Social Media Metrics for Small Business

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  2014 is almost upon us and many businesses are doing their planning for next year. One of the areas of concern to small businesses is how to measure their social media activity. Here are few suggested metrics: Activity on each social platform: Most small businesses have limited time and resources. If you know which social network is getting the most activity it … [Read more...]

Martha Stewart’s Blogger Blunder

It would seem that the right hand does not know what the left hand is up to over at Martha Stewart Living. And that Martha herself doesn't quite get social media and blogging. I'd bet real money that there has been some gnashing of teeth this week by the PR department/PR agency that handles Martha Stewart. Martha had some strong comments about bloggers, yet her PR folk pitch … [Read more...]

Does PR Also Suffer Digital Distress?

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  This week Adobe revealed information gleaned from marketers about what keeps them up at night. Less than half (48%) feel like they’re on top of the new technology and a majority of the respondents said they have not received any formal training. They lack confidence in their digital skills and their ability to measure results. Adobe’s report calls the situation … [Read more...]

Men Closing the Social Media Gap

  I am sure this is no big surprise, but two recent studies have found that women are more active in social media than men. I can already hear the comments about how women love to chat and share. But the disparity between the sexes is closing - after fairly slow growth over the past few years 2013 has seen a sudden surge in men using social networks, according to Pew … [Read more...]

Analytics: A Vital Digital PR Skill

A benchmark for you: If you are not spending 30% of your time in 2013 with data, Ms/Mr Marketer, you’ll fail to achieve professional success. Avinash Kaushik, Digital Marketing Evangelist for Google. That’s quite a statement. Does it apply to PR pros too?  As a rule, PR folk are not stats and metrics buffs.  Few university communication courses emphasize the need for … [Read more...]