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You’ve Created a Social Media Campaign — Now What? Measuring the success of social media
Who is Really Using Social Media? As of February 2012, 66% of online adults use social networking sites. 83% of people between the ages of 18-29 use social media 70% of people between the ages of 30-49 51% of people between the ages of 50-64 33% of people 65+ 95% of all teens ages 12-17 are now online and 80% of those online teens are users of social media sites Household income of adults using social media: Less than $30,000 – 71% $30,000 - $49,999 – 69% $50,000 - $74,999 – 60% $75,000+ – 69% 43% of all adult internet users were on a social media site yesterday
Marketing Charts Survey Results 100% of the US respondents reported using a form of social media- 95% used Facebook and 62% used Twitter 78% of the US respondents reported that posts businesses they follow on social media have had a moderate to highly influential effect on their purchase decisions 81% said that their friends’ posts influence their decisions 60% of the US respondents gather information or opinions about businesses from friends posts on social media sites 76% of US respondents regularly like the Facebook page of businesses 79% do so to take advantage of discounts and other incentives 70% followed by seeing details on sales and events Of the 76% that regularly like Facebook pages, 46% indicated that they also followed those businesses on Twitter
Brand Focused vs Social Media Focused Brand Focused VS Social Media Focused Brands telling their story Joining a conversation Carefully defined and controlled Consumers defining your brand Being perfect Being genuine
Brand Focused vs Social Media Focused “Yes, it generated 2 MM impressions, 400 leads and 50 sales, but it has the wrong color blue in the logo.”
Implementing Social Media Campaigns Successfully
Clear Goals Can’t measure “more buzz” Define measurable metrics – 16 media placements, 40 relevant links, increase sales 12% Take baseline metrics before campaign starts SEO metrics, Social Media metrics Break metrics down into quantifiable goals Mentions in blogs, social networks, links to the site… You can quantify metrics
Determine the Hook Set goals before determining the “hook” Questionnaire to determine need – What gets the participants excited Examples: Free sample, white paper, video, online calculator/application, stunt
Determine Distribution Plan Earn your way into distribution Avoid word “Free” Look for specialized networks or “celebrity” bloggers that don’t often get pitched Rate the value of each participant and determine the pitch
Approaches toMeasuring ROI for Social Media Campaigns
The David Meerman Scott Approach What is the ROI of putting your pants on?
The Webbed Marketing Scorecard Tracks “micro goals” that funnel into strategic goals In bound links, blog mentions, presence on social networks, traffic numbers, web mentions and other measurable metrics funnel into strategic goals Provide real evidence of measurable improvement Provide direction on where to focus efforts
Spiderfly Marketing Communications & Customer Service: How do I identify individual influencers and also aggregate volume, demographics, tonality and velocity of social media? Internet Marketing Team: How do I diagnose key social media and search metrics for my website and my competitors’ sites? Public Relations: What is my real time blogger buzz, and how does that benchmark against my historical performance and competitors? CEO: Just give me one number!
Take Aways Listening is more important than talking Don’t think about numbers for the sake of numbers, correlate numbers to business objectives Influence the influencers Join the conversation; remember it’s a dialogue, not a monologue!
Bill Balderaz Fathom Columbusbbalderaz@fathomdelivers.com www.fathomdelivers.com @bbalderaz