“What are you doing?”
It’s hard to imagine how answering such a simple question online in 140 characters or less could have blossomed into an international phenomenon in a few short years. A February 2009 report from a leading web traffic analysis service ranks Twitter as the third largest social network (Facebook being the largest, followed by MySpace), and puts the number of unique monthly visitors to Twitter.com at roughly 6 million with the number of monthly visits at 55 million. But, this barely covers the real traffic generated by Twitter, in the mega-millions of daily tweets generated by Twitter users and read by their followers.
Trying to understand the value and application of such new forms of social media is the topic of a coffee table discussion hosted by DesignWise Studios at 9:30 am on Monday, April 6 at Door County Coffee and Tea Company in Carlsville.
“Marketing in the Web 2.0 world that most potential visitors to Door County now inhabit on a daily basis requires understanding a new model and working with a new set of tools,” says Stephen Kastner, of DesignWise. “Social media works much like a team sport with collaboration and authenticity being of top importance.”
You are encouraged to stop in for a brief presentation and discussion of the new forms of social media marketing that are rapidly replacing traditional forms of advertising. Learn about how and why major corporations like Pepsi, Ford and Dell are now using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube to deliver their message to consumers.
“With a challenging season ahead we need to pull out all of the stops and learn how to work as a team using social media to put Door County on everybody’s map.” says Kastner. “If only one out of three business in Door County started blogging and linking we could make a huge impact, but it all starts with a single step.”
There is no charge to attend this free coffee table discussion. Call 920.839.9639 with questions or visit DesignWise.net for further information.