Tag Archives: Social Media Metric

When actor Chris Hemsworth is not on screen swinging Thor’s hammer, you can usually find him in the gym crushing a weight training workout with Luke Zocchi of Zoco Body Pro. Hemsworth uses Zocchi’s expertise to get in shape for major movie roles, but Zoco Body Pro’s target market is the regular joe. Having A-list clients was enough to attract viewers to the company’s social media, but they have stayed for the incredible content. Zoco body pro has used their social media presence to create a new avenue for a business that started as a personal training, and while they still do that, their new market is global. When training local clients, Luke prefers hands on training. Some people like to be yelled at, that old-school, drill sergeant approach, but I normally train alongside the people I work with and that’s how I like to do it. This strategy is excellent for customers lucky enough to live near Zoco Body Pro, but the company has made a move on social media that will also help potential customers that can’t travel to “The Iron Temple”. They have recently launched a program called Twenty40 training that allows anyone on Earth to try the same workout regimen that has produced world famous results. This is an online venture that provides customers with step by step instructions on how to sculpt their goal physique, as well as giving nutrition tips to help fuel the new body. Zoco Body Pro uses many aspects of social media effectively to run their organization, and this new program will help spread their fitness message world wide.

DB Schenker supports industry and trade in the global exchange of goods: in land transport, worldwide air and ocean freight, contract logistics and supply chain management.1 Globally they employ over 66,000 employees at over 2000 locations.  Their Canadian operations account for over 1600 employees at over 40 locations.  Roughly 3 years ago, DB Schenker started to utilize social media as part of their marketing strategy.  

To take a picture is to capture a moment in time. Each captured image has the potential to carry its own unique feeling through time, and bring you back with happiness and wonder to the origins of that moment.1  “I grew up around lenses, my dad worked in television and seeing life through a lens seemed more real to me” 2 says Paula Capella.  Paula Capella Photography not only captures those precious moments, but uses social media to capture important information to help grow her small business.  

Are people really honest? One company decided to find out and in the process they managed to create one of the best social media campaigns in 2015.[1]  Honest Tea,  has prided themselves to be transparent in all their endeavors, and are now inspiring a nation to do the same. Challenging American’s  to prove they are honest people, and in the process managing to conquering their own brand awareness like never before. The Social Experiment Since 2010, Honest Tea has conducted a social experiment where they set up unmanned racks of Honest Tea offered for $1 each on an honor system. Monitored by hidden cameras and employees who tracked the percentage of people who paid by city. It started with 6 major cities across the U.S. to determine how honest people are when they think no one is watching. And has expanded across the nation ever since proving each year that over 90% of Americans are honest and continue to be. Please take a peak at the Teaser video below for more on the Honest Tea’s Campaign To see which states were the most honest and  other interesting results, quench your curiosity by clicking on the National Honesty Index     So why did they conduct this experiment? Seth Goldman is president and TeaEO of Honest Tea explains: “Beyond the fact that we seek to have honest and direct relationships with our ingredients, suppliers, and consumers, it’s a fun way for people to interact with our brand. We do lots of sampling over the summer, but our Honest pop-up stores offer an opportunity for people to be part of our company rather than just passive drinkers. It turns out that it’s also a nice way to help people think differently about our society and each other.”[2] Each year Honest Tea matched the contributions from these pop-up stores and donates them all to a specific charity in order to help people help themselves and increase sustainability in the world.

With the intentions of partying like it’s 1999, the Hamilton bar scene is leaning heavily on social media to pop-off their next hit event, in addition to gaining some insight into what the local competition might be spinning up.

Taking social media metrics on the road!

Ken Lupton   November 3, 2015
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Organization Name: tripcentral.ca Industry: Travel and Tourism Web references: tripcentral.ca, FaceBook, YouTube, Twitter Richard Vanderlubbe: President and Co-Founder Starting out in 1986 as a single travel agency located in Hamilton, Ontario,  Tripcentral.ca has grown to one of the largest travel companies in the province.  They launched a website in 1996 featuring last minute packages and reduced prices on travel.  They… Read more »

