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A Field Guide for Digital Program Managers

A few years ago, Que (a division of Pearson Publishing) reached out to me about writing a book on Social Media ROI (Return On Investment). Early on in the project, it became clear to me that the book needed to be about more than ROI. Before we could even talk about measuring anything, the con ...
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What just happened in Indiana?If you haven't heard what happened in Indiana this past week, here is a brief recap: a "religious freedom" bill that allows businesses to refuse service to customers for "religious" reasons was signed into law by Indiana governor Mike Pence. The s ...
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The CMO and the cloud – Part 5

Acknowledging the CMO's existential crisisEvery year, half a dozen industry reports come out with data (insights) that touch on both the state of marketing today according to thousands of CMOs, and where these same CMOs expect to be a year from now. They touch on various areas of focus, shi ...
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Before we begin...If you missed the first three parts of this series, here is how you can get caught up:Part 1 Part 2Part 3Quick recap:1. Social Media channels, when used for business purposes, are not exclusively marketing channels (and shouldn't be "owned" by Marketing or Digital Marketin ...
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In Part 1, we talked about the importance of looking not only at customer acquisition but also customer development and customer retention. One of the main reasons for this is that since it costs 6x more to replace a customer than to keep one around for another year, a significant piece of your busi ...
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Let's start at the beginning.For the next few minutes, I want you to forget everything you have ever been told about social media and social media marketing. I want you to forget about the importance of likes and followers and shares and whatever other social media metrics "social media exper ...
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While in Charlotte, NC last week, I spent a little time in the Marketing Squadcast studio with Nathan Richie and Brandon Uttley. We talked about a lot of things, but what you might find most useful touched on: - The difference between Social Media (Marketing) and Social Business. - The need for rea ...
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