COMMUNICATIONSMETRICS: A CASE STUDY                          JOHN MARTIN         INFORMATION & NEWS SERVICES    OFFICE OF ...
AGENDA• Case study: one organization’s quest   • To measure effectiveness of communication channels   • To determine ROI o...
COMMUNICATIONS MEASURED• OIT News   •   Monthly publication   •   Audience is faculty and staff   •   Subscription-based e...
MEASUREMENT TOOLS• Excel Spreadsheets   • OIT News   • Twitter• GoLinks (go.ncsu.edu)   •   NC State internal URL shortene...
OIT NEWS• What we’re trying to find out   • What topics are of most interest to our readers   • How readers access and con...
OIT NEWS: GOLINKS
OIT NEWS: EMAIL STATISTICS• Snapshots on 09/27/11 & 10/19/11
OIT NEWS: ONLINE STATISTICS• Snapshots on 09/27/11 & 10/19/11
OIT NEWS: BODY LINKS• Snapshots on 09/27/11 & 10/19/11
OIT NEWS: SUMMARY•   Approaching one year’s worth of data•   Most viewed topics     • Education advertisements: “Lunch & L...
SOCIAL MEDIA METRICS• Adapt-Ability: Identifying Optimal Social Media Success  Metrics webinar on 11/22/10   •   Jay Baer,...
POSSIBLE AWARENESS METRICS• Social mentions• Inbound links• Web traffic from outposts• Share of voice• Search volume trend...
POSSIBLE LOYALTY METRICS• Increase in positive social mentions• Increase in positive ratings/review• Content subscription•...
TWITTER•   What we’re trying to find out     •   What’s of interest to our readers            •   Topics            •   Co...
TWITTER: TWEET STATISTICS•   Snapshots on 09/27/11 & 10/20/11
TWITTER NOTIFICATIONS
TWITTER: AWARENESS• Mentions• Retweets
TWITTER: LOYALTY• Favorited• Replies (Engagement)
TWITTER: SUMMARY•   Time-consuming (We have an intern!)     •   What to measure     •   What to measure with (automation i...
THOUGHTS?   QUESTIONS?
AND YOU?
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  1. 1. COMMUNICATIONSMETRICS: A CASE STUDY JOHN MARTIN INFORMATION & NEWS SERVICES OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY NC STATE UNIVERSITY jmartin3@ncsu.edu @ncsu_oit oit.ncsu.edu (919) 513-1196
  2. 2. AGENDA• Case study: one organization’s quest • To measure effectiveness of communication channels • To determine ROI on social media (Twitter)• Communication channels being measured• Measurement tools being used• Methodology• Summary conclusions• Your thoughts on this work• What you’re doing• Very much work in progress!
  3. 3. COMMUNICATIONS MEASURED• OIT News • Monthly publication • Audience is faculty and staff • Subscription-based email notification / online copy • 8-12 items in “blurb” format • September OIT News edition• Twitter (@ncsu_oit) • Advertisements (e.g., workshops, seminars, services, events) • Announcements (e.g., outages, change management, security incidences) • News (IT, education, social media, IT in education, social media in IT, social media in education) • Engagement
  4. 4. MEASUREMENT TOOLS• Excel Spreadsheets • OIT News • Twitter• GoLinks (go.ncsu.edu) • NC State internal URL shortener • Faculty or staff to create • Random or customized • Statistics-enabled • Share-enabled • Modifiable
  5. 5. OIT NEWS• What we’re trying to find out • What topics are of most interest to our readers • How readers access and consume our content• How we’re going about it • 1 base and 3 modified GoLinks for each news item heading • Item #1 base GoLink: go.ncsu.edu/0811-01-google • Item #1 modified GoLink for online version: 0811-01o • Item #1 modified GoLink for email: 0811-01e • Item #1 modified GoLink Twitter version GoLink: 082611tw • GoLinks for each link in each news item
  6. 6. OIT NEWS: GOLINKS
  7. 7. OIT NEWS: EMAIL STATISTICS• Snapshots on 09/27/11 & 10/19/11
  8. 8. OIT NEWS: ONLINE STATISTICS• Snapshots on 09/27/11 & 10/19/11
  9. 9. OIT NEWS: BODY LINKS• Snapshots on 09/27/11 & 10/19/11
  10. 10. OIT NEWS: SUMMARY• Approaching one year’s worth of data• Most viewed topics • Education advertisements: “Lunch & Learns” and workshops• Process improvement • Started identifying education advertisements more granularly (classmate  individual class) • Starting on July 1, 2011 we integrated GoLinks modifiers • Found that our email announcement of the edition drives most traffic (as opposed to starting on the online version)• Future • Provide feedback to education team on which of their offerings garner the most interest • Try to correlate action (e.g., after clicking on a workshop news item, an enrollment occurred)
  11. 11. SOCIAL MEDIA METRICS• Adapt-Ability: Identifying Optimal Social Media Success Metrics webinar on 11/22/10 • Jay Baer, Convince and Convert LLC • Adam Covati, Argyle Social • Luke Glasner, Glasner Consulting • Persia Tatar, Attention• Four business goals for social media • Build Awareness • Build Loyalty • Customer service • Generate Sales
  12. 12. POSSIBLE AWARENESS METRICS• Social mentions• Inbound links• Web traffic from outposts• Share of voice• Search volume trends• Content exposure• New visitors
  13. 13. POSSIBLE LOYALTY METRICS• Increase in positive social mentions• Increase in positive ratings/review• Content subscription• Increase in community participation• Reduction in customer service expense
  14. 14. TWITTER• What we’re trying to find out • What’s of interest to our readers • Topics • Communicative purpose • Awareness • Mentions • Retweets • Loyalty • Replies (Engagement) • Favorited• How we’re going about it • GoLinks & Modified GoLinks for tweets • Twitter notifications and Gmail labels
  15. 15. TWITTER: TWEET STATISTICS• Snapshots on 09/27/11 & 10/20/11
  16. 16. TWITTER NOTIFICATIONS
  17. 17. TWITTER: AWARENESS• Mentions• Retweets
  18. 18. TWITTER: LOYALTY• Favorited• Replies (Engagement)
  19. 19. TWITTER: SUMMARY• Time-consuming (We have an intern!) • What to measure • What to measure with (automation is a must) • Making time to analyze • To draw conclusions • To adjust measurement methodology • Changes to current • Perhaps try new• Ambiguity (Awareness or Loyalty?) • [Loyalty/Reply] @ncsu_oit I use your dept as an example of how an IT dept uses social media effectively  • [Awareness/Mention] @pgmckenzie Paul McKenzie #FF @ncsu_oit Check out todays great stream on securing mobile devices. • Criticism = Loyalty• Work in progress: Forward movement, process improvement
  20. 20. THOUGHTS? QUESTIONS?
  21. 21. AND YOU?
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