#SMSS15 success feeds off social media analytics

ASeymour   November 2, 2015

Organization:  Social Media Examiner Industry:  Social Media Marketing Contact:  Phil Mershon, Director of Events Web references: Social Media Examiner®, Social Media Success Summit® 2015,  Simply Measured, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube Social Media Success Summit 2015 – Social Media Examiner Social Media Examiner® is one of the world’s largest business blogs, helping millions of businesses discover how to best use social media. Nearly 400,000… Read more »

Ready or Not – The Future is Here for Social Media and B2B Marketing

tlittle   July 15, 2015
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Organizations: Business in Bare Feet, Nano-Nouvelle, Owner Media Group, Publet, TalentVine Industry: B2B Marketing Name of Contacts: Mark Phillips – Business in Bare Feet; Stephanie Moroz – Nano-Nouvelle; Chris Brogan – Owner Media Group; Christie Nicholson – Publet; Justin Falk – TalentVine, Web References: Publet Website, Christie Nicholson Nano-Nouvelle Website, Stephanie Moroz LinkedIn, TalentVine Website, Justin Falk LinkedIn, Business in Bare Feet Website,… Read more »

Measuring Social Media Success: THEMUSEUM

MGardiner   July 1, 2015

Organisation Name: THEMUSEUM Industry: Arts Name of contact if available: David Marskell- CEO Web References: twitter.com/themuseum, www.themuseum.ca, facebook.com/themuseum, linkedin.com/themuseum  Company Overview: THEMUSEUM (formerly named the Waterloo Regional Children’s Museum) opened to the public in 2003 following eight years of planning and fundraising. It was renamed THEMUSEUM in 2010. Now focused strategically on four pillars; Family Experience, Community Stage, Exhibitions, and Museum After… Read more »

What, Where, and When to Post. How? With Buffer.

Amanda.Pereira   March 1, 2015
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Organization name:  Buffer Name of Contacts: Leonhard Widrich, Co-Founder & COO, Buffer – @LeoWid Joel Gascoigne, Co-Founder & CEO, Buffer – @joelgascoigne Industry: Social Media Management Application Web references: Buffer – @buffer Company Overview:   The Buffer formation commenced in October of 2010 in Birmingham, United Kingdom by Sheffield born CEO and Co Founder, Joel Gascoigne in the comfort of his… Read more »

Metrics help Bridgit put new tool into construction workers’ hands

mirko   March 1, 2015
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Organization: Bridgit Industry: Software as a Service/Construction Contact: Laura Brodie, Director of Marketing and Communications, info@gobridgit.com Web references: Bridgit, HubSpot, The Next 36 A Canadian high-tech startup called Bridgit is trying to hang more smartphones on construction workers’ tool belts. Formed in 2012 Bridgit, based in Kitchener, Ont., is the brainchild of Mallorie Brodie and Lauren Hasegawa. At the time,… Read more »

The Platform is Twitter, The Metrics Are Social

socialmed_ia   February 26, 2015

Organizations name: Unmetric , Sprinklr Industry: Online marketing Websites: https://unmetric.com https://www.sprinklr.com Every organization works and produces, this way or another. Some of them market their customers the hell out, some of them are advanced users, and practice social media broadly – in supply chain management, product design, and customers engagement. However, the question of social media impact is still blurred…. Read more »

Social Media Metrics: the snapd example

tinageisel   February 26, 2015

  Organization Name: snapd Inc. Industry: Publishing Contacts: Dawne Taylor-Gilders, Owner/Publisher/Editor at snapd KW Sean Gilders, Co-Owner & VP Marketing & Sales snapd KW Andrea Dunn, snapd Director of Social Media Web References: snapd As part of my UWaterloo online course; Social Media For Business Performance, students are required each week to do a case study/blog post pertaining to our… Read more »

Assessing the way the social media winds are blowing

KSurette   November 4, 2014
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  Organization Name: Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) Industry: Industry Association – wind power generation Name of contact: Lejla Latifovic, Communications Officer Web references: Canadian Wind Energy Association Description Social media has become a part of everyday life.  Countless numbers of conversations take place online daily.  Smart organizations have realized importance of participating in social media activities, and the value… Read more »

Going Above and Beyond in Social Media Marketing

jmann89   July 16, 2014

Organization Name: JetBlue Airways Corporation Contact: N/A Industry: Airline / Air Travel JetBlue History  JetBlue Airways is an American airline known for a cheap and cheerful flights offering lower fares and fewer comforts. The company is headquartered in New York and its main base is John F. Kennedy International Airport. JetBlue has over 190 planes in their fleet and travels… Read more »

