By committing to the program for one year, the Insiders agreed to: Participate in Intel-focused events throughout the year for education purposesProvide feedback on Intel’s social media activities so that Intel could develop best practicesIn return, the Insiders would receive special “inside” access to Intel embargoed news, executive dialogues, exclusive events and visibility on Intel social web properties. We continuously engaged them with the brand by publicly disclosing that we were seeding them the latest Intel-powered devices on the market, consulting them for advice and feedback prior to most major online community engagements, and integrating them into Intel campaigns.
The Gurus are the cornerstone of Clickable’s marketing strategy. Clickable charged the Gurus with patrolling online search-marketing communities like Google AdWords, WebMasterWorld, and Microsoft adCenter. In addition, the Gurus submitted a weekly cutting-edge lesson to the Official Clickable Blog, and answered customer questions in Clickable Forums. After a year of service and evangelism, the Gurus have made a measurable impact on Clickable’s bottom line: The program drove a 400% increase in new monthly ad spend on the Clickable Platform versus the previous year. This is significant because Clickable’s business model is to charge 5% of total spend managed. The company’s board of directors has committed to indefinite investment and continuation of the program.
UNLEASH 2009, the Mediasite User Conference: Energizing Users On-site and Online By Sonic FoundryA campaign to increase conference attendance in the midst of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, coupled with a proliferation of travel bans, budget constraints and an all-out assault on corporate meetings. Not to mention a flat marketing budget. Why care about conference attendance at a time like this? Because we're in an emerging market and our customers are clamoring to hear from each other (and us) to make them more efficient/productive/knowledgeable. This award submission outlines the campaign Sonic Foundry built based on a heavy rotation of online video, customer testimonials, webcasting and – for the first time – social media.The campaign resulted in a 15% increase in conference attendees, and virtual conference attendees, even though it was the first year we offered this option, made up 10% of overall attendance. Bringing these people together – physically and through online video, social media and webcasting – resulted in a more than 10-fold conference ROI in just 4 months, based solely on opportunities that were created and closed after the conference ended. As one attendee put it, “This is, by far, the most productive conference for connecting with other users and discovering new ways to take our Mediasite program to the next level. Reaching out to the web 2.0 community will foster even more fantastic dialogue because it will be open the conference to a wider audience. With the state of the economy, the virtual pass will allow our peers who can't be there in person stay on target with the new information being shared, and create an unparalleled networking opportunity."
B-to-B Social Media – Really! Paul Gillin (@pgillin) Author, The New Influencers Secrets of Social Media Marketing
Results Objectives: Create awareness for new mainframe value proposition Increase mainframe awareness with college students >250,000 views of first episode Blog traffic increased 25x Analyst, Press, Blogger coverage Screened at Chief Sales Officer summit, Price Waterhouse sales trainingand other venues
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Open Up "Your goal should be to have as many people as possible be public voices of the company. Scary? If you answered yes, you don't have the right people." Brian Kalma Director of User Experience, Zappos “It is the responsibility of corporate communications to support each employee’s capability and desire to be an honest, knowledgeable ambassador to customers, friends, shareowners and public officials.” --From The Authentic Enterprise: Relationships, Values And The Evolution Of Corporate Communications Arthur W. Page Society, Dec., 2007
Have Some Fun! OK Labs uses "social objects," or distinct icons, to create a memorable association. “It’s been a way for people to feel that they know the company before doing business with the company,” says Marti Konstant, VP of marketing
Communities: 360° of Value Needs Definition Peer Support Product lifecycle Viral Marketing Product Architecture Iterative Development Field Testing
LinkedIn for Business Active Groups… …and a Distinctive Approach to Company Profiles
The New Face of Media Spiceworks Community 800,000 registered users National user conference; multiple regional conferences Points system rewards participation without payments “What’s always amazed me is how much people are willing to give back.” Tabrez Syed, Director of Products, Spiceworks
Element14 Document and information exchange for electronics engineers Anyone can become a designated “expert” by delivering value More than 10,000 documents contributed and indexed in first six months
Publish Everywhere 44 million members 32 million members 300 million members 1 billion daily views 1 million daily visitors 6 million daily visitors 1.5 million daily visitors 10 million members 50 million members
CEO developing side business as automotive social media consultant
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