Video: Thoughts on Social CRM for Small Businesses

Dave Fleet

Social CRM is a hot topic right now. As companies’ use of social media tools begins to mature from a pure marketing focus to more of a social business focus, the various use cases of social CRM are gaining more attention from practitioners. In fact, I’m in the middle of reading a book on social CRM right now ( The Social Customer , by Adam Metz ). social media social crmTweet.

The Eight Best Social CRM Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Social customer relationship management (CRM) was being written about as a distinct product category as far back as 2008, but market interest really began to take off the following year. According to Google Trends , the average number of monthly web searches for the phrase “social CRM” quadrupled from June 2009 to June 2011. Market interest has remained fairly strong since then. How does social CRM differ from traditional CRM?

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Social CRM: Tools That Can Help You Know Your Audience Better

Ignite Social Media

That’s great to have, but when a brand is looking to connect with their customers on a social level, those things aren’t always helpful. In order to connect with customers further, organizations look to Social CRM. Simply put Social CRM is using social media services, techniques and technology to engage with their customers on a more personal level. What are our customers spending their time doing?

Do I Really Need a Social CRM for My Business?

agora pulse

To build and maintain these relationships many businesses use social CRM tools. What is a “social CRM” and what does it do? When you say these two magic words, most of us start thinking of social CRM tools, instead of the actual process. A social CRM strategy puts the customer at the forefront. . If you have a social customer relationship management strategy then you’ll also have a process to implement it, right?

Is Social CRM the key to growing membership?

SocialFish

We’re working with Avectra on an ambitious project about Social CRM for Associations ; we’ll be having several conversations about the topic, on both of our blogs, in person with any interested association execs ( contact us if you’d like to participate and we’ll send details), and at ASAE’s Annual Meeting in St Louis in August. We’ve also written a white paper on Social CRM for Associations, which is out very soon.

White paper on Social CRM for associations

SocialFish

Who owns Social CRM? Making member management social takes teamwork. We’ve just published our latest white paper, Social CRM for Associations: What association executives should know about applying social media to membership management. Social CRM refers to both a business strategy for managing customer relationships in the age of social media and also the evolving technology that helps organizations do this. Social profile mapping.

Moving From Back Pats to Business, Social CRM Is For Real

Convince & Convert

As marketers try to determine appropriate resourcing, one of the big measurement and accountability challenges faced by social media is the anonymity inherent in most social data. Indeed, smart companies track social media’s impact on desirable behaviors such as lead generation, repeat website visits, and even corollation-derived ROI. But in almost every case, the evidence that social media “works” is based on aggregate, anonymous data.

Be a Social CRM Hero!

SocialFish

Just a quick recap of our How To Be A Social CRM Hero series so far. How To Apply Social to Education and Learning. Why do busy professionals turn to social media? Social tools make it possible for you to increase participation in your learning programs, actively engage learners, and make your learning programs more effective. How to Apply Social to Communications. Social media demands a new approach from you. How to Apply Social to Conferences.

Social CRM Use Case 5: Recruitment

SocialFish

Our [SocialFish] definition of Social CRM is “the discipline of applying social media to membership management”, and the 12 use cases in our white paper, ROI and the Impact of Social CRM , show this in action. In ALL cases, you should be building your community on social media sites before you even think about ROI. Connecting the dots between purchases and social capital for member recruitment. Social CRM and ROI

Social CRM Use Case 6: Retention

SocialFish

Our [SocialFish] definition of Social CRM is “the discipline of applying social media to membership management”, and the 12 use cases in our white paper, ROI and the Impact of Social CRM , show this in action. In ALL cases, you should be building your community on social media sites before you even think about ROI. Better retention rates through social profile mapping. Tools – Social Media Management System, AMS, Social Discovery.

Deep dive on Social CRM at the ASAE Technology Conference

SocialFish

I’ll be facilitating a deep dive on Social CRM for Associations on Thursday, 12/8, starting at 8:30am. Deep dive means that we will actually have a good chunk of time together as a group to have meaningful thinking and conversations about how social media intersects with membership management. And, when it comes to the integration of social technologies into existing association tech, I anticipate that this session will set the agenda for the next year.

Why Influence Mining is the Next Gold Rush | social crm | Social.

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 Why Influence Mining is the Next Gold Rush August 10th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Inherently, we understand influence. Marketing?

6 Steps for Getting Started with Social CRM for Membership Orgs

SocialFish

Social CRM is a business philosophy supported by technology and workflow. For membership organizations, that simply means that social CRM is the discipline of applying social media data to membership management. If we change the conversation away from tool talk (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc) and towards social CRM, it becomes much more natural to think of it as part of your day job. Social CRM Use Cases for Membership Orgs.

5 Ways to Use Automated Internet Marketing Software in Managing Social CRM and Sales Leads

Koka Sexton

Businesses that embrace social customer relations management generate more traffic due to enhanced communication strategies. A good social crm helps businesses improve their customer engagement and interactions. It is estimated that only about 25% of organizations, which have purchased marketing automation systems are utilizing them optimally. This information is useful in applying targeted marketing campaigns.

