Downy Blows A Huge Social Media Opportunity

This is cross-posted on the White Horse blog – go there for all types of digital marketing goodness.

Recently, Downy fabric softener and Macy’s bedding department sponsored an event where comedian Mike Birbiglia slept in a Macy’s store window display for a week. People all over the world could watch “Mike in the Window” on Downy’s Facebook page, and see videos of him trying to sleep.

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The Four Best Social Media Management Platforms for Corporate Marketers

UPDATE: For a more comprehensive overview of 10 SMMPs, please check out this new post for a downloadable report.

Total read time: 4 minutes (italicized highlights and chart); 15 minutes (full post)

It seems that every new marketing campaign comes with an accompanying Twitter account. In addition, the customer service department needs a couple (or many) distinct accounts. And certain key individuals, like your CMO, need their individual accounts. The slow creep of campaigns, positioning, and different department needs continue to expand, and suddenly, you realize that your company has a couple dozen Twitter accounts, several Facebook pages, and hundreds of personal accounts across multiple social networks.

The reality is that all of these accounts are needed – your product manager has a different focus than your customer support team, and you don’t want to mix together messages directed toward journalists with that campaign you did targeting stay-at-home-moms. But, you can’t even remember all of the handles, much less the passwords.

It’s time for a social media management platform.

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Cadmus Filters Twitter to Show What’s Actually Important

Spend any time on Twitter, and you quickly learn that looking at the unfiltered feed of tweets is like drinking from a firehose. There are a number of human ways of getting around this problem: setting a “Twitter check” appointment, or only reviewing certain Twitter lists. But, inevitably, you miss so much good stuff.

Enter Cadmus, which dramatically improves the signal/noise ratio, and gets you to the good stuff on Twitter fast.

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Curation Makes the Difference, or Why Seth Godin is (Finally) Wrong About Something

Seth Godin has an interesting post about the rise of “drive by culture”. He argues that the dramatic rise in content found online, and the incredible ease of finding it, has created a culture of “clickers, stumblers, and jaded spectators.”

He is right. But he also misses the (obvious) way to fix this.

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