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July 25, 2015
The latest Social Media Today webinar focused on the topic of " Social Data Made Simple: Getting Started with a Strategy". The panel featured Ira Haberman, Director of Storytelling at BrainRider , Ned Kumar, Digital Strategist for FedEx, and Sean Williams, Consumer Promotions Social Media at JetBlue Airlines.
July 22, 2015
​Are you confused by which social media metrics you need to check regularly? A track and field star needs to measure how long it takes them to complete a track in order to be able to improve upon it - otherwise, how do they know if they’re getting any better?Social media is the same way. We do our best and run the distance but then we need to take a step back and analyze what happened so we can plan for success.
5 Social Media Metrics You Must Check Regularly To Grow | Social Media Today
July 19, 2015
In the social data world, ROI (return on investment) is the biggest topic of discussion now, so the only way to determine if these sponsorships pay off is to use social data to look at which sponsors got the most bang for their buck, and what it could mean to all future Wimbledon sponsors. For this, it is crucial to look at online mentions related to sponsors, players and Wimbledon from before, during and after the tournament to get a full view of their entire sponsorship campaigns.
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Social Data Made Simple: Getting Started With A Strategy

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Dispatches from the Social Data Revolution: The most up-to-date research is here

Hear from Chris Kerns, Author of Trendology, about the latest findings from the Spredfast Research team and their series, The Smart Social Report. Discover insights on Instagram media effectiveness, what works on Reddit, Tumblr virality, the power of real-time marketing, and an evaluation of fifty leading brands across ten verticals, eight social networks, and thousands of pieces of social content. Come to this webinar prepared to learn and leave with ideas you can act on.

June 20, 2015
The Big Boulder social data conference is solely focused on generating discussion amongst individuals and organizations who are interested in the issues surrounding social data. The 2015 event had two main themes - data privacy and data ROI. Here's a review of the discussions from the event.
Big Ideas from Big Boulder 2015 | Social Media Today
June 05, 2015
New research has indicated that people are not comfortable with their data being used to categorise and target them, and that they feel they should have more control over how their information is used. But is convenience more valuable than privacy?
Convenience Vs Privacy: The Latest Study in the Data Tracking Debate | Social Media Today
February 21, 2015
The influence of social networking on the stock markets, either through algorithmic trading or via social trading is here to stay. While there are always risks with an unregulated medium like the social media, the pros far outweigh the cons. It will be interesting to see how this medium matures over the next decade.