Social Media Outreach

Posted on: April 11th, 2011 by NADO Admin

social media jpeg (http://www NULL.ruraltransportation NULL.pdf)On March 30, the NADO Research Foundation and RPO America held the webinar “Social Media and Electronic Participation in Regional Planning and Economic Development.” The webinar provided an overview of social media demographics and covered strategies that regional planning and economic development organizations are using to market their programs and reach out to the public through social media. With many options of social media applications available, organizations may find it useful to hear how other regions have used blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other media to expand their online outreach and engagement efforts beyond their website and newsletter.

Click on the links below to view speaker presentations from the event, as well as the recorded webinar.

  • Mia Zmud, NuStats: Social Media Demographics: Do They Matter? (http://www NULL.ruraltransportation NULL.pdf) (PDF)
    Socialnomics: Social Media Revolution 2 (Refresh) Video (http://socialnomics
  • Amy Lowe, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission: Social Media for Community Engagement & Regional Planning (http://www NULL.ruraltransportation NULL.pdf) (PDF)
  • Jeremy Holmes, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission: Being Cool, Spreading Cool: Using Social Media in Rural Transportation Settings (http://www NULL.ruraltransportation NULL.pdf) (PDF)
    “A Moving Film” about the Roanoke and New River Valleys of Virginia (http://www
  • Moderator: Jeff Moore, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
  • Webinar recording (http://www NULL.ruraltransportation NULL.wmv) (WMV)


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