Social Media is About Reach and Engagement, see past the Dollar-Value Returns — Here’s What Marketers Should Measure Instead

A fantastic article published by John Heggestuen in Business Insider reinforces the idea that Social Media Marketing isn’t always about the dollar value returns, but should be focused toward new metrics that evaluate social media strategies in terms of audience-building, brand awareness, and customer relations. It’s important to have clearly defined business objectives and realistic expectations before launching aContinue reading “Social Media is About Reach and Engagement, see past the Dollar-Value Returns — Here’s What Marketers Should Measure Instead”

Meet Mike, Your Customer in 2015 (Infographic)

Always connected, opinionated and sharing it, requires immediacy, and so much more. This is Mike, and he’s your customer in 2015. With 34% of people turning to social media to air their feelings about a company, you better know what your consumers/followers are saying, and monitor and respond. Some great stats in the infographic above.Continue reading “Meet Mike, Your Customer in 2015 (Infographic)”

My guest appearance on FIR #B2B Show #6 with @pgillin & @allanschoenberg

This week I had the honor of joining Paul Gillin and Allan Schoenberg for their FIR B2B Show #6 titled Marketers Struggle With Reinvention. Paul and Allan discussed the latest in B2B and Social Media News covering: 1) Recent research from Demand Metric reinforcing the importance of lead generation as just 9% of B2B marketers sayContinue reading “My guest appearance on FIR #B2B Show #6 with @pgillin & @allanschoenberg”

My #1 Piece of #SocialMedia Advice for Ongoing Success

My colleague Anna Lee has built her blog “small thoughts, big ideas” around short and simple posts, with great takeaways.  I’ve modeled this post similarly, and would like to share my opinion regarding the single most important thing you should do before launching any social media campaign. CLEARLY DEFINE YOUR BUSINESS OBJECTIVES. Defining and setting objectivesContinue reading “My #1 Piece of #SocialMedia Advice for Ongoing Success”

Do You Have a Strategy for Responding to Negative Social Media Posts?

Earlier this month eMarketer posted a great article, Are You Still Missing a Strategy for Negative Social Posts? where they shared that most marketers respond within a day to negative posts.  A staggering 88% of employees will use social media for marketing in 2014 however many still have trouble identifying ROI, but also responding to the negativeContinue reading “Do You Have a Strategy for Responding to Negative Social Media Posts?”

Five Simple Rules for B2B Social Media Marketing Success

Inspired by a slideshare posted by Natascha Thomson, The 10 Rules of B2B Social Media Marketing, I wanted to share my top five rules for B2B Social Media Marketing Success.  Let me know if you agree, or what rules you follow by tweeting me @MarissaPick. #1: BREAK THE RULES AND HAVE FUN! Social media provides a wayContinue reading “Five Simple Rules for B2B Social Media Marketing Success”

2014 #SuperBowl MVP: The #EsuranceSave30 campaign and the brillant use of #SocialMedia

During the 2014 Super Bowl I gathered with friends for a relaxing evening of football, wings, and of course watching the new and expensive super bowl ads! Thoroughly under impressed with this year’s game as well as the ad’s the Esurance commercial which ran immediately after the Super Bowl ended was a breath of freshContinue reading “2014 #SuperBowl MVP: The #EsuranceSave30 campaign and the brillant use of #SocialMedia”

Ten Tips for Using Social Media to Further Your Career

Ten Tips for Using Social Media to Further Your Career It’s no surprise that as we enter into 2014 we’ve seen a social media explosion.  Now there’s over 800 million people connecting with each other on social media networks including LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and many more. I had the privilege of joining Sarah Lawrence, seniorContinue reading “Ten Tips for Using Social Media to Further Your Career”

#SocialMedia, It’s not easy, but it is simple.

In under a decade, Social Media has become a mainstream channel for consumers. My colleague Anna Lee and I have complied some stats to sway you, and we’ve also shared the below article with Online Marketing Institute as well.  We would love to hear your feedback and experiences, please leave a comment below or tweet us @marissapick or @annaleenyc. 72%Continue reading “#SocialMedia, It’s not easy, but it is simple.”

A Day in the Life of a Busy Social Media Marketer [infographic]

    The Online Marketing Institute (OMI) posted an Infographic of the A Day in the Life of a Busy Social Media Marketer which caught my eye.  As someone who lives, breathes, and is on social media 24/7 I understand the below journey all too well.  As the distractions grow, it’s so important to use socialContinue reading “A Day in the Life of a Busy Social Media Marketer [infographic]”