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June 18th, 2012 by Tan Wei Shen under Commentary

Social Media Crisis Checklist

Crisis Checklist

Social media crises situations are like a blow beneath the belt – it may seem small and trivial at first, but the aftereffects are usually deceptively painful. And when crises happen, most people and companies are often at a loss about what to do.

Based on our experience managing and monitoring social media crises for clients across Asia, we have come up with a simple Social Media Crisis Checklist for brands to better manage their crisis situations. This checklist is designed especially for PR users, but we’re sure it will fit well with anyone managing a crisis online.

The next time you find yourself or your client in a crisis, don’t panic, just follow these steps one at a time. It’s worked for us and our clients. We’re sure it’ll work for you.

For printing and distribution, download the high-res PDF here.

Feel free to share it and we appreciate if you could credit us in your post.

June 14th, 2012 by Tan Wei Shen under Technology

Introducing: Multitude

People often think of events as a 1 dimensional entity – you go to an event, you listen to the speakers and their presentations; if chance permits, you and the audience are allowed a question or two; and then you are left to your own devices to crystallize your take-aways from the event towards the end.

What if we could change that though? What if we could provide a way for audience members to interact with content or presentations in real-time and change the way information is fed to the audience?

Multitude is a platform built on our core JamiQ Buzz technology and visualized in the form of a real-time Twitter wall. And because everything is real-time, there are endless ways to implement interactivity into your events.  You could have it in a debate for instance, with the Twitter wall highlighting the audience’s questions for panelists. You could have it at live concerts or venues, with audience members tweeting about their experience or uploading pictures on the wall!

Multitude

For a live demo, do check it out here (requires Google Chrome or FireFox). And for any technical or sales enquiries, feel free to contact us here!

June 8th, 2012 by Tan Wei Shen under Technology

Profitez de l’utilisation de JamiQ en Francais – Enjoy the use of JamiQ in French!

That’s right, JamiQ Buzz now offers sentiment analysis in French!

Here at JamiQ, we seek to constantly improve our offerings for our clients. Our latest update brings sentiment analysis for the French language for our JamiQ Buzz product.

To test it out, we recently monitored some of the conversations surrounding the French Presidential Elections. Here are some of the mentions we categorized with the new sentiment analysis system which revolves around mentions of election candidate Sarkozy.

In French:

Positive Negative
Nicolas Sarkozy mise sur les électeurs du FN pour faire barrage au socialisme. Il a appelé jeudi à un «sursaut national».Source : Les EchosExplorer : FN, Nicolas Sarkozy, Partis politiques, Politique,… Sarkozy récuse un financement libyen en 2007, réitéré par l’ex …France.Antilles.fr GuadeloupeA trois jours du second tour de l’élection présidentielle, le président-candidat Nicolas Sarkozy a de nou…
20minutes.frEN DIRECT: Hollande perd 1,5 point dans un sondage… Le FN nomme …20minutes.frFrançois Hollande obtient 52,5% des intentions de vote face à Nicolas Sarkozy, soit une baisse d’un point e… “Nicolas Sarkozy était prisonnier de son costume de président”: Avec, d’ailleurs, de la mauvaise foi, pu…
Metro FranceEn direct. “La gauche a abîmé la République”, juge SarkozyMetro FranceSi François Hollande et Nicolas Sarkozy se sont opposés, parfois avec virulence, hier soir à la télévision, il n’y a p… François Bayrou votera Hollande, un désaveu pour SarkozyLe Nouvel ObservateurPARIS (Reuters) – François Bayrou a infligé jeudi un camouflet à Nicolas Sarkozy en annonçant qu’il voterait pour le social…

On a whole, the system is currently roughly  85% accurate, which is reasonable – the main advantage of such sentiment analysis being that it can analyze huge chunks of data quickly to get a rough aggregate of sentiment, which was useful in determining how people felt in the few days we monitored chatter about the elections.

You can read more about our analysis of the French elections here. And of course, if you would like to get started on monitoring your upcoming campaign in France, do contact us here.

June 1st, 2012 by Tan Wei Shen under Commentary

The price of engagement

How much are our efforts on the social media worth?

For some time, I’ve been unable to answer clients’ questions on how they should value the entries they obtain through the social media. “How much is this blogger’s post worth?” “How much is a tweet about my client’s product in financial dollars?” Here at JamiQ, we deal with a lot of measurement and big data, but because of the different context of these posts (for instance, how would you differentiate the value between a Foursquare check-in on Twitter vs an actual Tweet about your client’s F&B outlet? Hint: I don’t think you can! Not yet anyway.), it’s often really hard to ascribe a fixed value to these posts.

But we all have to start somewhere. Cloud security company Backupify takes a more general approach in calculating the value of social media posts – taking each company’s estimated annual revenue and dividing it by the number of items of content.

This allows us to arrive at these magic numbers: a Tweet is worth USD$0.001; while a Facebook share, USD$0.024. Which means realistically, if you wanted to get 10 USD$ worth of value from Twitter alone, You would need a staggering 8,896 tweets about your product or brand.

(You can view the infographic here and the original post on it here!)

Of course, this is a really base calculation that doesn’t take into account the more indirect aspects of social media, such as the value obtained from additional eyeballs from the post, number of conversions to direct sales, etc. What it does show however, is the staggering amount of chatter and data present across the various mediums – and how the true value of engagement is often lost against the backdrop of the sheer total volume of chatter across social media.

How do we determine “true” value then? There isn’t a standard answer across brand or industry, but I can tell you – I am pretty sure it involves taking a stab in the dark and spending an arbitrary amount of money first.

More to be shared on this next week!

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