One of the best parts of my job is getting to manage QAD’s social media. I really enjoy locating and creating stories and news to share with the community, as well as seeing the engagement it creates. The best part of a social media manager’s job is positive engagement. Social media puts all of us just one click away from real people. Did you know that when you tweet to @QAD_Community, I’m the one who sees it and responds? We don’t use robots to respond, retweet, or favorite — it’s all me! And if I’m out, someone on my team will be the one to do it. We’re real people. Just like you.
Finding QAD on Social Media
I imagine that if you’re a blog reader, you’re also using social media in one capacity or another. Are you an avid tweeter? Do you love to follow your friends and family on Facebook? Do you prefer to stick to the professional route on LinkedIn? Or maybe you’re like me, and just love to see pictures on Instagram of what people are up to, especially when a follower count grows thanks to the help of such services like www.socialfollow.co and others provide. Wherever you are in the social sphere, you can find QAD.
I’ve found that our biggest audiences are in our LinkedIn communities. If you find that you only dabble in the professional aspects of social media, think about following our QAD LinkedIn page. You’ll find company, event, and industry posts to keep you updated on QAD and manufacturing in general.
For those of you who are customers, partners, or even QADers, I think you will be particularly interested in joining our QAD Community Group on LinkedIn. This is where the QAD community comes together to share thoughts, ideas, and much more. Talk one-on-one with other QAD users, partners, and QAD experts!
Twitter is one of my favorite forms of social media. It took me a while to warm up to it, but now I’ve grown to love the 140 characters! If you’re a tweeter like me, be sure to follow @QAD_Community! You’ll find a steady stream of stories not only related to QAD, but manufacturing stories in general. We love to highlight manufacturing news and industry trends that are swirling about.
Are you a Facebooker? If that is where you are spending the majority of your online “social” time, why not follow us while you’re there? We post many of the same things that you’d see in the other social media accounts, but this way you only need to follow us in the place you already are!
When you talk to people about Google+, you’ll probably hear that it’s not for everyone, but if it’s your social media go-to platform, be sure to follow QAD. You’ll find the same great news and stories that we’re posting in other social platforms, but you don’t have to add another account to your long list of passwords to remember.
We initially started the QAD Instagram for an internal conference in 2014, but as the manager of the account, I started to really enjoy it and kept it moving with vigor. Instagram has quickly become my favorite form of social media — what can I say, I love pictures! It’s also fantastic to see the interactions from our instagram followers from the content we post. And, speaking of, on QAD’s Instagram feed, you’ll find all sorts of pictures ranging from events, company team-building, manufacturing in action, and more. It’s unlike any of our other social accounts, so if you’re a fellow ‘grammer, check us out next time you log on!
As you can see, there are many ways to engage with us on social media. We hope you will follow us on your favorite platform, and we look forward to seeing you out there!