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Salesforce is the latest company to outline its vision for integrated social media marketing. Their new Social Studio is an integrated social media software suite that brings together two of its popular products - Radian6 and Buddy Media. We take a look in this week's SMToolbox.
At Dreamforce last Fall, Salesforce introduced its new platform offering, Salesforce1.This week I attended the World Tour event in NYC for Salesforce1 and spent some time talking to Salesforce execs and an assortment of customers about the platform.
As of May 1, 2013, Salesforce for Google Adwords has been retired. The bottom line is that a number of business owners are in need of an alternative. If you fall into this category, here are some options worth considering.
Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, invented his business on accessibility to their customers. Today’s customers are social customers, so rather than measuring how little time each customer service rep spends on a resolution or general communication, Zappos built a model where employees are rewarded for spending more time conversing with their customers.
Salesforce.com announced its intent to acquire email marketing and marketing automation vendor ExactTarget for ~$2.5B or $33.75/share, ending a few years worth of speculation as to which marketing automation vendor it would eventually acquire.
Tricia Gellman, senior director of product marketing at Salesforce.com, discusses the role social is playing, should play, and will play going forward in order for businesses to provide the kind of service customers expect to receive from companies they frequent.
“What does it mean to be a customer company?” That’s what Marc Benioff, founder and CEO of Salesforce, asked attendees in the Grand Ballroom at the Waldorf-Astoria today in New York.
In which Paul and I discuss social justice, the human condition, the future of social media, and also IBM, Intuit, Salesforce, Sandvik, Skype, Microsoft, SAP, Oracle. We look at what it means to be a company with social customers, and if you can find a bit of time to watch the whole interview, Paul also talks about which vendors understand how to serve the companies that serve social customers. As Paul notes, "The only difference with social now and social throughout human history is that now it scales." Enjoy.
Woollen believes that this will not be possible without the real-time collaboration offered by cloud-based tools, and in particular, by the acute integration with social platforms offered by Salesforce’s Marketing Cloud, reinforced by its acquisitions of Buddy Media and Radian6. In an incredible demonstration of the barely six-week-old integration with Buddy, Benioff was able to demonstrate live on the stage use of Buddy’s Facebook application to create real-time content supporting Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s social monitoring.
In 2013 I foresee an emergence of a new, more nimble group of software companies that will provide a new crop of social media marketers more advanced functionality. The interfaces will be simple, easy to use, and much more affordable.