Monday, December 30, 2013

Tip #13: You can never do too much social media sharing

We've been asked many times "what else can I do besides Facebook to spread the word about my Chance?"  There are countless possibilities, but it's worth noting that social media does have the advantages of:

1) Having a large, worldwide audience, and
2) Being free!

So even if you don't have certain social media accounts for yourself personally, you might consider creating some accounts, even if temporarily, for your pet's Chance activity.

We liked this example:

A Picture Is Worth... A Lot!
Sites like Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest are ideal because they are very focused on photos and video.  (Just be careful about which pictures you choose -- some of our clients have posted photos of pet injuries or surgeries that really weren't very appealing and may have turned off some potential donors!)

"Why Would I Ever Use Twitter??"
Not everyone has found a good use to send Tweets. Many people wonder why they'd use Twitter at all.  One major benefit of Twitter is that it's unbelievably easy to share ("Re-Tweet") things that are interesting. The "Follow" feature of Twitter lets birds of a feather flock together about things that are interesting to them.  So if you've never sent a Tweet before, doing so for your pet and your Chance might be a great reason.

Got any other social media sites where Chances might get good visibility?  Let us know in the comments!