Social Leadership

Are PR Agencies a Strategic Fit for Social Businesses?

An argument has been doing the rounds in social media-land, and I haven’t been sure where I stand. The argument is what type of agency delivering a marketing discipline is the best partner for social media – and where do PR agencies fit into the debate, if at all? As an ex PR person, I …

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Is Social Media Marketing an Effective B2B Tool?

I’ve just read a blog that was featured on Fastcompany.com on August 10, written by David Lavenda. It essentially asks the question – is social media marketing effective in a B2B environment, as much as it’s proven to be in a B2C environment? Mu understanding of David’s opinion is the key issue that continues to …

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Aligning Content Strategy with the Sales Cycle

In a recent blog I talked about using the customers’ “language” as a key component in succeeding with your content strategy, and the next step – planning your content strategy around every stage of the sales cycle. We are all aware that prospects are relying on a broader array of information sources in the research …

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Delivering Great Customer Service isn’t Hard, is it?

We’ve recently had the opportunity to do 15 customer audits on behalf of two separate companies. It’s something we’ve been doing over the years and we have a well-proven process that always delivers results – some unexpected it has to be said… The audit process itself is a really powerful tool for both customer retention …

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How Fear of Social Media will Kill Big Business

Keith Timimi Chairman, Qais Consulting We get to meet a lot of great business people, and one of them is Keith Timimi, a Singapore entrepreneur, founder of Qais Consulting and part of the EconomyWatch.com team, and so we sat down this week and discussed various things, but a couple caught my attention. Here are my …

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Want to Start Blogging? Here’s What I’ve Learnt…

Something very strange has been happening to me recently. People have been asking for my advice on blogging, like I’m some sort of expert! The first time I wondered why are they asking me? However, as time has gone on, I’ve realised that having 12 months blogging experience seems to really count as something these …

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CEOs Wake up and Smell the Social Media Coffee

I was chatting with a great friend of mine, probably one of the IT industry analysts I respect the most in Asia Pacific, and we got onto social media. I won’t mention his name, l’est I get him in trouble, but he told me he wanted to launch a professional blog in his name, discussing …

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