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? Can you imagine an “Illinois Marketing for Dummies&# book? Same goes for location based social networks.

Why Customer Experience is the Ultimate Marketing Tool

Convince & Convert

A top-level view on CX reveals that it best fits under the umbrella of your marketing department, which is why marketing typically controls the majority of the customer experience budget. Branded, personalized moments at each and every point of customer engagement are what market leaders are seeking. A/B testing is a brilliant approach for configuring the best marketing strategies for your business and is also an incredibly intuitive method for testing your CX.

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Marketers Must Multi-channel Multitask

Social Email Marketing

Online marketing is not about one channel or even one platform. The web has and will continue to fundamentally alter what marketing and customer service means both to advertisers and consumers. On the marketer’s side, Social CRM & customer service Social email marketing Social media management Social media monitoring Belgium socail marketing social media surveys

4 Steps to Boost Your Social Media Engagement

Convince & Convert

Simply too many brands use social media as a free advertising platform where they can sell, sell, sell. While the drive to push sales on whatever platform available is admirable, social media (as most of us have realized by now) plays by different rules. Social media instead demands a symbiotic relationship between brands and their fans. Mention allows you to track and analyze your brand’s position over time, helping you judge the effectiveness of your social media efforts.

The strength of social media marketing: integration in function of people

Social Email Marketing

People use social media. Despite discussions concerning the ROI of social media marketing and many questions regarding the how, what and when, it remains a fact that social media marketing exists and work, whether we debate it or not. However, Tags: Social media marketing cross-channel customer-centric integration ROI of social media Selligent social bookmarking social CRM social media marketing white paper social media

Belgian marketing automation vendor Selligent goes US and gets ranked by Gartner

Social Email Marketing

You don’t see Belgian marketing companies going to the US every day. Looking at the participation of Belgian marketing automation vendor Selligent at major events across the Atlantic (I’m Belgian for the record), it’s clear Selligent is going for fast growth in its’ niche in the US. Belgium Email marketing Marketing Marketing automation Newswire André Lejeune Clarabridge Engagor MRM Selligent Social CRM Trendiction

4 Strategies for Improving Social Engagement

Convince & Convert

Simply too many brands use social media as a free advertising platform where they can sell, sell, sell. While the drive to push sales on whatever platform available is admirable, social media (as most of us have realized by now) plays by different rules. Social media instead demands a symbiotic relationship between brands and their fans. Mention allows you to track and analyze your brand’s position over time, helping you judge the effectiveness of your social media efforts.

Research-Driven Ideas for Social Data

Mindjumpers

Attending the European Conference of Information Systems in Tel Aviv last week, I was happy to find that areas such as data visualization, predictive analytics, social CRM and ROI etc found their way into the conference. Industries such as marketing now rely heavily on a new field of social data science to make sense of the large quantities of information about their brand community. Predictive Modeling of Social Activity.

Why Critics of Klout Are Missing the Big Picture

Convince & Convert

Other than signing book deals, the favorite sport of the social media punditry these days seems to be bashing Klout. The most recent example was from B2B social media thinker Paul Gillin who wrote a post unveiling the flaws in Klout’s ranking scheme. But most social media types aren’t Paul Gillin. The smart money in the next five years in social media is not in the provision of information but rather in the interpretation of it.

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How Social Media and Smartphones Breed a Petri Dish of Negativity

Convince & Convert

Even with your commitment to humanization, social outreach, customer experience and all the rest, you’re still getting more angry missives than ever. It’s happening at McDonald’s, too, despite their major commitment to real-time customer service via social media (listen to the Social Pros interview with their social media head Rick Wion for details). If nothing else, social media and always-on Internet access has made us all passive aggressive.

Why Social Success is No Accident

Convince & Convert

If you read Convince & Convert on even an occasional basis, you know that I’m firmly in the social integration camp. You need to focus on how to “be&# social as a company, and worry less about how to “do&# social. This is because social touches do not occur in isolation. I’ve seen a LOT of teeth gnashing lately about online influence , and Klout , and the paucity of clicks that most social updates generate.

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Nobody Said Social Media Should Be Simple

Convince & Convert

Social media is unique in that it is the only medium yet conceived where companies are playing in the exact same sandbox as we’re playing personally. That’s never happened before, and it puts marketers in the strange situation of not just littering the airwaves with TV commercials, or blighting the roadways with billboards, but of peeing in their OWN cheerios, of gumming up their OWN newsfeed with company messages of oft-dubious intent and relevancy.

20 Ways to Generate ROI from a Corporate Blog

Webbiquity SMM

The “ROI of social media&# (or lack thereof) is a hot, and still hotly contested, topic. I summarized arguments from both sides a few months ago in The Social Media ROI Debate. More recently, numerous writers including Olivier Blanchard , Neil Glassman and Mark Schaefer have tried to make the case that social media ROI is real, can be measured, and must be measured. The core of social media marketing efforts should be the corporate blog.

