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Why Social CRM is Worth the Investment

By: Guest Blogger 4/19/2013 10:05 AM

CRM (Customer Relationship Management) solutions are something most customer service representatives, account managers, sales and businesses in general are familiar with. There are a wide number of systems out there for companies and business buyers to choose from. What some businesses are beginning to see is the impact of social networks on all these areas of their business. Social CRM indirectly invites the customer into the planning and feedback conversations so that they have some say in the experience. Social CRM software, or incorporating social activity into your current CRM solution, is a worthwhile investment and should be included in your online marketing efforts and analysis.

Roolosophy, Social Network Scout, Social Networking

Capture your customers, don't CAPTCHA them

By: Karl Mamer 3/5/2013 1:10 PM

Take a step back. What ARE you protecting? The Crown Jewels? Then crank up the CAPTCHA. A random spam comment showing up once a week on your company blog? If you're running a company blog, you're going to want to be vigilant anyway. Cleaning up some spam isn't that onerous of a job. You can also make your blog comments requiring approval before posting. The danger in this approach is the honest blog commenter is robbed of the instant gratification of seeing his/her words posted immediately. If you're trying to nurture engagement, it's a good way to snuff it out.

Lead Generation, Social Networking

Blog or microblog?

By: Karl Mamer 2/11/2013 1:28 PM

The stats are pretty hard to deny. Blogging leads to more traffic and more leads. If you blog on at least a weekly basis, you can double the number of leads. With so much buzz about Twitter and Facebook, blogging seems downright old school. Social networking has not replaced blogging, any more so than cardio exercises replace strength training. They work very different aspects.

Lead Generation, Social Networking

Hash it out

By: Karl Mamer 1/18/2013 1:39 PM

Most of us are familiar with hashtags on Twitter. Maybe there's a chance you found this blog post from the #scrm hashtag I used in my Tweet about it. On Twitter hashtags are a way of creating ad-hoc communities or discussions organized around a certain topic, like social CRM. Or the NHL. Or some political movement. Need a quick and dirty idea how sentiments are trending on a certain topic? Follow the hashtag.

Lead Generation, Social Media, Social Networking

Social Networks getting less social and less networky

By: Karl Mamer 12/14/2012 11:09 AM

This past summer Twitter sent an ominous message about changes to its API. Twitter signaled the days of open access are over and walls are going up around it's garden. And then just this week, Twitter stopped playing nice with Instagram (owned by Facebook), the social image sharing app. As I noted in a previous blog post, using Instagram over Twitter is a brilliant way for small business to get the emotional content of its brand right.

Social Media, Social Network Scout, Social Networking

Power up your Twitter profile page for more followers

By: Karl Mamer 12/7/2012 8:59 AM

You want people to follow you. The best way to get someone to follow you is to follow them first. Or re-tweet or favorite something they've tweeted. Or do all three. I've said it before here in the Roo blog but let me repeat: sometimes the best way for people to think you're interesting is if you find them interesting first. Following, re-tweeting, and favoriting tweets is one way to signal such interest. But that's only step one. People do not spend much time deciding who to follow back. There's a considerable body of research in both traditional marketing and online marketing about the very, very small window of opportunity you have to get someone's attention.

Lead Generation, Social Media, Social Networking, Tips