Monthly Archives: April 2012

KPMG Acquires Wise Window – Why?

I met  Marshall Toplansky, Wise Window founder, at the AIMRI conference on April 27. We both got there early and had a few minutes to chat, along with Greenbook blog’s Lenny Murphy.
I’ve posted elsewhere that Lenny moderated a panel I was on, […]

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What Concerns Consumers about Having their Conversations Collected for Listening? The Research is In.

The study I described earlier this month is completed and available for viewing and download – just scroll down a bit to the presentation.

Privacy is not a one-size fits all proposition, yet this is the way it has been approached.
There […]

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SoLoMo: How Social Media, Localization, & Mobile are Redefining Marketing Insights

Social media, localization, and mobile technology are changing the way marketing insights are conceptualized, collected and analyzed. Greenbook Blog’s Lenny Murphy moderated a panel that included:
– Charlie Rader, Digital Insights Tools Leader, Procter & Gamble
– Steve Rappaport, ARF Knowledge Solutions Director
– […]

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Listening to Wine Conversations: Six Questions for Paul Mabray, Vintank

Startup Vintank created a new “varietal” in social media listening, focusing their company’s offerings exclusively on the wine industry. They aim to provide an integrated social commerce platform with listening at its center. A wine lover myself, I couldn’t resist […]

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Social Media Monitoring – A Brazilian View

Tarcizio Silva is a Brazilian practitioner and authority on social media monitoring and listening, organizer of several e-books and a curator of the upcoming conference, Social Media Brazil.  We recently had an email conversation that touched on several topics of interest […]

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Listen First! as Recommended Reading

Listen First! is appearing on reading lists recommended by industry authorities for being comprehensive, rich in examples, practical, applicable and hype-free.
Here are three of the best lists that recommend Listen First:

Neil Gilliatt, Net-Savvy Executive, “The Social Media Analyst’s Bookshelf“
KD Paine, […]

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How Should Researchers Collect Conversations for Social Listening?

Our field is challenged by privacy concerns. Researchers have come up with a variety of codes and policies to protect consumers while maintaining our ability to collect conversations for market research.  Yet, there are two key questions that are unanswered:
1. […]

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