Building a Brand Journalism Team: Michael Yoder
It started with a desire to connect with people via social media and platforms like LinkedIn. As a result of his early adopter experience, Michael Yoder ended up at Spectrum Health guiding the digital communications efforts. One of his major projects involves working with communications, marketing and social media ambassadors to develop and execute a detailed content plan. He has helped Spectrum Health transition from a traditional communications department to a Brand Journalism team.
Follow our conversation below:
01:18 Michael Yoder – Spectrum Health
01:43 Michael’s background
04:00 Brand Journalism
05:11 Traditional news coverage
05:44 Intense competition to be “first”
07:10 How will the transition impact the team
08:20 “News jacking”
09:06 Creating a digital newsroom
13:25 Technology tools – Kapost
14:40 Sign-off process
16:00 How did the digital transition come about?
18:19 How does the team manage content assignments?
30:50 LinkedIn strategy
32:50 Hospitals lagging behind in Showcase Pages
25:10 LinkedIn thought leadership
26:10 LinkedIn analytics
27:00 Publishing daily
27:30 LinkedIn publishing platform
30:09 Getting physicians involved
30:40 Using analytics to create content – Brandwatch
33:30 Elevating communication
34:20 Social Media Tip: Ahava Leibtag of Aha Media. Use 4 pillar topics for content development
35:12 Closing remarks
Visit our resources page for more valuable (and free!) resources on social media and digital health.
Podcast: Play in new window | Download