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Archive for January, 2011

Facebook 101: Social Media Club Follow-Up

What a fantastic evening! Thanks to everyone who made it out to join Alison Buckley and I at the Social Media Club Great Lakes Bay event. You reaffirmed my love for new media and marketing and why I do what I do, so thank you. It was a pleasure to meet all the new faces and look forward to seeing you all more. Apologies for the tight space tonight. We will be sure to have some more room next time and perhaps a screen to help display some of the steps.

Below you will find the linked document we mentioned in our roundtable tonight. It features some more details as well as a few steps to walk you through some of the processes. We didn’t get a chance to cover the location based services on the document, so maybe we can roll that into a discussion next time. I also added a video below from Traffic 3.0 that sums up the steps and process of setting up a page nicely.

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Great tutorial on making a Facebook Page:

If you have any additional comments, please leave us a note below or send me an email at rtbattishill@thinkmarketing.org.

Obsessed with Facebook: Statistics & Facts for 2011

It seems like just yesterday that I registered for my exclusive Facebook account for my school. In actuality, that was over 6 years ago! In that 6 years time, Facebook went from a dorm room idea to a multi-billion dollar company that has fundamentally changed the way we communicate today. The social network continues to impact the lives of others and now more than ever, help businesses foster relationships with consumers in ways that were unheard of before. The growth of Facebook has been truly astonishing, but where do they stand today?

Heres a little something extra by Alex Trimpe, a student at Columbus College of Art & Design. His piece, The World is Obsessed with Facebook, shows some interesting stats about Facebook use in 2011 and goes great with the infographic below.

The World Is Obsessed With Facebook from Alex Trimpe on Vimeo.

Lets take a look at a beautiful infographic thanks toOnline Schools. Heres a breakdown the data. With over 500 million users, Facebook is now used by 1 in every 13 people on earth, with over 250 million of them (over 50%) who log in every day. The average user still has about 130 friends, but that should expand in 2011. 48% of 18-34 year olds check Facebook when they wake up, with 28% doing so before even getting out of bed. The 35+ demographic is growing rapidly, now with over 30% of the entire Facebook user base. The core 18-24 year old segment is now growing the fastest at 74% year on year. Almost 72% of all US internet users are on now Facebook, while 70% of the entire user base is located outside of the US.

 

Where will the social network be 5 years from now? Or for that matter, simply a year?

Pay it forward. Introducing The RAOK Project.


Recently we were contacted by an organization looking to spread acts of kindness in other’s lives. It has always been a goal of ours to help businesses succeed and establish a strong foundation, especially those starting with nothing. In lue of the holiday season and being truly inspired by this movement, what not a better opportunity to start pro bono work for deserving non-profits. We understand that non-profits need clients just like big businesses do. An excellent website is a great way to get the word out to the public about your organization and your cause. However, we know that faced with a choice between putting money into much needed supplies and services or finally being able to start or overhaul a website, the choice is clear and the website definitely loses out. By donating our time and expertise to give you a great website, we hope to help you get the most out of yours.

The RAOK Project has one mission, “To make a difference in people’s lives. Through random acts of kindness we want to bring smiles and happiness to as many people as possible.” There will be a number of different acts committed by The RAOK Project. The main focus will be one-for-one, coined by “TOM’S Shoes.” For every shirt bought from The RAOK Project, one will be one given to an underprivileged child or person in need. From the sales of the shirts and other merchandise the company hopes to raise money to donate to other causes during the time that a series of shirts are being sold.

Check them out at the raokproject.com or check them out on Facebook at facebook.com/raokproject

It was an honor to work with them and we hope their success inspires others to perform random acts of kindness in their lives. From opening the door for someone on the street to helping a stranger stranded with a flat tire. Acts of random kindness can come in many shapes and sizes, how will you make a difference in someones life?

For those who would like to recommend an organization or business for a pro bono consultation, please send us a note at thinkmarketing.org/contact stating why they should be next.

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