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. How does social CRM differ from traditional CRM? 6) Base CRM. 7) Zoho CRM.

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?

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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.

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?

Why The Term “Social CRM” Is Just STUPID!

SocMed Sean

Social CRM. Does adding Twitter to your CRM process make it more social? Photo by Andres Rueda on Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons For those of you who don’t know what CRM stands for, it’s Customer Relationship Management and it’s a term often used by software vendors like SalesForce.com to describe their products. ALL CRM IS SOCIAL. Because customer relationship management, automated or not, is social.

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.

The ROI of Social CRM

SocialFish

The most important piece of advice I gave the group of scientific and manufacturing association CEOs was that it’s time to change the conversation – away from social media and the various tools (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc) and towards social CRM, namely the discipline of applying social data to membership management. It feeds the holistic understanding of how social can help your organization succeed. The ROI of Social CRM.

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.

Social CRM with Google contacts and Rainmaker

Laurel Papworth

What is Social CRM? Well, imagine looking up a client’s contact details in your current customer relationship management system (CRM) to give ‘em a call and your contact rolodex tells you their social information: that they are on holiday in a warm location, that they are annoyed and in a bad mood with their boss and/or team and that they are leaving the company when they get back home from Vanuatu. Rainmaker: Social CRM for Google Apps.

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.

Deciding upon Social CRM: Your Brand Can Benefit

Mindjumpers

Last week, I read an article on Businessinsider.com describing why some major brands chose to pull the plug on their social media customer service on either Facebook or Twitter. Being on social is an invitation to interaction – both the positive and negative kind. The question is: Will these companies benefit from NOT servicing their customers on social? If a brand closes down its social channels, this is no longer possible and they lose control of their online image.

What’s a social CRM going to do for my business?

Janet Fouts

According to Altimeter Group’s Jeremiah Owyang , social CRM will give businesses a way to really focus on listening to what their customers want and still have time to do business. In it’s most basic form the concept is to allow you to cross reference what your customers are saying in social media circles as individuals and as a group with what you know about them from a business standpoint. Steve Farnsworth, Jolt Social Media. Are you using a social CRM?

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 7: Member Services

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. Monitoring social conversations for actionable improvements to member services. The Social CRM team turns to the web.

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.

Social CRM is Part of Culture Change

SocialFish

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, then I am sure you are aware of the awesome white papers that Maddie and Lindy have written with Avectra on Social CRM. The ideas in Humanize tend to be slightly bigger picture than social CRM. Implementing social CRM within your association is actually culture change. I think this is really important to keep in mind as we deal with things like social media.

ROI and the Impact of Social CRM [NEW WHITE PAPER]

SocialFish

Introducing ROI and the Impact of Social CRM: 12 Forward-Looking Use Cases for Associations. This paper is the second in our Social CRM series. The first paper in the series, Social CRM for Associations , has had close to 2000 downloads to date)! The first paper defined the concept of social CRM and the key technologies and basic work involved in building a social CRM practice inside your association.

StrongMail acquires two agencies and launches email & social CRM.

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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.

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.

Social CRM Use Case 2: Socializing educational content for member 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. Socializing educational content for member retention. Social CRM and ROI

ROI and Social CRM Use Case 1: Using LinkedIn for Member 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. The recipe: Your goal – to identify member prospects who engage on social media and convert them to members.

Social CRM Use Case 4: Conference social media campaigns to increase outreach and lead generation

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. Conference social media campaigns to increase outreach and lead generation. Tools – Social Media Management System.

Social CRM's Reese's Cup Question

Net-Savvy Executive

Social CRM Use Case 3: Optimize and socialize your member services

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. Optimize and socialize your member services. The Social CRM team changes the job descriptions for the junior staffers.

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. Below are five ways in which businesses can use automated marketing systems in social customer relations management and leads conversion; Gather leads information.

Without a change in expectations, social CRM is destined to fail

Jeff Esposito

While I believe that social media is a great platform for customer support, I think our current views of what is acceptable in terms of response time or expected quality of service for social Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is destined to fail. Last week a good friend posed a question in a social group about a company not getting back to her after tweeting to them about a duplicate charge. social media CRM customer relationship management Social CRM

Think Tank Webinar on Social CRM next Wednesday

SocialFish

Register for Selling Social CRM inside Your Organization , the FREE webinar Lindy and I will be presenting next Wednesday, May 4th at 2 pm. (And And download our SocialFish whitepaper on Social CRM to preview some of what we’ll be talking about.) This webinar also kicks off our monthly Think Tank webinar series on topics that are important for social media practitioners in associations and nonprofits.

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? but Twitter (or any other social media tool) is just one of many tactics and channels used in marketing communication.

Social Responsiveness: Norway Takes the Gold, U.S. Companies Are…Last

The Realtime Report

Companies in Norway respond to 87% of all customer questions posted to brand Facebook pages, taking the gold in the “ socially devoted ” rankings based on data collected by social media measurement firm Socialbakers. Here’s the full chart from Socialbakers : Social Media Statistics customer care customer responsiveness Norway Social CRM Socialbakers U.S.

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.

42 Percent of Consumers Complaining in Social Media Expect 60 Minute Response Time

Convince & Convert

In just a couple of weeks, I’ll be launching (along with Jason Falls , Mark Schaefer , Tom Webster , and our partners at Edison Research ) the newest edition of The Social Habit. Landmark, legitimate research into how social media is used, and by whom. Click to read more » The Social Habit edison research social crm social customer service social media operations social media research social media staffing

Why Customer Experience is the Ultimate Marketing Tool

Convince & Convert

Confidence in your brand will decrease, as it shows a lack of care and indicates antiquated technology where your CRM is concerned. Properly Sync Social. Mobile customer service is in the spotlight lately, and your customers often defer to social channels when seeking resolution via mobile devices. Americans spend an average of 37 minutes daily on social media, which is more time spent than on any other internet activity, including email, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Social CRM Fuels Engagement and Growth [Infographic]

SocialFish

Industry Insider Useful Data

[Cool Infographic Friday] Social CRM: The Next Generation of Fundraising

SocialFish

From the Avectra blog : “Social CRM takes traditional donor management to the next level by creating one integrated database that captures and analyzes rich historical data and seamlessly includes new social data. ” Look out for our next How-To Apply Social to Fundraising in our department-specific How-To Series - coming out soon!

First Think Tank webinar and last call for beta testers.

SocialFish

If you’ve missed our other announcements, the Think Tank is an online, peer-to-peer learning hub for social media practitioners in associations and nonprofits. We’ve already built several learning modules, including: 6 Steps to a Great Social Media Policy. We have more modules planned for April, including one on monitoring, and another on creating a 6-week social media work plan. Here are the details: Selling Social CRM inside your organization.

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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.

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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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. They offered exceptional concrete value to practitioners of social business intelligence: 1.

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.

4 Customer Service Lessons from the Biggest Brands on Twitter

Convince & Convert

As we learned a few months ago in a recent release of The Social Habit (a social media research project that Jay is working on with Tom Webster , Mark Schaefer , and Jason Falls ), customers have high expectations of brands using social to address customer service issue. In fact, 42% of customers expect a response time of 60 minutes or less from brands after they’ve complained about something via social media.