Make no mistake, blogs are still effective in engaging an audience, and more Fortune 500 companies are getting aboard the blog train each year. But anecdotal evidence shows a good number of “tired” blogs across organizations—those with posts that go way back, and that offer little in the form of any recent communications activities.
A recent survey of small business leaders reveals the most popular platforms they use for business making decisions are webinars, podcasts and social networking sites, such as LinkedIn and Facebook.
According to a recent survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, adoption of social media is soaring. But these numbers are deceiving. Only 19% of adults over 45 and a paltry 10% of adults over 55 ever visit social networks. That’s one of the big challenges utilizing social media within the B2B space.
So much for the previously heralded hoopla about business bigwigs not keeping apace with social media trends. In a recent survey by the Society of New Communications Research, more than half of those polled said they tap socal nets to keep track of their peers and colleagues.
Remember, social media isn’t a conversation; it’s where the conversation takes place. Just having a Facebook page or Twitter account or YouTube channel or blog doesn’t mean you or your clients are engaged in the social Web.
While online focus groups gain some momentum as an effective qualitative measurement, some organizations prefer a more traditional digital research technique: the online survey. Following are best practices on how you can maxmize your ROI using this digital method of research.
How more PR execs are leveraging Web 2.0 technologies to streamline their own strategies and operational responsibilities.
As social media comes of age in 2010, so will the legal issues that surround it in terms of what constitutes an endorsement on a blog or by other "word-of-mouth" marketers. Following are several steps organizations should take to protect themselves from social media litigation.
When the Aflac duck made its Facebook debut in April of 2009, little did the insurance company know how much of a social media splash the duck would make.
Of all the tools in the 24/7 social media universe, Facebook has become a strategic imperative as a brand builder. Consider that Facebook currently counts 350 million people as active users, with more than 50% …