July 24, 2012
Leadership class uses social media to connect
Members of Leadership Cincinnati’s Class 35 recently created CinciBuzz (@cincibuzz), a dedicated, grassroots network of advocates using social media to help make the region more connected.
A team of informed CinciBuzz volunteers will act as digital guides, monitoring key search words around the clock on Twitter. This civic model is based on consistent conversations taking place on Twitter via search terms and hash tags such as "Cincinnati," "Cincy," "The Nati," "Northern Kentucky," "Southwest Indiana and "CVG." CinciBuzz volunteers will work in shifts to monitor tweets about Cincinnati USA and respond to posts with customer-friendly information about the region and its assets.
The Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitor's Bureau will house CinciBuzz.
"This is another great Leadership Cincinnati class project. Some, like Crayons to Computers and the Charitable Pharmacy at St. Vincent de Paul, are high profile," said Dan Hurley, director of Leadership Cincinnati. "Others like Bridging the Gap are not so splashy, but are helping people move into meaningful work. CinciBuzz is our first venture into social media. By being digital, creative and fun, it points to the future."