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Two local companies fight Diabetes with Social Media

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To view Release on website please click here: ADA Social Media Case Study 2011

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Delicious Buzz, LCJ Media

American Diabetes Association Social Media Case Study 2011

(858) 224-2460, tiffany@deliciousbuzz.com

TWO LOCAL COMPANIES FIGHT DIABETES WITH SOCIAL MEDIA


SAN DIEGO, FEBRUARY 2011 Delicious Buzz, a local Communications Agency specializing in public relations, social media and event campaigns, in partnership with LCJ Media, a local digital marketing agency specializing in mobile marketing and social media management are launching a full scale social media Case Study Campaign for the Greater San Diego Office of the American Diabetes Association (ADA SD).  The Campaign will combine innovative PR and social media strategies to boost overall involvement in ADA SD.

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has 98 Chapters all over the 50 United States.  The National ADA headquarters office in Alexandria, Virginia regulates and implements everything happening locally at all of the 98 Chapters.  Social media strategies currently implemented for ADA are very minimal including basic national accounts (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).  A small amount of volunteer managed social media sites and accounts for individual Chapter offices or specific events (Step Out Walk, Tour de Cure, etc.) are available.  This is the norm for non-profits attempting to stop an epidemic under tight budgets with limited staff.

In walk local companies, Delicious Buzz and LCJ Media both specialize in social media development and management.  Tiffany Melone, Founder of Delicious Buzz, explains, “We see a need and a platform for change within nonprofit public relations, communications and fundraising. Technology isn’t slowing down.  Eventually we will all need to take advantage of social media avenues or risk losing our markets.”  A combination of innovative PR and marketing strategies will reach current and new consumers in the San Diego area through cost effective, on the go, 24/7 social media strategies.  “This is a ‘give the people what they want’ generation and we plan to do exactly that.”

Today, nearly 26 million Americans—including more than 200,000 in the county of San Diego who have diabetes. While an estimated 17.9 million have been diagnosed, unfortunately, 7 million Americans are unaware that they have the disease.  If present trends continue, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that as many as 1 in 3 U.S. adults could have diabetes by 2050.

If you are directly or indirectly affected by Diabetes, are involved with ADA, or are a scientist/researcher/doctor in a field relative to Diabetes please contact buzz@deliciousbuzz.com to get involved with the Case Study.  We are looking for volunteer and guest content, blog writers, tweeters, thought leaders, etc.  You can read more about and follow the different stages of the Study on both Company’s Facebook pages here: http://goo.gl/p2mM2 and here: http://goo.gl/PhC1o.

For more information on Diabetes and/or Diabetes related programs and events please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information is available in English and Spanish by phone and online.

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Written by American Diabetes Association San Diego

February 3, 2011 at 12:48 am