Sit in (virtually) on a social media brainstorming session April 8 at 6:30 p.m. CT when CUNA Mutual Group Digital Media Manager Michael Ogden and Digital Media Strategist Holly Fearing conduct a Google+ tutorial with St. Louis-area credit union social media specialists via Google Hangout. Visit CUNA Mutual's Google+ page to view the hangout live, and look for a recorded version on CUNA Mutual's YouTube channel.
One day every month, social media specialists from St. Louis-area credit unions meet to exchange ideas, discuss experiences, and craft strategies.
These #TweetUpTuesdays are the brainchild of Kenny DeShields, social media specialist at Vantage Credit Union in Bridgeton, Mo., and have been adopted by the Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA).
The meetings can be replicated anywhere with a critical mass of credit unions, says DeShields, who provided CreditUnionMagazine.com a blueprint others can follow:
Our #TweetUpTuesdays monthly gatherings usually take place on the second Tuesday of each month. We generally have eight to 10 credit unions in the “crew” as we call it, and we take turns hosting each month.
The host credit union selects a venue or restaurant for the meeting, creates an agenda and emails the information to Nora Holloway, the public relations/online community director at MCUA. We promote the event in the MCUA newsletter, on social media, and by word of mouth.
Those who aren’t able to physically attend the meeting can follow our discussion on Twitter by following the #TweetUpTuesdays hashtag.
We usually meet for an hour, order appetizers, socialize for a bit and jump right into our discussion. The hosting credit union facilitates the discussion and comments and suggestions are welcomed and appreciated.
The topics we've discussed include:
We've shared strategies, such as:
Follow these steps to start your own #TweetUp: