Social Media and Public Relations

SOCIAL MEDIA AND PUBLIC RELATIONS

Social Media is quickly becoming one of the primary sources of information sharing.  Corporations, small businesses, government entities, charities and all community organizations recognize and use social media in ever increasing ways. Use of social media to get messages out is immediate and far reaching and allows for input and interaction of your audiences.  The benefits are significant.  As you decide to use social media there are a few things to consider.

FACEBOOK:  Like us on Facebook!  Encourage your parents to like Utah PTA on Facebook and then link your Facebook  page to the Utah PTA Facebook page and the National Facebook page so that you are getting all the information that they are putting on their pages to your membership.  This will make sure that all resources are available to every single PTA member. Also,  join us at Utah PTA Excellent Elementary and Utah PTA Super Secondary Facebook pages.  You get to share ideas with many others!!

TWITTER:  Follow us on Twitter:  Also remind your PTA members to follow Utah PTA on Twitter to get important up to date information.  We will be using this in increasing ways during the Legislative session to let members know about important legislation. Many of the Utah Legislators follow Utah PTA on Twitter and we get their posts. This is also a great way to remind members about deadlines and events.Twitter is fast becoming an important way to discuss topics and get information out fast. Follow Utah PTA on Twitter @UtahPTAOneVoice

PINTEREST: The fastest growing Social Media site in Utah. Since so many moms and yes even dads are using Pinterest, we saw the need for us to be there also. Todays PTA is where it is at!!! This is a great way to share ideas for PTA parents, volunteers, and teachers. Join us on Pinterest today. If you are new to Pinterest, it is easy to get started. Just go to the Pinterest site and sign up to be a member and then follow Utah PTA. If you click on “about” which is on the Pinterest header and then the help button, it will give you a tutorial of how to use Pinterest and then you are on your way!! We welcome your ideas for us to use on Pinterest. We hope that you are all following Utah PTA on Facebook and Twitter. It is a great way for parents and teachers to get new and up to date information about childrens’ issues and educational issues. Every PTA member can be IN THE KNOW in Todays PTA! Follow Utah PTA on Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/utahpta/

INSTAGRAM  Utah PTA is now on Instagram!!  Follow us and we will follow back.  A picture is worth a thousand words!!  We would love to see your pictures and we will be sharing our pictures.  This is a great way to document your events, meetings, carnivals, ribbon weeks, reflections, and BOB!!  We hope to see you in the PICS!! Follow us at Utah PTA