In 2010, social media superblog Mashable announced the first annual Social Media Day, “a day to celebrate the revolution of media becoming social.” The event was such a huge success—spawning 600 Meetups in 93 countries with nearly 12,000 attendees and over 30,000 tweets—that it’s making a comeback in 2011.
If you’d like to get involved in the global celebration, you can find a nearby event on the Mashable Meetup Everywhere page or use the #smday hashtag on Twitter. But I’d like to talk about something a little more local.
If you’ve been appointed as your organization’s social media advocate, tomorrow’s event is a great opportunity to remind your team just how powerful social media can be. A few ideas you might want to try:
- Show your team the latest Social Media Revolution video from Socialnomics author Erik Qualman:
- Remind your sales team of key customers who found you using social media.
- Grab some key performance indicators from Facebook Insights or Klout that track your success over the last year and post the results in the lunchroom.
- Download HubSpot’s 100 AWESOME Marketing Stats, Charts, & Graphs, then jot down some stats on Post-Its and scatter them around the office. (Bonus points if you send your team on a hunt and award a prize for whoever collects the most!)
So, what are your ideas for commemorating Social Media Day 2011? Let us know in the comments—we’d love to hear from you!