Approaching Social Media Monitoring With Purpose

by Jason Falls |
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Social media monitoring is perhaps one of the most widely known and used social technologies among businesses large and small. Whether using free tools like Google Alerts and SocialMention.com or paid solutions like uberVu, Radian6, Sysomos or others, it seems listening as the most important function of a business’s efforts in social media has been successfully ground into our collective conscience. At least to those of us determined to implement good social media marketing strategies.

But social media monitoring is often thought of and implemented as a reactionary practice. Find the keyword mentions, then respond. Done. Smart companies know, however, that using social media monitoring as a proactive, business driver, can make the difference between being successful with your social media efforts and not.

Arienne Holland from Raven Internet Marketing Tools knows a thing or two about proactive social media monitoring. She implements tactics and strategies around monitoring for her company on a daily basis. She’ll be presenting her experiences as well as some good case studies of other brands doing the same at Explore Dallas-Fort Worth on Feb. 17. I caught up with her last week to chat about how companies are and can use monitoring more effectively.

You won’t want to miss the business insights Arienne has to give at Explore Dallas-Fort Worth. She’ll be speaking there, along with an all-star lineup that includes Copyblogger’s Brian Clark, Zena Weist of Edelman Digital, Tom Webster from Edison Research, Nichole Kelly of Full Frontal ROI, DJ Waldow from Waldow Social and more. The event will also feature a number of excellent software providers and companies to help you navigate the waters of digital marketing. They’ll bring their knowledge to share as well as their products. This is a must-attend event, so register now!

The first 100 registrants get the full day’s content, breakfast, lunch (by Wolfgang Puck Catering) and a cocktail reception for just $250! The full price of the event is $400, so save $150 now and reserve your spot.

Explore is a five-city conference event series from Social Media Explorer and presented by Expion and Raven Internet Marketing Tools. Learn more and sign up for email updates for the city nearest you at socialmediaexplorer.com/product/events.


About the Author

Jason Falls

Jason Falls is a leading thinker, speaker and strategist in the world of digital marketing and is co-author of two books, No Bullshit Social Media: The All-Business, No-Hype Guide To Social Media Marketing and The Rebel's Guide To Email Marketing. By day, he leads digital strategy for Elasticity, one of the world's most innovative digital marketing and public relations firms. Follow him on Twitter (@JasonFalls).