Two years ago I wrote a white paper regarding the value of reputation management (see below) and the connection points within social media, public relations, executive branding, and business impact. These elements tie together to form the foundation of reputation management: with the business impact (both risk and reward) driving the primary strategic direction of the idea.
After attending some amazing events this season and watching some truly exceptional minds bring a lot to the table, I wanted to share some of my own professional insights to help these talented individuals reach the next level.
One of the benefits of coming out of a Fortune 50 corporate background is the massive number of high-end trade shows and conferences I had the chance to attend, present, and exhibit at. I am privileged to have watched some truly talented sales/marketing teams plan, produce, and execute comprehensive event plans. We have to keep in mind that the fundamental basis for attending an event is to display your best… and have everyone on your team needs to be “game on.”
You have one chance to make a first impression,
and a lifetime of follow-up to make it real.
It is up to you to make an impact,
remind them who you are, and make the sale.
One of the biggest recommendations I can give to any entrepreneur is very simple: learn from other peoples mistakes.
In the world of forward thinking minds, one of the best places to learn is the Startup Deadpool (the place where some once great ideas now lay dead and are barely remembered.) Read more
Everyone who knows me realizes that I love numbers. To help everyone else in the enjoyment, I am giving my professional contacts a sneak peek preview of my 2009 third quarter metrics regarding top social media sites and audience demographics.
For purposes of demographic data, variables for such data points are incredibly intense and were primarily deferred to Google’s data repository of browser/site visitors and behavioral analysis. Google has the largest repository of such information and is statistically the most accurate. Additional metrics were pulled from dozens of other sources including Compete, Quantcast, Yahoo, MSN, Alexa and custom research. When outliers created skewed metrics, data was normalized using secondary and tertiary data sources. Read more
One of the reasons that my research is so intensive is that the very root element of business I appreciate most is reputation. Unfortunately (and fortunately) reputation affects every business element, crossing over dozens of different objectives and dealing with contamination from both personal and professional sources.
Needless to say, it is incredibly complex.
To help detail how many moving pieces it deals with, the following bullet list provides some of the typical classifications these elements fall into. Read more