Celebrating Social Media Day 2012 #SMDay in Bahrain
Today, we are privileged to be part of the global revolution of media becoming social. Social Media Day is one which honors the technological and societal advancements that have allowed us to have a dialogue, to connect and to engage with each other and with the creators of media where it is organized by Mashable.com the number one Social Media blog in the world. All around the world, thousands of people will be getting together in hundreds of cities to meet, greet & celebrate our digital world #SMDay.
Social media is more than just a platform for looking at pictures of your friends and keeping in touch. It’s become a tool with measurable power that truly has a place with almost any kind of business.
It is no secret that social media has led to a democratization of media. It has paved the way for a new generation of online relationships and conversations. It encourages creativity and the blend of cultures. It strengthens the sense of community; sharing and connecting whilst making all sorts of relationships, particularly business relationship more transparent.
There are various online reports that portray the advantages of Social Media. One report states that 85 percent of businesses that social media directly contributed to the business’s online exposure and resulted in increased revenue.
As the prevalence of social media continues to rise, organizations of all types and sizes are recognizing the ways in which social media can help them better understand, respond to, and attract the attention of their target audience.
Consider the facts that was published by our brother Khaled Elahmad, the social media expert: Facebook approached 43 million arab users & Twitter approached 1.3 million Arab users.. and every two days there is more information created than between the dawn of civilization and 2003. The age of communications and digital relationships between brands, the media and consumers has changed faster and in ways few could have anticipated.
The future is in the social nature of the Internet. Certainly social media, social media optimization, and social media marketing are powerful ways to harness the energy and growing momentum of this phenomenon. Therefore, SMC in association with TAKATOF will be organizing the Social Media Masters Conference to help developing Master users in the Business community next September 2012 with International Speakers & Coaches.
As a result, businesses are now jumping on the social media bandwagon at a rapid pace, embracing blogs, social networks and other vehicles to achieve their marketing and public relations goals. Today, we will be witnessing the launch of the Middle East Social Blog with more than contributors from middle east.. to transfer the knowledge to our region.
On Behalf of Social Media Club Bahrain, I would like to thank our main supporter Zain Bahrain and other associates such Samsung Bahrain, Bin Hindi Informatics, Marketing @ Bahrain & H2M Online whom supported this event and congratulate all Nominees & Winners of the Social Media Day 2012 Awards.
In closing, I would like to thank all the Social Media Network users and the companies who have allowed this progress by being an integral part of the Social Media Revolution. Together, we have laid the foundation for a new dialogue, set a new pace for the pivotal role that Social Media will play in the business world of tomorrow.