Does Social Media Really Change Everything?

Harvard Business ReviewA good article from the Harvard Business Review’s Conversation Forum suggests that we should look to a 50-year-old theory of word of mouth marketing if we want best practice advice on how to succeed in social media.

It’s so easy in a period of rapid change to think that we should forget everything we had previously accepted about business.

The reality is more likely that the playing field is different but most of the same rules still apply.

This begs the question – what business tenets, research areas and thought leaders are providing exactly the advice needed to succeed in a social media era?

We have a few ideas of our own, which we will share over the next few weeks. We would be very interested in your views and comments.

Alan

Secrets of Social Media Revealed 50 Years Ago – David Aaker – The Conversation – Harvard Business Review

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About Alan Stevenson

Over the last fifteen years I have split my time almost equally between Developing Digital strategies for public and private sector clients and helping organisations visualise, specify, plan and optimise technology-based solutions within their organisation.
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