The channels for conversations to take place within the social space has become immense. A seemingly unlimited number of channels have been developed and a staggering number of conversations, totaling in the billions, take place every day. Identifying where your audience resides within the social space will support a more precise introduction for your brand.
What is ROI? PRESENTERS: Scott Bettinger, Marketing Strategist Echo Media @scottbettinger Josh Yurich, Social Media & Digital Solutions Architect @joshyurich
What is ROI? Marketing & Creative Services Agency founded in 2002 Marketing Strategy, Creative, Technology & Analytics Print, Web, Video, & More Helping organizations engage and influence their culture
What is ROI? GOOGLE is the new “home page” for most people According to Alexa.com, 6 of the top 11 most visited website in the world are Social Media- based sites. You need to have a presence on these sites; go where the people are!
What is ROI? Mars Hill Church Http:www.marshillchurch.org “ The key is to have biblically rooted Jesus-centered content and lots of it. It’s great to speak to a wide audience, but only if the content advances the cause of Christ. Ministries fail both in having poor content that is widely delivered, and conversely good content that is not widely delivered.” – Pastor Mark Driscoll, Mars Hill
What is ROI? Digital Presence is: Relevant Well Designed Appealing to the casual observer Up to date!
What is ROI? YouTube Channel has: Consistent Messaging with .org Engaging Videos A lot of traffic!
What is ROI? YouTube Channel Metrics: Channel Views: 218,381 Total Upload Views: 3,341,255 Subscribers: 8,620
What is ROI? Mars Hill Facebook & Twitter: Always Providing Fresh Content 17,500 Facebook Fans 15,000 Twitter Followers Don’t Make these Communication Channels a Digital form of your weekly Bulletin- that is a waste of this platform!
What is ROI? Mars Hill Facebook & Twitter: Mark Driscoll’s Twitter Page Over 61,000 Twitter Followers Uses it as a platform to communicate with church members, fans and casual observers of his ministry alike. Cross promotes his various ventures as well as provides a glimpse into his personal life.
What is ROI? United Methodist Church http:www.10thousanddoors.org "It is ground-breaking, certainly for an official religious denomination's website," he said. "And it's been quite an interesting experience, designing a web presence for 'the God account.”- Bayard Saunders, Site Designer
What is ROI? Mars Hill Facebook & Twitter: United Methodist Church Groundbreaking site, scraping all sorts of content from the web Portal for an entire denomination to track Global Events Sense of Community – Integration of Google Friend Connect, Twitter feeds, forums, etc. YouTube videos on home page featuring User Generated Content!
What is ROI? GO/DO: A real Call to Action, challenging people to “GO/DO” Google Earth integration for locating “real time” events
What is ROI? Trending: Real-Time Twitter stream Pulling tweets from trending topics such as Prayers, Malaria, Health, Volunteer, etc
Mobile Applications Online Giving Easily Access to Video, Audio, Blog, Worship Music http://www.thechurchapp.org
What is ROI? SOCIAL ACTIVITIES How can churches participate in the digital & social space?
What is ROI? Find somebody who is passionate; either a staff member or volunteer, just someone who cares. Digital/Social Media requires FOCUS! Who are you communicating with? Members? People Searching for a church? Tailor messages, videos, status updates, tweets, etc to that audience; have a plan!
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What is ROI? SECTION RESOURCES: Fortune “How Facebook is taking over…” http://budurl.com/FortuneFB AP: Grandpa is... browsing your Facebook page http://budurl.com/GrandpaFB Pew Internet & American Life: www.pewinternet.org eMarketer: The Internet Is Getting Gray http://budurl.com/GrayWeb Generations Online in 2009 http://budurl.com/PewInternet 5 Resources for Becoming a Digital Pastor http://bit.ly/arQXlS USA Today Article: Are Social Media Changing Religion? http://bit.ly/aO4wLI Twitter's growing really, really, really fast: http://budurl.com/TwittersGrowth Forrester: www.forrester.com “ Despite Recession, 50% Increase Social” http://budurl.com/4nhk comScore: www.comscore.com Your Peers on LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter SOCIAL MATTERS TO YOUR CHURCH
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What is ROI? Portfolio of Recent Web Work: Ohio State University Price of Life Invitational: www.osupriceoflife.com : www.toppstown.com Video Web: www.cleanandclear.com/countdown/ Social Application/Widget: http://apps.facebook.com/interscopesongcard/index.php Software Development: www.spinscape.com BOSS|talk Blog: www.bossdev.com/blog/