Content Marketing, Convince and Convert, Social Media Strategy, Social Media Tools, The Now Revolution

The Reality of Competition in a Maturing Social Marketplace

Interview with Steve Lundin from Big Frontier when I was in Chicago for a presentation of The NOW Revolution. We discuss: Competition and social media gurus, wheat, and chaff; The future of Twitter and its stickiness problem; Agencies stubbing their social media toes; Do social crises create measurable business declines; The path to social ubiquity […]

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, Convince and Convert, Social Business, Social Media Monitoring, Social Media Staffing and Operations, The Now Revolution

3 Ways to Tell a Social Media Problem From a Crisis

social media crisis

What constitutes a crisis? Discovering that someone has left a review saying they saw a mouse at your restaurant is certainly disconcerting. But is it a crisis? No. The social media monitors in your organization need to have a mutual understanding of what is a real crisis and what the subsequent escalation procedures are. Merriam-Webster […]

Community Management, Convince and Convert, Social Media Case Studies, Social Media Book, Social Media Monitoring, The Now Revolution

3 Ways to Capitalize on the Opportunity Economy

The Opportunity Economy

Social media isn’t all about planned campaigns and editorial calendars. In some cases, the best way to make an impact – to win the hearts and minds of customers and prospects – is by being timely, hyper-relevant, and individualized. This is contextually appropriate, just-in-time marketing where you find a chance to engage authentically, and you […]

Community Management, Convince and Convert, Digital Marketing, Social Business, Integrated Marketing and Media, Social Media Monitoring, Social Media Staffing and Operations, The Now Revolution

3 Key Roles to Make Your Social Team Scalable

3 Key Roles to Make Your Social Team Scalable

One of the continuous discussions and questions surfacing in the social media chatterbox is that of “who owns social media?” Is it marketing? Public relations (PR)? Customer service? The answer is . . . yes. For the long-term, anyway. You’re not likely at the point yet where you have social media wired into everything. Right […]

Convince and Convert, Social Business, Social Media Case Studies, Social Media Book, Social Media Staffing and Operations, The Now Revolution

The 5 Critical Social Media Skills You Need to Disperse

5 critical social media skills you need to disperse

Your customers, prospects, and the people looking for you online don’t care about your company structure. If they find you on Twitter, or leave a comment on your blog, they’re looking for a response from anyone who can help, regardless of what department that person represents or what someone’s official job title is. Everybody in […]

Convince and Convert, Social Business, Social Media Strategy, Social Media Staffing and Operations, The Now Revolution

5 Attributes of a Healthy, Real-Time Culture

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The future of business is not in measured, scrutinized answers or carefully planned initiatives. Business will soon be about near-instantaneous response; about making the best decisions you can with the extremely limited information you have; about every customer being a reporter, and every reporter being a customer; about winning and losing customers in real time, […]

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

11 whys i_m a social media addict

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 […]