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What does academe know about social media?


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Slides from Social Media Conference 2014 in Manchester, UK.

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What does academe know about social media?

  1. 1. What does academe* know about Social Media? Or…Death by Office 2013 PowerPoint Brendan Keegan, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School #SMConf2014 *Yep, it’s not a typo, that is a word…
  2. 2. facebook Wall Photos Flair Boxes Brendan Keegan Logout Brendan Keegan is in the middle of another busy year teaching in MMU View photos of BK (5) Send BK a message Poke message Wall Info Photos Boxes Write something… Share Information Networks: MMU Business School Birthday: May 29, 1917 Political: Pastafarian Hometown: Dublin, Republic of Ireland Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School PhD in Social Media Marketing Evaluation Guest Lecture for Nottingham Trent University Guest Lecture for Manchester Business School Guest Lecture for Durham University Business School National UK Mendeley Advisor External Examiner at University of Salford External Accreditation for City & Guilds for Business Article Reviewer at Journal of Further and Higher Education Article Reviewer at The International Journal of Market Research Article Reviewer at The Journal of Marketing Management Article Reviewer at Academy of Marketing (UK)
  3. 3. What is academe? • Originally: “the (olive) groves of Academe” set up by Plato as a place for teaching of philosophy • The Socratic Method • The logic of inquiry (two-way critical discourse) • As a reader, one evaluates others’ attempts to communicate and convince through developing their argument • As a researcher and writer, one develops one’s own argument that will communicate with and convince the projected audience
  4. 4. What is Theory? Tools for thinking: • concepts • perspectives • metaphors • theories • models • assumptions • ideologies Practice knowledge: Developed through taking action Research knowledge: Developed through systematic investigation Theoretical knowledge Developed through systematic reflection • Theory will be here tomorrow, next week, next year, and next century. • Can we say the same about: • Content Marketing? • Inbound? • Funnel? • Gamification? • QR Codes?
  5. 5. Is there a divide between academe & industry? • Seem to be developing at varying rates • Although in different directions perhaps? • There should be a link! • Proposal: “Industry-Academic Research”
  6. 6. What does academe know about Marketing? • Consumer Psychology & Behaviour (Soloman, 2006) • Value Co-Creation (Prahalad & Ramaswamy, 2004) • Service-Dominant Logic (Vargo & Lusch, 2006) • Cognitive Dissonance Theory (Festinger, 1962) • Commitment Trust Theory in Relationship Marketing (Morgan and Hunt, 1994) • Segmentation Techniques and Profiling (Smith, 1956)
  7. 7. What does academe know about social? • Behavioural Theories • Personal Behaviour Theories • Attribution Theory • Elaboration likelihood model • Existence, relatedness, growth theory • Expectation and disconfirmation paradigm • Goal-directed behaviour model • Hofstede’s theory of cultural difference • Personality traits • Psychological choice model • Risk perception theory • Social cognitive theory • Switching behaviour • Task-technology fit model • Technology acceptance model (TAM) • Theory of planned behaviour (TPB) • Theory of reasoned action (TRA) • Social Behaviour Theories • Cognitive mapping • Effectuation process • Involvement theory • Justice theory • Social capital theory • Social exchange theory • Social identity theory • Social influence theory • Social interaction theory • Social loafing • Social network analysis • Social power • Social ties • Mass Communication Theories • Media richness theory • Para-social interaction • Uses and gratifications theory
  8. 8. What do our students know about social? • The ‘Digital Native’ generation (Prensky) • Post 1990 generation • Over-familiarity with social networks? • Disparate competence • Adoption curve for technology skewed? • Immaturity is immaturity • “How dare you Google me?”
  9. 9. What do I know? • A PhD is a long and arduous process • Five years to date • Three different directions • Some grey hairs • Publication of results • Social Media Marketing Evaluation Process Model • Insight into the Agency Client Relationship • Investigations into KPI development • Examination of Silo Effect in Marketing Agencies • Academic link with practice
  10. 10. What Impact does the Agency-Client Relationship have on Social Media Marketing? Consider this well known dyad… vs. Rebel Alliance Galactic Empire
  11. 11. What Tools & Tips Do I Have? Not many, but try them if you can!
  12. 12. What is Dropbox?
  13. 13. What is Kanban? 03/12/2014 @BKeeganMMU
  14. 14. What is Mendeley? @BKeeganMMU
  15. 15. How do these work together? @BKeeganMMU Create Download folder in Dropbox for Browser Download files/.pdf’s to Dropbox Files drawn into Mendeley via a ‘Watch Folder’ All the time tracking your progress!
  16. 16. What formula would I suggest to my students?
  17. 17. What Top Tips do I have to give? • Old fashioned techniques still apply (Copy writing, Critical Reflection) • Effective measurement is key to successful implementation • A good relationship on both sides of the agency client dyad is essential • Don’t leave your social media to teenage interns! • Writing is an art and a skill which is needed across all disciplines
  18. 18. What is your homework for this week? • Join (or Create) a Social Media book club! • Use Google Scholar as your research tool, its free! • Use Mendeley to keep your research tidy • Start on your reading list… • Get in touch if you have a research idea that you want an academic to work on?
  19. 19. Reading list • Books: • The Tipping Point: How little things can make a big difference • Malcolm Gladwell • The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electric Frontier • Howard Rheingold • Journal Articles (freely available, use Google Scholar) • Kaplan, A.M. and Haenlein, M. (2010). Users of the world, unite! The challenges and opportunities of Social Media. Business Horizons, 53(1), pp.59–68. • Mangold, W.G. and Faulds, D.J. (2009). Social media: The new hybrid element of the promotion mix. Business Horizons, 52(4), pp.357–365. • Hennig-Thurau, T., Malthouse, E. C., Friege, C., Gensler, S., Lobschat, L., Rangaswamy, A., & Skiera, B. (2010). The impact of new media on customer relationships. Journal of Service Research, 13(3), pp.311-330.
  20. 20. Links • Tools I use for Education Purposes • • Staff and Publication Page • Google Scholar • • Dropbox • • Mendeley • • Kanban •
  21. 21. Any Questions?