Because there is no information identifying Facebook beyond the referrer for web requests, we can measure the rate of unknown referrers on traffic through uniquely tagged Bitlinks that are explicitly shared only on Facebook.
The face of sales is longer mired in the old school approach imprinted in the culture by David Mamet's culture defining "GlenGarry Glen Ross" - a tale of desperate men chasing the American dream, using outdated sales "methods."
Curation standards ('what's good and what's bad") are under constant assault from social media neophytes and sages alike. See: "celebrification." We are all creating more noise trying to compete with each other.
Pinterest rocks for any brand targeting consumers and the female demographics are stellar. Like other social channels, its morphing to a full blown eCommerce platform and with broader (mainstream and male) demographics.
Every business needs to stand up and out in today's content drenched world. Social media economies of scale starts with your staff.Whether your five or five hundred strong, look around the office or review the org chart.
I have heard from many innovators that they don't know what they are looking for in Big Data until they find it. It is only once they are connected and begin to analyze the data that they can see the patterns emerging.
Great marketing is iterative and subject to lots of variables. "Guaranteed results" are inherently time limited and the negative economic bias that's set up at the outset means there is no budget or time for iteration.
Scratch any millennial geek today and "disintermediation" will bubble to the surface immediately. For good reason. Our world is being redefined as never before. It's the new digital world order and here is quick review for brands in need of refreshment.
There's an old Gypsy saying heard around the campfire: "speed can be a friend or your enemy."
This is so applicable to small to mid sized companies today. Rapid change and global markets are defining how business grow and compete.
Involve your entire organization whether it's five or fifty people: great content ideas come in all shapes and sizes: admins, customers, channel partners, sales, support, customer service and/or exec staff.