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6 obstacles that prevent social business ROI

If you are in a larger business, I hope this article gives insight to why there are certain broken processes at both the organizational and market level.

It talks about the fundamental flaws that inhibit organizations from utilizing talent that can do amazing things for your organization.

It can be a little bit like space exploration

If we gauged the NASA program by the number of successful launches we’ve had,

the metric would be not only meaningless, but fundamentally broken.

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Social Media Infographics – Social Media Salaries

As someone who has helped many companies figure out ‘where they are’ in relation to social media, I am constantly talking to executive teams who haven’t figured out exactly where social media begins and other business functions stop.

This always causes a problem in the hiring and expectations phase.

The following social media infographic helps shed some light on the situation regarding salaries and social media, but  it doesn’t address the factual business components of how social media builds out into a supportive team framework that ties holistically into other business silos. Read more

Employee Social Media, three hurdles to overcome

You want to take advantage of all the new forms of employee social media. You want your staff to be motivated to create results that work for you.
But first you have to overcome a few internal challenges… the main problems of employee social media are not centered around the platforms or the technology, but the motivation and education of the employee base.

Employee Social Media ITEM #1

Your communications policy.
To be clear, this is not the policy your company has had for the past five years. Read more

Online Privacy, Reputation and Identity

The topic of online privacy and how you are represented by digital information has been accelerating over the past few years. In the past six months we have seen a sudden increase in speed as companies on all sides struggle to compete for consumer dollars.

This can be seen in a variety of instances, but mainly in the amount of news coverage it is receiving. Knowing how to identify individuals through online data footprints and having the insight into how they behaviorally act on social networking sites begins looking more and more like Pandora’s Box. You can read about my previous thoughts on reputation management and online privacy or delve into the facts of how online background checks are mixtures of digital espionage and public information.

The sad part of this story is that this business has been around for years… and there are many more invasive technologies being created and utilized by digital companies than you can shake a stick at.

The recent investigative report by the Wall Street Journal on “What They Know” Read more

The digital cookie jar- ethics, liability, legality meet reputation

One of the things that sets my team apart is our ability to dig up remarkably obscure information and use our insight to connect it to other digital resources. Sometimes these resources connect to obvious online repositories (Google, Twitter, Facebook, Yelp), while at other times it connects to second and third tier data (home sales, political contributions, census data, employee lists.)

The most interesting part of our work is between the connection of digital information and real world information that has often been ignored for months, years or even decades. New strategic and tactical information allows us to redesign business models and locate areas of efficiency, risk and opportunity (sample connection points for digital and real world data include human resources, stock changes, executive communication, employee management, customer care, fulfillment, sales, etc.) Read more