Best Project Management Software in 2015 Project management software is designed to coordinate effort between members of a team and impose order on the projects they are juggling. Core features allow the organization and assignment of tasks as well as higher level visualizations of project timelines and processes. This keeps team members organized and on task while management can shuffle resources, plan workloads and budgets, monitor projects as they progress, and report on delivery success. Some of these systems employ time tracking or collaboration tools, like document versioning, comments and chat. This is a wide and various space, from simple to-do lists to large enterprise suites, and from very niche products specialized to certain industries to highly customizable, admin-intensive tools. For every remote workforce and cluttered inbox, there are project management solutions purposed to solving a firm's missed deadlines and disheveled portfolio.
Social Media Mavens - An Interview with Kodak's Tom Hoehn - Welcome to the third interview in the Social Media Mavens series, where I talk to some of the top minds in corporate social media, and learn how their companies are crafting their social media efforts. Today's installment features a recent chat I had with Kodak's Director of Interactive Marketing and Convergence Media, Tom Hoehn. Tom has also been a driving force behind Kodak's social media efforts, which includes the stellar A Thousand Words, which is one of the best corporate blogs out there. And as an added bonus, Tom has agreed to give us an exclusive look at the social media participation strategy he co-created for Kodak with Chief Blogger Jenny Cisney, which they call 'Ripcurl'. You can see visuals for how this works below, very cool and thanks to Tom for giving us the scoop! MC - First, talk about what Kodak's social media strategy is, and what tools the company is currently using?
New Analytics Tool Helps Brand Managers Identify, Track Facebook Advocates Social software provider Dachis Group introduced a sophisticated analytics tool that allows brand managers to track the impact of top advocates of their brands. Advocate Insight taps into Dachis Group’s social analytics platform, which monitors and measures daily interactions between 30,000 brands and 100 million social accounts, to help brand managers identify and engage with their biggest brand loyalists. Its features include: Dachis Group Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Dachis said: Our customers are rapidly embracing and mobilizing advocates in social for two primary reasons. One, it’s the only way to truly scale a brand’s engagement efforts across today’s vastly growing social ecosystems, because the math won’t allow you to get there by just adding additional community managers.
The Importance of Social Media Audits « Web Strategy by Jeremiah In addition to constant listening and alerting to their market, brands should conduct an initial, then annual social media audit to be successful in their endeavors. Just as brands conduct audits of inventory, employees, and budgets on an often annual basis, they should also survey the landscape to find out what customers, influencers, partners and employees are participating on the social web. Audits are key for identifying priorities, benchmarking previous efforts, and planning for future efforts; the same applies for social media. I’ve been reviewing social media strategy documents from a variety of large brands, and I’ve noticed the following three common traits: Understand the Three Types of Social Media Audits
The Facebook Fallacy Facebook not only is on course to go bust but will take the rest of the ad-supported Web with it. Given its vast cash reserves and the glacial pace of business reckonings, this assertion will sound exaggerated. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t true. Chaos Intellect email software with complete CRM contact management User Testimonials "After using Chaos Intellect for over a year, I have some thoughts I believe your company should know. I also had some questions which have now been answered. As a stock broker and a financial advisor for over 25 years, I have researched many CRM softwares, have used quite a few, and have also switched to new ones as my needs have changed over time. Starting with "Broker’s Ally” in 1989, Bill Good’s "Gorilla Marketing”, "Maximizer Software”, Salesforce, and “Smart Office” by E-Z Data which is now paid buy my current employer for thousands of consultants like myself. I use a company-issued Windows laptop and also use around 6-7 Apple devices including iPhone.
Why Social Network Engagement is About Conversations With the recent acquisition of Zappos by Amazon, many companies are now taking a serious look at social innovation especially after the latest Engagement report by Wetpain and the Fluent report by Razorfish on social influence marketing. Basically these reports prove that brands with high social media activity increased revenues while the less active ones aren't as profitable. The statistics not only adds fuel to the social media hype but helps to convert the naysayers to believers. Even Twitter is leveling the playing field by publishing its own “Twitter 101” guide, which contains ideas, tips and case studies intended for businesses to make the best of the service.
The Social Media ROI Cookbook: How Brands Measure the Revenue Impact of Social Media Everyone talks about the challenges of measuring the revenue impact of social media, but how are top brands actually doing it? And are they successfully measuring ROI? My colleague Andrew Jones and I spoke with 16 brands, 38 vendors, 3 agencies and 4 ecosystem contributors, and surveyed 71 social media and analytics practitioners to answer this question and provide pragmatic recommendations. The result is our “Social Media ROI Cookbook,” which aims to identify and describe the most effective “recipes” for measuring the revenue impact of social media that we have seen adopted to date. Here’s what we learned: Only 30% of brands we surveyed consider themselves to be “effective” or “extremely effective” at connecting social media to revenue.
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7 Keys to Creating Social Media Strategy for Your Brand In the past few weeks I’ve experienced a decent amount of spam from social networking sites ranging from people marketing their books, selling “make money online” information, to promoting their personal brand. It’s indicative of the fact that individuals and businesses are viewing the space seriously as it takes on the mainstream spotlight. There are many ways to utilize social media to boost your brand. The key is to have a strategy around building your social proof. Let The Truth Be Told People naturally look for social proof in any given situation.
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