Want to master social media? Start by forgetting everything you know

02/22/2013 | SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Social Media

Marketers would be well-served to forget the alleged lessons of the early days of social media, Mike Spataro writes. Business should forge cohesive strategies that focus on improving the business and should measure performance by tracking key indicators against well-defined benchmarks, Spataro writes. "The primary shift in this type of approach is that social media becomes part of the process from planning through execution. ... It moves your company away from the ad-hoc tactical approach that has prevailed over the first five years of the corporate social media generation," he writes.

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