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Social media in the it industry

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Social media in the it industry

  1. 1. Northwestern Technologies By Alvin Finlay Account Manager4/1/2013 1
  2. 2.  Social media sites have been around since the mid – 90’s. But it has exploded across the web. Some social media sites that you may know already are, Facebook which is one of the more popular ones for social networking, Twitter which is more of a social messaging network. LinkedIn which has become popular since more people have been focusing on jobs. (How Your Business Can Succeed At Social Media In 5 Simple Steps )4/1/2013 2
  3. 3.  Social media in business is no longer a choice. It has revolutionized business in a way that can no longer be ignored by those seeking to gain competitive advantage over their competitors. Social Media in Business – Succeeding in the New Internet Revolution is a guide to the understanding of social media’s business value as well as to its successful implementation within the realm of your organization. “Power Thomas”4/1/2013 3
  4. 4. Six reasons to use SocialMedia and Social News1. Massive Amounts of Traffic Up to 50,000 + page views per day.2. Bump in Subscribers and Regular Readers. It’s a big Win, even if you only get 1% that find your site interesting enough to Bookmark, Subscribe to, Share or Blog about. That’s 500 new Subscribers or Sales.4/1/2013 4
  5. 5. 3. Inbound Links and Targeted Traffic. Inbound Traffic gives you Confidence. It will send you a secondary wave of Traffic. The number of inbound Links to your site determines your Ranking in Search Engine Results.4/1/2013 5
  6. 6. 4. A Higher Return on Investment. When it’s done right it will give you a Higher R.O.I.5. It will help you establish your Brand andReputation. Which is a big Competitive Advantage.4/1/2013 6
  7. 7. 6. Social Media and News is the Future. Within the next 5 years well see a social news site for every conceivable topical or business niche.(12 Keys to Successful Forum Marketing.)4/1/2013 7
  8. 8. “How Your Business Can Succeed At Social Media In 5 Simple Steps”4/1/2013 8
  9. 9. <Social Media For Business> <<IT’S YOUR FUTURE >>4/1/2013 9
  10. 10. Any Questions? "The State of Social Media."4/1/2013 10
  11. 11. Works Cited "12 Keys to Successful Forum Marketing." About.com Online Business / Hosting. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2013. http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/gettingtrafficmarketing/ tp/forum-marketing.htm . "How Your Business Can Succeed At Social Media In 5 Simple Steps." RobotsChile. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2013. http://robotschile.com/2013/03/how-your-business-can- succeed-at-social-media-in-5-simple-steps Power, Thomas. "Register Here." RSS2. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2013. http://socialmediainbusiness.com "The State of Social Media." Social Hospitality. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2013. http://socialhospitality.com/2011/04/the-state-of-social- media .4/1/2013 11

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