Are you throwing your money at a social media silo?

I'm following up on this article because I think it sums up a lot of what is typically happening in organisations - small and large - in relation to the management of social media at the moment.

What isn't happening is the adoption of measurement and monitoring as a key part of the overall business strategy - rather than just an add-on or a nice-to-have once you've tweeted and updated your facebook status for the day...

Make sure that measurement is a key part of your overall strategy because you can’t improve what you don’t measure.

Two things tend to happen - as summed up in this article which has influenced this post.

Lack of strategic direction:
- work focuses on activity,  and is reactionary rather than proactive, running alongside other tasks in the
Focus is too narrow:
- potential benefits of expanding and tapping into a forever changing social environment is ignored, the existing channels are treated much the same as traditional broadcast media.
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