User generated PR - Opportunities and Threats for Universities in the Social Media Context

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My presentation about "User generated PR - Opportunities and Threats for Universities in the Social Media Context" from the 14. of December 2007 at the University of Zadar (Croatia)

http://www.eranium.at/blog/portfolio/user-generated-pr/

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User generated PR - Opportunities and Threats for Universities in the Social Media Context

  1. 1. User generated PR
  2. 2. Opportunities and Threats for Universities in the Social Media Context
  3. 3. Why Social Media?
  4. 6. Fractures within our physical social network
  5. 7. Need for community
  6. 9. Need to talk
  7. 13. What’s Social Media
  8. 14. “ It’s all about helping people to express themselves and connect with each other” David Gammel, CAE
  9. 15. Company controlled information + external Events
  10. 20. Word of Mouth
  11. 21. Buzz
  12. 22. Brand Communities
  13. 25. Content
  14. 26. Blogging and social networking sites have experienced explosive growth over the past few years
  15. 29. Social Media (especially Blogs) are strongly influencing search engine results and can drive traffic to important topics
  16. 31. “ Blogs, Podcasts, RSS-feed news releases, online video sharing, virtual worlds and microblogging are emerging as PR resources.” Tony Sapienza, November 2007
  17. 38. 8 Million Users in July 06 30 Million Users in July 07
  18. 39. http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/07_24/b4038404.htm
  19. 43. http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_50/b3963001.htm
  20. 45. Universities and Social Media
  21. 46. “ Unlike commercial organizations, higher education lacked the “marketing” function completely.” Elisabeth Scarborough, SimposonScarborough
  22. 47. “ Declining enrollments, increased competition, and decreases in government funding are some of the more pressing issues of most universities today.” Karen Lancendorfer, West Michigan University
  23. 48. “ Higher Education is a broad marketplace and no university can rest on it laurels.” Robert Lockwood/Jerry Hadd, Gallup Management Journal July 2007
  24. 49. “ Student recruiting and admission, alumni giving, community relations, faculty engagement, staff culture, and the student experience.” Robert Lockwood/Jerry Hadd, Gallup Management Journal July 2007
  25. 50. PR and Social Media
  26. 51. “ PR Professionals will miss opportunities to use social media to extend an amplify their broader PR objectives...” Tony Sapienza, November 2007
  27. 53. “ Social Media provides a unique opportunity to reach new audiences and communicate to these audiences in novel and direct ways” Tony Sapienza, November 2007
  28. 55. http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/mainstream_media_web20.php
  29. 57. Integration
  30. 58. “ Dramatic institutional change can occur only by capturing the hearts, minds, and souls of all those individuals who comprise the academic community. Engagement, ownership, trust, confidence, integrity, passion, and well-being are some of the key ingredients to fostering an interconnected, collaborative, and efficient institution.” Alex Gallup, Chairman of The Gallup Poll
  31. 61. Differentiation
  32. 62. “ The emotional and psychological dynamics of an educational institution as a whole influence and shape the perceptions of is brand in the marketplace.” Robert Lockwood/Jerry Hadd, Gallup Management Journal July 2007
  33. 63. “ Branding is more then... Assessing Pantone colors in logos, creating marketing materials or selling licensed merchandise.” Robert Lockwood/Jerry Hadd, Gallup Management Journal July 2007
  34. 67. “ Institutions must accommodate nontraditional students, an aging student population, more online and distance learning and a broader spectrum of student needs.” Robert Lockwood/Jerry Hadd, Gallup Management Journal July 2007
  35. 69. Content
  36. 79. Manifest V0.1 //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// I am a hard bloggin’ scientist. This means in particular: 1. I believe that science is about freedom of speech. 2. I can identify myself with the science I do. 3. I am able to communicate my thoughts and ideas to the public. 4. I use a blog as a research tool. That means in particular, that I - express my thoughts, - get in contact with others, - have a sketch of my process online, - get feedback and new ideas from others. 5. I trust myself. 6. I surf a lot and I read a lot. 7. I blog once in a day/week/month. 8. I give comments once in a day/week/month on other blogs. 9. I am self-aware and critical. 10. I refer to the people who done the work first. 11. I give love and respect to the people.
  37. 81. You
  38. 82. Legal issues, bad content and low quality
  39. 83. Who needs Harvard??? http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1226150,00.html
  40. 86. The one school that seems to face the least competitive threat is going to great lengths to do what we think all schools must do... Robert Lockwood/Jerry Hadd, Gallup Management Journal July 2007
  41. 87. BUILD A STRONGER BRAND
  42. 88. Stefan Erschwendner I stefan.erschwendner@ddb.hu Download the presentation at: www.eranium.at
  43. 89. Backup

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