The World's Story is Yours to Tell
I think UN agencies, especially UNHCR and UNICEF are really social media savvy in promoting their messages to people around the world. We should have a dedicated social media team at HQs (maybe we already do?) to promote the great works we are carrying out globally. It goes beyond just creating a website with the occasional update and or a Facebook page but carrying out constant awareness campaigns using social media and generating mass-awareness. How can maintain the momentum going forward starting with IOM 60 Years, 11.11.11 and going forward?
Dear Mr. Dinh Phuong,
I fully agree with you regarding the necessity of a coherent social media team for IOM. We certainly have very qualified people in the different missions that work as press officers, but a more social focused media could give more visibility to our actions, and as you said, generate mass-awareness. Let's see what come out of this 11.11.11 experience, and continue thinking about the best way to share all our activities with the world.
Best regards from Moldova !
Son Ha is fine :) I agree the press officers are doing great and I love reading the IOMPress reports sent worldwide. Last time I checked there are individual IOM group pages on Facebook from individual missions but not an overall IOM page (or on other social pages like Yelp! or Twitter - I could be wrong) . I do think we are moving forward in the right direction with the 11.11.11 support and encouragement from HQs, am also curious and excited to watch for everyone's postings.