Sustainable Social Media For The Green Marketer

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Published on August 17, 2009

Author: ParkHowell



If you're in the green marketing business and you're interested in social media, then this PowerPoint is for you. Park Howell's presentation on social media 101 for the green marketing industry was recently featured at the annual Arizona Landscape Nursery Association SHADE conference in Phoenix. The PowerPoint presentation offers a way to ramp up your marketing without the expense using online social media, including online statistics and case studies.

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1 Defining the practice 2 Why does it work? 3 Prove it 4 Best Practices 5 Popular examples 6 Q&A Agenda

is just one egg in the Word of Mouth omelette Social Media

Facilitate sharing Listen Create conversation Empower Using online resources to: What is Social Media?

Facilitate sharing


Create conversation


Social Media & PR Both work to establish relationships PR establishes third party credibility Social media eliminates third party, creates peer-to-peer interaction Two-way communication

It is trustworthy , allows people to claim a stake in the campaign and brand, and allows you to listen & understand your audience. Why Social Media?

Popular Examples


78% trust consumer recommendations over advertising Social media is 3X more credible 65% of people trust friends, 27% trust experts for product recommendations 120 million social media profiles - each person averaging 2-3 networks The Proof is in the Pudding (Sources: Nielsen Ratings, WOMMA, Yankelovich and Rapleaf Study)

Blogging 133,000,000 Blogs indexed since 2002 346,000,000 people read blogs globally 77% of active internet users read blogs (Sources: Marketing Profs Daily, ComSCore, TechCrunch)



Engagement American Society of Landscape Architects

Be a Resource

More than 175 million active users Leading demographics are 35-44, 45-54 Average user has 120 “friends” More than 3 billion minutes spent on Facebook each day More than 850 photos uploaded each month More than 7 million videos uploaded each month More than 2 million events created each month Facebook (Source:

Join the Conversation

Foster Community

Build a Movement

Draws average of 5 billion U.S. online video views per month 75% U.S. internet audience views online video Average viewer watches 235 minutes of video per month 51% of users go to YouTube weekly or more 52% of users share videos with friends/colleagues often (Sources: ComScore and ABI Research)

Make it Viral

Create Conversation

Build a Channel

Twitter 70% of users joined in 2008 Dominated by 35-44 demographic Estimated 5-10 thousand new accounts opened each day Traffic grown over 600% in past 12 months (Source: HubSpot)

Listen & Respond

Promotions & Insight


Over 38 million LinkedIn members worldwide Resource to connect professionally - business connections, networking, new business Highly educated user Dominated by 35-44, 45-54, 55-64 demographics Tap into companies connections , ask questions, answer questions (Source:

Personal and Professional Use

Additional Networks...

Listen, Listen, Listen! Let go of your message Authenticity is key Only occupy the space where you feel most comfortable Remember it’s about people , not technology Best Practices

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