This report is intended primarily for business people who are tasked with understanding,
interpreting, and acting on social data—executives, strategic planners, social strategists,
and marketers. It will outline the key challenges of social data, propose a value-based
framework for social analytics, and recommend clear and pragmatic steps that companies
engaged in social media must follow to ensure they are gaining insights, measuring effectively,
interpreting accurately, and taking appropriate action—both today and in the longer term.