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2014: The Year of the Social Leader
+ Branding f...
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S T R A T E G Y
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Agenda
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The Shift
Social Employee
Social Leaders
Success Stories
Activation Plan
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What you will learn over the next
40 minutes . . .
• What is a Social Business?
• What is a Social Employee?
• What are ...
The Shift
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The New Normal: The world is social
 Brands no ...
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• Build clear sense of brand
identity (e.g. mission,
vision & values)
• Focus on building a social
culture to foster
tec...
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What is
Social Business and
why is it important?
External
Communications
Internal
Communications
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Source: IBM
What has the most surface area?
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Social
Employee
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• 14% of people trust advertising
• 78% of people trust recommendations from
their peers
• W-O-M is 10X more powerful than...
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fake
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authentic
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 Empowered Change
Agent
 Highly-Skilled in
Social Media
 Engaged
 Integration: Personal &
Professional
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COMPANY'S CEO COMPAN...
World Class Companies are branding from inside out…
…empowering their employees to be social.
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“The Social Employee Revolution
will succeed because it is a
win/win”
Cheryl Burgess, Author of The Social Employee, CEO o...
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Source: Tom Peters,
@Tom_Peters –
“The Brand Called
You”
Fast Company
• More authentic
branding
• Retain high-value
emp...
Social
Leaders
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3
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5
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The Social Business Ecosystem
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• Fuels Social Employee
• Mission – Vision -- Values
• Selling the “why” internally
and externally
• Become the brand chie...
TODAY, the Social Executive performs a dual role:
Coach and Player
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82% respondents in a 2012
Brandfog survey were
more likely to trust a brand
whose executives were
involved in social media...
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rights reserved.
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As you create your social business,
start at your ...
Success
Stories
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2
3
4
5
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What are companies
doing now to empower
their s...
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Success Stories
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Successful Companies are Training
Armies of Social Employees
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• Educate IBMers of social initiatives
• Empower employees to engage in social
• Provide employees with the tools they ...
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IBM “Magna Carta” Moment
• Invited employees to become coauthors of
the company’s social media policy
–http://www.ibm.c...
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IBM Key Learning’s
• Align brand values with employee values
• Think long-term & build to last
• Employees are the voic...
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Cisco Goals
• Increase collaboration & engageme...
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Source: The Social Employee
(McGraw-Hill, 2013)
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Cisco Key Learning’s
• Executives led the charg...
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• Help inform employee
social engagement
• Empower employees
to act independently
• Align with the
company’s values
Ado...
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“Give employees guardrails and
they’ll be fearless.”
-- Mark Burgess
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MapSocial KPIstoBusinessObjective
Business
Objective...
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Southwest Airlines
The Social Southwest Culture
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• Achieve 100% employee adoption of
social media (< 200 employees)
• Create a real-time case study of the
process throu...
Domo Social Breakdown
Source:
The Social Employee, (McGraw-Hill 2013)
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Activation
Plan
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2
3
4
5
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“Social employees are already in
your organization, ready to unleash
their talents in the digital bazaar.”
©2014 Blue Focu...
Listen
1
2
Develop
3
Train
4
Deploy
5
Measure
Social Employee Pilot Activation Plan
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Join The
@SocialEmployee
Revolution
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Cheryl Burgess, Mark Burgess - 2014, The Year of the Social Executive – Branding from the Inside Out

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Today, it isn’t enough for the social executive to send in the plays from the sidelines – although providing direction and mission/vision/values to the organization is essential. The social executive needs to be a player as well. So, the analogy of player-coach comes into view. True social executives are players. They lead by example. They are active in social media from tweeting, to blogging to LinkedIn, and more – based on their particular interests and comfort zone. These social leaders are the managers of the future. Their use of social media tools is visible to their social employees, customers and prospects, as they build a culture of engaged, dedicated social employees.

