This week we tried to talk about metrics but ended up talking about listening programs as well, which are indeed related but not the same thing at all. Since the Geek Whisperers gang is focused more on fostering human interaction than counting points, we brought in the smart and capable Kari D’Elia (@karidelia) to walk us through when and what to measure, and how to connect your business objectives with what you’re measuring.
Best quote of the night goes as usual to Amy when asked “Do you have a favorite metric?” “I do. I really like to, number 1, ignore metrics as much as possible.”
Despite our bad attitude, we share with you some of our experiences with metrics, what and when to measure, and when to call it a day on a project. We don’t really go into the tools we use because, well, we don’t appear to be that kind of useful podcast, but among others we use: bit.ly, Sysomos, The Marketing Cloud Formerly Known as Radian 6, TweetReach, and Topsy.