The ROI of Social Media – an Infographic

Today seems to be infographic day, I apologize in advance. But I couldn’t resist the following one about ROI.

The ROI of social media is still the holy grail. But MDGadvertising has produced an infographic, in which summarises many facts and approaches of the industry on how to get closer to a relevant ROI score. Facts like:

  • Current status of social media marketing in the mix
  • Metrics used by CMOs to measure social media marketing activities
  • Estimated ROI of various marketing activities / platforms
  • Key objectives of social media marketing
  • and many more.

Take a look:



Some new years social media resolutions.

Happy new year (almost „belated“, since I haven’t posted anything in two weeks…). First post should hence be about new year resolutions. But not mine, which do in fact include the obvious (more sports, loose weight, etc.), but some listed by the viralblog:

1. Make Social Media marketing line budget item (so that it gets its proper place in the marketing mix)

2. Generate ROI using Social Media (prove the added value of social media tactics within the marketing mix)

3. Start listening to the audience (they are already talking about you, and they know what’s best for them).

4. Develop Social Media Strategy (don’t tinker from one tactic to another).

5. Always remember the 4 C’s (Content, Context, Connectivity, Continuity).

They are, obviously, not resolutions for me as an agency person, but they are nevertheless my resolutions when advising my clients this year. Let’s see how social media develops this year.