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Twitter Trends: Cookie Monster Makes the Top 5 #cheatingisOKif Tweets

In Social Media on July 18, 2012 at 3:46 pm

The Social Composition team has been keeping a close eye on today’s Twitter trend #cheatingisOKif. Here is a list of our top 5 tweets we’ve seen today. You make this list either because you had something funny to say or if you were hot enough to notice, between all of the garbage tweets. Both are diamonds in the rough.

From one G to another: Thank you, @DopeMySwaggg! Link to photo: Asian Cheats

We love all the cookies. It’s too bad they don’t see it that way. Thanks, @A_CookieMonster!

Thank you, @_vickypollard_!

Thanks @Daisu! You’re a sexy duck.

Thanks for the hot mention, @infinitehannah!

Honorable Mention:

Mariah :: @mslovelyyyy_

We found you late in the game and couldn’t sway the judges, to create a last minute upset. We think you are the cutest thing ever though. That puppy tweet almost made us cry. Someone get her a cute puppy! She deserves it. She has work in a few hours and her tummy hurts. (Mariah, let us know if someone gets you a puppy.)

Disagree? Think you have some sleeper picks up your sleeve? Add links to your favorite tweets in this trend to the comments, below. Here’s how to do this, in 3 simple steps:

  1. Go to the CheatingIsOKif trend.
  2. Click “expand” and then click “details” to view the unique URL for that tweet
  3. Copy the URL and paste it in our comments section
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#Fridea: Using ROI in Social Media To Make Your Entire Company Happy

In Fri-deas, Social Media on July 13, 2012 at 3:17 pm

ROI is one of the hottest broads strutting its stuff on the social media block. Hopefully you know her–the one with nice big numbers in all the right places, and a lean routine to maintain this figure. What is ROI? It’s an initialism that represents “Return on Investment”. According to Investopedia, Return on Investment is:

A performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment or to compare the efficiency of a number of different investments. To calculate ROI, the benefit (return) of an investment is divided by the cost of the investment; the result is expressed as a percentage or a ratio.

Formula:

ROI’s application to social media is unique to the company and the company’s goals. ROI does not have to be measured in dollars, directly, either. There are four major sectors of ROI, according to @JerryAllocca, author of Connected Culture. I won a copy of his book today at the Fair Media Council Social Media Boot Camp. Here are the four areas:

  1. Financial
  2. Risk Management
  3. Digital Footprints
  4. Brand

The first key [to results and happiness] is to integrate your social media efforts into the bottom-line of the business. (Extensive research required.) Check out Basics for the Digital Marketer (Chris S. Penn). When integrating into the bottom-line, “social” efforts will inherently be integrated into the business’ funnel–helping to earn money. This can be measured, and this is why measurement is essential to success.

More on Measurement
Christopher S. Penn–@cspenn on Twitter–mentioned in his @Radian6 webinar Marketing White Belt: (1) people migrate, and (2) fragmentation. We are not static beings, especially in digital mediums. Constant testing, utilizing metrics, and measurement is necessary to validate your efforts.

“_ _ I” – what were the first two letters?
What’s more, the I in ROI is what sticks out to non-social media mavens. Be wary of “expert” rhetoric, according to Craig Yaris, Chief Social Marketer at EsquireTech Solutions. Promote and create understanding and openness, says Jeff @namnum and John Doyle (@14str8). The R is elusive, according to ROI social media panel at Fair Media Council events. To manage business interests and your happiness, define goals and agree to said goals with your organization’s silos.

My ROI: your feedback
What’s your experience with ROI? What metrics do you utilize to measure ROI? Be positive, be negative, be neutral! Just be you, and do your thing.