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  1. 1. ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. 1 2014: The Year of the Social Leader + Branding from the Inside Out Cheryl Burgess MarkBurgess @mnburgess@ckburgess ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. July 2, 2014
  2. 2. 2 S T R A T E G Y ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. Agenda 1 2 3 4 5 The Shift Social Employee Social Leaders Success Stories Activation Plan ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. 3
  4. 4. 4 What you will learn over the next 40 minutes . . . • What is a Social Business? • What is a Social Employee? • What are the benefits for the employee & company? • What is a Social Leader? • What are leading brands (large and small) doing now to leverage social employees? • What do you need to do NOW to benefit? ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. The Shift 1 2 3 4 5 5©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. 6©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. 7 The New Normal: The world is social  Brands no longer have complete control  The biggest risk is not taking one
  8. 8. 8 • Build clear sense of brand identity (e.g. mission, vision & values) • Focus on building a social culture to foster technology adoption • Construct a collaborative mindset Adapting to the New Normal ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  9. 9. ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. 9 What is Social Business and why is it important?
  10. 10. External Communications Internal Communications 10©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  11. 11. Source: IBM What has the most surface area? 11©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  12. 12. Social Employee 1 2 3 4 5 12 ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  13. 13. • 14% of people trust advertising • 78% of people trust recommendations from their peers • W-O-M is 10X more powerful than traditional advertising 13 Sources: E. Qualman, eMarketer ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. Where does Trust come from?
  14. 14. 14 fake ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  15. 15. 15 authentic ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  16. 16. 16  Empowered Change Agent  Highly-Skilled in Social Media  Engaged  Integration: Personal & Professional ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. What is a Social Employee?
  17. 17. 21% 32% 31% 32% 24% 30% 27%26% 30% 17% 27% 31% 23%22% 25% 15% 21% 21% 25% 23% 21% 12% 13% 19% 14% 16% COMPANY'S CEO COMPANY'S EMPLOYEE ACTIVISTCONSUMER ACADEMIC MEDIASPOKESPERSON 37% 34% 36% Q197-201(Global Summary). We would now like you to think about different types of information you may read, see or hear about a company. For each topic, please 18 select which person you trust MOST to provide you with credible and honest information about a company. General Publics, 27-country global total. ACOMPANYEMPLOYEEISTHEMOSTTRUSTEDSPOKESPERSONTOPROVIDECREDIBLE ANDHONESTINFORMATION MOSTTRUSTEDINFLUENCERTOCOMMUNICATEEACHTOPIC- INFLUENCERMESSAGEMAPPING INTEGRITY PURPOSE OPERATIONSPRODUCTS & SERVICES ENGAGEMENT TOTALS 17 50%
  18. 18. World Class Companies are branding from inside out… …empowering their employees to be social. 18©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  19. 19. 19©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  20. 20. “The Social Employee Revolution will succeed because it is a win/win” Cheryl Burgess, Author of The Social Employee, CEO of Blue Focus Marketing® 20©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  21. 21. 21 Source: Tom Peters, @Tom_Peters – “The Brand Called You” Fast Company • More authentic branding • Retain high-value employees • Increase leads & sales • Build your personal brand • Earn rewards & recognition • Employability WIN WIN ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  22. 22. Social Leaders 1 2 3 4 5 22©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  23. 23. The Social Business Ecosystem 23©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  24. 24. • Fuels Social Employee • Mission – Vision -- Values • Selling the “why” internally and externally • Become the brand chief storyteller • Humanize the brand 24©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  25. 25. TODAY, the Social Executive performs a dual role: Coach and Player ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  26. 26. 82% respondents in a 2012 Brandfog survey were more likely to trust a brand whose executives were involved in social media. IBM’s 2012 Study of more than 1,700 chief executive officers 26©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  27. 27. ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  28. 28. ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. 28
  29. 29. ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. As you create your social business, start at your executive floor.
  30. 30. Success Stories 1 2 3 4 5 30 ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  31. 31. ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. 31 What are companies doing now to empower their social employees?
