Author: Peter Friedman

Would You Make Any of These Mistakes in a Social Media Crisis?

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Social media PR crises hit companies like tornados—out of nowhere and with deadly force. Really, that’s no surprise. Social media is a medium many companies still aren’t comfortable communicating in. Couple that with the fact that many companies hand their social media keys to part-time, sometimes inexperienced staff, or outside agencies that don’t have depth […]

Six Lessons from 29 Years of Experience in Social

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I’ve been building relationships for companies through online community and social media for 29 years, starting from my earliest work at Apple with a product called Desktop Express and the Apple industry online community, AppleLink, and continuing to my present role as chairman and CEO of LiveWorld, which provides social content marketing solutions to major […]

Top CMO Challenges in Social Media—What’s Your Take?

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Most of the Fortune 500 CMOs understand the benefits of social media—more brand awareness for the marketing buck, customer service improvements, heightened customer loyalty, and growth in sales, to name a few. As marketing expert Jeff Hayzlett said to me when I interviewed him recently, “CMOs know social media is the right thing to do. […]

Who’s Doing Social Media Marketing Right?

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As I gear up for the NG CMO Summit in September, I sat down to interview marketing expert Jeffrey Hayzlett. Jeff was one of the first CMOs, most famously at Kodak, to “get” social and successfully leverage its power to redefine brands and build customer relationships. Today he’s better known as a global business celebrity, […]

Peter Friedman – The Price of Business Interview

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LiveWorld is a social content marketing company providing moderation, insight and engagement. A trusted partner to the world’s largest brands, LiveWorld provides a competitive advantage through management of user content, amplifying brand presence and increasing customer loyalty. Kevin Price talks to LiveWorld’s Chairman and CEO, Peter Friedman, to find out more about the company. What […]

Why Did You Start Your Business?

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  Because we believe in the power of dialogue and relationships March 6, 1996: Jenna Woodul, my soon to be co-founder, and I were having breakfast at the Peppermill in Cupertino, CA across the street from the Apple building in which we worked. We were discussing whether or not to start a new Internet company. […]

What is Real Social Media Engagement?

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At some point, every social media director has to sit down and show their boss that their social strategy is “working.” When that moment comes, they typically turn to an engagement metric—say, the ratio of average total of likes, comments and shares on posts to the total number of fans. This isn’t a bad metric. […]

How to Scale Social and Maintain Customer Engagement in Regulated Industries

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Social media marketing for companies in regulated industries poses special challenges—challenges such companies can, and should, face if they wish to remain competitive. The ability to engage deeply with customers in social will increasingly define the world’s best-of-class products and companies. Drawing on our experience at LiveWorld, working with major brands in the pharmaceutical and […]

Social Media Safeguards for Healthcare and Regulated Industries

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Social media has tremendous power as a tool for effective, affordable marketing and customer service — and yet many companies in highly regulated industries, such as healthcare, avoid engaging it for fear of the legal and regulatory challenges it introduces. As the CEO of a company that works with major brands in the regulated pharmaceutical […]

Shelly Palmer Digital Leadership Podcast Episode #37 – Peter Friedman, Chairman and CEO of LiveWorld

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LiveWorld is a trusted social media moderation partner to the world’s largest brands, and it provides brands a competitive advantage through management of user content, amplifying brand presence and increasing customer loyalty. Shelly talks to LiveWorld’s Chairman and CEO, Peter Friedman, to find out some more about the company. What differentiates LiveWorld from other similar […]