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Presented at Fox Parrack Singapour's Inside Knowledge Seminar, 17th June 2010. ...

Presented at Fox Parrack Singapour's Inside Knowledge Seminar, 17th June 2010.

IBM has been one of those pioneering organisations, very much at the vanguard of the digital media revolution. With innovation and experimentation at the heart of their approach, Roy will share insights into IBM’s Social Media journey; some of the early successes, lessons learned so far and the continuing internal debate into the quest to find the real value for the business.

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    • Finding the value of Social Media: An IBM perspective
      Roy Lee
      Brand Manager
      IBM
    • Our job is to define who within our target audience is engaged in social media.
    • Our job is to forecast the return on investment that social media can deliver and then measure our progress.
    • Our job is to define a taxonomy for digital media and place social media in context.
    • Our job is to resolve how Social Media helps achieve our Objectives.
    • ....and articulate social media in a context that our business currently understands .
    • We have been here many times before......
      <html>
      <H1>A Digital Publishing Revolution</h1>
      </html>
    • many times before...
      <xml>
      <detail>We even changed the structure</detail>
      </xml>
    • What is different this time......
      Everything vs Nothing
    • Instrumented - Interconnected - Intelligent
    • What differentiates us:
      Our Values
    • Dedication to every client’s success.
      Innovation that matters, for our company and for the world.
      Trust and personal accountabilityin all relationships.
    • Digital Taxonomy
      Social Engagement/Media: Reach broader audience through integrating brand content into community. Drive brand interest and conversation.
      eNurture:
      Data opt-in in exchange for content, including follow-up communications stream to convert prospects to customers and loyalists
      Emerging Media:
      Mobile, OOH or other digital engagement beyond Website – reaching target ‘on-the-go’
      Content: optimize landing pages so Website appears in search results and site visitors find content engaging.
      Listening to the ‘words’ your target uses to inform Search Keywords & Content Creation. Assessing brand sentiment and reputation.
      Paid DG Media: intercept and engage prospects to drive responses and leads
      Analytics: Tagging and tracking all content and experiences through the user journey in order to evaluate impact and optimize tactics
      Search: paid keywords
      Drive to opt-in landing pages
    • A vast scope of tactics comprise the digital mix within IBM, managed by a number of professionals in brand system, demand programmes and workforce & field enablement.
    • Everyone has a role in Social Media
      Advertising
      Search
      Events
      Content
      e-Nuture
    • The IBM Branded Widget - example
    • Question of the Day – Community Poll Result
    • IBM Branded Think_Tech Page Twitter Page
    • Audience:
    • IBM is already engaged
      343,000,000 Social Media Postings
      4,200,000 Conferences
      28,000,000 Volunteer hours
      2,874,200,000 emails
      Note: Data source IBM 2008
    • Audience:
      824 Followers – 50 CEOs!
    • LISTENING:
    • Every campaign or project will have individual objectives requiring specific outcomes
    • How to measure and what actions to take.
      IDENTIFY word of mouth, digital and non-digital conversational touchpoints for brand/product and competitors
      CAPTURE reaction to and impact of touchpoint encounter in realtime
      ANALYSE data for brand and competitive set to understand:
      • Share of voice
      • Quality of voice
      • Where/when encounters are taking place
      • Frequency of encounters
      • Pathways to purchase
      • Relative contribution to lead generation
      • Relative contribution to advocacy behaviour
      ESTABLISH benchmark measures (10% volume and 3% share of voice – Add sentiment when available)
    • Social Media measurement process
      Concept
      Define what we are trying to accomplish
      and how we’ll know if we’ve succeeded
      Synthesise social performance drivers and identify actionable opportunities for programme adjustment
      Optimization
      Definition
      Outline social strategy and
      insight+ optimisation approach
      To achieve goals
      Implement and launch programme
      ensuring proper execution
      and accurate performance
      data collection
      Design
      Deployment
      Enumerate social tactics and
      measurement enablement methods
      for programme
    • Measurement
      Goals:
      Embrace SMM tactics to build buzz before, during and post event
      Pre-Event
      • Drive registrations
      • Keep registrants informed of updates to the agenda, speakers etc
      • Understand if our audience will engage with us via these mediums
      During Event
      • Foster a sense of community
      • Humanise IBM
      • Engage in conversation and build trust via twitter (hashtags used), facebook, youtube and flckr.
      • Enhance the conference experience
      Post Event
      • Continue to foster a sense of community
      • Nurture long term relationships
      • Test as a DG tactic
      Results July – Sept 09 :
      Web Pages
      Page Views = 4k
      Unique Visitors = 2.5k
      Repeat Visitors = 2k
      Registration form conversion = 47%
      Presentation downloads = 602
      Social Media
      Twitter followers = 68 (maintained since event)
      Search = Top 10 Google ranking for search terms during event. Most used search term ‘Pulse ANZ’
      Youtube Video = 83 views Flickr = 43
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    • Social Media is still a fledgling part of the mix.....
    • Social Media measurement tools - banter......