Best Practices for Transportation Agency Use of Social Media by Susan Bregman, Kari Edison Watkins

By Susan Bregman, Kari Edison Watkins

Timely updates, elevated citizen engagement, and more beneficial advertising and marketing are only some of the purposes transportation organizations have already began to undertake social media networking instruments. Best Practices for Transportation service provider Use of Social Media offers real-world recommendation for making plans and imposing social media from best govt practitioners, educational researchers, and experts.

The ebook offers an summary of some of the social media systems and instruments, with examples of ways transportation organisations use every one platform. It encompasses a sequence of interviews that illustrate what artistic businesses are doing to enhance provider, offer real-time updates, garner invaluable details from their clients, and higher serve their groups. It finds robust classes realized from a variety of transportation companies, together with a nearby airport, urban and kingdom departments of transportation, and municipal transit organisations.

Filled with examples from transportation agencies, the textual content offers principles which could observe to all modes of transportation together with mass transit, highways, aviation, ferries, bicycling, and strolling. It describes the best way to degree the influence of your social media presence and likewise examines complicated makes use of of social media for acquiring info by means of regarding clients and interpreting their social media use.

The ebook outlines the entire assets it is important to keep a social media presence and describes the best way to use social media analytical instruments to evaluate provider strengths and weaknesses and buyer sentiment. Explaining the right way to conquer the electronic divide, language boundaries, and accessibility demanding situations for customers with disabilities, it will give you the knowledge of a few of the social media applied sciences besides the knowhow to figure out which one is healthier for a particular state of affairs and purpose.

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Best Practices for Transportation Agency Use of Social Media

Well timed updates, elevated citizen engagement, and more advantageous advertising and marketing are only many of the purposes transportation organizations have already began to undertake social media networking instruments. top Practices for Transportation corporation Use of Social Media bargains real-world recommendation for making plans and enforcing social media from major govt practitioners, educational researchers, and specialists.

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Geolocation Applications Geolocation applications integrate location-specific information with data from smartphones and mobile devices enabled with geographic positioning systems (GPS) for two purposes: (1) to provide users with information about places and services in the vicinity, and (2) to allow users to share their locations with selected contacts. The latter feature is what takes an application into the social realm. Foursquare is the best known social application that relies primarily on geolocation, but Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms have also added geolocation capabilities.

6 shows the winning design. In Spring 2012, Easter Seals Project ACTION teamed up with FTA and other federal agencies to sponsor an online dialogue about the transportation needs of veterans. org/case-study/nyc-bike-share-map/ * † 23 © 2010 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC Best Practices for Transportation Agency Use of Social Media An increasingly common use of crowdsourcing is managing competitions for data-based products or mobile applications. S. * Alternatively, organizations can use social media as crowdsourcing platforms.

Do You MySpace? The New York Times. nytimes. pagewanted = all&_r = 0 (accessed October 1, 2012). Yahoo. 2011. Flickr. Yahoo Advertising Solutions. October 19. http://advertising. html. (accessed August 17, 2012). YouTube. USDOT. S. The interviews highlighted common issues, successful practices, and lessons learned. ) Central Ohio Transit Authority Arizona Department of Transportation These selected agencies include two transit operators, a regional airport, two state departments of transportation, and one city DOT.

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