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Social Media 101 with Disney Parks’ Social Media Gurus. {Fire & Ice!}

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Wise words from Marc Mero

– Social Media 101…Wisdom from the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2013 {Part 1}

Social Media 101…Wisdom from the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2013 {Part 2}

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Social Media 101...Wisdom from the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2013

 

I will share points from each session that hit home with me and sincerely hope the “gems” will help sharpen your online presence in a great way!

 

When you sit in a session chaired by Disney Parks Social Media Director and Disney Parks Social Media Managing Editor, you’d better have a pen and paper handy because the wealth that flows out of these creative social media gurus is huge.

H.U.G.E.!!

 

Thomas Smith and Gary Buchanan are two people you want to listen too especially if your heart is to set yourself apart from the madding crowd in the ocean of social media professionals. These two look like two ordinary people but boy, there’s creative genius and wonder in those minds!!

 

Was so focused on taking notes I totally forgot to take photographs of the two. Photo Credit for this goes to @Hyku. (Who by the way takes ah-mazing photographs!!)
Was so focused on taking notes I totally forgot to take photographs of the two. Photo Credit for this goes to @Hyku. (Who by the way takes ah-mazing photographs!!)

 

There were a few things that jumped out for me, during the session. Believing they’ll be just as beneficial to you, I’m sharing them as “take-home” points below.

 

1. Be human. Remember that people connect with people not logos!

2. It doesn’t matter where you take your ideas from…it’s more important where you take those ideas.

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Social Media 101- Disney Social Media Moms 2013

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4. To make an idea succeed remember…

a. Not to be set in your thought process. Be flexible to change.

b. Never to stop asking questions.

c. To have fun. (Yes, play!)

d. To surround yourself with people who want to be there!

 

Walt Disney Quote- Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2013- Energizer Bunnies' Mommy Reports

 

5. To share a message or information on your social media channels, use images and/or infographics. Visuals stand out and have better memory recall.

6. Content is king!

 

Social Media 101- Disney Social Media Moms 2013
Look at the amount of work that goes behind one of those amazing Disney blog posts. The labor involved definitely bears fruit in the end!

 

7. Interaction with one’s readers is important. It’s crucial!

8. Take time to study your analytics. Understand what works for you and run with it.

9. Plan ahead. Create an editorial calendar , irrespective of how big or small you are. Make sure you work in sync with it! (Disney Parks does this and yes, they’re wildly successful at what they do!)

10. Always tell a good story. Make it share-worthy!

 

 

 Which Social Media “Take-Home” spoke volumes to you?

 

 

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13 Comments

  1. i think its awesome that disney worked so hard to get such awesome speakers for the conference. really, truly great job!! it sounds like phenomenal messages were shared

  2. I loved this session! It was informative and fun and featured so many great quotes. I love the “if you’re coasting, you’re going downhill” it inspires me to keep moving!

  3. I think the coasting one is the best. They’re all good tips but it’s important to always stay on your game. 🙂

  4. I love your recap on this! I walked away so much valuable information that day.

  5. Wow, I’ve really enjoyed your “take-home” notes on each of the talks you sat under. Thank you so much for sharing!

  6. Love that you are taking the time to share this wonderful wealth of knowledge and tips with us! Hmm.. I think I am “taking away” every last detail here. Some are good reminders, others are large eye openers! Thanks chicky!

  7. I really need to plan and make an editorial calendar. I plug posts in certain dates, but I don’t really have a game plan of what I want to be posting about. It just kinda happens.

  8. All very good points, it sounds like you really got a lot out of this event. I’ve been enjoying your takeways from it!

  9. Awesome post, I wish I would have got to see this event in person. Sounds like you got some very helpful information.

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