4 Social Media Goals Every Business Should Measure Are you winging it when it comes to your social activity? The expression “social media ROI” gets tossed around frequently and you know it’s important. But where do you start and how do you relate what to measure online with your overall business goals? Here are four business goals, how social media can impact these goals and most importantly, how you can measure the impact of your social media efforts on these goals. Twitter Search, Monitoring, & Analytics With iOS 9, Search lets you look for content from the web, your contacts, apps, nearby places, and more. Powered by Siri, Search offers suggestions and updates results as you type. There are two ways to use Search on your iOS device. Quick Search Drag down from the middle of the Home screen and type what you're looking for. Siri Suggestions
The Single Biggest Mistake You Can Make in Social Media Why are you on Twitter? Why are you blogging? Seriously, why even bother? What is the purpose behind it, and how does it further your goals? If you can’t answer what your social media goals are in under 1 minute, then you’re probably wasting time and money.
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Here's how 'irrational' customers help your brand Many of our clients include both B2B (business-to-business) and B2C (business-to-consumer) brands, sometimes described as corporate versus FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods). While much is made of the differences between these types of brands, they share a core objective: to create an emotional connection with the customer. We all know great consumer brands that do this well. Maybe there’s a soft drink that you associate with joy, or an apparel brand that jumps to mind at the mere mention of the word “sexy” (Coke and Victoria’s Secret, maybe?). These brands and others have worked hard to associate themselves with single-minded, emotional ideas, and there’s no denying the effectiveness of their approach.
Why Your Brand Should Piss Someone Off The better you are at creating a strong, clear brand position, the more likely you are to find a group of people who really don’t like you. As Bill Cosby once said, “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” Years ago, the And1 website used to feature an extreme example of this point. Addressing the meaning behind its name, the basketball apparel company announced: “If you don’t know what it means, we don’t want you wearing our shoes.” It’s like life: the only way to have everyone like you is to avoid taking a controversial stance on anything. If you are willing to be anything to anybody--to surrender your identity and your individuality--no one will have strong feelings about you either way.
Who influences you? And who do you influence? The rise of "influence." Remember when you looked to TV and newspaper ads to tell you what to buy? Me neither. That's because now many of us are more likely to make an informed opinion about purchases--and many other new discoveries--based on the views of people we connect with online and through social media.