There is a natural synergy shared between the structure of Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) / Tribal enterprises and online communities. Many of the new communities formed on the interwebs exist only because of the Internet. This is not the case with tribal enterprises; where tribal members have a strong group, despite geography or lack of communication.
So, tribal entities don’t necessarily need to create online “virtual communities”, but rather engage, enhance and extend existing community online. The Internet creates better communities, communication and relationships between tribal members.
Tribes need to engage their members online because this is where tribal members meet and discuss issues important to them.
Morgan Howard Productions consults and implements strategy for tribal entities to engage with their members, employees and customers through social media tools.
MORGAN HOWARD’S SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
“The Power of Social Media”. Las Vegas, NV February 24, 2010
RES 2010 – Reservation Economic Summit & American Indian Business Trade Fair
“Traditional PR and Social Media”. Seattle, WA May 10, 2010
“Internet Entrepreneurship”. Anchorage, AK November, 2010
King Career Center
“Introduction to Social Media Workshop”. Seattle, WA January 2011
“Branding, Marketing, Mobile Apps”. Las Vegas, NV March 15, 2011
RES 2011 – Reservation Economic Summit & American Indian Business Trade Fair
“Social Media & Entertainment”. Los Angeles, CA September 2011
“How to make digital media work for you”. Olympia, WA July 2012
“Partnering in Indian Country: What Native Entities Should Be Doing and What They Could Be Doing,”
“Media Took Kit”. Communications including Social Media, dealing with the press and shareholder relations. Anchorage, Alaska 2012
“Social Media”. Panel Discussion. Chehalis, WA January 25, 2013