Saatchi didn't say much about how the software is being used by the Obama team in 2012, other than that "the campaign still does have the same approach." NationalField is still very active in politics, but trying to expand its base, he said.
Meanwhile, it's waging a sarcastic online campaign against a fictional competitor called Zammer with a series of YouTube videos, with pointed commentary that could also apply to other enterprise social networks. One of these screen-capture vignettes, titled "Likes," features a happy social conversation among workers about how their numbers are up. This has "DinaVPSales" excited until she realizes they're talking about social networking metrics, not money coming into the organization, and finds it impossible to drag the conversation back to practical business objectives.
"The sense I get from customers is they want something different. They still believe in social, but they're not satisfied by what they're getting," Saatchi said.
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