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How to Calculate the Return on Your Social Media Marketing Investment

As marketers and social media platforms mature, we’re discoving a lot more about the upside and downside of investing in social media. You’ll see that I’m often critical of the expectations set by social media consultants – but that doesn’t mean I’m critical of social media. I save tons of time and effort sharing wisdom with peers and conversing with brands online. I have no doubt that my time spent on social media has been an incredible investment for my company, my publication, and my career. The issue is a matter of both expectations and

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The Top 5 Reasons Brands Struggle to Quantify Social ROI

We shared an incredible infographic that details how a business can measure their social media return on investment. Measuring ROI on social media isn’t without its challenges, though. In fact, the lack of the ability to measure the impact of social media has – unfortunately – led to many companies abandoning social media altogether. Is Your Social Media Marketing Effective? Measuring the return on investment (ROI) for social media efforts has been a contentious topic with marketers. More businesses than ever are devoting an increasing number of resources to social media marketing, yet many still

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Statistics on How Travelers Utilize Social Media Before, During, and After a Vacation

Consumers are increasingly utilizing social media platforms and smartphones when searching for trip inspiration, but they’re also incorporating these tools during the planning and booking stages. So, what do travel marketers need to know when it comes to vacationers and their social media habits? Well, and travel gets mentioned more on social media than Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, and Tayler Swift combined! That means that vacation destinations need to really be more aggressive in building advocacy and finding influencers if they wish to attract more people to their travel destination. Mobile is also playing a

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Are You Really A Social Media Consultant?

Last night I had the incredible opportunity to go to both meet and listen to three-time Indianapolis 500 winner, Helio Castroneves. I was the guest of co-host and performance coach David Gorsage, who asked if I would provide social media updates throughout the event. As I organized hashtags, followed sponsors, and got to know the VIPs in the room, one racing professional quietly leaned in and asked: Are you really a social media consultant? The manner in which he asked it caught me off-guard… as if he were asking, is that really a thing? Worse

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