You’ve thrown a party to celebrate a milestone birthday and—sometime between the champagne and the crudités—you make a speech about the wonders of, well, you. You boast about giving up simple carbs and the time you shoveled your neighbor’s driveway without being asked. And watch how many push-ups I can do! You wouldn’t do that, […]
Author: Peter Friedman
Forty-three percent of adults say they’ve participated in showrooming, according to a Harris Poll from November 2012. Yet, tomorrow’s biggest headline isn’t going to be about how e-commerce cannibalized brick-and-mortar stores. The future lies in integration and leveraging the best of each to grow revenue across the board. Today’s savviest retailers are rethinking the very […]
Leading a networked world, by Peter Friedman. Click here to download the article.
This blog post is an extract from the Huffington Post’s article “A Different View: Why Facebook Is Worth More & Wall Street Is Wrong“ written by Peter Friedman Facebook is bringing new and greater value for consumers and marketers through innovative models of engagement brand building. Critics, ranging from the advertising to tech to Wall […]
At LiveWorld, we define a social media command center as an organized set of people and work flow to monitor, report on, escalate, respond, and engage on one or more social media venues.
LiveWorld views this convergence as being less about the three categories of paid, owned, and earned coming together as it is about earned taking a dominant position in the paid and owned formats.
This past week a recent graduate of the University of Iowa student, Cathryn Sloan, ignited quite a firestorm of criticism when she posted a blog “Why Every Social Media Manager Should be Under 25” on NextGenJournal First I want to commend Cathryn on her social media smarts and skills. Unlike the many posts decrying your qualifications, I […]
Companies that use automated models as their primary approach to social media (publishing, responding, engaging) risk these outcomes: Best case, they leave themselves exposed to defeat by competitors, and worst case, they irreparably damage their brands. Social media is about dialogue and relationships among people by definition — and that’s what consumers expect it to […]
At LiveWorld, we believe this agency anti-social pivot in the July 9 Adweek article, reflects that most agencies that hung out a social shingle are not now and never were true social specialists; it was a land grab. In some cases, such companies were genuinely evolving into another type of company. But most were opportunistically or defensively jumping […]
Last week I read a compelling article, one that actually speaks to the true underlying fundamentals of social media, about which much of our industry remains surprisingly unaware. While the follow-up comments on this piece have some merit, it seems to me they are missing Ben’s fundamental point and the fundamentals of social that distinguish it as […]