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Social Media : A Brief Introduction


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This presentation covers basic concepts, various social media platforms, the exponential growth of social media, case studies on how social media has benefited businesses and a detailed road map for building one's social media presence on the web.

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Social Media : A Brief Introduction

  1. 1. Using Social Media<br />Presentation made at Rotary Club <br />HareeshTibrewala<br /><br />
  2. 2. What is Social Media?<br />
  3. 3. Accha….Facebook?!<br />
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  5. 5. “<br />Social Media: The online technologies and practices that people use to share opinions, insights, experiences and perspectives.<br />Affinity to groups<br />why<br />Making new friends<br />Displaying Creativity<br />Keeping in touch<br />Exhibitionism<br />Getting validation<br />Paying it forward<br />Altruistic impulse<br />Peer pressure<br />how<br />Blogs <br />User generated videos and podcasts <br />Social networking sites<br />wikis<br />Ratings and reviews<br />tagging<br />widgets<br />Forums and message boards<br />RSS<br />
  6. 6. How Big Is It<br />
  7. 7. 45 million global visitors<br />Every minute – 20 Hrs worth of new video uploaded<br />If Facebook was a country. <br /> Population? &gt; 300 million!<br />The number of blogs worldwide is &gt; 200 million. Growing at the rate of nearly 900,000 a day!<br />
  8. 8. Time to reach 50 mn users<br /> 38 years<br /> 13 years<br /> 4 years<br /> 3 years<br /> 1 year<br />
  9. 9. What can Social Media be used for ?<br /><ul><li>Advertising
  10. 10. Selling
  11. 11. Reputation Management
  12. 12. Listening
  13. 13. Customer service
  14. 14. Co creating products
  15. 15. Creating B2B relationships</li></li></ul><li>It helps sell T-shirts..rather, it RUNS a large T-shirt business!<br />
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  17. 17. Have you heard of what happened to Domino’s?<br />
  18. 18. Know what people are thinking about, In Real Time<br />Are they considering a new demat account? What are their issues?<br />
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  20. 20. Case Study Videos<br />Burger King Sacrifice<br />Ray Ban Case Study<br />Blend Tech case study<br />Dove _ actual ad<br />Dove _ parody<br />
  21. 21. opportunities<br />
  22. 22. “<br />listening<br />Your brand is what your customers say it is.<br />“<br />speaking<br />Speaking is about starting a conversation.<br />“<br />engaging<br />Customers engaging with you, as well as each other.<br />“<br />evangelizing<br />Evangelize your customers and transform your relationship with them<br />“<br />adopting<br />Adopting Social Media practices and changing the way your company operates.<br />
  23. 23. General Tips <br />Social Media is not about shouting out loud. It is about quiet conversations<br />You have to learn to listen, before you start talking<br />It is about creating “shareable” content. Your users (consumers) are also your content distributors<br />It is about lighting up a forest, with a match stick<br />
  24. 24. More General Tips<br />It is not a ‘campaign’, it is a process that will eventually evolve into a culture<br />Once you start, there is no going back. Therefore start with baby steps. But start you must<br />Social Media is a part of integrated marketing communication…it has to align with your other communication channels<br />“Rich content” is the king<br />
  25. 25. About Us<br />Social Wavelength, based at Mumbai, India is a Social Media agency. We work with brands and help them create and execute Social Media strategies. We also assists brands in ORM (Online Reputation Management).<br /> For more information visit<br />
  26. 26. Questions?<br />If you need a copy of this presentation, please leave your business card. We will email it to you.<br />Hareesh Tibrewala<br />Jt. CEO, Social Wavelength.<br /><br />Company blog:<br />LinkedIn:<br />