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JUNE 24, 2010 How to Calculate Social Marketing ROI
This is a draft of chapter 10 of Social Marketing to the Business Customer by Paul Gillin and Eric Schwartzman. This chapter focuses on how to calculate ROI of social media and Internet marketing programs in general. I’m particularly interested in your feedback on this chapter because it presents some new ideas I’ve been playing with about how to calculate the ROI of almost anything.
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DECEMBER 16, 2010 The End of ‘Social Media’
This is the time of year when a lot of people make predictions. ll resist that urge, though, and instead present a plea: Let’s make 2011 the year we stop talking about “social media.”. It’s not that social media is no longer important. On the contrary, today there’s almost no media today that isn’t social. The problem with much of the discussion is that it’s been focused on tools, and tools are far less interesting than what people do with them. Now that everyone knows the basics of Facebook and Twitter, things start to get interesting. Stunning. Tap, tap, click and you’re there (it wasn’t P.T.
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AUGUST 20, 2010 Tips For Making That “Networking” Meeting More Fruitful
Back in the early days of my career, I made a point to go on frequent informational interviews. These meetings, which were usually conducted in person, gave me a chance to sit down with people who were successful in their field and to learn from their experience. never overtly asked people for a job or anything more than a little of their time. Today, the shoe is on the other foot. Have an agenda.
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MAY 27, 2010 The Power of B2B Communities
Here are the first 1,100 words of the chapter on B2B social communities from my forthcoming book, co-authored with Eric Schwartzman, entitled Social Marketing to the Business Customer. The rest of the chapter will go into the various kinds of social communities and how to use them, with examples from the HR, food service, medical and construction industries. I’d appreciate any feedback on this opening passage, in particular: Is this information useful to you? Does it set the stage for a deeper discussion of social communities? Is it appropriate to a B2B setting?
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JULY 8, 2010 Oracle’s Social Media Policy
With the acquisition of Sun complete, Oracle distributed its social media policy to employees this week, and I was forwarded a copy. version from six months ago can be found here. This is a nice, concise document that covers all the bases I can think of. It’s particularly useful in its approach to copyright and permissions. Perhaps it will help you in formulating your own policy. Chris Boudreaux has assembled an amazing database of 167 social media policies from businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations that you may also find useful. Twitter, social networking sites).
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DECEMBER 1, 2010 Five Lessons From the Web 2.0 Summit
I had a chance to attend the recent Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco and hear from some of the business leaders of the new Internet, including the CEOs of Google, Facebook, Yahoo! and Twitter. Here are five key insights I took away. Make Marketing a Service to Customers - I didn’t write down who said this, but the comment stuck with me long after the conference was over. Consider item 1 above.
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PAUL GILLIN Oracle’s Updated Social Media Policy
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2010
Dated 11/22/10. Most hyperlinks have been removed because they refer to pages behind Oracle’s firewall. This is a well-crafted policy. The Oracle Social Media Participation Policy applies to. All blogs, wikis, forums, and social networks hosted or sponsored by Oracle (e.g., blogs. oracle. com , wiki. oracle. com , mix. oracle. com , forums. oracle. com ). Your personal blogs that contain postings about Oracle’s business, products, employees, customers, partners, or competitors. Twitter, social networking sites). REQUIREMENTS. Follow the Code. Make sure you’re familiar with them. MORE >>
PAUL GILLIN Social CRM: Curb Your Enthusiasm
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010
If you’re a marketer in a medium-to large-sized B2B company, you’re almost certainly using customer relationship management (CRM) software to track your customers and prospects. And if you’re a CRM user, you’re almost certainly hearing about Social CRM, the hottest new craze in that 20-year-old field. encourage you to restrain your enthusiasm. CRM is a well-established discipline that presumes that the more information we can capture about a customer’s interactions with our company, the better we can deliver products and services that the person wants to buy. right. But it’s not 2.0 MORE >>
PAUL GILLIN Tribes Rule the Hyper-Social Organization
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
I’ve been looking forward to reading The Hyper-Social Organization since I first heard François Gossieaux and Ed Moran discuss the findings of their “Tribalization of Business research at a conference two years ago. wasn’t disappointed. In this groundbreaking book, the authors expand upon ideas laid down in their early research that are both simple to grasp and momentous in their implications. The assumption in The Hyper Social Organization is that human beings are basically social animals and that our behavior is fundamentally tribal. This is been a huge advantage to suppliers. MORE >>
PAUL GILLIN Content Curation on Steroids
| THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2010
All of a sudden, “ curation ” is one of the hottest words in the Web 2.0 world. That’s because it’s an idea that addresses a problem humans have never confronted before: too much information. In the process, it’s creating some compelling new ways to derive value from content. Content curation is about filtering the stuff that people really need from out of all the noise around it. In the same way that museum curators choose which items from a collection to put on display, content curators select and publish information that’s of interest to a particular audience. Shhhhh! MORE >>
PAUL GILLIN The Changing Rules of B2B Marketing
| THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010
Here is a draft of the first chapter of Social Marketing to the Business Customer by Paul Gillin and Eric Schwartzman. This chapter focuses on drawing the major distinctions between business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) markets and where social marketing has particular value to B2B companies. Your feedback is welcome. Please ignore the typos and grammar flaws that inevitably appear at this stage. Friends know Scott Hanson as an affable native Texan with a penchant for computers, cars and poker. In 2008, about 100 people visited the site every day. It doesn’t really matter. MORE >>
- Social Media RFP Gets An Update PAUL GILLIN | MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2010
- Weinberger Wisdom PAUL GILLIN | FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010
- B2B Blogging Excellence PAUL GILLIN | TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2010
- Age of the Tablet Has Begun PAUL GILLIN | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010
- Millennials: Coming Soon to a Cubicle Near You PAUL GILLIN | THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2010
- Seven Questions to Ask About Your Website PAUL GILLIN | THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010
- Paving Media Cow Paths PAUL GILLIN | WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2010
- My Favorite Productivity Apps – Multimedia & Web PAUL GILLIN | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2010
- 10 Tips For Moderating a Great Panel PAUL GILLIN | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
- A New Approach to Assessing Influence PAUL GILLIN | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2010
- Are Exclusives a Good Idea? In a Word: No PAUL GILLIN | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2010
- My Favorite Productivity Apps – Part One PAUL GILLIN | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010
- Eloqua’s Innovative Blog Tree PAUL GILLIN | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010
- The Appeal of B2B Social Networks PAUL GILLIN | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010
- A Quick Fix for the Latest WordPress Virus PAUL GILLIN | MONDAY, MAY 10, 2010
- What Should Apple Do? PAUL GILLIN | TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010
- Great Events This Week PAUL GILLIN | MONDAY, MAY 31, 2010
- I’m Just a Sucker for Believe It or Not! PAUL GILLIN | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
- Remembering Tom PAUL GILLIN | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2010
- A Word of Mouth Campaign for Clean Drinking Water PAUL GILLIN | TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010
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