Two Social Media Strategies Perfect for Earth Day! Birch Aquarium and Monterey Bay Aquarium

by cosmopolitan on April 22, 2010

reefA post perfect for Earth Day!

Jessica Crawford and Ken Peterson joined host Angie A. Swartz on Twitter Talk Radio on March 3, 2010.  This interview is packed full of information from these ocean loving, social media experts.

Twitter Names:   @Birch_Aquarium, @MontereyAq, @aquaken, @seafoodwatch @AngieSwartz.

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podcast icon blue Denise Wakeman of The Blog Squad on Twitter Talk Radio August 12, 2009 Birch Aquarium’s Jessica Crawford Is a One Fish Show

Something fishy’s going on as Angie Swartz and Jessica Crawford discuss San Diego’s Birch Aquarium and Monterey yellow_tangBay Aquarium’s Social Media Strategies.  This show covers how two organizations with different sized social media staffs are both very successful.  Segment one covers how Jessica is the primary resource for Birch Aquarium’s social media activities.  They discuss Birch’s use of Twitter, Facebook, their blog, Flickr, You Tube and FourSquare and how just one person wearing many hats (with the strong support of a believing & writing executive director) can make a difference with social media.  Don’t miss your opportunity to snap your picture inside the famous shark’s mouth and upload your picture to Birch’s facebook fan page at .  Learn how on this podcast.

podcast icon blue Denise Wakeman of The Blog Squad on Twitter Talk Radio August 12, 2009 Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Ken Peterson: A View into a Larger Plan

Angie Swartz and Jessica Crawford chat with Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Ken Peterson about their extensive, collaborated Social Media Strategy.  Monterey Bay Aquarium has a devoted social media staff of 4+ and is much largerp_flamingos_cutout facility.   Ken discusses the Aquarium’s two missions: To educate and inform about 1) ocean wildlife and climate change (animal info, acidification, rising seas, temps, etc) and 2) the seafood watch program (the way seafood are caught, what to eat/not to eat, etc).  They discuss the use of three twitter accounts to promote these causes (@MontereyAq, @aquaken & @seafoodwatch).  We also discuss the Aquarium’s early approach to social media, their iPhone application, and the Aquarium’s upcoming exhibit, “Hot Pink Flamingos-Stories of Hope in a Changing Sea”.

podcast icon blue Denise Wakeman of The Blog Squad on Twitter Talk Radio August 12, 2009 Monterey Bay Aquarium-50,000 Facebook Fans?

Angie Swartz, Jessica Crawford and  Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Ken Peterson discuss how Monterey Bay’s social media success has grown exponentially as a result of coordinating their blog, twitter, video & flickr activities.  They have 2 facebook fan pages (http://www.facebook.com/montereybayaquarium and http://www.facebook.com/seafoodwatch ) and one profile page for seahorse Herbie Hippo Campus who you can friend.  We discuss how they have seen success with videos, some being viewed over 200,000 times.  We also discuss some other local activities that have been fruitful for them and how the fans really are the heart of everything.

podcast icon blue Denise Wakeman of The Blog Squad on Twitter Talk Radio August 12, 2009 What’s Coming for Birch Aquarium?

Angie Swartz and Jessica Crawford wrap up discussing how Jessica supports other non profit organizations and learns seahorsefrom them via social media.  She retweets and reads their blogs. What do fans like the best?  The personal relationship that they can have with organization.  They also discuss FourSquare and Birch Aquarium’s “Mayor”.  Since Birch Aquarium is a year round organization, they offer ongoing events. Jessica and Angie end with a discussion of Summer Camps, the Sea Horse Exhibit, Shark Week, Whale Watching Tours, Green Flash Summer Concert Series and much more.  Listen in for a chance to win a special prize..

Leave a comments on the social media strategies for Birch Aquarium and Monterey Aquarium and tell us how you think they could be doing better!

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Global Patriot 04.24.10 at 2:21 pm

Social media is a perfect fit for sustainability, and supporting a healthy planet begins with understanding our oceans. The Birch and Monterey Aquariums are examples of organizations that work 24/7 in support of vibrant ocean ecosystems.
.-= Global Patriot´s last blog ..Earth Day 2010 – Saving The Rainforests =-.

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