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10 Tips: Tap Consumer Sentiment On Social Networks

Facebook and Twitter can serve as real-time consumer focus groups, but watch out for 'channel biases' and think beyond your brand. Follow these 10 pointers for effective use of sentiment analysis technologies.
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Procter & Gamble was listening to the social buzz in late February when workers at the Daytona 500 were shown on national TV using Tide detergent to clean the track after a crash and fuel spill. Within days, P&G created a TV commercial, posted on YouTube, using footage of the incident. As a sportscaster narrated, talking about "a new use for laundry detergent." Captions read: "You keep inventing stains … we'll keep inventing ways to get them out."

"P&G was just tracking the Tide brand, and all of a sudden their monitoring system just lit up," says Christopher Frank, co-author of "Drinking From The Fire Hose: Making Smarter Decisions Without Drowning In Information". "Their social team responded quickly, and it speaks to the capability of being agile."

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7/16/2012 | 11:58:25 AM
re: 10 Tips: Tap Consumer Sentiment On Social Networks
Excellent job on this post!

I believe it all starts with tip #1 and that's where so many brands fail. Can you imagine a consumer giving props to a brand over multiple social streams and the brand doesn't reach out to say thank you? .... happens all the time #Fail

If the brand would simply reach out and acknowledge the mention, let alone offer a perk as a thank you for the mention, they would have an online evangelist for life.... for free.....

Can someone calculate the ROI on a scenario like that......<snark></snark>
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7/10/2012 | 7:44:49 PM
re: 10 Tips: Tap Consumer Sentiment On Social Networks
This is a great slidehow
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