How much is that Facebook Fan worth anyway?

Vitrue a social media marketing platform determined that the average value of a Facebook ‘fan’ is about $3.60 when it comes to a Media Equivalent Value (MEV) per year. This calculation is based on the brand posting to their Facebook Fan Page twice a day and that they have a million fans which equates […]

Ideal Customer Persona – made with Social Data

Some advertising agencies charge you hundreds of thousands of dollars to create what they call the “ideal customer persona”. I discussed how you can do this for FREE with Facebook in a prior post called Generating a Buyer Persona with Facebook Advertising but unfortunately you do get what you pay for.

What if there […]

There really is an ROI in Social Media – I’ve seen it!

I really don’t get it. I recently saw an article from MarketingSherpa that said 62% of CMO’s believe that social media marketing will pay off … eventually! That’s 6 out of every 10 CMOs. All I can say is what are you reading and where are you hiding yourself?

In my mind this is […]

Social Lift is the Ultimate Rate of Change

You have a killer piece of original content that starts rippling out from its source. The two things social lift analysis can tell you are how far and how fast those ripples move. If the content ripples 900 times, but that takes 10 years, you won’t see much benefit. If it ripples 900 times […]

Micro Targeting your Online Media

Let’s say you’re an auto insurance company. You want to target micro-segments where people think about buying auto insurance. […]

Social Media – the Next Frontier!

Many BtoB organizations these days are spending time and money to listen to the conversations that are happening about their brand […]

Paul Dunay joins Networked Insights as the CMO

Almost 5 years ago I started this blog with the notion exploring the changing definition of Buzz Marketing in light of this new thing I saw on the horizon called “Social Media”. […]

A Podcast with Robert Scoble on Communities, Social Media, Twitter and More

Ubёrblogger Robert Scoble is truly one-of-a-kind. For those who don’t know him, he gained fame as a technology evangelist at Microsoft and then quickly became the company’s most outspoken and influential blogger. He now interviews people like Bill Gates for his blog, and the worldwide media watch his every move.

I got a chance to […]

Communities at Microsoft, a podcast with Sean O’Driscoll

You asked for it, so you got it. The number one most popular podcast in my series of podcasts has been “How to Start a B2B Community” with Mukund Mohan, CEO of Canvas Group. So I shared this information with Mukund and asked who I should interview next. He pointed me to Sean O’Driscoll at […]

Where is Social Media heading, a podcast with Chad Stoller

One of the new media firms on the leading edge of innovation these days is Organic. Founded back in 1993, it is, in fact, the first dedicated digital communications agency.

I conducted an interview with Chad Stoller, Organic’s Executive Director of Emerging Platforms, to discuss the direction of social media as seen through his eyes […]