SAM- update information and more
You will notice many changes on the site during the next couple of months.
These improvements will not only make the Social Networking aspects of the site better, but also improve the
SAM Alert feature.
As the site has become so popular over the past few months, with many new users and the increased amount of
SAM Alerts issued we are upgrading our Alerts radius.
As you will know the SAM Alerts currently get issued to a 50 miles surrounding radius of the incident.
In highpopulation areas, for example London, Manchester, Liverpool etc,
you will have noticed a lot of SAM Alerts which are not directly " near you ".
Although we want everybody to be aware of missing children and adults everywhere,
we don't want to " bombard you " with
SAM Alerts all day, so we are in the process of upgrading the
Radius by giving the Alerts Co-Ordinators and thePolice an option as to the Radius to issue the initial Alert.
In the forthcoming upgrade the Radius options available will be between 1and 50 miles.
This should address any high population area problems and make the SAM Alerts even more localised.
This also means that we need more communities to be members of the site, so your help is needed more than ever.
Take a few moments to log in and visit the " Friends " tab at the top of the page,
in the Black menu bar, and use the Friends inviter to invite your friends, family and Colleagues from Facebook,
Twitter, Email and any other network you currently use.
Click on " Social Feed " and post you status updates, so you can interact with your friends.
We are also adding a " Connect With Facebook " button as part of the
new upgrade to make it easier for your friends to join you.
We now have hundreds of SAM Alerts live on the page so we are also upgrading the Main SAM Alerts page
As you will see, the Alerts are localised to order closest to you anyway,
but shortly the page will be more users friendly to cope with the number of live SAM Alerts.
Localised Categories for the SAM Alerts will give you the option to see all Alerts within a specific area of your choice.
We have many more upgrades due in this release so keep checking back and you will see the improvements we are doing.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for joining us and helping missing Children and Adults Worldwide. We really area making a difference and helping missing people and loved ones everywhere.
Please read the added information below to see how you can help us.
We have available -
2 Banner advertisement slots
2 skyscraper advertisement slots per page
And an opportunity to sponsor the whole Social Alert Me website.
Banner adverts - £50 Per Month
Skyscraper averts - £100 Per month
Banner and Skyscraper will be placed on all SAM Alerts created and have a 1:5 view ratio.
Site Sponsor - the exciting oportunity to be supporting SAM during this massive growth period.
Sponsorship of the whole site will have your company name on every page on the site, situated near the SAM Logo.
Full site sponsorship can be for either 3 Months, 6 Months or 12 Months at the following rates.
3 Months - £3000
6 Months - £5000
12 Months - £9000
SAM Donor opportunities are also available - When you decide to help this unique Social Enterprise, your company name, logo and link will be placed in a dedicated News section, so you local community can see you are supporting us in helping them.
Sam Alert pages currently receive between 100,000 - 150,000 Unique views per month. This figure incresess month on month.
The SAM Alert is due to be linked to Devon & Cornwall Police Force, as they will be issuing all of their missing person appeals through the system.
We envisage more UK police forces to join the system before the end of the year.
Extensive site improvements are currently being undertaken and due to be active within the next month.
For more detailed information contact us HERE
Banner and skyscraper advert examples below.
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE INFORMATION
As you may be aware we are now a Social Enterprise Business. This probably doesn't mean much to you at the moment so here is a bit of information on what that means.
Social enterprises are businesses driven by a social or environmental purpose. There are 62,000 of them in the UK, contributing over £24bn to the economy, employing approximately 800,000 people (2005-2007 data from the Annual Survey of Small Business UK).
As with all businesses, they compete to deliver goods and services. The difference is that social purpose is at the very heart of what they do, and the profits they make are reinvested towards achieving that purpose. Well known examples of social enterprises include The Big Issue, Jamie Oliver's restaurant Fifteen, and the fair-trade chocolate company Divine Chocolate.
The government defines social enterprises as "businesses with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners."
Social enterprises operate in almost every industry in the UK, from health and social care to renewable energy, from retail to recycling,from employment to sport, from housing to education. Whatever they do, they do it differently from typical business, because they are driven by a social and/or environmental mission, and they are focused on the community they serve. In a recent survey into social enterprise, 45% of respondents said that 'putting something back into the community' was their reason for setting up a social enterprise.
Together we can make a difference!
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