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 Staffing and Operations

Permission is the Enemy of Speed

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This week I’ve been writing about speed and response expectations for business on the social Web. Ultimately, speed wins. The companies that engage customers on Twitter and Facebook within minutes are making a none-too-subtle statement about their embrace of the social telephone and the primacy of the customer. In comparison, slow response or no response […]

Guest Posts, Social Media Case Studies

It’s About Response, Not Engagement

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Guest post by Jeff Molander, Author of the new book, Off the Hook Marketing: How to Make Social Media Sell for You and adjunct professor, Loyola University Business School. He blogs at http://www.makesocialsell.com/blog/. We’re all listening, engaging, sharing, posting, updating. But with what business outcome in mind? When we say engagement, might we really mean […]

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 […]

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

Social CRM

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 […]