I’ve been trying to write here for a couple of hours now but was distracted by the repetitive Christmas music drifting in from outside. Luckily they played the song “feed the world…don’t they know it’s Christmas time…feed the world…” I don’t know the title of the song and have no plans of Googling it up. My point though is that the song gave me some inspiration on what to write about.
It’s almost New Years eve and I’m pretty sure that though majority of the world is on a break lots and lots of people are still online checking out their Facebook and various social media accounts, greeting one another Happy New Year and maybe even doing some belated Christmas shopping. That is of course great news for social media marketers. However, after hearing the song I was suddenly reminded of the other things we should be doing.
It is the holiday season and yes we should be enjoying it; and for those with businesses, maybe milking it for all it’s worth. But what’s the sense of it all if we turn a blind eye to those going hungry halfway around the world…or sadly maybe just a few blocks away (Yes. Do we remember the homeless man on New Years Eve?). I don’t want to spoil anyone’s New year but it IS time we feed the world.
I hope that this new year we’ll be seeing more businesses using social sites not just to boost profit but to engage in charitable work. After all if you look at it in the practical side it will help your business’ image so it can only be a win-win situation.
Let us harness the power of social media not just to grab but also to give. Here’s to a prosperous year to all of you!
The Korean comfort women seek justice