I went to the #social4good event last night at Stanford which featured guest speakers actor, Kevin Bacon and author of the book “The Dragonfly Effect”, Jennifer Aaker. I am always curious to learn about how other people and industries use social media so I was looking forward to hearing interesting tidbits on what else….social media for social good. Kevin Bacon took the stage (no pun intended!) to share his thoughts on the concept of six degrees of separation and how it triggered the birth of www.sixdegrees.org. Did you know he first thought the notion of six degrees Read More »
Collaboratively written by Charlie Treadwell and Sushant Sahani as a summary of the Social Media Club – Silicon Valley chapter’s inaugural event titled Social Media for Social Good.
With no shortage of events for marketing professionals to speak about social media, ROI, lead generation and corporate adoption, we thought it would be great to share our experience participating in an event from the opposite side of the spectrum. At PayPal last night, the inaugural meeting of the Social Media Club – Silicon Valley chapter focused on Social Media for Social good. The panel consisted of:
- Louis Gray, vice president of marketing at My6Sense, and a well-known commentator on social media tools and trends, will moderate a top-notch panel including: Read More »
I’m participating in a panel discussion at PayPal on Thursday evening about using social media for social good. This is the inaugural meeting of the Social Media Club – Silicon Valley, and it will be a great opportunity to meet some social media professionals.
I’m extremely interested in this discussion, as I am only 3 months into my new role as Marketing Strategy Manager for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). I believe social media is powering a revolution in social causes today.
Please join us at this event if you’re in the bay area, and if you can’t make it, I’ll post a follow up blog and try to capture some video interviews.
The long tail and how it has affected philanthropy.
On December 1st, I wrote a post about Networked Philanthropy. I received some great feedback in a short period of time, including a link to data that backed up a theory I had.
One Bill Gates can give a million bucks, and have a big impact, but 10 million regular Joe’s can give $1 and have 10X the impact. Read More »
How the networked platform is changing the face of philanthropy.
Many social media professionals are already familiar with Chris Anderson’s Long Tail, but if you’re not, here’s the concept in a nutshell. Traditional markets have tended to follow an 80/20 distribution, e.g. 80% of the populations are going to love 20% of the available bands (think the Beatles). That’s your macro market. The introduction of e-marketplaces has added infinite shelf space to many industries, the most obvious being the music industry. Enter the age of Indie bands, and infinite Micro markets. The interesting thing about the 80/20 rule is when the networked platform is introduced is that 80% of the potential market rests on lower end of the individual market size, i.e. the success of Rhapsody and iTunes.