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Crowdsourcing isn’t a new phenomenon but today, social media offer a treasure trove of collective wisdom. In a brief blog post, Sprout Social director of corporate sales Brian Weimer explains how companies can use crowdsourced data to their advantage. While the post is short on specifics, savvy marketers will appreciate the introduction into how crowdsourced data can help companies develop new products and entice customers.
Every business worth its salt is hunting for a data-first approach to marketing, but many are letting data-lust blind them to quality issues along the way. Low-quality data will take you on a wild goose chase. By the time you recognize the source of your misery – that is, bad data – you’ve already dumped time, energy and resources into a strategy that doesn’t serve you. Nate Turner, the vice president of demand generation at social media management platform Sprout Social, has a suggestion. First, dump your resources into making sure you have quality data, and then see where a data-driven approach takes you.
In a world of ad-blocking software and skeptical consumers, the old ways of marketing are slipping away. Instead, companies have to find a new approach. Andrew Caravella of social media management tool Sprout Social argues that brands need to connect with their customers to truly succeed. In this well-structured, clearly written overview, he provides concrete examples of direct-to-consumer companies that are doing things right.
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