DR. WHAW? Sunday Digest – Week-ending October 25, 2009

October 25, 2009 at 8:47 PM 2 comments

It has been a great week.  I got a lot done this weekend, too!  It was quite amazing!  How much did you get done?  I hope to hear that all of your weekends were productive and relaxing.  And to cap it all off here’s what I Didn’t Read While Hard At Work this week.

DR. WHAW? Sunday Digest – Week-ending October 25, 2009

1. The Case of the Missing Social Media Metrics by Rikin Diwan — I love this!  While there are many great strides toward online social media measurement, there are still some pretty big gaps.  There are some great questions in here that still need to be answered.  How can you address this lack of knowledge in your own campaigns?  How could you find the answers to these questions?

2. Social Media Measurement 2009 by Katie Paine — This is a great presentation about social media measurement from the queen of public relations measurement, Katie Paine.  This is the presentation given as the Institute of Public Relations’ measurement summit, an event I only dream of attending someday.  If you couldn’t attend, I seriously recommend you browse through her presentation.

3. 5 Free Sentiment Analysis Tools, 5 Very Different Results by Craig Hodges — I think that all companies need to be measuring, and I think there is a lot of value in sentiment analysis.  This article examines five different tools, though and shows that maybe these tools aren’t perfect.  I like that someone is taking the time to evaluate these different tools, to me that’s a pretty big deal for measurement in and of itself.

4. How to Set Up Your Google Analytics Account Structure to Avoid Headaches Later by Helen Overland — Having a Google Analytics account in the first place is a huge step in the right direction, but I love this overview of how to set up your account.  It will seriously help you make sure that you set your goals ahead of time and make sure you don’t end up confused.  I really strongly recommend this article if you’re considering using Google Analytics (and you should be) to measure campaigns or your work.

5. Introducing the Social Analytics Lifecycle by Ken Burbary and Chuck Hemann — I absolutely love this!  This shows a very insightful look into the lifecycle of social analytics and why everyone should be taking advantage of the data available through social media.  You should definitely take a look at this graphic that they have created and comment on it.  This is a perfect start, and I think it will evolve into a great tool.  What do you think?

6. “Listening” graphics have a long way to go by Mark Schaefer — I’m all about measurement, but I have never claimed that the current methods or metrics are perfect.  I love that Mark Schaefer took the time to analyze what is currently available to demonstrate what we still need.

7. Coke Weighs in on Earned Media ROI by Carol Kruse — Another big WOW!  A major corporation has weighed in on ROI, and I can’t get enough!  I’m happy to see a big player recognizing the importance of ROI and hope it will show other corporations that they need to be measuring, too.  There’s also just some plain good insight, which is worth a read in and of itself.

And with that, I intend to enjoy the rest of my weekend by being completely unproductive.  Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, y’all!

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ken Burbary  |  October 27, 2009 at 3:28 PM


    Thanks for the inclusion and feedback on the Social Analytics Lifecycle. I’m excited about the responses thus far and already have improvements in mind for the future. The goal is to help companies understand how to use social data to improve themselves and achieve their business objectives.


  • 2. Chuck Hemann  |  October 29, 2009 at 9:42 PM

    Rebecca – thanks a lot for mentioning the Lifecycle here. Very much appreciated. Plans are in the works to continue expanding!


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