The Digital Campus

The Digital Campus

What’s Really Happening in Social Media in Switzerland?

While we keep a close eye on what Swiss universities and institutes of research are up to in social media, it is much harder to keep track of what’s going on in general in social media in Switzerland.

Putting myths aside (Swiss users don’t engage, they don’t comment, they don’t share), we will attempt to answer the above question with the help of various individuals who have their fingers on the pulse of the Swiss market. Through their work and experience they will showcase what Swiss users are responding to in social media, the challenges and lessons learned from social media campaigns, and more.

Meet our panelists:

  • Marcel Bernet, Bernet PR
  • Markus Maurer. Migros
  • François Benveniste, Details.ch

Barnaby Skinner will guide the discussion with questions to help reveal what works and what does not work with Swiss users. Do Swiss users engage with brands, do they comment, and what do they respond to the most?

In addition, we look forward to questions from our audience. If you have questions for the panelists please share them through twitter using the #swissedsocial.

Learn about the moderator & panelists:

Barnaby Skinner

Barnaby SkinnerBarnaby studied history at the University of Basel, focusing on the Industrial Revolution in the 19th Century and its social and economic impact. Today, as a journalist, he has shifted his attention to the Digital Revolution.

Fluent in German and English, Barnaby is the technology editor at SonntagsZeitung in Zurich. He has also contributed to Monocle, Das Magazin, The Daily Star (Dhaka), The Daily Star (Beirut), Saiten, Basler Zeitung, and Tagblatt.

He drinks whiskey and enjoys football, travel, and food. He lives in St. Gallen with his wife Monica and his daughters Mia and Holly. More about Barnaby.

Marcel Bernet

Marcel BernetMarcel Bernet is the owner of Bernet_PR in Zurich, the author of two books on social media, co-author of various academic studies in the field of online communications, a lecturer, and the co-author of bernetblog. Bernet_PR has done strategic social media consulting for ETH Zurich, FHNW, ZHAW, Swiss Post, Swisscom, Google, Migros, and Raiffeisen. More about Marcel.

Markus Maurer

Markus MaurerMarkus Maurer is a social media consultant at the Federation of Migros Cooperatives in Zurich. In his role, he works close with the Migros community management team to develop the company’s social media strategy, and he supports numerous sub-companies within the Migros-Group.

Markus also lectures on social media management at the HWZ University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich. Before he joined Migros, Markus worked as a product manager for a medical technology company and in customer service for an international fitness equipment brand. More about Markus.

François Benveniste

François BenvenisteFrançois is a consultant who specializes in e-commerce and international websites. He studied industrial engineering at INSA Lyon. For four years, he on the Pixmania commercial team managing subscriptions and translations. François joined details.ch in 2011 as a senior project manager, where he advises global brands such as L’Oreal on leveraging social media. More about François.

Author: Florencia Prada

Florencia Prada is the Head of Digital Marketing at swissnex San Francisco. While she loves all things tech, she tries hard not to get carried away by shiny objects and new ideas that are all too pervasive in Silicon Valley.