  32. 32. 32 Success Stories ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  33. 33. Successful Companies are Training Armies of Social Employees 33©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  34. 34. 34 • Educate IBMers of social initiatives • Empower employees to engage in social • Provide employees with the tools they need to be successful IBM Goals ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. Source: The Social Employee, (McGraw-Hill 2013)
  35. 35. 35 IBM “Magna Carta” Moment • Invited employees to become coauthors of the company’s social media policy –http://www.ibm.com/blogs/zz/en/guideline s.html • IBMers treat it “like their Magna Carta” ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. Source: The Social Employee, (McGraw-Hill 2013)
  36. 36. 36 IBM Key Learning’s • Align brand values with employee values • Think long-term & build to last • Employees are the voice of the brand • Recognition is a powerful motivator ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. Source: The Social Employee, (McGraw-Hill 2013)
  37. 37. ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. 37 Cisco Goals • Increase collaboration & engagement to break down communication gaps • Empower employees to engage authentically • Transform employees into advocates Source: The Social Employee, (McGraw-Hill 2013)
  38. 38. 38 Source: The Social Employee (McGraw-Hill, 2013) ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  39. 39. ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. 39 Cisco Key Learning’s • Executives led the charge toward becoming a social business • Answer “why” first -- Purpose drives motivation • Measure employee buy-in Source: The Social Employee, (McGraw-Hill 2013)
  40. 40. 40 • Help inform employee social engagement • Empower employees to act independently • Align with the company’s values Adobe Center of Excellence ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. Source: The Social Employee, (McGraw-Hill 2013)
  41. 41. 41 “Give employees guardrails and they’ll be fearless.” -- Mark Burgess ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  42. 42. ©2014AdobeSystemsIncorporated. All RightsReserved. AdobeCon fdential. MapSocial KPIstoBusinessObjective Business Objective KPI 1 KPI 2 KPI 3 KPI 4 KPI 5 Awareness Social Community Growth ShareofInf uencers’ voice Volumeofconversations andreach Ratioofpositive,negative andneutral sentiment Traffictoproduct pages Engagement Percent ofcommunity interactingwithcontent Interactionsperfollower Content viralityand velocity “Likes”,re-tweets,shares, mentions,etc. Campaign#hashtag use LeadGeneration Cost perleadfromsocial channels Social media’sassist in thepurchasepath Qualifedsalesleadsfrom social Reachwithintarget audience #ofwhitepaper downloads DemandGen/ Conversion Direct at ribution- revenueandtrial downloadsthrough trackedlinks Cost peracquisition Conversionratesand averageordervaluefrom social channels Revenueat ributionfor keyinf uencers On-siteproduct reviewsinf uenceon conversionrates CustomerSupport Cost savings(call def ection) Avg.timetoissue resolution Changeinsentiment aroundsupport issue Numberofissues resolved Issueresolutionrate peragent Advocacy Numberofactive advocates Shareofinf uence Percent ofbrand communicationdrivenby advocates Inf uencescoreand reachofadvocates Revenueat ributable toadvocates Product Innovation Numberofproduct ideassubmit ed Numberofideas includedinproduct development Numberofbugsreported andfxed Sizeofcommunity providingproduct feedback Engagement ratesin product forums Adobe - Map Social KPIs to Business Objective ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.Source: Adobe
  43. 43. 43 Southwest Airlines The Social Southwest Culture ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. Source: The Social Employee, (McGraw-Hill 2013)
  44. 44. 44 • Achieve 100% employee adoption of social media (< 200 employees) • Create a real-time case study of the process through a program called the #domosocial experiment. • Measure a prospective recruit’s “Social IQ” as a prerequisite of employment. Domo Goals ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. Source: The Social Employee, (McGraw-Hill 2013)
  45. 45. Domo Social Breakdown Source: The Social Employee, (McGraw-Hill 2013) 45©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  46. 46. Activation Plan 1 2 3 4 5 46©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  47. 47. “Social employees are already in your organization, ready to unleash their talents in the digital bazaar.” ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. 47
  48. 48. Listen 1 2 Develop 3 Train 4 Deploy 5 Measure Social Employee Pilot Activation Plan 48©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  49. 49. Join The @SocialEmployee Revolution 49©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.
  50. 50. 50 mburgess@bluefocusmarketing.com cburgess@bluefocusmarketing.com @ckburgess @mnburgess www.linkedin.com/in/cherylburgess/ www.bluefocusmarketing.com/blog www.linkedin.markburgess11/ www.bluefocusmarketing.com @BlueFocus@SocialEmployee ©2014 Blue Focus Marketing® Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.

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