#TakeBackthePink – @Komenforthecure’s social media nightmare

Janet Fouts

What about the social backlash? In this screenshot of a report by analytics firm Attensity the sentiment about Susan G Komen is pretty darn clear. While up to now it was largely neutral according to this post on the Attensity blog, things have changed dramatically. Read the post there for Attensity’s take on the matter. Social Media in Action komenforthecure planned parenthood social media nightmare

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The Trouble With Social Media Listening

Janet Fouts

Listening is the most important part of any social media strategy. Thing is, effective social media listening isn’t as intuitive as it may sound, and some never really get the value of it until I can show them cases. Lots of people sign up for one of the amazing social media listening platforms like Radian6. Scout Labs , Attensity or SM2 with the eager and genuine intent to start listening for their product or brand.

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Clearing Clouds of Confusion – the 5 Categories of Social Media Software

Convince & Convert

The social media software industry offers some amazing functionality, but it suffers mightily from murky messaging and customer confusion. There are five specific categories of social media software, and lumping them all under “social media management” does us all a disservice. The 5 Categories of Social Media Software. There are other types of social media software, such as social sign-in, social advertising, etc.

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The Social Media Monitoring Lighthouse – A Guide on What and How to Monitor

Razor Social

Is all that social media activity paying off? Listening is just as important as sharing on social media Click To Tweet. The Social Media Monitoring Lighthouse. People mention what they are doing on social media channels and they also look for advice. Relevant Influencers drive conversation and action so they are an important part of social media. Social Analytics. Check out our social media analytics compass.

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Sysomos Acquired By Marketwire

Dave Fleet

In recent months we’ve seen several interesting moves within the social media monitoring/social CRM space. Attensity. Sysomos offers three core services: Sysomos MAP – a web-based, enterprise-level social media monitoring tool. Heartbeat – a web-based social media monitoring and engagement dashboard (see my review of Sysomos MAP and Heartbeat ). Tags: social media monitoring Marketwire monitoring Sysomos

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Start Listening NOW!

SocialFish

Back in April 2010, my post for SocialFishing The Role of Crisis Communications in Your Social Media Strategy explained the importance of incorporating social media into your crisis communications plan. You need to start monitoring the online airwaves now – even if you don’t have a social media strategy, social media policy or actively engaging with your members online.

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Brand Monitoring: Where Are They Now?

Net-Savvy Executive

A couple of CEOs have pointed out how few of the vendors ever featured in Forrester's reports on social media analysis are still independent. The first report in the space was Peter Kim's Forrester Wave: Brand Monitoring (September 2006), which introduced us to seven companies: Biz360 Acquired by Attensity in 2010. Cymfony is now part of WPP's Kantar Media. Back-channel emails are a wonderful thing.

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