Online, it's all about measurement. From web analytics to advertising, the current economic environment demands it because without measurement, it's all but impossible to calculate ever-important ROI.
Increasingly, 'engagement' is one of the metrics that everyone is interesting in measuring. How are users interacting with your content or ads? How does that relate to your bottom line?
Facebook, which now has 190m users and continues its ascent as the world's largest social network, has rolled out a major update.
There are UI changes and new features alike and many are designed to put Facebook into the competition as talk of the 'real-time web' heats up.
I’m delighted to have been asked to be a panelist at Social
Media Influence tomorrow.
I’ve attended every year since its first carnation 4 years ago as
Blogging4business. Inspiring speakers such as Antony Mayfield, Suw
Charman-Anderson, Hugh McLeod and Struan Robertson thrilled us with their
visions of how business should embrace a brave new social media world.
When I read the word
'Silo' I recall the massive industrial grain storage silos that used to scare
me as a child.
Having grown up on a UK TV diet of Doctor Who, Blake 7 and The
Tripods, anything that looked vaguely like an enemy spaceship became the
subject of irrational fear and bad dreams.
These days I fear silos of a different nature.....
Do online retailers have a better chance of beating the global recession than their bricks-and-mortar counterparts?
It's no secret that consumers are cutting back big time. Frugality is the new chic. Tight budgets and high fuel prices are leading to an increase in cocooning that can't be wholly attributed to bitter winter weather. Even New York City is reporting subway ridership has scaled back to levels not seen since the 1950s, as workers lose jobs and shoppers don't leave home to shop.
Hard to find bright spots in such scenarios, but grim economic times could bode better for online retailers than their beleaguered meatspace counterparts. A recent Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates survey finds 26 percent of consumers saying
they'll shop more online if their personal financial situation
worsens in the coming year.
These so-called "recession shoppers" aren't just buying online to save shoe leather and tire treads. They're hunting for rock-bottom prices, deep discounts and solid deals.
Most of all, recession shoppers love coupons.