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5 Key Questions to Calculating Lifetime Social Value

5 Key Questions to Calculating Lifetime Social Value

As written for SocialMediaToday This was my second year at last week’s Social Media and Web Analytics (SMWA) Summit in San Francisco. Hosted by the UK’s Innovation Enterprise Group, an organization built around an entire curriculum of industry knowledge events, the social series, in particular, is designed to improve the science of social media measurement. I continue to be … Continue reading »

An ExactTarget Case Study: Volvo’s Integrated CRM and Email Marketing Success

An ExactTarget Case Study: Volvo’s Integrated CRM and Email Marketing Success

As written for Technorati It’s not uncommon to hear the argument, “B2B sales are done in person.” That same sentiment is often paired with “social is for B2C,” or “email is B2C.” But, at this week’s  Connections 2012 Conference in Indiana, another story is being told by an unlikely source: Volvo Construction Equipment. I’m talking excavators, pipelayers, and … Continue reading »

SiSoMo Makes Luxury Products Shine

SiSoMo Makes Luxury Products Shine

As published in Business2Community A study released by Martini Media today reports agency executives estimate that 37 percent of mass marketers’ branding dollars are spent in digital marketing (online display, video, mobile), whereas only 31 percent of luxury marketers’ budgets are spent in that space. At the same time, research indicates that trend shifting in … Continue reading »

Blow Out the Candles: The “GIF” Turns 25

Blow Out the Candles: The “GIF” Turns 25

GIFs. I was using them a lot in ’06 on my MySpace, but hadn’t thought about it much since. As it turns out, the image format turned 25 years old recently, and the “grown up” GIF is enjoying a resurgence of popularity. The GIF’s new notoriety is partly the result of faster computers and improved bandwidth, paired with popularity … Continue reading »

Digital Marketing Gets a Boost With Big Data

Digital Marketing Gets a Boost With Big Data

Article first published as Digital Marketing Gets a Boost With Big Data on Technorati. Co-authored by Dave Scott In case you haven’t heard, Big Data is now going mainstream, moving from the supercomputing environment to enterprise IT applications. For digital marketers and advertisers in particular, the benefits of bringing Big Data mainstream are unmistakable: They now have … Continue reading »

10 Social Media Failures (and How to Avoid Them)

10 Social Media Failures (and How to Avoid Them)

As published on Social Media Today One of the things to expect to takeaway from a solid social media conference is the knowledge of what works in market practice. A good assemblance of industry talent almost always includes a sharing of what successful strategies brands, agencies and marketers do in social channels. With a speaker … Continue reading »