Marking Milestones in Social Media

December 9, 2010

Valeisha Butterfield is the Deputy Director of Public Affairs for the International Trade Administration

Today we mark a milestone in our social media channels with more than 1,000 followers on twitter/trade.gov, nearly 100 entries and 500 comments on our blog, blog.trade.gov and more than 1,000 fans on our face book page facebook.com/TradeGov. The conversations we’ve had in these areas are key to ensuring all of our customers are kept abreast of the amount of activity, requests for input and issues of importance to them and us.

Some of the more lively discussions we’ve had on the blog include our call for ideas for President Obama’s National Export Initiative, last year’s Green Build Road Show that took readers virtually to five cities in two weeks eventually reporting directly from the ground in Phoenix, AZ at the Green Build Conference and Expo, and the conversation on relief efforts and opportunities to help rebuild Haiti.

Moving forward, we will be keeping you up to date on the developments in the Korea-US Trade Agreement, the upcoming APEC meetings hosted by the United States in 2011 and some innovative videos that will teach you how to make international sales without leaving the U.S. We enjoy being in touch with our clients, customers, stakeholders, and international buyers in many ways and if you have suggestions on how we can be more innovative and interactive, we’d love to hear your suggestions.