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Who are the World’s Most Trusted Brands and Why?

By Derek Franks  •  February 20, 2018


The world’s most popular brands-- Apple, Amazon, Google-- have something in common: they all make great products and services that people now depend on.

They revolutionized their industries, then revolutionized them again and again, which has kept consumers dialed in and interacting with them every day at all hours of the day.

But being popular isn’t the same as being trusted. Although there is a lot of crossover, as you’ll see, the most...

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Topics: brand perception, social listening, artificial intelligence


What is Machine Learning and How Will it Impact Your Brand?

By Derek Franks  •  February 12, 2018


The rise of the machines is here. Artificial intelligence is now a mainstay within our everyday technology. To ignore it is to fail.

Brands are recognizing more and more the importance of not only making sure that A.I. is a careful consideration when implementing their strategies, but also that they need to actively use this intelligence themselves to their business advantage.

This leaves no doubt: your brand needs to be fully adapted to compete...

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Topics: social listening, digital marketing, machine learning, artificial intelligence


INFOGRAPHIC: How Social Listening Is Transforming the Marketing Process

By Derek Franks  •  January 22, 2018


Listening is the new monitoring.

Today’s best marketers make it a point to listen to what people have to say, but more importantly also how they feel.

The previous hallmark method of listening in which brands engage and respond to people who follow them, known as monitoring, is still an important aspect to any marketing strategy and customer service strategy. But in this noisy, convoluted, ever-changing world, it’s not enough.

We need to...

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Topics: social media, social listening, digital marketing


How to Apply Social Listening Data: A Quick Guide

By Derek Franks  •  December 18, 2017


ICYMI: We’re passing along a roundup of some recent content that covers the topics related to how to apply social listening data:

Even if you have the best information in the world, it matters not if you don’t know what to do with it.

Collecting consumer data through social media research is a deeply intuitive way to gain a better understanding of your brand or business’ place in the marketplace, who your customers and prospects are, or what...

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Topics: social listening, social listening data


INFOGRAPHIC: 5 Things to Remember When Analyzing Competitors

By Derek Franks  •  December 11, 2017


The digital revolution over the past decade has completely changed us as a society. It changed the way we interact. It changed the way we buy. It changed how we live our lives.

Marketers, advertisers and businesses in general were forced to change their approach to meet the new ways we communicate head-on.

While this has created scores of new challenges that didn’t exist 10 years ago, it has also opened many doors and provided us with...

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Topics: social listening, competitive analysis, competitive intelligence


How to Use Social Media Listening Data for B2B Research

By Nate Stedman  •  December 4, 2017


You may be surprised to learn that social media analysis and audience research is as important to a B2B organization as it is to consumer-facing brands.

 

While companies who sell to other businesses have different targets and take prospects on a more complex path through the buyer’s journey, there are a score of advantages to be had with better online research.

 

It is true, conducting social listening and research will differ from how...

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Topics: social listening, b2b


3 Revealing Industry Insights Using Social Listening Data

By Derek Franks  •  November 27, 2017


The remarkable thing about marketing technology and social intelligence is the far-reaching access to data that can be applied to so many aspects of business, marketing and advertising strategies.

 

There are tons of different and innovative ways to utilize consumer insights that brands and businesses need to take advantage of and are likely missing out on.

 

Social and digital marketing strategy teams are huge benefactors of social media tools...

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Topics: social media, market research, social media research, social listening, consumer research, social listening tools


Your Quick Guide To Social Listening Metrics

By Derek Franks  •  November 21, 2017


ICYMI: The insights to be gained from using marketing technology are far reaching and actionable. If you’re a marketer, advertiser, analyst, consultant or customer research professional, you’re probably constantly looking for better, more intuitive data. Metrics from social listening provide such an opportunity.

We’ve been focusing a lot lately on strategy and tactics, taking a look at key elements of better understanding audiences and...

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Topics: social media data, social listening, social listening tools, metrics


How Online Consumer Data Can Improve the In-store Experience

By Derek Franks  •  November 13, 2017


It’s that time of the year: shopping season. With the holidays fast approaching, retail and store brands are now well-entrenched in the cutthroat battle for consumer spending dollars as the peak months of holiday gift scavenger hunt rages on.

While brick-and-mortar retail brands continue to compete for foot traffic, and ecommerce entities are overtaking them for holiday shopping, a key component to garnering new and repeat buyers is more...

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Topics: retail, social listening, consumer research, digital


Your Social Listening Tool Kit

By Derek Franks  •  November 6, 2017


Listeners are the cool kids on the block. They are the ones who excel in society, at work, in the classroom and in relationships. Everyone loves a good listener.

 

Now, you’ve committed your team to being better listeners or help your clients be better listeners. Your brand or business is ready to be a listening-first organization.

 

The people that matter-- your customers, clients, fans, followers, patients or subscribers-- want to be heard....

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Topics: social media, social media data, social listening, social media tools, social listening tools


An All New Infegy Atlas is Live

By Justin Graves  •  October 30, 2017


Justin Graves, CEO at Infegy

 

This calls for a celebration. We’re making some pretty big changes to the Infegy Atlas experience that you need to check out.

With this major update to our social listening platform, which enables marketers, analysts, consultants, and strategists to discover and collect need-to-know insights about audiences, consumers, and competitors, you’ll find some pretty snazzy new bells and whistles.

The latest version...

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Topics: infegy atlas, social listening, social listening tools


5 Ways Social Listening is Transforming the Marketing Strategist Role

By Derek Franks  •  October 23, 2017


Marketing strategists have a big role. Not only in scope and bandwidth, but also in business impact.

 

It’s their research, analysis, and data-driven idea creation that can help lead teams to the marketing strategies that drive brand growth and help companies connect with new customers.

 

Having worked on teams with some great strategists, I’ve experienced first hand the challenges faced and opportunities created by strategists.  I’m all in on...

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Topics: audience segment, social media strategy, social listening, marketing strategy


How to Use Consumer Research Data for your Marketing Strategy

By Derek Franks  •  October 9, 2017


Numbers never lie. I like to use this phrase a lot when working with teams on marketing strategies. Regardless of what your objectives are within your marketing strategy, you need that strategy to be data-driven.

 

The quickest way to failure for advertisers and marketers is to carry on without data, performance measurement and benchmarks to guide your team. I’d argue that the most essential data is that about your customers, prospects, online...

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Topics: social media, market research, social listening, consumer research


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