Social Media Strategy, Social CRM

Moving From Back Pats to Business, Social CRM Is For Real

Social CRM is For Real

As marketers try to determine appropriate resourcing, one of the big measurement and accountability challenges faced by social media is the anonymity inherent in most social data. Indeed, smart companies track social media’s impact on desirable behaviors such as lead generation, repeat website visits, and even corollation-derived ROI. But in almost every case, the evidence […]

Social Business, Social Media Strategy, Social CRM, Social Media Staffing and Operations

Please Aggravate Me: Is Gamifying Customer Service a Reality

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Lisa Loeffler (@LisaMLoeffler) is Research & Analysis Lead at Convince & Convert. She is also founder and principal of Genuine Media, a marketing agency that helps clients build their individual and brand reputation through social media. We all know waiting on hold for-EV-ver on the phone, or standing in a l–o–n–g line, are a few […]

Social Media Strategy, Social CRM

Why Social Media Has Ruined Your Advantage

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Yesterday, I wrote about real-time information and the death of news cycles. This of course creates considerable challenges for business, which typically is not yet architected for real-time communication (at least not in public). Speed matters. Requiring someone to pull off to the side in your drive-thru lane like a vehicular leper because you didn’t […]

Social Media Strategy, Social CRM

We Know Faster, But Do We Know More?

We eat weird. This was the conclusion of a USA Today article last week that documented how rarely Americans eat a full meal at traditional regular breakfast, lunch, dinner time windows. In fact, just 5% of Americans eat three square meals a day. Evidently, whether it’s food or fact, calories or content, our consumption patterns […]

Community Management, Social Business, Social Media Research, Social Media Strategy, Social CRM, Social Media Monitoring, Social Media Research, Social Media Staffing and Operations

70% of Companies Ignore Customer Complaints on Twitter

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Do you have your copy of Youtility: Why Smart Marketing is About Help not Hype? Visit Amazon or Barnes & Noble to get your copy now! Despite increasing numbers of customers using Twitter to publicly complain about brands, the vast majority of companies respond in the exact same way….with the quiet of contempt. New research […]

Social Media Case Studies, Social Media Strategy, Social CRM, Social Media Marketing, Social Media Monitoring

Are We Making Our Fans Work Too Hard?

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Just because you CAN do something in social media, doesn’t mean you SHOULD. This point was driven home for me recently when reading an AdAge article about CKE Restaurants (Carl’s Jr. and Hardees) launching their own mobile loyalty cards via iPhone and Android app. “As far as we know, we’re the first quick-service restaurant to […]

Digital Marketing, Guest Posts, Social Media Strategy, Integrated Marketing and Media, Social CRM

Why Social CRM Needs to Be Less About the Social and More About the Customers

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Today’s guest post is by Kevin Troy Darling, Social Media Program Manager at iLinc Web Conferencing, who has been writing all his life, but only marketing pays. To paraphrase Tina Turner, we don’t need another acronym. The debate on Social CRM (sCRM) could easily become a distraction. We have many good tools at our disposal […]

Community Management, Social Business, Social Media Strategy, Social Media Tools, Social CRM, Social Media Monitoring, Social Media Staffing and Operations

Social Listening and Analysis for the DIY Inclined

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If you are conducting any level of online reputation management or campaign tracking using social media data sources, you have to get beyond the obvious. The point of tracking software isn’t to determine how many tweets were sent mentioning a company, it’s to figure out what those tweets say, and what the business ramifications are. […]

Community Management, Social Media Case Studies, Social Media Strategy, Social CRM, Social Media Monitoring

Why Influence Mining is the Next Gold Rush

Influence Mining

Inherently, we understand influence. It’s in our DNA. We know that a grizzly bear has a marked impact on its surroundings, and can change behavior in ways that even the fiercest badger cannot. The tsunami of data being created, collected and parsed every second of every day now makes influence identification instantaneous, and possible from […]