Business/Marketing 2.0 Web 2.0 Applications Open source Online Applications/ Web Services Social/ Prof Network Sites Social Content – Social Bookmarking Blogs or Weblogs Wikis Podcasts/ Vodcasts Virtual Realities Mash Ups RSS Feeds Mobile Web; Internet Telephony Twitter Characteristics Communities and Networks Openness Sharing Peering Hosted Services – online applications; the Internet as the platform Interactivity Social Element Mass Collaboration Empowerment Global Impact – Wikibusiness Mindset Business Intelligence Customer Insight and Understanding Customer Interaction Enhanced Customer Experience – Rich Internet Applications Reputation Management Sales and Marketing Product Development and R&D e.g. engage and co-create IT/Software/Applications Operations, Internal Processes and HRM
This 5-star hotel and residence offers European hospitality with an unmistakable French touch. The hotel consists of 318 beautifully appointed guest rooms/suites, while the residence offers 112 fully furnished and equipped deluxe Studios and 1-3 bedroom apartments.
The ultimate in comfort, we offer 318 luxuriously elegant rooms and suites.
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It's getting old, the rooms are unappealing and it will never be more than a business hotel
Being a Sofitel hotel we expected something quite 'flashy' unfortunately we were let down. The rooms, although comfortable and clean, were not of the standard we expected and were definately not what we expected after looking at the photos on the hotel's website.
Booking my stay via the Sofitel website after a pleasant experience at several other Sofitel locations over the past 2 years with my new job I was looking forward to a 5 star luxury stay after a stressful business trip. My expectations were reasonable, however certainly not met by this hotel
The ‘crowdsourcing’ movement - could this help to break down barriers to fan ownership of clubs?
‘ Crowdfunding’ is the collective cooperation, attention and trust by people who network and pool their money and other resources together, usually via the Internet, to support a ‘common cause’. Why can’t football clubs be funded this way through an online community membership scheme?
‘ Crowdsourcing’ could also provide a solution for decentralised, democratic fan control
Use a simplified Balanced Scorecard approach to social media strategy development and implementation
Will ensure that your future social media actions and initiatives are fully aligned with and supportive of agreed business goals; that KPIs are agreed for evaluating on-going social media performance, business impact and ROI; and that all key success factors are considered, including organization, people and resource aspects
For each priority Social Media Channel, what are your core objectives for that channel; what KPIs will be used for measuring on-going channel performance; what are your targets for each KPI; what key tasks are needed to achieve these targets?
Do we have the right organisational ‘culture’ and ‘mindset’ for Social Media? ‘Be social before doing social! Is the right organisational and decision-making structure in place?
Has agreement been reached on resource allocation?
Who will be responsible for your social media activities? What balance has been agreed between internal and external roles and responsibilities?
Your Social Media Strategy should be aimed at building a ‘quality’ customer base i.e. a strong online network of high value, high growth potential customers providing your company with a strong foundation for achieving sustained growth and profitability
Undertake a detailed Customer Mapping and Segmentation Analysis to identify your ‘Most Valuable’ and ‘Most Growable’ customers (actual and potential)
Concentration of effort and resource on `quality’ customers – your ‘Most Valuable’ and ‘Most Growable’ customers
Improved value delivery to existing high value customers. Build learning relationships with them allowing you to better service their emerging needs and wants through highly customised and personalised products and services
Maximise customer retention, loyalty and advocacy; ‘Up’ and ‘Cross’ selling opportunities
Maximise customer profitability and lifetime value
Organization, resource and people issues sit at the bottom of your SM Balanced Scorecard NOT because they are the least important issues to address. In fact, the exact opposite is true. The success of your social media strategy is very much dependent upon appropriate decisions being made in the areas listed below: