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Friday
Jun222012

Socialising Your Intranet (#SWChat)

Thanks to everyone who took part in this weeks Social Workplace Twitter Chat event (#SWChat).

Socialising Your Intranet

This weeks #SWChat was a Guest Event with Angela Ashenden from MWD Advisors.

Angela is a Principal Analyst and leads MWD’s Collaboration research program. She is also a highly accomplished and experienced IT industry analyst and public speaker.

Based on her extensive experience in the field and as an industry analyst, Angela has advised clients on technology and management issues relating to collaboration, enterprise content management, portals, workflow, enterprise search and e-learning.

Event Statistics

  • No. of Tweets = 1300
  • No. of Contributors = 98
  • Reach = 239,000
  • No. of impressions = 2,500,000

Summary

Full Transcript Report via @hashtracking

FREE Prize Draw Winner

This weeks event included a FREE Prize Draw where the winner was chosen randomly from those participants who also included #SocIntr in their tweets during the 1 hour event.

MWD Advisors are pleased to announce that Alan Jerram was drawn as the winner and wins a 1 YEAR FREE subscription to the MWD Advisors collaboration online research library worth £295 (~470 USD).

Also Steve Cassady, Tom Spiglanin, Samantha (@smccollo), Sasha Taylor and Lesley Price as runners up all receive a copy of MWD Advistors "Socialising the Intranet" report worth £200 Absolutely FREE !!!

Bonus Prize

All participants who took part in #SWChat can also download the"Socialising the Intranet" report by first registering with MWD Advisors. Deadline is 31st July 2012.

Questions Asked

Q1) Many companies try building a Social Intranet but fail to deliver a suitable solution - why? 
Q2) How critical is the cultural aspect to building a successful Social Intranet?
Q3) People are resistant to change. How can you encourage employees to embrace the Social Intranet?
Q4) Employees tend to adopt social at different speeds. How do you address this?
Q5) How can you avoid the Social Intranet becoming "yet another thing to learn/use"? 
Q6) What are the key integration elements to delivering a successful Social Intranet?

Shared Reference Material

 

Today's #SWChat was sponsored by:
 

 

Useful #SWChat Links

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Thursday
Jun142012

Social Media Protection (#SWChat)

Thanks to everyone who took part in this weeks Social Workplace Twitter Chat event (#SWChat).

Social Media Protection

In the last week there have been a number of sites that have been hacked and the thieves leaking confidential information, particularly passwords. Last.fm, eHarmony and LinkedIn (reportedly 6 million passwords according to the BBC) have all been recently compromised.

Article from The Register: LinkedIn dials 911 on password mega-leak hackers

This event looked at the security aspect of social media, what you can do to safeguard your personal information, and how Brands should use social media to handle these type of crisis mgmt situations.

Event Statistics

  • No. of Tweets = 1300
  • No. of Contributors = 98
  • Reach = 329,000
  • No. of impressions = 5,900,000

Summary

Full Transcript Report via @hashtracking

Questions Asked

Q1) When sites like #LinkedIn are hacked and passwords leaked, how should they approach the handling of the situation?
Q2) Why are so many Brands so ill-equipped and slow to respond to crisis mgmt situations?
Q3) Lack of comms is more damaging to a Brand's reputation than the security breach itself. Agree / disagree?
Q4) What measures should be taken to minimise damage to a Brand's reputation when there's been a security breach?
Q5) What measures can you, the customer, put in place to minimise damage when sites are hacked & passwords leaked?
Q6) In 140 characters or less, how would you rate #LinkedIn 's handling of the security breach?

Shared Reference Material

 

Useful #SWChat Links

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Friday
Jun082012

UnChat Event (#SWChat)

Thanks to everyone who took part in this weeks Social Workplace Twitter Chat event (#SWChat).

UnChat Event

No topic or questions were pre-defined.

The participants who joined were asked at the start of the event what hot topic(s) they would like discussed.

The most popular were chosen.

Event Statistics

  • No. of Tweets = 917
  • No. of Contributors = 86
  • Reach = 250,000
  • No. of impressions = 2,400,000

Summary

Full Transcript Report via @hashtracking

Questions Asked

Q1) How do you separate levels of #SocialMedia info :fluff/substance, signal/noise (Thx to @CHopeMurray)
Q2) Should #SoMe measurements like #klout and #kred be a factor in who you engage with ? (Thx to @mbhahn)
Q3) What do you think about the LinkedIn password leak recently and how they handled it? http://t.co/XhTikJYz

Shared Reference Material

 

Useful #SWChat Links

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Sunday
Jun032012

50 Greatest Social Media Screw-Ups (#SWChat)

Thanks to everyone who took part in this weeks Social Workplace Twitter Chat event (#SWChat).

