Roi And Measurement

  • Social media engagement is a lousy metric

    … is conversions and sales. What are your thoughts? How about some engagement! : ) Mark Schaefer is the chief blogger for this site, executive director of Schaefer Marketing Solutions, and the author of several best-selling digital marketing books. He is an acclaimed keynote speaker, college educator, and business consultant. The Marketing Companion podcast…

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  • The big shift: Ads, TV, and the content monetization challenge

    … or subscribe in iTunes Complete Marketing Companion Episode Guide Click here for the show’s RSS feed – for Android listeners. Find the podcast on Stitcher Please support our extraordinary sponsors. Our content is free because of their generosity. Many thanks to our friend Scott Monty for the awesome show intro. Be sure to check out his…

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  • Why screenshots may be the key to influence marketing measurement

    … marketing is mainstream marketing today. The influencer is the power on the web today. No question. As you would expect, there was also a lot of discussion on influence marketing measurement and one keynote session in particular blew me away with an idea that is so simple and yet so powerful: screenshots. Screenshots as influence marketing measurement…

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  • Marketing’s answer to winning in an ad-free world

    …. Of course there are lots of other options like sponsored content, native advertising, and content marketing. And of course all ads are not really going away. But these alternatives maintain the traditional relationship where a company is talking to a person. And fundamentally, I think it’s a better way to do business when a person talks…

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  • I love big blogs and I cannot lie.

    … By Mark Schaefer I recently attended a conference where the presenter claimed that people have an average attention span of eight seconds. He strongly urged people to create content that could capture somebody’s attention in that amount of time (and he was selling a product to do it, too!). I don’t buy into this. In fact, I have an alternate…

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  • Strategies to deal with losing readers through the newsfeed evolution

    …, economics of social media, economist, foundr, mark schaefer, newsfeed Posted in Blogging best practices, branding, Case studies, Communty-building, Content distribution, economics of social media, Entrepreneurism, facebook, Facebook marketing, Internet marketing, Marketing best practices, Marketing Strategy, Mobile marketing, ROI and measurement, Snapchat, Social Media best practices, Social Media Strategy, Traditional media and advertising, Uncategorized | No Comments » All posts …

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  • How I get more stuff done than you: Focus

    … categories, I don’t do it. This includes accounting, travel arrangements, and web tweaks, which I out-source to people who do it much better than me. Time and focus You may be thinking, “Well, I love tweaking my website … I could NEVER give that up!” That’s an especially good reason to give it up. If you are spending all your time tweaking stuff, every…

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  • Is content swiping smart marketing or brand desperation?

    … By Mark Schaefer The race to publish meaningful and relevant content is furious. But a new development I uncovered pushes some new boundaries. Is this development creative genius or pathetic stealing? I was doing some research on marketing education and came across a seemingly helpful article on Forbes. But something did not seem quite right…

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  • Podcasts and advertising: Meet social media’s new super power

    … different programs: Podcast consumers are desirable ad targets for many brands because they are significantly more affluent and educated than the average American: Finally, podcast consumers are much more likely to follow your brand: In a sign that the advertising power of podcasts is starting to be recognized, Scripps, a traditional media…

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  • A course correction for influence marketing measurement

    … and that is starting to happen. Influence marketing measurement I have done some work as a paid influencer for Dell. Dell has done a wonderful job establishing a trusting relationship with me and I have become an authentic advocate for their company and products. By giving me access to experts and insider reports, I have created valuable content for my…

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  • Research shows content engagement is disconnected from brand goals. What’s next?

    … “Engagement” is one of the most intoxicating of social media measurements. It easily shows that something is HAPPENING and we love that. I have written about engagement as a metric over the years, most notably stating that: “Engagement” is not a strategy Engagement is an important sign of early cultural progress Engagement…

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  • Highlights from my #SMMW keynote speech

    … patterns. The economic value of content is zero unless it is seen and shared. This suggests we need to develop a core competency focused on content ignition, in addition to content creation and audience building. We need to find and nurture our Alpha Audience, the elite group of people who share our content the most. Too many marketers…

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  • An expanded view of influence marketing measurement

    …. Another view of influence marketing measurement With the help of Dr. Jonah Berger, the Keller Fay Group conducted research on what they called “micro-influencers,” (I referred to them as the Citizen Influencers in my book). These folks are not traditional celebrities, but knowledgeable, passionate experts seen as a trusted source through the content…

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  • 8 Practical applications for influence marketing

    …,” he said. “When the brand is being mentioned in a tweet, in a Facebook post, in a blog post, video, or comment, there’s great value to that. We are going out to people who have a huge following and a high degree of influence. “When you do an ROI analysis, the cost per thousand impressions (CPM) I’ve seen is coming in around $1.50 to $3.00. Very…

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  • Marketing: New architects of the customer experience?

    … There seems to be a theme emerging on {grow} over the last few months and it is this: How can be effective marketers and have any influence over what has become a very strange and complex The customer journey (my friend Krista LaRiviere of gShift called this the “dark funnel“). As much as we might long for the days when we created a strategy…

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