Today we’ll talk about social media; how this huge phenomena affected our lives, the way we communicate and also the way we work. And today we will focus especially on how companies are using these terrific channels to connect to all of us.
So what is SM? It is basically all those online interacting activities which combine words, photos, videos and audio.
In a few words…
Let me give you a couple of boring stats on how SM has taken over the corporate world
In Oman online forums (mainly the Sabla, Al Omaniya and Oman Forum), Facebook and YouTube are very popular however other SM platforms like Twitter, blogging, Flickr are also becoming popular as more and more people are getting into them
So the question is….with so many people (potential customers) on SM can companies afford not to be there too?
It will give you an amazing exposure
Just like other marketing collaterals SM will give an extra boost to your branding
We all know how powerful word of mouth is in Oman, SM can be even a more powerful tool to be used at your advantage
By using SM I learnt so much and thanks to SM I can now share it with others!
Thanks to SM, for instance a blog, you can become a self thought leader
By exchanging views, ideas, feedback, etc you will always know what your potential customers want/need
You will always know what people are saying about you…and you will always be ready to dismiss any false rumours
Social media in oman
Social Media is the ongoing conversation of the planet
Most Fortune Global 500 companies Use At Least One Social Media Platform <ul><li>79% of the top 100 companies in the Fortune Global 500 index are using at least one of the social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or corporate blogs) considered in this study. </li></ul>Source: Burson-Marsteller Fortune Global 100 Social Media Study
Fortune Global 500 Companies Find Value from Engaging in Social Media <ul><li>Twitter is the most popular social media tool among Fortune Global 100 companies, with almost two-thirds (65%) having a presence on the social network. At least one-half are reaching audiences through Facebook (54%) and YouTube (50%). One-third maintain corporate blogs . </li></ul>Source: Burson-Marsteller Fortune Global 100 Social Media Study
Social Media in Oman… Sources: mashable.com, oman-collective-intelligence.com, facebakers.com Online Forums combined users 230,000+ 156,200 active Facebook users 1 out of 3 people who uses internet in Oman has an active FB account 81% of FB users is between 18 and 44 2000+ Twitter users +86% new blogs compared to last year
BECAUSE SOCIAL MEDIA IS A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH
Jump onto the Social Media Bandwagon now or…you will later anyway! THANK YOU www.oman-collective-intelligence.com www.youtube.com/user/MPiReglobal www.linkedin.com/in/mauriziomonte www.twitter.com/MPiRe_Oman www.facebook.com/Oman.Intel