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Category Archives: social business
I used to think that a corporate culture was last on the list of things that a business owner or entrepreneur needed to concern themselves with. It was something that just happened. It was a soft metric that was a lag indicator on the balanced scorecard of the business. Today however my opinion has changed.
Economics has never really been a topic that has filled me with excitement and wonder. I have always viewed it as a “tick box” subject when it comes to studies. Well, that was until recently. Over the recent past I have become increasingly aware of the subtleties of economics and more over the various manifestations there of. To be more precise, I have become quite fascinated by the evolution of economics or rather economic models over the past decade or so.
Content Marketing and Social Business are indeed linked. Joined at the hip if you will. The simple reason for this is that as much as your external audience thrives on content to become engaged with your brand, products and services – so do your internal stakeholders.
Earlier I posted an article about the definition of social business and how I believe it is far more about breaking down silos within an organisation than just about having a social presence. After a while I thought that maybe the term “social business” itself is something which needs work in order to ensure that it attracts the right connotations.
There are a lot of definitions around social business. But there are 2 that have a lot of followers behind them. One of them is right; and the other in my opinion is very wrong!
As we move more towards the postdigital – meaning that digital touches all parts of our lives; both at work and at home almost constantly; we face conundrums that force us to understand where certain functions in the organisation should it. One of the most paramount of these discussions is that of Digital Marketing. Should Digital Marketing sit within the Marketing function or should it sit within the Digital Department or the IT Department?
Towards the end of 2013 I wrote a piece on Social Entrepreneurs and how the proliferation of social media networks have made it incredibly easy for entrepreneurs to connect with potential customers and business partners. Today I want to explore some thoughts around Crowd Funding and the potential that entrepreneurs have again to explore the symbiotic relationship that inherently exists between being a social entrepreneur and crowd funding.
Social business is a term that is taking the business world by storm of late. Some have defined it as the zenith of social media marketing – in other words a way that social media can finally prove its worth to the organisation. Others define it as a way of digitizing the pre-existing social relationships within your organisation.