A social media focus group in the 99-year old home of the Red Sox

Jeff Esposito

So when I got an invitation from the Boston Red Sox to visit their home offices for a Twitter focus group, I could not have said yes quickly enough. Events like tweetups and the focus group allow them to keep a pulse of the community in a somewhat scalable method.

How to Create a Content Marketing Architecture, Framework and Plan

Pam Moore

Related Stories Why You Need an Integrated Digital Marketing and Social Media Plan Content Marketing in a Nutshell – How to Use for Real Business Results Twitter for Business – How to Develop Your Strategy, Plan, and Persona That Delivers Results.

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Let’s Get Real… Does Your Content Convert?

Pam Moore

Not only do you learn the foundations of online marketing but you also will learn how to master all of the top social networks including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and more! It's time to get real about the real return on the investment you make in content marketing.

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Twitter Insiders: A Research Hub for Brands, Agencies

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter Wednesday introduced Twitter Insiders, a single destination for brands and agencies to fill their research needs. Research manager Gemma Proctor said in a blog post that Twitter Insiders is a network of more than 12,000 users aged 16 and up from the U.S.

Social Media News: Twitter Insiders & Facebook 360

Sprout Social

Introducing Twitter Insiders. On Twitter, your resource squad just got bigger. Gemma Proctor Research Manager at Twitter UK @gemmaproc. Don’t get it twisted, Twitter Insiders are no one-trick pony.

Is Twitter for Business Even Worth the Trouble | social crm.

Convince & Convert

Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search Is Twitter for Business Even Worth the Trouble? consumers from ExactTarget and CoTweet (they are clients) called Twitter X-Factors shows that just 5% of Americans follow even one brand on Twitter.

The Marketing of Marketing is not Telling Us The Whole Story About Member Research

SocialFish

We wade through more messages about channel (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) And we focus far more on data and surveys than we do on qualitative market research. There are many qualitative methods: focus groups, online discussion groups, in-person conversations and phone conversations.

The Emotion found in Social Data

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Focus Groups – are skewed in three ways: small sample sizes, self-selection population, and the dreaded “decibel rule’ – the loudest person in the room wins. Data Mining Emotion Facebook Listening Social Media Twitter Andrew Jeavons emotion Social media data Survey Analytics

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Indian Companies on Twitter – A Usage Study

The Marketing Blog

Home About In the Media Facebook vs Twitter (A Comparison) How People Respond to Your Online Content March 8, 2010.1:39 39 pm Indian Companies on Twitter – A Usage Study Jump to Comments We recently did a study to understand how the businesses in India are using twitter. Iffort Consulting , a NCR based social media consulting firm has researched the Twitter usage by companies in India. If you would like to reach out to us on twitter, our handle is iffort.

Actionable Data is Better than Big Data (And Learning Trumps Both)

SocialFish

” I remember at the time that Elizabeth Engel was overheard on Twitter saying something to the effect of “Before associations get too into big data, they might want to get their arms around the little data they already have.”

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Our Hamilton public engagement campaign turns PR disaster

Sherrilynne Starkie

in response to a Twitter comment, which, given that this refers to Hamilton’s transit system, displayed a lack knowledge of a basic fact of the city’s everyday life. Some city councillors were calling for Dialogue Partners to be fired and voiced their opinions on Twitter: Controversy.

[INTERVIEW] How TV producers are bridging the gap between social data, risk, and creativity (and how you can too)

Audiense

Step forward Fred Graver , a four-time Emmy winner whose use of Twitter and Audiense has made it possible for him to reduce risk further than ever before in the creation of his new TV series, while also extracting real world inspiration for his characters.

Eight Conversations Your Customers Want to Have With Your Brand

Social Media Strategery

Ideas and products that might have been killed before are now becoming alternate ending , hugely successful products , and breakout hits because brands now understand that going directly to their fans are often better indicators of success than surveys, ratings, and focus groups.

On Research, Measurement’s Oft-Forgotten Sibling

Waxing UnLyrical

On how to decide which research method to use: Steve said that they use a mix of tools on almost every project, with surveys, focus groups and interviews being the most common. Try out Slideshare’s recent addition, Zipcast, for online focus groups (it’s free).

Understanding the audience that watched the Champions League Final

Audiense

A few years ago, companies spent months researching their target audiences (with market surveys, focus groups, etc). Blog Twitter Analysis Twitter Audience Twitter Insights

Manwich: A Case Study on Social Media Listening

Waxing UnLyrical

Well, recently Gini Dietrich invited Lindsay Bell to dinner via The Twitter. I mean, they chose “Manwich” for their Twitter handle. You don’t need to create a focus group; you have one already. You knew this day would come.

26 Outstanding LinkedIn Tips and Tactics

Webbiquity SMM

Furthermore, due to its multiple sharing options including buttons, apps, personal updates, company updates, and industry-focused group discussions, LinkedIn is often among the top three or four traffic sources for B2B blogs.

Words and Pictures – the Batman and Robin of Content Marketing

Waxing UnLyrical

They’ve recently started offering improv focus groups to get a more real reaction to what people are thinking. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn Words and Pictures – the Batman and Robin of Content Marketing.

Why is the Customer Experience so Hard to Deliver On?

Direct Marketing Observations

Sure, they might have done the occasional test/focus group or survey but those were never a large enough sample size. You can voice your displeasure immediately in 140 characters or less on Twitter.

Think Like a Television Network to Create a Winning Social Media Strategy

Convince & Convert

For example, a recent study by CoSchedule found that the “optimal” number of daily posts on Twitter (your mileage may vary) is 15, but just one to two posts per day on Instagram and Facebook are the sweet spot. It’s a highly targeted, nearly free focus group.

