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West of Ireland Networking
     Aoife Porter
 Social Media Explained

      April 22nd, 2010
Social Media – Why should I care?




     Social Media Explained Video
Social Media – Definition
It’s all about relationships!
Social Media in Ireland
Facebook Ireland Stats:
 1,418,100 Facebook accounts in Ireland:
 847k active daily users
 From...
Benefits of Social Media
 Targeted
 You can do it yourself, the main cost is
  time and effort.
 You can engage directl...
Social Media Channels
   Social Networks (Facebook, Bebo)
   Professional Networks (LinkedIn, Xing, Plaxo)
   Microblog...
Social Media Strategy
1. Ensure you have senior management buy-in to social media
2. Who are my target audience/potential ...
You have to stand out from the crowd
Key to Engaging Customers
 Good Content is King!
 Is your content:
  –   Original, entertaining or useful?
  –   Shareab...
Facebook Fan Page Benefits
 > Visibility in Search Engines
 Status updates are published into fans’ streams: the
  more ...
Fanpages – Getting Started
   You need a personal Facebook a/c
   Choose your page name
   Add content / stories (popul...
“However beautiful the strategy, you should
occasionally look at the results”– Winston Churchill
Facebook Insights
 = Google Analytics
Monitor:
 Fan growth
 Demographics
 Page & Post popularity
 Lots more!
Facebook Ads
   Title – Up to 25 characters
   Text – 135 characters
   Add image (110px * 80px)
   Very targeted and ...
Twitter
Twitter Overview:
 Still more B2B than B2C
 Great for hotel deals, live updates, the news before
  it becomes ne...
Twitter Tips
   Register your brand name
   Change your background image
   Follow lists
   Reach out to authorities i...
LinkedIn
 Professional Business Network
 Benefits of LinkedIn
  – Groups
  – Recruitment
  – New customers
  – Industry ...
What to do on LinkedIn
 Create a profile
 Add your profile pic
 Search for relevant groups and
  connections
 Be respe...
Useful Tools to Save You Time
 How to manage your social media
  channels:
  – Hootsuite
  – TweetDeck
 Google Alerts to...
Key Take Aways
   It is a process NOT a project
   The engines change
   Your competitors grow
   The channels change
...
Key Take Aways

Just DO it!

Set-Up Facebook Fan Page

Set-Up Twitter Account

Set-Up LinkedIn Account

Promote them
Get in Touch

 Bua Marketing

 Twitter @aoifep

 Linkedin

 aoife@buamarketing.ie
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Bua Marketing Presentation for the West of Ireland Networking Group, April 2010

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Bua Marketing WIN Social Media presentation April 2010

  1. 1. West of Ireland Networking Aoife Porter Social Media Explained April 22nd, 2010
  2. 2. Social Media – Why should I care? Social Media Explained Video
  3. 3. Social Media – Definition
  4. 4. It’s all about relationships!
  5. 5. Social Media in Ireland Facebook Ireland Stats:  1,418,100 Facebook accounts in Ireland:  847k active daily users  From Facebook Ireland, April 2010 LinkedIn:  25,000 Irish LinkedIn accounts (From Barry Hand) Twitter  Irish Twitter Users: 150,000 (From Barry Hand) FourSquare:  January 2010: 3,000 Irish FourSquare users (From Niall Fagan at SimplyZesty.com) Boards.ie (Jan 1-Apr 13th stats)  Visitors: 5,197,049  Pageviews: 98,213,363  Visits: 13,763,871 (Stats as of April 13th, from Darragh Doyle at Boards.ie)
  6. 6. Benefits of Social Media  Targeted  You can do it yourself, the main cost is time and effort.  You can engage directly with your customers and build a community  Market research
  7. 7. Social Media Channels  Social Networks (Facebook, Bebo)  Professional Networks (LinkedIn, Xing, Plaxo)  Microblogging (Twitter)  Blogs (Wordpress)  Twitter Clients (Tweetdeck, Hootsuite)  Video Sites (YouTube, Vimeo)  Photosites (Flickr, Pix.ie)  Mobile Photo sites (Twitpic, PicPosterous, MobyPictures, Pikchur)  Mobile Social Applications (Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, AudioBoo, FourSquare, Yelp, Dopplr)  Forums (Boards.ie, TripAdvisor, Weddingsonline)
  8. 8. Social Media Strategy 1. Ensure you have senior management buy-in to social media 2. Who are my target audience/potential clients? 3. What is my USP? 4. Pick your Channels. Where do they go for news/industry info/in general? 5. Create measurable objectives e.g. 1. # Facebook Fans 2. # Twitter Followers 3. % >Traffic to website 4. # Newsletter Sign-Ups 5. Conversions 6. Do one or two things really well!
  9. 9. You have to stand out from the crowd
  10. 10. Key to Engaging Customers  Good Content is King!  Is your content: – Original, entertaining or useful? – Shareable? – Desirable – Relevant to your target – In keeping with brand values
  11. 11. Facebook Fan Page Benefits  > Visibility in Search Engines  Status updates are published into fans’ streams: the more interaction the better visibility for your page in news streams  Your fanpage is customisable, so make it as interesting as possible
  12. 12. Fanpages – Getting Started  You need a personal Facebook a/c  Choose your page name  Add content / stories (populate 3 or 4)  Add image 200*600 pixels  Consider landing page  Publish your page  >25 fans, register your page  Invite friends
  13. 13. “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results”– Winston Churchill
  14. 14. Facebook Insights  = Google Analytics Monitor:  Fan growth  Demographics  Page & Post popularity  Lots more!
  15. 15. Facebook Ads  Title – Up to 25 characters  Text – 135 characters  Add image (110px * 80px)  Very targeted and economical  Set your daily budget and schedule  Create compelling action
  16. 16. Twitter Twitter Overview:  Still more B2B than B2C  Great for hotel deals, live updates, the news before it becomes news! Twitter Lingo:  @aoifep = message to Aoife Porter  Tweet = a 140 character post, better keeping it around 130 charcters to promote retweeting  # = hashtag used to categorise tweets  DM = private message  RT = Retweet. Great way to spread content  Search.twitter.com: find latest news
  17. 17. Twitter Tips  Register your brand name  Change your background image  Follow lists  Reach out to authorities in your industry / region  Upload images / promotions / useful content.
  18. 18. LinkedIn  Professional Business Network  Benefits of LinkedIn – Groups – Recruitment – New customers – Industry Trends
  19. 19. What to do on LinkedIn  Create a profile  Add your profile pic  Search for relevant groups and connections  Be respectful – don’t seek connections or communicate with anybody you wouldn’t approach in person
  20. 20. Useful Tools to Save You Time  How to manage your social media channels: – Hootsuite – TweetDeck  Google Alerts to monitor your brand / industry / competitors  Google Reader to set-up RSS feeds of Twitter, news, subscriptions
  21. 21. Key Take Aways  It is a process NOT a project  The engines change  Your competitors grow  The channels change  User behaviour changes  The Only Constant is Change
  22. 22. Key Take Aways Just DO it! Set-Up Facebook Fan Page Set-Up Twitter Account Set-Up LinkedIn Account Promote them
  23. 23. Get in Touch  Bua Marketing  Twitter @aoifep  Linkedin  aoife@buamarketing.ie

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