50 Greatest Social Media Screw-Ups

This weeks #SWChat was a Guest Event with Bernhard Warner, co-founder of Custom Communication, editorial director of Social Media Influence and a keynote speaker at the Social Media Influence conference in London, June 12th.

For Custom, he has taken this journalism experience to the corporate level, teaching communications professionals the art of effective communicating through social story-telling. For SMI, he runs workshops and training courses on e-reputation and social media crisis communications (in English… e quindi in Italiano)

Event Statistics

  • No. of Tweets = 992
  • No. of Contributors = 91
  • Reach = 268,000
  • No. of impressions = 2,600,000

Summary

Full Transcript Report via @hashtracking

FREE Prize Draw Winner

This weeks event included a FREE Prize Draw where 5 lucky winners were chosen randomly by Social Influence and receive a FREE copy of the unmissable eBook #FAIL: The 50 Greatest Social Media Screw-Ups

Authors: Bernhard Warner & Matthew Yeomans

Congratulations to @tomspiglanin @petergold99 @anitaloomba @connectyou @fredmcclimans whom will each receive a free copy of the eBook.

Bonus Prize

For all #SWChat participants in this event there is a 20% DISCOUNT available for the Social Media Influence Conference in London on June 12th. To receive your discounted book online, use the discount code SMI-20 and you will receive your 20% discount.

Questions Asked

Q1) What was yours & @mateoy inspiration behind the #FAILbook "50 Greatest #SocialMedia Screw-Ups"?
Q2a) In your #FAILbook you cover "Crap Customer Service" -Can you share an e.g. from the book?
Q2b) What's the take away of Maytag's screw-up http://ow.ly/bfAv5 that others should learn from?
Q3) "Brands Behaving Badly" is a Gr8 #FAILbook section -Why DO Brands continue to behave badly w/ #sm?
Q4) Brands often screw-up via #socialmedia in crisis mgmt situations -Why is this?
Q5) Costa Concordia is your favorite #FAILbook screw-up http://ow.ly/bfAWX -What lessons did we learn?

Q6) Do you think Brands even today underestimate the power of #socialmedia & the public?
Q7) In 140 char or less, how can a Brand avoid becoming a #socialmedia screw-up in your next #FAILbook?

Shared Reference Material

 

Today's #SWChat was sponsored by:
 

 

Useful #SWChat Links

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Friday
May252012

Measuring Social Engagement (#SWChat)

Thanks to everyone who took part in this weeks Social Workplace Twitter Chat event (#SWChat).

Measuring Social Engagement

This weeks #SWChat was a Guest Event with Lee Bryant, co-founder of Headshift (now part of the Dachis Group) and a keynote speaker at the Social Media Influence conference in London, June 12th.

Lee has been pioneering the use of social tools and techniques to improve business performance for nearly a decade. With clients across Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America, Dachis Group helps create connected companies, engage customers and leverage social business intelligence to measure and manage change.

Event Statistics

  • No. of Tweets = 1400
  • No. of Contributors = 148
  • Reach = 379,000
  • No. of impressions = 4,900,000

Summary

Full Transcript Report via @hashtracking

FREE Prize Draw Winner

This weeks event included a FREE Prize Draw where the winner was chosen randomly from those participants who also included #SMI12 in their tweets during the 1 hour event by Social Influence.

I am pleased to announce that Anjlee Bhatt, was drawn as the winner. and wins a FREE ticket worth £495 (~800 USD) to the Social Influence Conference 2012 in London, June 12 courtesy of Social Influence, the organisers of the conference.

Congratulations Anjlee !!!

Bonus Prize

For all #SWChat participants last night there is a 20% DISCOUNT available for the Social Media Influence Conference in London on June 12th. To receive your discount book online and use the discount code SMI-20 and you will receive your 20% discount.

Questions Asked

Q1) Should any business become a social business and what is the impact if they choose not to?
Q2) Where are the main cost reduction areas a business can benefit from by becoming a true social business?
Q3) How do you go about translating social engagement into true metrics that mgmt understand and embrace?
Q4) Why is culture of ownership of social engagement important for any social business?
Q5) How do you go about cultivating ownership of social engagement into everyday working practices?
Q6) Traditionally Marketing have been the gatekeepers for social engagement - is this the correct approach today?
Q7) <not asked>

Shared Reference Material

 

Today's #SWChat was sponsored by:
 

 

Useful #SWChat Links

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