Marketers are looking for a way to make the customer’s online experience better. Kerry Bodine, principal analyst of Forrester gets just how to do that. She explores how user-centered design processes, design-centric corporate cultures, and organizational structure contribute to the creation and sustainability of superior customer experiences. Marketing Voices spoke to Kerry at the Forrester Marketing Forum in early April about her perspective.
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Groundswell guides companies to a winning perspective on social media and marketing. The co-authors Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff spoke with Marketing Voices about some of the companies they think are getting it right. (It’s worth hearing what they have to say about Ernst & Young, for example.).
Most of the time online interaction goes well for companies. Transparency is becoming more accepted and problems are rare. But what does a company or person do if they are attacked? Marketing Voices talks to Denise Shiffman, author of The Age of Engage and founder of Venture Essentials about what a company’s strategy should be if negative attacks happen.
Adam Metz, partner with theMIX, a firm that blends social Web strategy, business development and PR spoke to Marketing Voices when he was still with LaunchSquad. They talked about how to most effectively assess a company’s “social media position” and what tools are being used most frequently in his client’s work today. See his blog at metzmash.com.
Emmanuel Brown knows how to engage his customers. As director for digital and content for Nike’s Jordan brand, he knows his customers inside-and-out and has been widely successful launching innovative, digitally-driven programs such as Jordan Breakfast Club. Talking to him at the Forrester Marketing Forum in Los Angeles, Jennifer Jones hears how he implemented these programs.
There are no established practices for setting up social media within most corporations. Those are the findings of Comrade Managing Partner Thelton McMillian in an exclusive study conducted for Marketing Voices. In this podcast, McMillian speaks with Jennifer Jones about the study, which is based on conversations with corporate marketing professionals, and found also that the public relations role is most likely to best understand the viral aspects of social media.
Comrade is a full-service boutique marketing agency based in Canada, specializing in discovering and reporting on the latest trends in social media strategy and implementation.
Ugobe’s VP of Marketing Lisa Abbott tells how her company built strong communities for the unique lifelike creature called Pleo. Pleo is a baby dinosaur that has attracted the attention of thousands. Targeting both developers and consumers helped drive demand for the dinosaur.
The Democratic campaigns provide multiple opportunities for learning about social marketing. Pete Blackshaw EVP of Nielsen Online just completed an analysis of the campaigns and gives Marketing Voices his perspective on what corporate marketers need to do to make their brands better. Blackshaw also alerts Marketing Voices that he will be releasing his new book on July 2008 called Satisfied Customers Tell Three Friends; Angry Customers Tell Three Thousand.
As one of the world’s most renowned gamers, John Porcaro, Manager of the Online Community of Microsoft knows what is happening online whether it concerns games or not. He talks with Marketing Voices of online trends and where the world of online is headed.
Economists are hinting if not insisting that the U.S. is in a recession. Most often marketers are hit hard by a recession, as they and their budgets are the first to get cut. Forrester’s Josh Bernoff gives tips on how marketers should be thinking about social media now and what to do given this environment. Bernoff also talks about his upcoming book on social marketing and media: Groundswell that he is co-authoring with Forrester’s Charlene Li. He spoke with Jennifer Jones for this Marketing Voices podcast.
Guy Kawasaki uses his marketing flair to launch his newest site, ALLTOP. Leading with the egos site which contains the top tech blog feeds, Kawasaki talks how he leveraged the egos focus to drive traffic to Alltop. Kawasaki also metaphorically jousts with Forrester Analyst, Jeremiah Owyang as the young samurai.
Influence, impact, engagement. How should marketing executives be thinking about measurement today? Margaret Coles, COO of Factor TG, a marketing measurement and accountability company, says marketers have to start with their target audiences and decide what tools to use based on who they are. Coles tells Marketing Voices listeners to start by deciding to measure something now and just get started.
Digg is an incredible place for people to discover and share content from anywhere on the web. David Veneski, Digital Campaign Manager for Intel, talks about a campaign they did with Digg that helped consumers truly understand Intel technology. Intel worked with Federated Media to make this marketing sponsorship happen. It was the first time any company has created such an activity on Digg and Veneski tells Marketing Voices how successful it was.
Office Max’s Elf Yourself marketing campaign attracted 193 million visitors and was the best viral campaign in the history of the Web. More than 123 million “elves” were created in just SIX weeks (you’ll find many pictures of them on Flickr, where users submitted them for all to see). Bob Thacker is senior vice president of marketing and advertising at Office Max. He joined Jennifer Jones to discusse his brand engagement strategies and the costs for the campaign.
Daniell Hebert, CEO of Moto Development Group joins Jennifer Jones at PodTech’s CES Bloghaus to talk about the future of social media applications. Moto develops products, then manages their work through manufacturing. Hebert explains what his explorations at CES provide in terms of a look through the crystal ball of social media.