The Flout-able, Doubt-able Klout
Image from: Doubtful Image / Shutterstock Can Klout be used to gauge the potential of a human being? It can if you’re a Florida State professor Todd Bacile, who wants to grade his students based on their social media influence. Lots of people are wondering if Klout has any merit, and even the Klout developers recently revamped their scoring system to enable a “more accurate, transparent Klout.” Was the revamp
Image from: Pinterest.com /Screenshot As we know, there is a new social platform in town. With hockey stick growth and user engagement that sites strive for, Pinterest is making its mark on the digital world. It has brilliantly leveraged the Facebook user base by integrating its strategy into the Facebook newsfeed experience, exposing millions of online social users to “pins” everyday. While still evolving into its own unique social experience,
Is Facebook an Effective Marketing Platform?
Image from: Facebook Image / Shutterstock Earlier this month I had the opportunity to speak at a conference at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania entitled: “Empirical Generalizations II: What Works in the New Age of Advertising & Marketing.” The event featured presentations from practitioners, academics, and the research community on trends occurring within the marketing ecosystem. Not surprisingly, one of the hot topics of the day was
The Weekly Pulse
Did you know that the average Facebook brand post only reaches 16% of its audience? Mashable reported that Facebook has rolled out an updated feature that makes it easy to tell brands the percentage of fans that see their posts among other analytics updates. CMO’s: Are you looking to extend your tenure? According to AdAge, social data may be the key. Their posts suggests that social data, when used well, can add years
The Future of Social is Mobile
Today’s mobile devices effectively combine elements of computers, entertainment centers and communications networks in a way that both extends and transforms the social networking experience. The Dutch airline KLM recently came up with an interesting idea. When customers book tickets through its website, they can check out the Facebook and LinkedIn profiles of their fellow passengers – with permission, of course – and decide who they want to sit next
DIGITAL CMO SERIES: Jack Flanagan, Bluefin Labs
Last week in Beverly Hills, CA Compete hosted the ninth annual Digital CMO Summit. The event brought together 200 industry leaders for three days of hard-hitting session and networking opportunities. The agenda was jam-packed with top-notch speakers who shared their perspectives on The Impact of Influence, the 2012 Summit theme. Over the next few weeks we plan to share with you the highlights and decks from their presentations. First up
Socialcam vs Viddy
If you’re ever on Facebook (and who isn’t?), you’ve probably noticed new social video applications popping up over the past month – Socialcam and Viddy. Many are describing the applications as an Instagram for videos, as you can record a brief moment of your life, add an artistic filter, and share it socially. Now I’m not a big fan of applications that require you to share your personal information in
Your Report Card Is In; Search Marketing Plays Well With Others
Image from: Student Image / Shutterstock The old model of communication (sender -> receiver) doesn’t really cut it anymore, especially with the ubiquity of social media in our digital world. Your search marketing efforts shouldn’t be any different. Allowing your search ads to be more interactive for consumers is a great way to increase engagement with your paid search campaigns, and at the same time, shows your potential customers that
Klout, Where Have All the Egos Gone?
Image from: Web Strategy Last year, when Klout was the new kid on the block I wrote a post titled Does Klout Have Clout? questioning whether Klout’s measure of social influence had merit. While the site does gain traffic based on our obsession with ourselves, Narcissus might remind us that vanity doesn’t ever end well. Klout may have gained more exposure in the last year, but it seems the following it once
Is LinkedIn Becoming A More Personal Professional Network?
Image from: AISPIX by Image Source / Shutterstock LinkedIn has secured their seat as one of the most widely used social networks on the web and since they went public last year, they’ve seen even more explosive growth and remains a site to keep an eye on (even with all the recent buzz about Pinterest). What was once thought of as an online résumé repository has quickly become much more.
Free Report: Social Media Not Just for Show
Even though it may be the latest craze to hit the marketing industry, social media for businesses is no longer a taboo subject. With thousands of the largest brands around the world jumping on the social media bandwagon, why should your company be left behind? Before you even start to think about diving head first into the social sphere, you must carefully research what’s best for your brand. How do