Posts Tagged ‘social media optimization’

Charlene Li just released a study that correlates consumer brand engagement in social media and financial performance and the results tell a unique story. In a nutshell, the more “authentic” participation by a brand in social media, the higher their revenue gain. This is huge news, especially for brands who are struggling to get buy […]


Business Metrics: Hard Metrics vs Soft Metrics Marketing Prof’s recently posted an article from Ardath Albee discusses an ongoing debate between “Hard” and “Soft” marketing proponents on the best way to measure ROI. The Hard Marketing Camp, she says, “wants to tie everything to sales metrics saying anything that doesn’t result in a revenue measurement […]


Here is a great post from social media guru, Chris Brogan, on how real estate agents can get started in social media. 1. Show Me the House The first and most obvious thing I think the real estate world can (and should) be doing is buying video cameras and shooting their own walkthroughs. You don’t […]


Here is a great list of possible social media measurements and metrics from fellow social media alum Rachel Happe‘s blog  “The Social Organization.” Activity Metrics Pageviews Unique visitors Members Posts (ideas/threads) Number of groups (networks/forums) Comments & Trackbacks Tags/Ratings/Rankings Time spent on site Contributors Active contributors Word count Referrals Completed profiles Connections (between members) Ratios: […]


When creating a social media strategy for my clients, I like to use a strategy developed by online media expert Gaurav Mishra, which focuses on the four underlying themes in social media, or the 4Cs of social media: Content, Collaboration, Community and Collective Intelligence. Taken together, these four themes constitute the value system of social […]


Budgets are Increasing for Social Media eMarketer published an article last week on how marketers are increasing their budgets to allow for social media spending.  Here is an excerpt: Even though tens of millions of users were flocking to social media sites every day, most marketers stayed away. They either didn’t understand how to join […]


Branding Strategies: New Ways to Use Social Media Last year, social media expert Chris Brogan wrote an article on 50 new ways that marketers can use social media to improve their marketing. The article became extremely popular amongst marketers, causing another social media expert, Jeremiah Owyang, to modify the list and segment the 50 social […]