How the U.S. Navy Uses Social Media

social media expert interviewIn this video I interview Scott McIlnay, commander in the US Navy and Director of Emerging Media Integration. Scott shares how the US Navy uses social media at the enterprise level.

You’ll hear how they grew their Facebook page rapidly to over 70,000 fans. And Scott also highlights how the US Navy uses each of their social media platforms for a different purpose. Be sure to check out the other takeaways below.


You’ll also hear how:

  • Social media is a relatively new initiative for the US Navy at a departmental level.
  • But they used what they had learned from previous decentralized social media activities to integrate social media on a larger scale.
  • You need to have a social media presence up now. Sooner rather than later.

Here are the other places where you can find the US Navy

  • Website: Navy.mil: for most of their content can be found.
  • Twitter: @NavyNews: for interesting stories and to provide information when topical events occur.
  • YouTube:  for pre-packaged video content produced by their internal branch, and also for a lot of imagery from the Navy video news channel.
  • Flickr: for still imagery.
  • SlideShare: for analysis and resources to others in the Navy and the general public.

What does this inspire for you?  Please leave your comments below.

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About the Author, Michael Stelzner

Michael Stelzner is the founder and CEO of Social Media Examiner, founder of My Kids' Adventures and author of the books Launch and Writing White Papers. He's also the host of the Social Media Marketing podcast. Other posts by »




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