The Answer To Measuring Success Using Social Media Metrics

Sarah   November 17, 2013

How can we measure a company’s return on investments? How can you turn likes into sales? While a corporation may integrate social media within their business planning or corporate goals employees need to buy in to this area, as we all know change is not easily accepted. Corporations now need to incorporate social media training into their employee’s development recognizing… Read more »

A Shot in the Dark: Measuring Dark Social Traffic

vanessa.parks   November 6, 2013

Social media metrics can connect social media marketing to sales and ROI, but what about social activity that can’t be measured? In May of this year, Buzzfeed posted an analysis of traffic to its network, noting an increase of 25 per cent from social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, and 52 per cent from sources described as “dark… Read more »

Old Spice Finds New Results with Social Media

Terrah   June 27, 2013

Social media helps businesses communicate and engage with consumers like never before.  But is it impacting their bottom line? There are a number of different ways for companies to measure the impact of their social media efforts, which can make it difficult for companies to know if they’re using the right metrics.  Radian6 reminds companies that, “[For] measurement to be… Read more »

Anthropologie, One of the Most “Pinfluential” Brands in Fashion

becky.minor   February 20, 2013
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Pinterest is no longer the new kid on the block in the social media marketing world. Since sky-rocketing to the top of the social media charts in 2011, Pinterest has established itself as a major player, not only in social networking, but also in social media marketing, by presenting brands with a unique way to engage customers. In short, Pinterest… Read more »

Can Social Media Metrics Predict the US Presidential Election?

KiyomiRutledge   November 5, 2012

With the US Presidential election fast approaching, there has been an increase in social media tools and metrics being used along side political polls and pundits to predict who will be the next President of the United States. The use of social media to predict the election results is such a hot topic that it was even part of Seth… Read more »

BLENDTEC STIRS UP INTEREST USING SOCIAL MEDIA AND MEASURES IT

jennifervivian   March 5, 2012

Organization Name: Blendtec Industry: Manufacturer of Blenders Web references:        http://socialmediatoday.com/heidisendible/357931/social-media-success-stories-blendtec Description of how social media is used for business performance: If you want people to notice you, you need to do something completely unexpected.  With a little bit of creativity and out of the box thinking, companies like Blendtec have been able to reach millions and create buzz about… Read more »

Precyse Technologies Turns to ‘Crowdsourcing’ for a Technology Solution Providing Solid ROI

gerrycall   March 1, 2012

Organisation Name: Precyse Technologies Industry: Entity Awareness Solutions (delivering real-time actionable insight to decision makers – allowing customers to effectively manage their strategic physical and human assets). Name of contact if available: Rom Eizenberg, co-founder and CMO of Precyse Web references:        http://blog.innocentive.com/2010/08/10/crowdsourcing-its-not-just-for-logos-and-web-design/ (Abridged from the blog ‘Perspectives on Innovation’, from the original article located on About.com by Mitchell York)… Read more »

ROI of Social Networking for TransUnion

gerrycall   March 1, 2012

Organisation Name:  TransUnion Industry:  Credit Information and Information Management Services Contact: John Parkinson, Chief Technology Officer Web References: http://www.socialtext.com/blog/2009/03/roi-of-social-networking-for-t/ (abridged from a post by Ross Mayfield, Chairman, President & Co-founder of Socialtext, reporting on an interview of John Parkinson by Internet Evolution’s Chris Murphy (cjmurphy@techweb.com)) Description of how social media is used for business performance: TransUnion is one of the… Read more »

How a Socially Responsible, Health-Focused Beverage company “Steaz” doubled sales with Social Media Tactics.

Sonia   July 22, 2011

Title of Post:  How a Socially Responsible, Health-Focused Beverage company “Steaz” doubled sales with Social Media Tactics. Organization Name:  Industry:  Organic and fair trade tea-based beverage Web References: http://www.steaz.com/, http://www.imediaconnection.com/content/26634.asp Description of How Social Media is used to for business performance:  Steaz, through the help of Chemistry, created a new presence in 1,500-plus Targets nationwide with quadrupling their shopping audience,… Read more »