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A Cheap Way to Discover Brand-Topic Affinities on Twitter

by · August 11, 2014

Sometimes interesting things appear when you’re not even looking. And some lessons taught are applicable far beyond immediate challenges.

Case in point: The realization that Twitter advertising statistics can reveal brand-topic affinities.

Ad stats help you assess how well you’ve targeted promoted tweets — that’s their purpose — but you can use them for much more. You can use them to study competitive positioning and identify influencers around particular topics of interest. The trick is to craft tweets that don’t (only) promote a product or service, but also/instead help you evaluate the topic-engagement link. The insights revealed aren’t especially useful for me — I’m well-positioned in my text and sentiment analysis consulting specialization — but if your business depends on precision online targeting, you may find ads data to be a new, unique, inexpensive source of social intelligence.

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Social media ROI is nothing but a numbers game

by · March 3, 2014

Every time a marketer says that social media ROI isn’t important or doesn’t tell the whole story, a piece of their career potential dies. I will be the first to tell you that social media ROI isn’t the end all, be-all metric. But I will tell you that it is one that absolutely can’t be swept under the rug or forgotten. You may not care about ROI, but every person who has real influence over your career cares…and they care A LOT. So we need to embrace it and figure out how to get the numbers that would actually give us a chance to get that seat at the executive table. Think that’s malarkey? The distrust from CEO’s is extending to the entire marketing team up to the CMO and the top reason is inability to deliver ROI. In essence, not figuring this out could impact your career trajectory.

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Social Sentiment’s Missing Measures

by · January 29, 2014

Social-analytics accuracy is essential, whether you seek broad understanding of attitudes that affect your business, early warning of emerging threats, or to spot individual issues for customer care. Yet as I wrote in 2012, “focus on accuracy distracts users from the real goal, not 95% analysis accuracy but rather support for the most effective possible business decision making.” The most accurate and sophisticated listening/response program will fail if you’re not measuring values that matter and communicating useful and usable insights.

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2014 Marketing Measurement Predictions

by · December 31, 2013

The world of marketing measurement has evolved drastically over the last 5 years. I’ve personally watched as we have moved from theory into practice and it has been inspirational to say the least. I’ve seen some trends with the companies I’ve talked to that I thought it was time to talk about what trends are bubbling to the top.

I wanted to take a look at where the industry is headed and make some predictions so that marketing teams can finally get ahead of the curve.

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It’s Time for a Social Media Measurement Intervention

by · November 5, 2013

Tweets, retweets, mentions, likes, comments, shares, Klout, Kred, PTAT…Seriously?!? When did marketers decide that we need to speak in tongues to justify our efforts? Let’s get started on the right foot here. The first step is to stop trying to spin social media measurement by hypnotizing people with your crazy “social” metrics speak. For this to work, you’ll also have to stop fooling yourself into thinking that these metrics are cool, too.

It’s time for a social media measurement intervention because it’s gotten a little out of hand and people are starting to get concerned about you, Social Media. People are saying that you’ll never produce a return for our company, that you are all about partying and hanging out with your friends instead of helping our business grow, and even worse…there are memes about you going around.

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Demystifying Marketing and Social Media Measurement

by · October 15, 2013

I’ve been evangelizing measurement in social media since 2009. I’ve started to sound a bit like a broken record to myself in that time, but the reality is that for me, it isn’t really about measuring social media. It’s about measuring marketing activity and social media is just one piece of the pie. I truly believe that measurement is the difference between being just another marketer and being a business rock star.

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Stop Listening When Social Media Experts Tell You ROI Isn’t Important

by · September 17, 2013

How can you possibly position the value of social media when you have experts telling you you’re an idiot for trying to measure ROI? Social media ROI has caused a lengthy debate amongst the social media speaker’s circuit. I was a late comer to the social media conversation as I really started getting serious about the business opportunities for social media in 2009. My interest was primarily fueled because I saw a huge potential for measurement standards and building ROI models. My interest was piqued when I had an employee tell me that you flat-out couldn’t measure social media because it was about relationship building.

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How to Make the Business Case for Social Media Marketing

by · June 4, 2013

“Everyone’s doing social media marketing, but does anyone know if it’s worth the investment? The people we marketers report to—the ones who sign off on budget requests—and we ourselves want to know how we can measure the return on our investment in terms of business metrics like leads and sales.

Throughout 2013, pressure will increase on marketers to use metrics to close the loop between our social efforts and actual revenue.”

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Is Predictive Modeling the Future of Decision Making?

by · May 28, 2013

With all the time we spend talking about the best ways to measure, the best metrics to measure and how to measure, it’s important to occasionally raise our heads to look at what is on the horizon. Then we can rise above some of the minutia that fills our brains today and get a glimpse of where this is all headed. As technology allows us to process more data faster the next logical step is to start to actually predict the impact a few key decisions will have on sales, revenue and costs.

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