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What GM Teaches Us About Social Media ROI

July 24th, 2011 7 comments

General Motors recently announced that they figured out how to track social media ROI.  Given that much of what people claim is social media ROI is REALLY brand awareness, loyalty and positioning, among other soft ROI indicators, is there something that GM knows that we don’t?

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The Death of Business

June 13th, 2010 1 comment

The sky is falling!  The sky is falling!  It’s the “death of” business! Here are some recent articles where I have noticed this “dying” trend:

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Evaluating the ROI of Your Online Friends

September 5th, 2009 No comments

measuring_backI read an article today that quoted Avinash Kaushik, author of the blog Occam’s Razor, who quipped, “Social media is like teen sex.  Everyone wants to do it. No one actually knows how. When finally done, there is surprise it’s not better.”  According to MarketingProfs, slightly more than half (55%) of all businesses are trying to do it, and most (79%) aren’t yet trying to evaluate the ROI of their efforts, with 41% not knowing if it even CAN be done. Having read many articles lately on the topic of evaluating the ROI of social media efforts, I want to distill the information down to a list of metrics that can be used.

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Email Marketing Provides BEST Marketing ROI?

August 27th, 2009 No comments

E-mailTwo separate articles today point to the same conclusion – that email marketing provides the best opportunity to evaluate marketing ROI.  Is this coincidence or is the Direct Marketing Association conspiring to convince marketers of this? Hmmm. Let’s take a closer look. Read more…

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