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Measure This!


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Common-sense tools for measuring both traditional and social media effectiveness. By Alice H Brink and Kami Watson Huyse to IABC Houston, 24 February 2011.

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Measure This!

  1. 1. Measure This!Alice H. Brink, ABC, APR Kami Watson Huyse, APR @alicepr @kamichat
  2. 2. About Us
  3. 3. A quick poll
  4. 4. what will you find out?
  5. 5. A cautionary story
  6. 6. A success storyCampaign:•Online Campaign Only•Influencer OutreachMeasurement:•Impressions•SurveyResults:•Cost per impression•Television: $1•Social Media: $.22•ROI$2.6 million in revenue
  7. 7. What Measurement Can Do
  8. 8. What Measurement Can Do
  9. 9. What Measurement Can Do
  10. 10. Diagnose, Prioritize and Evaluate
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  12. 12. April – July 2010
  13. 13. August- November 2010
  14. 14. Analytics Tell Stories
  15. 15. Where Measurement Startspecific easurablettainableesults-Orientedime Bound
  16. 16. Example: Event PlanningObjective:Increase registration for this year’s conference Objective:By prior to the event, over will have registered using the “friends ofonline influencer” and we will be ahead of usual registration numbers.
  17. 17. Calculating ROITicket price $150 x100 $15,000 -$1,000 staff time and outreach
  18. 18. A reality story
  19. 19. Objective: Raise profile and image of Shell as a trusted leaderPROPRIETARY DATA REMOVED FOR PUBLICATION
  20. 20. Ask…1. Why? 2. Why? 3. Why? What is the root objective? 4. Why? 5. Why? Photo Credit:
  21. 21. Measure along the continuum Are they informed? Do they feel valued? Are they performing? Bottom line impact? The closer to the bottom, the more value in measuring
  22. 22. Step 1: What to measure• Attention• Attitudes• Actions
  23. 23. AttentionWhat will they know?What will they understand?What will they be able to describe if asked?
  24. 24. AttitudesHow will they feel?What will they believe?Who will they trust?
  25. 25. ActionsWhat will they do?What will they buy?What will they support?What will they stop or avoid doing?
  26. 26. • YouIn? Holiday Giving Campaign• Brand Values: to be fun, human, relevant and personal• Amplify the good works of individuals, 600 million• Linked to CSR effort, “How Good Grows”• Average people doing extraordinary things
  27. 27. The Campaign• Seeded: $100 to 300 influencers ($30,000)• Used to perform random acts of kindness• Report these acts of kindness in their social networks and to• Call to action was the tag, You In?• The You In? reports were added to a Yahoo map• Yahoo amplified best stories
  28. 28. • Attention: 2,200 mainstream media reports; 1,700 radio mentions; and 200 positive mentions on blog• Coverage trumped mentions received by a co-current multimillion ad campaign• Yahoo Status Update: 320,000 status updates from 18 countries, an increase of 30 percent, month-to-month.• One million brand impressions for partners Network for Good, Global Giving and Donors Choose• Resulted in more than $20,000 in donations for nonprofit organizations• They repeated the campaign this year, changing the call to action to “Your Turn!”
  29. 29. Step 2: How to Measure• Decide what is important to measure (KPIs)• Use your SMART objectives as a guide• Remember to segment measurement: Attention, Attitudes, Action• Pick appropriate tools• Set up your dashboard• Be consistent
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  31. 31. Measurement is a comparative tool*• Benchmark against – Competitors – Your own past performance – External standard *Credit to Katie Paine, Measuring Public Relationships, for this and other key points
  32. 32. Where not to skimp on surveysBaseline dataQuestion designPre-testIf statistical accuracy is critical
  33. 33. Teasing out the causal relationship How do you sort out the effect of your communication in a cluttered environment? Photo Credit: crunchyfootsteps/4500698439 /
  34. 34. The control caseSet up a control situation – Audience segmentation – Timing segmentation – Message segmentation – A/B Testing
  35. 35. Isolating variables• Market mix modeling• Pull out variables• Compare over time• Spreadsheet Aerobics
  36. 36. Step 3: What to do with results1 Diagnose 2 Prioritize 3 Evaluate• Diagnose: Adjust communications, get better• Prioritize: Build into planning, make decisions• Evaluate: Demonstrate ROI, Value
  37. 37. Questions? @kamichat