy 2. Using too many different sites/channels 3. Writing too many promotional messages 4. Not answering your followers 5. Not considering critics 6. Pushing employees to use social media 7. Not respecting the law 8. Not seeing it as an integral part of your daily marketing work
  5. 5. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. http:www.learning2gether.eu Possible Social Media Applications • Networking • Relationship management • Topic and trend scouting • Competition analysis • Public relation & marketing • Service - esp. complaint management • Recruiting • Distribution
  6. 6. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. http:www.learning2gether.eu Social Media - tools to get start with
  7. 7. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. http:www.learning2gether.eu “A blog is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries ("posts") typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first).“ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog) Popular systems: Blogger – offered by Google as a hosted system http://blogger.com WordPress – offered by WordPress http://wordpress.com Blog
  8. 8. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. http:www.learning2gether.eu Blog • Increase of traffic to the main website • Other people can directly be involved through the comment function • Can replace a newsletter as readers can follow your posts • All Social Media channels can link to the blog, can automatically generate news, messages from the blog • Get an expert role in a specific topic • Keep your customers easily up to date -> The Blog can be the hub of the companies‘ Social Media activities
  9. 9. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. http:www.learning2gether.eu Twitter • Microblogging service with max. 140 characters • Approx. 600m. users / accounts worldwide – not all actively used • Often used as information and service channel • Live communication during events • http://twitter.com
  10. 10. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. http:www.learning2gether.eu Twitter Pros: •Many multipliers and media/ press get their information through Twitter •Fast communication •Relevant information, presented in a short, precise way •Tweets can easily be integrated on your website
  11. 11. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. http:www.learning2gether.eu Twitter Cons: •Fast moving communication: Posts can quickly become invisible due to high levels of information •Limited amount of signs: no long messages possible •A large network of followers creates automatically a big information flood •You need to get used to the Twitter language first •It can be quite time consuming
  12. 12. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. http:www.learning2gether.eu Facebook • Largest Social Network with over 1 bn. users worldwide • Suitable for establishing a dialog, community building, publishing of interactive content • Often used in private context to communicate with friends by using the news, pin board or chat function • Companies can set up Facebook Fanpages to interact with customers or potential employees • http://www.facebook.com
  13. 13. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. http:www.learning2gether.eu Facebook Pros: • Free of charge • Membership in the current biggest network in the world • Possibility to make your own activities and interests public • Content can easily be spread further through „friends“ (virality) • Easy, direct contact with your customers • Fan pages: are accessible to everyone – also non facebook users • Detailed page statistics are easily retrievable
  14. 14. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. http:www.learning2gether.eu Facebook Cons: • Privacy issue • Terms of use are changing constantly • Time consuming to keep staying in touch with your „friends“ • You can‘t see who watched your profile • Not search engine friendly
  15. 15. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. http:www.learning2gether.eu • International business network with personal profile • Approx. 170m. users worldwide • Possibility to set up company profile • Possibility to create groups around specific topics • Companies can post jobs • Basic version for free • Premium account with a monthly fee • http://linkedin.com LinkedIn
  16. 16. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. http:www.learning2gether.eu LinkedIn Pros: • More professional • Serious social network • Good to find experts, expert group Cons: • Premium account is quite expensive – min. 15€/month
  17. 17. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. http:www.learning2gether.euGoogle+ • Google‘s Social Network with approx. 360m users • Similar to Facebook - get connected with others to exchange news, information • More serious than Facebook • Based on “circles“ to organise your friends and topics • https://plus.google.com
  18. 18. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. http:www.learning2gether.eu Google+ Pros: • Additional service, e.g. Hangout on Air, using all the Google drive features • Search mode by topics • Setting up of pages, e.g. on your business Cons: • Privacy issue • Not as widely used yet as more established networks
  19. 19. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. http:www.learning2gether.eu YouTube • Biggest Internet video portal • Videos can be uploaded, embedded and watched for free • 4 bn. daily views, 24h videomaterial/min uploaded • Average person spends 15 min/day on YouTube • http://www.youtube.com
  20. 20. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. http:www.learning2gether.eu YouTube Pros: • Easy to set up • Personalised channels, logo, colours • Embed function on your website • Comment as well as “Like“ or “Dislike“ function • Statistic tool to easily evaluate your channel Cons: • Video production can be quite time consuming • Virals and Campaigning only successful with a professional strategy which can be cost intensive
  21. 21. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. http:www.learning2gether.eu Flickr • Flickr is an online publication platform for pictures and videos • Pictures can easily be integrated on websites as slideshow and makes your website more attractive • Suggestion to upload material to Flickr – Set tags per album • Add album description and image subtitles – Add the source to each – Possibility to add licences, e.g. Creative Commons • http://flickr.com
  22. 22. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. http:www.learning2gether.eu Digital Communication Architecture Communication Corporation Hosting Video Audio Brochures Pictures Presentations
  23. 23. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. http:www.learning2gether.eu Further Reading and Listening Reading: • http://www.socialquickstarter.com/ Listening: • http://www.youtube.com/watch? feature=player_embedded&v=iqaFuAsTjjo • http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=Li79SoUaq5k&list=UUpgOA_2PgxytY095LqoOkug&index=2 • http://www.youtube.com/watch? feature=player_embedded&v=HxqEENfdCJs

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