This summer I proposed that CHA consider a new Social Media Section. This idea was warmly received and space for an inaugural meeting was facilitated and advertised by CHA at the Las Vegas conference in July.
Over 80 people signed up to attend the first meeting of the Social Media Section! Clearly there was interest so now we are moving forward with the creation of a new section. We are looking for individuals who are content creators for CHA member companies who work daily to promote craft in one or all of the social media channels. So if your job responsibilities range from Social Media Manager to Blog Design Team Manager, the Section would be perfect for you! To read more about the Social Media Section, click here.
At the first meeting in Las Vegas we discussed our roles within our companies and went around the room describing various ways we share content through social channels for our companies. After the meeting we distributed a brief survey to the participants, which over 50% filled out. The survey was a simple one designed to just get a sense of who was interested in a proposed section and to gather information about areas of interest. These are just a few highlights. The whole survey will be available in the Social Media Section on www.craftandhobby.org by the end of the month.
This little block tells you about some of the social media roles participants were a part of. 92% are Facebook contributors.
Most survey responders work part-time creating social media. We do have full time managers however!
Ongoing education and training was the number one recommendation for future activities.
We have over 15 volunteers who offered to join the new Steering Committee for this section. If you would like to join them, please send me an email. I hope to set up our first conference call by the end of the month.
~ Carmi Cimicata
Social Media Section Coordinator
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