Four Ways to Measure Social Media Marketing Results

Webbiquity SMM

While there are unquestionably many ways that social media marketing results can be measured , the debate rages on as to whether it’s truly possible to quantify the ROI from these activities. Some experts contend that because social media activity is rich in metrics , you can and should be measuring ROI constantly. Here are four areas of social media metrics worth tracking, even if they don’t provide direct ROI calculations.

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Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Bill Hartzer

More and more businesses are getting into social media – an umbrella term that covers various activities that help bring about social interaction on the internet. Facebook and Twitter are some of the main outlets for social media, but there are numerous types of social media like blogs, wikis, forums, chat rooms, etc. What is needed are powerful methods, and tools to track your brand in the social media paradigm.

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Gleanster Market Research Report on Social Media Marketing

Bill Hartzer

I took a look at the Social Media Marketing research data. The report was written by Jim Nail, former CMO of Cymfony and an ex-Forrester analyst, and Kevin Ryan, former VP of social media at Barnes & Noble. Here is some interesting information from the Gleanster Social Media Marketing Report: – Consumer product companies are paying their agencies big money to incorporate social media into their marketing campaigns.

Sysomos Acquired By Marketwire

Dave Fleet

In recent months we’ve seen several interesting moves within the social media monitoring/social CRM space. 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

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. Cymfony Acquired in 2007 by TNS, which was acquired by WPP in 2008. Cymfony is now part of WPP's Kantar Media. Back-channel emails are a wonderful thing. So, in the spirit of the filmmaker who's not sure how to end a movie, let's roll the "where are they now?"

Social Media Research: Interview with Joel Rubinson of ARF - Part I

Diva Marketing Blog

However, the industry is still at the early stages of determining how social media research (my term), which is based on the raw talk of our customers, can be used as a credible decision making tool that complements traditional research methodologies. The Advertising Research Foundation The principal mission of The ARF is to improve the practice of advertising, marketing and media research in pursuit of more effective marketing and advertising communications. 

What Does Salesforce-Radian6 Deal Mean for Everyone Else?

Net-Savvy Executive

The announcement's not exactly a surprise—Radian6 was the obvious acquisition target in social media analysis (SMA), and their platform had supported Salesforce integration since mid-2009. Blogging about the day's big news is sort of obvious, so I'll focus on the question I haven't seen raised yet: what does the Radian6 acquisition mean to the other companies in social media analysis ? Aquisitions say something about the segmentation of social media analysis.

Jumping Over a Mountain | chrisbrogan.com

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Covering social media business strategy and personal power. Keep the people that naturally influence their social groups happy and they will keep the “good buzz&# going. One of the most encouraging realizations, that is happening throughout the social media, including significant numbers of people in the blogosphere and the twitterverse, is that this leap, this nonlinear emergence, this social returning from the fringe to the center, is all about people.