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Social Media Boot Camp


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In depth look at Horn Group's Social Media Bootcamp seminar given December 4, 2007.

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Social Media Boot Camp

  1. 1. Social Media Boot Camp Putting Social Media to Work in 2008
  2. 2. What IS Social Media? Webster’s “ The word you've entered isn't in the dictionary.” “ There are no dictionary entries for social media , but social , media are spelled correctly. ” “ Sorry, no words matching “Social Media” were found”
  3. 3. A Search for a Definition
  4. 4. So What Is Social Media? “ Social Media is the process of using interactive web-based tools to create and share information in order to establish community engagement online and off.”
  5. 5. Social Media Fits Together
  6. 6. Who Is Using Social Media?
  7. 7. What are We Using it For? <ul><li>Forrester 10/07 </li></ul><ul><li>57% percent of IT decision makers read blogs </li></ul><ul><li>53% felt that blog content influences purchase decisions </li></ul><ul><li>29 of the Fortune 500 have corporate blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Nielson 10/07 </li></ul><ul><li>78% of consumers say they trust other consumers' recommendations over all advertising/marketing avenues </li></ul><ul><li>47% of all time spent on the web is spent viewing content while only 15% is spent on eCommerce and 28% spent on email (down from 46%) </li></ul><ul><li>ITtoolbox/PJA 08/07 </li></ul><ul><li>User-generated content is the most trusted source for making IT purchasing decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Executive IT decision-makers spend nearly 3.5 hours per week consuming or participating in social media </li></ul>
  8. 8. Q1 2008 Social Media Plan Online Brand Monitoring Where is your community and what are they talking about? Share Your Content Add RSS feeds and social tagging Socialize Your News Employ the social media news release Build a social media newsroom Should I blog? Ask yourself if a blog is right for your company? Social Networking Time to review your strategy for social networking Measure Twice, Cut Once
  9. 9. What NOT To Do <ul><li>Don’t get into Social Media because it’s “hot” </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t start a blog without the knowledge, commitment and understanding of what it takes </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t put a video on YouTube because you want to be “viral”, </li></ul><ul><li>in fact, don’t say “viral” </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t lie </li></ul>
  10. 10. Using Social Media in the Real World Four Questions with Justin Benson of Intraware
  11. 11. Question One: Corporate Blog: What does it take to become a blogger? <ul><li>Justin is the main blogger for Intraware along with CEO Peter Jackson </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  12. 12. Question Two: Social Media’s Impact on Your Business? <ul><li>Intraware, a traditional B2B company, launched a social network devoted to athletes in November 2007 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  13. 13. Question Three: Your Personal Reflections on Social Media <ul><li>Justin is now on Facebook, is working with Horn Group to develop a Facebook app, is a blogger and more </li></ul>
  14. 14. Question Four: What’s Next for You in Terms of Social Media?
  15. 15. Discussion <ul><li>Social Media Boot Camp 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Networks: Is Facebook Right for You? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contact Kyle </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> =732190158 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contact Shannon at [email_address] , 415.297.1488 </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation and audio playback will be posted to our website and blog ( ) this week </li></ul><ul><li>Next Up: China 2008: Communications in an Olympic Year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With Paul Mottram and Hua Foley, Upstream Asia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>January 8, 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8am PDT/11am EST </li></ul></ul>