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2014 Social Media Year in Review

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Happy New Year's!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Thanks to the support of many new social media friends on Facebook and Twitter, 2014 has been an incredible year. In 2014 the Miami VA Healthcare System’s social media pages gained 683 new likes and 381 new followers on Facebook and Twitter, respectively. Through liking, sharing and retweeting posts, thousands of Veterans and their families received information on everything from events and job fairs to flu shots, health maintenance, VA health care and more. 


You can help us keep the online messages flowing in 2015 by continuing to like, comment, share, retweet and favorite our Facebook and Twitter posts.

Here is a 2014 recap of the Miami VA’s top 10 most engaging and retweeted posts on Facebook and Twitter.

Facebook

1. May 22 – Pin-Ups for Vets visit to the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center
2. Nov. 10 – Marine Corps 239th birthday
3. Sept. 30 – Miami VA Telehealth Clinical Technician Vera Rein receives Great Catch Award
4. Nov. 7 – Why I Work at VA Veterans Day Video
5. June 19 – Marine Corps Veteran Kyle Carpenter receives the Medal of Honor
6. Oct. 13 – Navy 239th birthday
7. Dec. 29 – 3rd Annual Veterans and Military Career and Resource Job Fair
8. July 20 – 45-year anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” E. Aldrin walking on moon
9. Sept. 24 – Veterans & Military Job Fair
10. Jun 28 – Marine Corps Veteran Kyle Carpenter’s story

Twitter

1. Dec. 16 – #ExploreVA Facebook Chat
2. Dec. 7 – We remember #PearlHarbor
3. July 29 – Veterans find new purpose replanting coral reef
4. Dec. 30 – 102-year-old Army WWII #Veteran who lost his medals had them replaced
5. Sept. 10 – #WorldSuicidePreventionDay
6. Oct. 22 – Over-exposure to media coverage of terrorist bombings & shooting sprees can trigger #PTSD symptoms in #Veterans
7. Oct. 20 – Veterans Crisis Line: “Talking About it Matters”
8. Dec. 23 – Dealing with holiday blues and stress
9. Oct. 7 – Congrats to Army #Veteran Athlete @Noah_Galloway for making the cover of Men’s Health magazine
10. Michael shares why he quit smoking after 43 years


If you want to join in the online conversation and help us reach more Veterans and their families using social media, like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter by visiting www.facebook.com/VAMiami and www.twitter.com/MiamiVAMC.

Happy NHappy New Year! Thanks to the support of Veterans, staff, volunteers, their families, and many new social media friends on Facebook and Twitter, 2014 has been an incredible year. Because of you the Miami VA Healthcare System’s social media pages gained 683 new likes and 381 new followers on Facebook and Twitter, respectively. Through liking, sharing and retweeting information on the Miami VA’s social media pages, thousands of Veterans and their families received information on everything from events and job fairs to flu shots, health maintenance, VA health care and more. 

You can help us keep the information flowing in 2015 by continuing to like, comment, share, retweet and favorite our Facebook and Twitter posts.

Here is a 2014 recap of the Miami VA’s top 10 most engaging and retweeted posts on Facebook and Twitter.

Facebook

  1. May 22 – Pin-Ups for Vets visit to the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center
  2. Nov. 10 – Marine Corps' 239th birthday
  3. Sept. 30 – Miami VA Telehealth Clinical Technician Vera Rein receives Great Catch Award
  4. Nov. 7 – Why I Work at VA Veterans Day Video
  5. June 19 – Marine Corps Veteran Kyle Carpenter receives the Medal of Honor
  6. Oct. 13 – Navy's 239th birthday
  7. Dec. 29 – 3rd Annual Veterans and Military Career and Resource Job Fair
  8. July 20 – 45-year anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” E. Aldrin walking on moon
  9. Sept. 24 – Veterans & Military Job Fair
  10. Jun 28 – Marine Corps Veteran Kyle Carpenter’s story

 

Twitter

  1. Dec. 16 – #ExploreVA Facebook Chat
  2. Dec. 7 – We remember #PearlHarbor
  3. July 29 – Veterans find new purpose replanting coral reef
  4. Dec. 30 – 102-year-old Army WWII #Veteran who lost his medals has them replaced
  5. Sept. 10 – #WorldSuicidePreventionDay
  6. Oct. 22 – Over-exposure to media coverage of terrorist bombings & shooting sprees can trigger #PTSD symptoms in #Veterans
  7. Oct. 20 – Veterans Crisis Line: “Talking About it Matters”
  8. Sept. 19 – #NationalPOWDay
  9. Dec. 23 – Dealing with holiday blues and stress
  10. Oct. 7 – Congrats to Army #Veteran Athlete @Noah_Galloway for making the cover of Men’s Health magazine

 

If you want to join the online conversation and help the Miami VA reach more Veterans and their families through social media, like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter by visiting www.facebook.com/VAMiami and www.twitter.com/MiamiVAMC.

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