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Why Social Media Has Ruined Your Advantage

Convince & Convert

Your speed in answering the social media telephone is no different. And the responsiveness expectations your customers place upon you in social media will continue to heighten , as consumers will adopt the belief that companies can and should use social media the way they often do, in a continuous, hyper-aware, always-on, multi-tasking fashion. Social media is unique in that businesses are using the exact same tools and playbook that customers are using in their own lives.

Why Your Special Offer Isn’t

Convince & Convert

Social media and its impact on business only exists because of the larger trend of customer information and consequent choice making. But now, thanks to the advent of the Web, and then social media, everyone is an informed consumer. If you’re reading this blog, you care more about social media than almost any of your customers, who don’t have the advantage of social media being a component of their profession. Social media will travel the same path.

We Know Faster, But Do We Know More?

Convince & Convert

social crm Social Media Marketing Dallas Morning News Ferris Bueller real-time real-time social mediaWe eat weird. This was the conclusion of a USA Today article last week that documented how rarely Americans eat a full meal at traditional regular breakfast, lunch, dinner time windows. In fact, just 5% of Americans eat three square meals a day. Evidently, whether it’s food or fact, calories or content, our consumption patterns are in lock step.

EVOLVE: Technology will Mandate Marketers to Keep Up with the Times

SocialFish

This has been happening for awhile and whether Marketers choose to see the change that’s developing within the landscape, they need to realize that this “seismic shift”, as my co-author Daniel Newman likes to call it, is going to mandate changes to the way that practices have traditionally functioned. As this excerpt from our book: EVOLVE: Marketing (as we know it) is Doomed! Social media has ensured that marketing has no control over the marketing message.

4 Keys to Turning Negative Commenters Into Brand Advocates

Convince & Convert

Going above and beyond for one customer can touch far more potential customers and drastically improve your brand’s perception in ways that no other marketing tactic can. social crm chatterplug chris book Guest Posts sCRM social media crisis management social media customer serviceGuest post by Chris Book , CEO and co-founder of Chatterplug , a user review and rewards platform. Nobody likes being told something negative about themselves.

How to Run the Most Successful Influencer Marketing Campaign in 2020

Pixlee

Influencers and brand advocates are incredibly valuable contributors to your marketing portfolio. Now, Pixlee is introducing the first of a set of tools to help you manage and measure your influencer marketing activities. We are proud to introduce Influencer Campaigns as part of our Social CRM. Now, you can manage and measure influencer marketing by using campaigns. Influencer Campaigns are now available to all Pixlee customers as part of Social CRM.

Are We Making Our Fans Work Too Hard?

Convince & Convert

Tweet Just because you CAN do something in social media, doesn’t mean you SHOULD. “As far as we know, we’re the first quick-service restaurant to combine the location-based tech with tangible rewards,&# said Brad Haley, Executive Vice President of Marketing (in the AdAge coverage). I Prefer My Marketing (and my eggs) Over Easy. This point was driven home for me recently when reading an AdAge article about CKE Restaurants (Carl’s Jr.

What’s coming down the pike in social marketing?

SocialFish

I was invited to help design and participate on a panel on “trends in social marketing” last week for the first ever Real Magnet User Group Conference. No matter what the status of your organization’s social program, you need to know what’s coming over the horizon. Join us for a panel discussion of social marketing experts – from across industries – to discuss what’s next in social marketing and how they’re positioning for it.

Hack Your Content Marketing With Facebook Interest Lists and Graph Search

SocialFish

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The State of Social Media 2012 [DATA]

SocialFish

2H12: The State of Social Media & Social Media Marketing in the Second Half of 2012. Featured Mobile Social CRM and ROI Social, In Theory Useful DataSelf explanatory, really. Read it and weep – or rejoice. Either way, the tidal wave is still going. Thanks, Esteban Contreras for putting this together! View more presentations from Esteban Contreras. ———— ( photo credit ).

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Speak No Evil – Why Trust Isn’t a 4 Letter Word in Social Media

Convince & Convert

For social media, one hand giveth (instant spread of the Bin Laden news) while the other hand taketh away (seemingly daily stories about a company or person doing it “wrong&# ). The belief in decentralized social media and every employee being in marketing is taking root in America. The more companies I talk to, the more I recognize that once they have the official company social outposts humming, organizations want to socialize other parts of the enterprise.

What’s the best social media marketing tool for scheduling your updates?

Janet Fouts

With so many different social media marketing tools to choose from, it can be difficult to find the right solution; one that helps you save time and helps you improve your results. If you’re on the lookout for a social media marketing tool, or feeling displeased with your current one, read on for an in-depth look at some of the top social media tools on the market. But, not just any social media scheduling tool will do. Social media calendar.

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How to Apply Social to Marketing and Membership Recruitment

SocialFish

Do you work in Marketing? Used in the right way, social media marketing can help you acquire new customers, convince customers to buy more often, and increase the amount customers spend with you. You can be right on time with exactly what your members and the market needs, and you can make the transaction just one click away. Given all of that, what can the marketing team actually DO with social? SUBSCRIBE TO THE FULL “BE A SOCIAL CRM HERO” SERIES HERE.