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Month: January, 2013

Transitional Marketing and the Connected Interface

Transitional Marketing and the Connected Interface

Guest post by Scott Forshay, creator and editor of mobi.luxe. Follow him on Twitter @scottforshay There is no first, second, or third screen; there are only screens. Regardless of their uniqueness in form factor or function, these connected screens are simply humanized interfaces allowing us to communicate with and experience a digitally optimized world. While much has been made of defining the distinctions between the various connected interfaces, be they mobile devices, tablets, connected television, etc., what’s been lost in…

Exploring the Fifth and Sixth P of Marketing

Exploring the Fifth and Sixth P of Marketing

For years I’ve written about how the 4 Ps of Marketing, Product, Place, Pricing, and Promotion represented a dated perspective of customers and markets. In an era of connected consumerism, one could argue the merits of any of “Ps” and whether or not they’re still relevant. I suppose that’s a debate for another time. Instead, I’d like to introduce of two additional Ps that will propel a decades old concept and modernize it for a social economy. Truth be told,…

Brian Solis and Shaquille O’Neal take to the court for SXSW 2013 interview

Brian Solis and Shaquille O’Neal take to the court for SXSW 2013 interview

In one of the most anticipated events of South by Southwest Interactive, four-time NBA champion and popular NBA analyst Shaquille O’Neal (@Shaq) will join best selling author Brian Solis on stage for a one-on-one interview. The two will explore social media, startups, and all things hoops. The event, “Shaq Goes Social: The Big Interview,” is slated for Monday March 11 from 12:30 pm -1:30 pm. One of the biggest personalities in the sports world, Shaquille has more than 3,000,000 likes…

Welcome to the Revolution: Season 4 Coming Soon

Welcome to the Revolution: Season 4 Coming Soon

In the four months since we wrapped Season 3 of Revolution, the production crew and I took some time to reflect on the last three years. We’ve come a long way but we believe we’re also just getting started. Changes are on the horizon for the show…and that’s a good thing. We moved the set thanks to the Four Seasons in San Francisco. We’re introducing a twist to our existing format. And the guests, well, they’re hand picked to help…

Social media is not your saving grace: Experiences should first be defined and supported

Social media is not your saving grace: Experiences should first be defined and supported

Social media experts will tell you, and they’ll make a pretty good case too, that it is the golden key to unlocking meaningful customer relationships and the gateway to surprising and delighting them over time. So how does social media do this? Well all it takes is to listen, be part of the conversation, curate great content, run native advertisements, and oh yeah, be transparent and authentic. Done and done. Well, wrong and wrong. Social media isn’t going to save…

Facebook: Can It Keep Growing?

Facebook: Can It Keep Growing?

Guest post by Ekaterina Walter (@ekaterina), a social innovator at Intel and the author of “Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook’s Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg” This question has been of great interest to investors since the 2012 IPO that saw the company valued at $100 billion. Facebook already has 1 billion users worldwide and 44% of all internet users have a profile. Facebook pages make up one in five page views on the internet. So is…

From the Big Screen to the Little Screen: The evolving relationship between TV and search

From the Big Screen to the Little Screen: The evolving relationship between TV and search

As a digital analyst, it’s my job to study how technology disrupts business markets and models. As an aspiring social scientist, I also study technology’s impact on culture and behavior. These two worlds are colliding with increasing velocity as each day passes. One of the trends I’ve been following over the last several years is the relationship between TV, smartphones, tablets and PCs. There’s no longer a doubt that we are becoming a society of multiscreeners. The reality is that…

Mitigating Risk in Social Media Engagement

Mitigating Risk in Social Media Engagement

Guest post by Danna Vetter, VP, Consumer Strategies, ARAMARK – Part 4 in a series There are a lot of articles out there about what to do for your company’s social media strategy. However, there is limited information about how to train the employees that are actually representing your company on social channels. And because social media is such an open and public place, your company is potentially at risk every time your employees engage in social campaigns. At ARAMARK, a multi-billion…

How Social Media is Sparking Organizational Transformation

How Social Media is Sparking Organizational Transformation

It is with great pleasure that I share with you some exciting and hopefully helpful news. Salesforce and Altimeter Group recently collaborated on a special project to help executives understand the real impact of social media and in turn how to lead meaningful and lucrative transformation. The result is The Little Blue Book of Social Transformation, a free ebook that outlines 20 principles to lead change. It is available today as a complimentary download here. Now, the backstory… Executives are…

What Your Business Needs to Know About Facebook’s EdgeRank

What Your Business Needs to Know About Facebook’s EdgeRank

Facebook recently introduced the ability for brands to increase reach for important posts and updates, but that reach comes at a cost. The prices varies depending on how many fans you have in your community. This new feature coincided with changes to the company’s Edgerank algorithm, which is how Facebook automagically filters posts in and out of your stream. Similar to how Google’s PageRank sorts results to better match your search intention, Facebook uses Edgerank to ensure that engagement is…

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