A recent survey by the Pew Internet and American Life Project shows 60 percent of Americans get some of their news from a combination of online and traditional print and TV outlets. Tricom Associates’ Social Media 101 will help bring you and your staff up to speed on social media – how to use it, why to use it and when to use it.
At Tricom, we see the changing communications landscape every day. There are fewer traditional media news outlets, fewer reporters and producers and fewer viewers. We counsel our clients on creating their own communication channels, producing content and building audiences.
By integrating social media into an overall strategic communications plan, our clients are more likely to be seen and heard in today’s 24-7 news environment. We offer assistance with:
- FourSquare, Gowalla, Whrrl
We're also ready for the next big thing. Social media is constantly evolving, and Tricom stays on top of the changes. We test out the new tools and networks to see which will take off and which are a waste of time – saving our clients time and money.
What happens to all those folks who can't make it to your press conference or event? Maybe they live out of town, are sick or just don't have time to fit it into their schedules. Let us help you implement and operate live streams on your website so everyone can view the event, not just those who attend. These streams bring live video from the event directly to your audience on the Internet. The link to the stream can be distributed to your viewers over Facebook, Twitter and other types of social media so they are aware that they can view the event online.
We use a website called UStream that makes this process simple, easy and most importantly, inexpensive.
Increase your reach and let us help you with your live streams today.
What is a tweet?
Why should I blog?
Why would I want to use something called a hashtag?
Let us explain.
Twitter and blogging are the fastest and most effective breaking news tools available today. They really are. Don't let the funny names fool you.
Let us break your news as it happens. At press conferences and events, our expert twitterers and bloggers can tell your story quickly and effectively while it unfolds. Using the top hashtags and targeting reporters on Twitter, the Tricom team will ensure the Twitter community sees what you need them to see. Blogs can be created and implemented right on your company's website, so all viewers can quickly read and stay up to date with the latest news.
If you do not have a Twitter account or blog, we can help you set up an account, find followers and design a layout.
YouTube is a wonderful way to deliver videos to a larger audience. Tricom helps our clients deliver powerful, professional videos that break through the clutter. It does not matter if the message is humorous, somber or incendiary -- Tricom’s staff produces dynamic videos that garner hits.
Whether it is hosting a discussion with an expert about China’s effects on the American manufacturing industry or a news-style piece on an event, Tricom’s team produces interesting and informative podcasts, geared toward the audience of your choice. In addition to producing podcasts, we will also set up a channel for your organization on iTunes, so listeners can download the podcasts directly to their computers, smart phones and MP3 players.