Archive for Social Media

LinkedIn has changed its Profile template

LinkedIn Finally Gets Your Profile Right

LinkedIn is my primary social network and, having just celebrated its 15th birthday, has finally gotten the design of member Profiles right.

Over time I haven’t been happy with several of LinkedIn’s changes, especially when a few years ago they decided to hide your contact information. They eventually undid that gaff by moving it in small type to the right of your Profile. But the new Profile design gets my thumbs up  Read More→

Sales declining on social media

Has Social Media Lost its Allure for Business?

If social media was a person, it would be about 15 years old – still an immature teenager, not even close to reaching its potential. Facebook officially launched in 2006 and would still be in grade school, trying to figure out what it wants to be.

Just when you thought you had figured out how to make money on social, you get the rug pulled out from under you as the youngster changes the rules on you. Read More→

Fortune 500 use of blogs 2017

When Is a Blog No Longer a Blog?

Blogs are staging a comeback among the largest companies, according to the latest study of Fortune 500 social media usage. In its annual review, UMass-Dartmouth found that blog usage by the F500 has doubled in just two years to 42% from a low of 21% in 2015.

What constitutes a blog, has changed, though, and not necessarily for the better. It’s also troubling to find that more companies are closing off comments, thus eliminating an important channel for engagement with customers and prospects. Read More→

Inc. 500 ROI

Inc. 500’s Social Media Conundrum: is the ROI There?

Despite its growing adoption by the Inc. 500, social media still confounds companies that are struggling to determine whether the ROI is worth their investment of time and money.

When asked to indicate their concerns about social media, respondents said their biggest worry is return on investment (59%) a 23% jump from last year, according to the University of Massachusetts’s Social Media and the 2016 Inc. 500 study.

This annual study by the school’s Center for Marketing Research analyzes and evaluates social media usage among the fastest growing small companies. Read More→