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Anyone using social media to keep up with Channel trends and info?

Created: 30 Oct 2009 • Updated: 17 Oct 2010 | 8 comments
Christy Loerzel's picture

If so, what outlets are you using - Facebook? Twitter?

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jjesse's picture

Facebook and Twitter

Follow a lot of people from Symantec on Twitter, they follow me back. Also follow a couple of other things on Twitter to keep up to date

Jonathan Jesse Practice Principal ITS Partners

Christy Loerzel's picture

Hi Jonathan,
Good to know! I just started following you on Twitter. :) Looking forward to the conversation and thanks for the feedback - keep it coming!

- Christy

CraigV's picture

Just joined the Facebook site, so I will see what all it has to offer!

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Christy Loerzel's picture

Hi Craig,
I'll be interested to hear what you think about Facebook for business purposes...if we created a Symantec Partner Fan Page, would you join and look for information updates at that location?

Thanks for your feedback - we truly value it!

Christy

BryanBelnap's picture

Has anyone started a social media program since this thread was started? Anyone thinking of starting one?

Sr. Specialist Global Channel Alliance Marketing
Social Media

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Frank Fleming's picture

I'm doing the Facebook and Twitter thing as well. Both were used for this week's Vision conference.  So far, following Symantec on Twitter has been worthwhile. A couple times a week, I will spot an interesting article or bit of news that I might have otherwise missed. As far as Facebook goes, it doesn't seem like Symantec has used that as much.

Frank Fleming - VP Sales, Operations & Consulting

ExpressAbility (www.expressability.com)

Symantec Master Specialists (Altiris, Endpoint Mgmt & Security, Mobility)

Nicholas Wautier's picture

I'm on Twitter and Facebook...  Facebook doesn't seem nearly as useful as Twitter so far, but I'm probably doing it wrong :P

AxelS's picture

Twitter:
You may want to follow the hashtag #ChannelBiz it is used by many people and as always some use it to promote their stuff but it is a lot of good information

LinkedIn:
There are a few really active LinkedIn Groups about channels:
Channels Of The Future
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1768647

Channel Excellence
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2698760

VAR Talk
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1246227

FaceBook:
I guess it is by far the most important source for business people to get to know their clients, partners, vendors... Those who think neee Facebook is personal and LinkedIn is business - think of it this way:
You want to be *social* check me out on Facebook. You want to be stiff and check what I did two years ago - ....

SlideShare:
A very powerful tool to learn and educate others
Check out  Social Media Presentation No. 200,000 you'll love it.
Not really politically correct language though !!!
http://www.slideshare.net/XeeSM/social-media-prese...

Axel
http://xeesm.com/AxelS

(all my social sites I'm active on)
...busy making the business world a more social space