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Social Marketing Operations Software Ideas — The SMO “Wish List”

Social Marketing Operations Software Ideas — The SMO “Wish List”

Let's consider how businesses are run. Businesses are made up of process, policies, people and technologies.  Results of anything are analyzed on how it impacts the P&L, in an effort to increase the predictability of results. Efficiency is measured and improved, with practices such as Six Sigma. Prioritization is ruthless as everyone has more to do in a growing (or struggling) company.  People have objectives, goals and processes to follow. They have daily activities that they...
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8 Tips for Selling Social Marketing to CFOs

8 Tips for Selling Social Marketing to CFOs

Marketers are usually challenged to justify word of mouth social media marketing programs to the finance department. With economic challenges ahead, your job doesn’t get easier. As someone who’s focuses on both creative and measurement, and as Interim CFO at Bazaarvoice, I started thinking more about the question of what marketers need to sell CFOs on the social marketing opportunity. Ultimately everything comes down to the bottom line – drive revenue, margin or costs down – but every marketing...
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The Ryder Cup of Word of Mouth

The Ryder Cup of Word of Mouth

Sean Moffitt at Agent Wildfire, author of blog Buzz Canuck, just published a list of top 23 U.S. Word of Mouth bloggers. As described by Sean… "…these broad-minded bloggers and company heads have distinguished themselves by trying to understand how ideas spread, online and offline, through a range of different strategies and tactics. In my opinion, they are much closer to the purpose and benefits of web 2.0, co-creation, social networks and other web, cultural and social phenomenon." I...
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Prioritizing Marketers’ Top Priorities

Prioritizing Marketers’ Top Priorities

This morning I got a research brief from Mediapost summarizing the findings from the Marketing Effectiveness Networking Group (MENG) and Anderson Aanlytics study. This study surveyed marketing executives to identify key trends and strategies of effective marketing. The subject line of the email said: "Marketing Execs Say Basics Are Most Important in 2008". By "basics" I thought they meant strategies such as becoming measurement-oriented, shifting ad portfolio, investing in email...
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20 Articles on Social Commerce & Word of Mouth

20 Articles on Social Commerce & Word of Mouth

I haven’t kept up the pace of posts here compared to previous years. Part of this is because it’s been an exciting, busy year. But the other cause is my writing time is fractured between this Decker Marketing blog, our company blog (Bazaarblog) and writing other articles / columns. So, I thought I’d point you to articles I wrote elsewhere over the past year or so that you might find interesting… Some of my columns on iMedia Connection: The Big Idea Behind Social Commerce How...
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