A lil about the Social Mobile Media Marketing Diva

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Talented, creative and engaging Social Mobile  Media Marketing Diva with a primary focus on social shopping.  A self –starter  who is constantly immersed in every aspect of Social Media, Social Media Marketing, SMS Marketing and the habits of Social Shoppers; who utilizes the latest multi-channel, feature rich, communication technology (i.e. Mobile Text, IM, Email, Social networks, Blogs), to build customers Social Media Brand Identity.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Klout 2.0|The fall out and breaking it off with an old friend!

So finally after days of waiting for a response, I received an e-mail from Klout. After reading the canned responses, I am beginning to wonder if they really know what an algorithm is or how it should function! Just one look and you will understand why it is the good folks at Klout couldn’t seem to get the right equation together for their new algorithm! Go ahead click the link I double dare ya! Klout Algorithm Analysts hard at work ; now after that display of awesome tomfoolery one can understand why the new algorithm is what it is! I mean after all of that I guess the best equation they could come up with was (Twitter +FaceBook+ Foursquare -MySpace) + (True Reach + Network)*Amplification=HOT MESS! No, really I have given up all hope of the good folks over at Klout ever addressing the issues! I mean Social Media Enthusiasts everywhere want questions like these listed below answered: • What/who determines what we are influential about? o i.e. how many times can we discuss a topic before we are determined to have "Klout" on that subject? I mean I myself have tweet'd and facebook'd about venues to host a clients speed dating event and suddenly I am influential on bars ( I don't drink) yet nothing on qr codes or social tv or webprogram's which I discuss daily. And this is a common complaint of others in my social tv and qr code networks. • How will "Klout" correct this issue? • Why is it when my true reach or network influence goes down my overall "Klout" score decreases? • Also how can we add a topic that we want to give +K to an influencer on? But alas Klout feels like Jane Q public doesn’t deserve a response! So, I guess like the saying goes I’ll be treating Klout like an old boyfriend; Sure we talk and do other things ….but it’s just not the same….I’ve been eyeing the guy across the hall and he’s looking in-Kred-ibly hot!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

A Sassy Social Mobile Media Marketing Summit in the South 2012

You’re either social or not and who better to learn "Social Mobile Media Marketing Strategies from than a Social Mobile Media Marketing Diva! So after giving it some thought this Social Mobile Media Marketing Diva is asking for help from her friends to make a dream become a reality! That's right I am asking for the help of friends to assist me in funding a Social Mobile Media Marketing Summit in 1st quarter 2012. If each of my friends could give $2 and tell 12 friends we'll be able to reach our goal in no time!

Please Unleash the DIWO! -- 'Do It With Others' by asking folks to get the word out and make some noise about our Campaign. Help us get the word out about our Social Mobile Media Marketing Summit for women. Spread the word! Post that you donated to Facebook and Twitter!

What I pledge to do going forward: I will continue to share my social media tips tricks and overall knowledge with everyone openly - making sure that nobody has to go without basic social media knowledge.
I will mentor anyone who needs assistance in re-inventing their current business strategies to reflect aspects of social business and change the way customers engage and companies engage with their business. this fast paced social mobile media marketing world.
I will continue to tell the whole story - BS free - so that we can see what it really takes to be successful with social mobile media marketing today.

Thank you and keep sending me your love, support and encouragement!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Klout 2.0|The"fall out" and working through the kinks; or not!

OMG the “Twitterverse” has been abuzz with the recent changes that “Klout” has made to their algorithms, the social media world is on fire!

It’s amazing to me how many “Social Media Experts” who previously touted “Klout” as “The Social Media influence tool” to use, are now willing to jump ship and look for some “Kred”ential’s” (not that Kred doesn’t seem to be on top of their game or anything). But frankly I just don’t get it! If you ask me it’s quite laughable at the amount of bruised Klout ego’s out there! I mean really a few short weeks ago many of the so called “Social Media Experts”, (you know who they are!) couldn’t say enough good things about “Klout” and “Klout Perks”! If these so called “Social Media Experts”, were truly on top of their game there would have been little to no changes in their scores when the “Klout Analyst’s”, finally figured out what truly makes up Social Influence.

To me “Klout” was initially a simple measurement of your Twitter presence; however they saw an opportunity to turn the service into a viable business by adding on the measurement of facebook reach and influence, for businesses. As we have entered Social Media 3.0, the expectation is that people now have a way to equate return of engagement to return on investment.

Overtime and with the help of certain “Brands”, Klout now has a growing structure for which to begin measuring social influence. This is important in that so many of our “Social Media Experts”, previously were gaming “Klout” by this I mean they were simply obtaining followers and dousing then with information, not actually engaging them. So here we are today with tons of “Social Media Experts”, with bruised egos because they have been found out and must now start re-building their Social Influence. Perhaps this time they will be better at creatively engaging and communicating with at least 10% of those 9,999 followers on a weekly basis!

Since influence is relative why all the so called “Social Media Experts” are upset that their “Rock star” scores have dropped from 80 to 46? Why are they not upset with the fact that it is took “Klout” so long to understand what Social Influence truly consists of?

My issues with “Klout” are not that they’ve changed the algorithms to what they actually should have been measuring but that they do not address the broken pieces of the system! Such as, how does one become influential of bars after one Facebook post and maybe three tweets, on the subject?! And not be influential in QR codes and they sit on a weekly chat regarding that subject and are constantly retweeted and even quoted in various blogs; on the matter! Not to mention, there aren’t any instructions on how to give +K to an influencer on a subject we feel they are an influencer of? These are the issues we want answers to!

I digress; the good folks at “Klout” were not able to respond back to me in a timely fashion so I had to push forward without a response from them. And while my relationship with “Klout” has been bittersweet I would love to see them re-brand and move forward; as I have invested so much time building my “Social Influence” and “Klout”. However with these unanswered questions I find myself wanting to join in on the #OccupyKlout movement or my favorite “Who needs “Klout” when they have Social Media “Kred”!

For more information on Social Media “Kred” go to www.kred.ly

To read more about measuring your Social Media Influence read this great article on "Social Media Examiner" by Phil Mershon, "6 Ways to Measure Your Social Media Results".