More and more, organizations in the science, technology, and engineering industry are using social media as a tool to reach their audiences. They are successfully positioning their organizations and employees as thought leaders to advance industry knowledge and drive innovation. These organizations that have taken the plunge into the world of social media are learning that the tool enhances the efficiency of internal and external communications needs in the industry. Messages shared through social media channels are quicker than traditional communication forms and allow for real-time interaction and outside feedback that drive ideas and innovation further and faster than ever. Like any tactic, social media is most effective when integrated into an overall communications strategy, connected to business objectives, and informed by research, planning, and measurement.