6 Reasons Social Media Sucks, But You Need to Use It Anyway

Webbiquity SMM

Certain aspects of social media (such as the ease of building a large following on Twitter—if you’re not picky about things like quality or relevance) are like helium for those with already overinflated egos.

Four Ways to Develop Amazing Social Media Content

Ignite Social Media

But, by thinking of your social audience like a focus group, you can use the information you receive to develop better, more meaningful content that will inspire your audiences to take the action you desire. Twitter: 140 seconds.

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5 Ways to Create an Authentic Social Presence

Simply Measured

6,000 Tweets per second are published on Twitter. Think of social media as a giant focus group – use it to learn how people are using your products post-purchase. What constitutes authenticity varies among different age groups.

How to Sell Smarter Using Social Insights

Convince & Convert

Forget Focus Groups. He suggests that, rather than shelling out for costly focus groups, sales teams are realizing that social media provides endless information about what their audience cares about, how they consume media, and what motivates their decision-making.

The Social Listening Playbook for Super Eager Marketers

agora pulse

Think of social media like one giant focus group. In fact, it’s better than a focus group because the people talking are already actively engaged with your brand, and their opinions and observations are offered unsolicited.

Your Social Listening is Broken. Here’s Why.

Talkwalker SM

Follow him on Twitter: @NealSchaffer. Most listening platforms emerged from the early days of social media where an overwhelming majority of the conversations were on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Nuggets from Social Media workshops as of late. : Community Group Therapy

Buzz Marketing for Technology

What is the outside-in approach at each phase in the lifecycle today and then focus on how to make that better (and connect that to business measures that matter). So, don’t get paralyzed by the cross group challenges - move it forward and determine where the opportunities to improve customer experience are for what “you control&# and drive progress there - then fan out with your early successes. twitter. © 2008 Community Group Therapy.

The digital marketing trends & ideas to take into 2017, and beyond

Audiense

Journalists are used to receiving many professional standard emails every single day, but using an effective DM strategy on Twitter with a unique opportunity for a story allowed us to cut through that noise.”. From: Twitter Data: The long term benefits you need to be unlocking ).

Seven Ways to Use Social Media for Business

Webbiquity SMM

Marketers no longer have to rely on expensive, contrived focus groups; social media provides a vastly larger, richer, more real-world source of information. Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn groups, community sites (e.g.

34 (of the) Best Google+ Tips, Tactics and Guides of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Getting Your Small Business Ready for Google+ by Blue Focus Marketing. But Google brings something extra, something that Facebook and Twitter can’t offer – the power of open Web search.” Google+ (or Google Plus) is many different things, depending on who you ask.

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How to Make Social Advocacy Part of Your Employees’ Daily Routine

Convince & Convert

A search of your office location on Instagram and a quick Twitter inquiry of your branded hashtag will reveal at least a handful of employees who are (hopefully) already singing your praises. Image via Unsplash. Your employees each have a morning ritual. Grab a cup of coffee.

Lawyers & Legal Marketers: Kick It Up A Notch in 2016 – An #LMA16 Infographic

Myrland Marketing

Tip #6: Use Your Marketing Committees To Prototype Your Ideas Use them as a focus group. You could say: “The firm is considering piloting a business development group. These are the people who will be in this pilot group.

An Introduction to Social Media for Business

Sprout Social

Before social media you’d have to pay thousands of dollars to put together focus groups and send surveys. An easy way to do this is through Twitter Advanced Search. Twitter doesn’t allow you to save your searches, but you can do it in Sprout.

Google+ for Apps - the Perfect Competition for Yammer and SalesForce Chatter

Stay N' Alive

Yammer sort of allows this by allowing posts you push to Twitter to also appear on your internal network (you do this by appending the hashtag, #yam, to your Tweet and it gest read by Yammer). It can also be a great way to get external feedback from a select group of people outside your organization - perhaps you could involve a focus group in the release of a new product before you launch it to the public.

6 Ways to Stay Ahead of What the World Thinks

Convince & Convert

Twitter. While the media loves Twitter, the story is bigger than any one social network. Don’t get me wrong, I still believe there is a place for focus groups. Can you remember life before the World Wide Web?

Crowdsourced Funding: How to ask for $75K but get $1.5million

Laurel Papworth

It drives me nuts how many of my clients are terrified of bloggers and twitterers and do everything in social media (blog, Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr) except work with influencers. Tip : Make a list of bloggers and twitterers.

Facebook for Marketing Research: Political Polls #auspol

Laurel Papworth

I read an article on Wendy Harmer’s Hoopla Polls Fake Story by @gabriellechan that got me thinking about Nielsen polls, sentiment analysis and focus groups. Twitter sucks at this sort of thing and will pay the price. Want to know how 11 million Australians will vote?

Making the Leap: Why Companies Struggle with Social Media

Adam Cohen

The approach was always one-sided, and the feedback loop could be carefully and slowly measured with focus groups and research. How many people at your company are trained, equipped and empowered to talk to customers?

Three Frightfully Fun Examples of Brand Generated Halloween Social Media Content

Convince & Convert

From Facebook, to Twitter, Vine, and YouTube, check out these three clever content and promotion examples Petco, Tide and Crest have been scaring up leading into Halloween today. Happy Halloween!

How Your Brand Can Win Over Online Customers One Skeptic at a Time

Convince & Convert

It’s important to do the appropriate research, either with focus groups and surveys or by hiring an outside agency. General Mills did this just right when it invited discussion around sourcing sustainable ingredients in a live Twitter chat.