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Social Media Marketing and Web 2.0. What is social media?. A different way to socialize using the web. What are social networks?. A website with a database. What is social media and Web 2.0?. Harnessing collective intelligence Trusting consumers as co-developers

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What is social media?

  • A different way to socialize using the web

What are social networks?

  • A website with a database
what is social media and web 2 0
What is social media and Web 2.0?
  • Harnessing collective intelligence
  • Trusting consumers as co-developers
  • Engaging consumer experiences
  • Participation
  • Trust economy
  • Word of mouse
engaging consumer experiences
Engaging consumer experiences

Community users remain customers 50% longer, spend 54% more than non-community users and visit 9 times more than non-community users

  • Participation is key
    • 1) Advertise
    • 2) Create elements in online space
    • 3) Create own platform or environment in online space
keys to success in webspace
Keys to success in webspace
  • Be creative
  • Be honest
  • Be unique
  • Be aware of who your audience is
  • Update frequently
  • Be transparent
social media is driven by the consumer not driven by business and is currently experiencing growth
Social media is driven by the consumer not driven by business and is currently experiencing growth

The Social Networking has grown 12.7% from November 2006 to April 2007.

In Canada from April 2006 to April 2007

Facebook grew 2424%

YOUTUBE grew 616%

MySpace grew 135%


Craig Newmark has said that this is a time of ‘creative destruction’ and that he has a ‘great deal of sympathy for people who run the printing presses’.

He went on to say that it isn’t journalism that is becoming obsolete; rather the delivery methods are changing. ‘Even the kids realize news is important. The problem is that paper is too expensive’.

Craig Newmark, owner and inventor of Craigslist

know control vs no control
  • You have to KNOW your audience so that you don’t have a NO control situation.
no control
NO control
the streisand effect
The Streisand effect
  • A term used to describe a phenomenon on the Internet when there is an attempt to remove/censor something backfires and the information ends up receiving more attention.
what this means
What this means ….
  • Companies can no longer control the message but they can manage the results if they are aware of which channels of communication their audience is using.
examples of social media
Examples of Social Media
  • RSS feeds
  • UGC (user generated content)
  • Social networks
  • Blogging
  • Podcasts
rss feeds
RSS Feeds
ugc user generated content
UGC (user generated content)
  • UGC is now the brand
  • Consumers now create and change the brand (you no longer own your brand) (youtube)
  • Consumers market the brand
  • It’s not “with” your brand, it’s “in” your brand
social networks
Social Networks
  • An online journal, a way to tell a story
  • 102 Million blogs, 120,000 blogs started each day
  • It is not reporting – nor do people expect it to be

“Newspapers increasingly reference Bloggers as sources in stories. In just 2 ½ years this has grown from almost nothing to a significant input to media”


blog demographics
Blog Demographics
  • 42% of all Canadians have read a blog
  • Blog use in Canada is most popular among those:
    • With household incomes of $60,000 or more (44%)
    • Men (48% vs. 35% among women)
    • Younger adults aged 18-34 (50%)
    • Those with post-secondary education

Ipsos-Red, June 2005


Blogs need to be frequent. Web 2.0 has created a low attention span. A blog should be posted a MAXIMUM of 3-4 days apart.

tools of the trade
Tools of the trade
  • Google Reader
  • Google News alert
  • Technorati
  • Google
  • Tagging
  • Facebook
  • iTunes
  • YouTube
google reader
Google Reader
  • Another option:
google news alerts
Google News Alerts
  • RSS
  • Add popular, relevant blogroll (a blogroll is a listing of websites that often appear as links on web logs).
  • Search engine
  • Determine how well your site is doing
  • The assigning of keywords to online content to help users search that content more effectively.
del icio us
  • Social book marking which uses tags
  • Virtual read
  • News feed

Over 41 Million Canadians have visited Facebook.

  • iTunes is a media player used for transferring music, photos and videos

YouTube is a popular free video sharing website which lets users upload, view, and share video clips. ...

Tobi –