We’re a week into to 2012 London Olympics. How are brands using social media during one of the world’s most watched sporting events? How are global brands using social media differently than traditional media? With the instant timing of social media, how are brands using campaigns to match the time delay of the TV broadcast? Most importantly, are community managers working around the clock when it comes to the Olympics? On Friday’s community manager hangout, we’ll be discussing brands and the Olympics with special guest, Jason Keath, who discussed this on SocialFresh. You can watch and join in our Google+ Hangout or follow and join the conversation on Twitter using #cmgrhangout
My Community Manager has been hosting the Community Manager Hangout on Google+ since January 24, 2012. We’ve never been afraid to push the envelope and try new things. We did it with the Community Manager UNconfernce, we did it with embracing all types of community managers, and we do it every Friday by combining a Google Hangout with a Twitter Chat!
Community Manager Hangout Questions for Social Media Olympics:
Q1) What brand is doing the best job using social media during the Olympics and why?
Q2) Are any brands successfully using social media combined with TV campaigns? How does time delay impact?
Q3) Has you seen any unusual changes in your community during the Olympics?
Q4) Are athletic type brands able to take advantage of the Olympics more so than non-athletic brands?
Q5) How has social media sharing dug into traditional media ratings?
Q6) NBC has stumbled with how they’ve handled the Olympic coverage, How can networks use social media to improve?
Q7) If there was one Olympic event for community managers, what would it be?
Community Manager Hangout on Friday will field questions and foster a conversation on Twitter while our guest, Jason Keath and other community managers on Google+ will answer and respond. It’s our core mission to include as many people as we can while being a resource for community managers, those wanting to become community managers and companies hiring community managers. How does it work? Tim McDonald, founder of My Community Manager, will moderate the Google+ Hangout and Brandie McCallum will host the Twitter chat using the hashtag #cmgrhangout. If you have a question, you can post it on Twitter starting 30 minutes before the hangout begins at 2pm EDT on Friday and continue the conversation until it ends at 3pm EDT.
This week, we are looking for community managers or anyone working with brands involved in the Olympics using social media. Leave us a comment below or find us on G+ and tell us. We’ll invite you on air for the hangout. You must have a Google+ account and be able to use a webcam. Interested in being part of the hangout? Join us on G+, Watch right here (starting at 2pm ET) or follow #cmgrhangout on Twitter.