Right before the holidays, MarketingSherpa released its “2010 Social Media Marketing Benchmark Report.”  The report indicated that “improving brand or product reputation” and “increasing brand or product awareness” did not rank highly in the list of social media objectives targeted and measured by U.S. marketers.  This confirms my own findings that companies are overlooking the […]


Thanks to the bailouts, marketers are finding our marketing plans being tried in the court of public opinion – and so far we haven’t been given much of a chance to defend ourselves. In a piece I wrote for MediaPost’s Marketing Daily, “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Public?,” I make three suggestions for maligned […]