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Discussion: Worth investigating

in: Sandy; Sandy > 2016-12-26

Dec 28, 2016 6:53 PM # 
BorisGr:
I think this is a very good point, Sandy. On the international levels, a number of orienteers have a pretty strong social media presence, and I am sure it impacts the sponsors that they are able to attract. I know that Greg Ahlswede is pretty good about posting things to his facebook athlete page, but I am not sure that anyone else does that. Then again, I am not sure who besides Greg is currently training for elite orienteering at a serious level in North America.
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Dec 29, 2016 1:02 AM # 
Gswede:
Thanks for the esteem, Boris!

I try to be fairly active with the Facebook page so that potential sponsors can see the reach I have. I need to get more likes still before it becomes advantageous for sponsors. Certain posts have a really large reach. The Classic Champs and NAOC wins had reached about 5000 people, but it needs to be more consistent.

I've considered spreading to other social networks, but then it also takes away from what I most enjoy about orienteering: connecting with yourself in nature. And motivation is more important than likes for sponsors.
Dec 29, 2016 4:41 PM # 
hughmac⁴:
Hey Greg (and everyone!): you can link your Twitter to your Facebook (and vice versa!), and do both posts at once. There are folks who ONLY look at Twitter, and it's considered more 'newsy', and therefor has a much (like infinitely) greater chance of being 'picked up' as a real news article, seen by sponsors, etc. I should do that for Twitter @MyDVOA > FB @mydvoa.

https://support.twitter.com/articles/31113

I've been planning on doing that for a while for myself, too. Not sure which way I'll go, FB > T or T > FB.

Some way for team members accounts to consolidate in an organized way would be the thing. I'm sure it's possible and easy. Then they just need a bit of content.

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