Social media: the workflow challenge

What are the challenges of integrating social media into your business?

In this post, I’ll look at the obstacles that businesses encounter in fitting social media into their day-to-day activities without disrupting the workflow. 

Today’s consumers expect their brands to be social. They want to engage in a two-way conversation with organisations on their own terms and they want the businesses they like to be a constituent in their own personal brand.

And in return, this conversation makes them closer, more trusting and more loyal to a business. As a result, many organisations have seen this opportunity and have developed Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn presences with different degrees of detail and success.

However, this move to social has caused almost as many challenges for businesses as it has opportunities.

20 badass iPhone apps for the boss

Yesterday our CEO Ashley Friedlein finally did the honourable thing and bought an iPhone. Already his world has measurably improved.

We asked our Twitter followers to suggest the apps that he should download. In particular we wanted ideas on apps relating to productivity, workflow, as well as the internet industry more broadly. Some are more boss-like than others, but they’re all great apps.

Here’s what you (and I) came up with. Images link to the iTunes Store, should you wish to download them.