Tag: social business
Business as usual isn’t going to cut it anymore. Not with the rise of Generation-C.
According to renowned thinker Brian Solis (love his work!), Gen-C individuals spend an inordinate amount of time online and live a large fraction of their lives accessing information and interacting with others on the Internet.
Can your business help others without expecting to be paid?
Most entrepreneurs will not think so. After all, businesses are created to make a profit by selling a product or a service to a customer.
Do you know that most TV ad viewers avert their eyes the moment a company’s brand appears?
“Caveat Venditor – Let the Seller Beware”
So proclaimed Doc Searls in The Intention Economy: When Customers Take Charge. Co-author of the legendary The Cluetrain Manifesto, Searls’ main thesis is that customers – like markets – should be free.
Courtesy of Freepik
Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day.
Teach him to fish, and he’ll eat for a lifetime.
Image courtesy of Lesgo LEGO Movie
Who are the rulers in the digital and social media age?
By now, you’ve probably heard that content is king. In the age of omnipresent 24/7 media served through ubiquitous smart devices, it is the currency which wins hearts, minds and wallets.
Courtesy of Edelman
As I’ve previously blogged about, the future of business is social.
In a world where we’re permanently thumbing our smartphones, swiping a tablet or typing on a notebook, it is impossible to ignore the significance of social channels in business. While everybody in a start-up can “go social” quite easily, how should medium to large organisations craft their policies, re-route their processes, re-build their structures or re-wire their systems?
In the age of the ubiquitous social web, business as usual is broken.
Empowered by social technologies like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, consumers are sharing their brand experiences – good, bad or ugly. They are no longer content to “grin their teeth and bear it”. In such an environment, companies can ill afford to bury their heads in the “mass marketing” sand.
What should we then do in this avalanche of channels, content creators and communities?
“I have become a number… And if you are even slightly active on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, you have become a number too…”
So begins Return on Influence – The Revolutionary Power of Klout, Social Scoring, and Influence Marketing, a slim volume delving into the world of social scoring.
Are you working in a social media savvy organisation? Which social networks do you use in your daily working lives?
With social media becoming omnipresent in everybody’s lives, it is timely for companies to consider how they can transform themselves into “social organisations”.
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