Just in case you are not sure of the influence Social Media is having on our society, here is proof! Here are what we feel are the…
“Top Five Social Media Stories of 2009.”
This is fascinating stuff, and believe it or not, will change the way you practice dentistry!
5) “Word of Web” is replacing “Word Of Mouth.”
The huge hit movies District 9 and Paranormal Activity have proven that you don’t need a big budget to market these days – just good “word of web” talk through Social Media!
Message: The best marketing can be free!
4) The “Whopper Sacrifice.”
Burger King offered free Whoppers to those who dropped ten Facebook friends. Facebook immediately put the kibosh on this, but not before over 200,000 friends were quickly sacrificed. Social Media makes people take action quickly!
Message: People love participating in contests and give-aways.
3) Susan Boyle becomes a global phenomenon.
It is pretty safe to say that this moderately talented, dowdy Brit would still be a nobody without the enormous power of YouTube.
Message: Videos can easily become “viral” and spread like crazy!
2) RIP Michael Jackson.
Before any of the legitimate news sources had the story of Michael’s death, TMZ.com broke the news and practically everyone learned of his death through various Social Media sites; mostly Facebook and Twitter.
Message: Twitter, Facebook and other Social Media sites are the absolute fastest way of spreading news and opinions.
1) Hudson River plane landing.
Demonstrating the true power of social media, the award winning iPhone snapshot of the rescue mission in the Hudson River, taken by an everyday citizen, was legendary. The picture says a thousand words about how no moment has to be missed just because a reporter or photographer didn’t happen to be near the scene. Anyone can be a reporter for a moment and broadcast to the world.
Message: Every single person (or patient!) can spread the word like never before!
There is no doubt about it – Social Media is an incredibly strong force in not just news but marketing, publicity, mass communication and more. It will be fascinating to see what the top Social Media stories of 2010 will be. Maybe it will be the tremendous growth of your dental practice!!