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#Manship4002 Twitter Interactivity - Lecture 6


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#Manship4002 Twitter Interactivity - Lecture 6

  1. 1. Lecture 5 #Manship4002
  2. 2.  Can you give examples of how Super Bowl advertisers & brands used Twitter to communication, engage, etc?  What were some trends that you observed?
  3. 3.  “Social media sites such as Twitter provide organizations with the ability to interact directly with publics.” - Saffer, Sommerfeldt, Taylor 2013  Technology has potential for organizational-public relationship building  “… it is how the technology is used that influences organization– public relationships” – Kent, Taylor 1998
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  5. 5.  Tell good, personal stories  Don’t try to “manage” conversations.  “Loud design and a bold headline does not make the cut anymore, since it works when you’re the only few in a crowd who is yelling. […] The most important thing you need to remember is if you can provide an environment that your customer is comfortable in sharing their stories, you are off to a very good start.” - Idris Mootee  The best content or stories are those that:  1/ Reads like my life experience  2/ Relates to my life experience  3/ Speaks to me in my language and  4/ Something that makes me want to share them with my friends.
  6. 6.  Functional interactivity: includes the features found on a site that allow users to interact in a number of modes.  Can you think of examples?  Contingency interactivity occurs when users’ roles are interchangeable and “interactants” are responding to one another  Can you think of examples?  Noninteractive, when a message is not related to previous messages  Reactive, when a message is related only to one immediately previous message  Interactive, when a message is related to a number of previous messages and to the relationship between them
  7. 7.  Students assigned for 2 weeks to:  High interactivity account (Starbucks)  Low interactivity accounts (Gatorade or Target)  *Interactivity = number of replies an account had with its followers  Hypothesis: High organizational Twitter interactivity will positively affect the perceived organization–public relationship:  Trust - One party’s level of confidence in and willingness to open oneself to the other party.  Control mutuality - The degree to which parties agree on who has the rightful power to influence one another. Although some imbalance is natural, stable relationships require that organizations and publics each have some control over the other.  Satisfaction - The extent to which each party feels favorably toward the other because positive expectations about the relationship are reinforced.  Commitment - The extent to which each party believes and feels that the relationship is worth spending energy to maintain and promote; involves emotions and behaviors.
  8. 8.  Students assigned to high interactivity account (starbucks) perceived greater trust, control mutuality, satisfaction and commitment to the brand/organization than students assigned to the low interactivity accounts.  “To communicate with frequent Twitter users, organizations should dedicate more time and resources to maintaining two-way communication via their social media.” - Saffer, Sommerfeldt, Taylor 2013
  9. 9.  “a majority of organizations are not using Twitter beyond one-way messaging…” - Saffer, Sommerfeldt, Taylor 2013  “Twitter as a social media platform is functionally interactive. Organizations can use the platform in the contingently interactive sense by being both the sender and receiver of messages – not just the sender.” - Saffer, Sommerfeldt, Taylor 2013  So, what strategies should organizations (or individuals) use to build and maintain quality relationships?
  10. 10.  Spend more time listening  Follow and subscribe to your consumers  Get involved in related communities. Take some time to monitor the discussions that are happening around the web that are relevant to you, and gauge the appropriateness of joining in (according to whether it is ethical, whether it will be perceived as genuine, etc.).  Set goals and dedicate time to engagement