Tag Archives: campaign

4 Ways to Measure Social Media ROI with Gremln

Now that 2012 is just about over, I can officially state, with all appropriate certainty, that the social media question I heard the most often this year was, “How do I determine social media ROI?” The main reason returns on social strategies are so important, of course, is that success (or the lack thereof) almost […]

Social Media MERIT: 5 ways to justify social to the CEO

Although social networks are free to join and use, there’s a real cost involved in social media marketing and communications. Network training, graphic design, employee payroll, analytic tools, content creation, and product giveaways are just some of the typical expenses that often come with the territory. Because of these “secondary expenses,” many managers, directors, CEOs, […]

5 Steps to Social Media Self-Regulation

Pharmaceutical companies have a fairly unique problem when it comes to social media. Like financial services companies (insurance agencies, banks, investment firms, etc.), pharmaceutical firms have to follow strict compliance guidelines in their social messages, or else risk punishment from regulatory bodies. Unlike the financial services industry, though, Big Pharmaceutical doesn’t have a set list […]

Exploring Collections: Facebook is testing a big new e-commerce feature for businesses

Facebook has built itself a pretty great set of offerings for businesses that want to use the social network to promote their products and services. Companies can have their own Pages, they can generate social shares, they can encourage engagement through liking, commenting, and tagging, they can purchase Facebook ads, and they can pay a […]

Trick-or-Treating Your Way to Marketing Success

Think way back to your early career as a professional Trick-or-Treater. If you were anything like me, you had a pretty good lay of the neighborhood when it came to the houses that gave the best candy. The big Georgian two blocks over was the first stop, because they gave the full-size candy bars, and […]

A Quick Guide to the October 3rd Presidential Debate

The first 2012 presidential debate will be held tonight! Here’s all the info you need to be the best debate watcher you can be: The Basics The debate, which will be held at University of Denver, will be moderated by Jim Lehrer, Host of NewsHour on PBS. It begins at 9:00 EST and will be […]

When the Candidates Speak: Part 1 of a study in social media politics

Election Day is getting closer and closer, and both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are going full steam ahead with their presidential campaigns. Odds are, you’re seeing evidence of the election everywhere; stories on the news, ads during prime time, signs in your neighbor’s yard, and, yes, posts popping up on your social networks. Social […]

Welcome to the Club: Creating a social brand ambassadors club can give your marketing a boost

Marketing is a tricky job. You spend hours upon hours pouring your heart and imagination into the most creative and effective ways to showcase your company’s product, all within the confines of your job, usually within the much more physical confines of your office. What you do at your desk has a direct impact on […]

To Schedule, or Not to Schedule? Finding a balance between scheduled and spontaneous social media marketing

One of Gremln’s most popular features is the message scheduler, which lets you set up your social media messages to post at a designated point in the future. The reason for its popularity is simple; time is an incredibly important (and finite) resource, and the more of it you can save, the better. We’ve heard […]

Overcoming Social Media Fear: 5 Steps to a Braver Brand

Earlier this year, the CFO for Francesca’s Holdings, a retail clothing company, tweeted, “Board meeting.Good numbers=Happy Board,” and in doing so violated SEC regulations regarding fair disclosure. He was fired on the next business day. In March of 2011, a social media representative at New Media Strategies, a social media marketing agency, who was handling […]