Community Management, Social Media Measurement, Social Media Research, Brand Communities, Social Media Research, Social Media ROI

Don’t Ignore Social Media’s Research Value

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Co-written with Kyle Mensing, an economics grad with a creative bent who is trying to merge business and social. Our intrinsic understanding of opportunity cost is what defines us as people. Our preference of city to country, work to play, beer to wine, restaurant to home cooking, video games to books, television to the outdoors, […]

Convince and Convert, Digital Marketing, Social Business, Social Media Measurement, Social Media Strategy, Integrated Marketing and Media, Social Media Marketing, Social Media ROI, Social Media Staffing and Operations

The 5 Dangerous Realities of Social Media for Business

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The 5 Dangerous Realities of Social Media View more presentations from Jay Baer (summary of my keynote at Get Social PRSSA) The Crossroads: Social or Media? As social networking has soared to become the largest voluntary behavior this side of teeth brushing, the money guys have shown up on the scene – right on cue. […]

Convince and Convert, Social Media Measurement, Social Media ROI, The Now Revolution

The 5 Reasons Most Companies Aren’t Measuring Social Media

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We hate math. Our abhorrence for calculation enables us to mutually agree on statistically dubious metrics with nary a shrug or arched eyebrow. Consider Nielsen ratings, which are used to determine the popularity of all TV shows and, consequently, how the dozens of billions of dollars in TV advertising is apportioned. Nielsen ratings have a […]

Community Management, Social Media Measurement, Campaign Testing and Optimization, Conferences and Events

The 4 Marketing Metrics Mandates

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There are four mandates that companies are adopting when they are examining and analyzing the success of their online marketing and social media programs. I recently gave a presentation to the Measured Marketing Roundtable at Techpoint, Indiana’s technology and economic development association, that outlines these new metric must-dos. The 4 Modern Metrics Mandates View more […]

Community Management, Social Business, Social Media Measurement, Social Media Strategy, Social Media Tools, Brand Communities, Facebook, Social Media Marketing, Social Media ROI, Social Media Staffing and Operations

Digital Sharecropping – Why Most Facebook Customization is Wasted Effort

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Part 3 of a 3-Part Rant The time, money, and overall exertion being spent on customizing Facebook fan pages is largely misspent. Just because you CAN replicate much of your corporate website functionality on Facebook, doesn’t mean you SHOULD. Your Facebook fan page is not a collectible automobile. You do not get extra brand advocacy […]

Community Management, Digital Marketing, Email, Social Media Measurement, Social Media Tools, Brand Communities, Email Marketing Advice, Social Media ROI

Mistake Math – Why We’re Valuing Facebook Fans All Wrong

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Part 2 of a 3-Part Rant Brands are shouting from the rooftops about how many Facebook fans they have – and the number of “likes” does help you spread your message through the news feeds of your fans (more on that tomorrow). But let’s recognize it takes literally one click of one finger to “like” […]

Social Business, Social Media Measurement, Social Media Research, Social Media Tools, Campaign Testing and Optimization, Social Media Research, Social Media Staffing and Operations

6 Timely Tips for Twitter Success

Replies and Retweets on Twitter, a Report by Sysomos

New research from Sysomos shows that 92.4% of all retweets happen within the first hour after the tweet has been sent. This demonstrates that Twitter users are not browsing the public stream (or even their own lists) to find and interact with tweets from earlier in the day. Consequently, WHEN you send your tweets has […]

Convince and Convert, Social Media Measurement, Social Media Strategy, Social Media Marketing, Social Media ROI, The Now Revolution

11 Whys I’m a Social Media Addict

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Connectivity Social media brings me closer to people with whom I ordinarily would seldom interact. Family, friends, colleagues. As my co-author Amber Naslund put it once “with social media, my relationships aren’t bound by geography or circumstance.” Exactly. Humanity People always slam Twitter for people talking about “what they had for lunch” but the blending […]

Social Business, Social Media Measurement, Social Media Strategy, Social Media ROI, Social Media Staffing and Operations

Do You Have the Guts to Expect Social Media Failure

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The fastest way to get your company to be on the social media sidelines is to get your company involved in social media. There’s a huge gap between the perception of social media as an instant, free, can’t miss marketing opportunity and the reality of social media as a long-term, time-intensive customer loyalty and brand […]