Return on Investment is one of the most hotly debated aspects of communication and especially social media measurement. But like any other department, social media demands resources. While it makes sense to measure soft numbers like social media’s impact on awareness, knowledge, interest, relevance, relationship, intent to purchase and more, it is also important to calculate true return on investment. There is a lot of talk about how companies and individuals can measure the return on investment of these channels, but very few have set up a system to regularly connect sales to social media activity. read more...
Social Media Breakfast Houston
The Social Media Breakfast Houston is a grass-roots organization of professionals in the greater Houston area who meet monthly, on the second Friday at 8:30am, to discuss social media and its application to business. Currently we are meeting online. You can find more information about upcoming events on our Facebook Page.
Search our past events with keywords, we have probably answered your questions about social media. You can immediately jump to the parts of the videos that answer your questions.
From its first meeting in May 2009, where about 25 people attended, to its nearly 100 attendees today. It has grown as a truly collaborative community effort. It is part of a larger movement of similar social media breakfasts, which can now be found in 40 cities around the world.
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In the face of many changes in how Facebook serves content to its users over the past year, page managers have often been at a loss to maintain connection with their fans. Facebook wants to convert many of these pages over to paying customers by making it harder to reach hard won fans by limiting content from pages in users news feeds. If you aren’t putting as much effort into your owned channels you should consider diverting some of your resources, but I digress. At the same time as Facebook has made it harder to read more...
The Social Media Breakfast of Houston has entered into a partnership with Houston Media Source, a non-profit organization that provides public access cable television programming to Houston. I have had a soft spot for public access television since college when we used the Fairfax Virginia public access television station to learn our way around a television studio in my studies at George Mason University. We were read more...
Business to Business, or B2B Social Media Marketing, may not seem as straight forward as other types of social media engagement. You may wonder how successful social media can be for a product which isn’t all that compelling? However, social media is being adopted by many companies who have less-than-sexy products. Look at industrial companies like Caterpillar, lawyers like eMediaLaw blogger Travis Crabtree read more...
Building a community is not an easy task, but it is one that many people are working to do every day, both online and off. No one person or organization can "own" a community, but they can be an important part of one and contribute to its success. The Houston Social Media Breakfast meets monthly and is completely free. People buy their own breakfast off of a special menu. There are about 100 people who attend each breakfast, which is capacity for the restaurant. Here are five lessons we have learned over the past four years as we have built a vibrant social media community in Houston, Texas.
- Don’t Be Afraid to Reach Out When I read more...