MeetTheBoss TV Social Medial Series

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17 10, 2016

Effective Management In A Social Media World

By | October 17th, 2016|MeetTheBoss TV Social Medial Series|0 Comments

It used to be simple. As a manager, your management style, activities, and occasional corrective actions were largely contained within your company. Today, social media provides a mechanism for both direct and stealth broad-based communication from your employees about your management practices. The guaranteed privacy of the closed-door interaction is gone, and your management practices are subject to public rebuke, not only from your subordinates, but also from staff across the company, your upward management, and potential employees. […]

10 07, 2014

SMexploitation! Social media data, big brother, and you

By | July 10th, 2014|MeetTheBoss TV Social Medial Series|0 Comments

You can’t ignore social media, especially if you’re a consumer-oriented business. The reputational risk issue alone demands attention. But there’s more, says Alan Royal. Facebook’s and Twitter’s data can drive revenue, but only if you keep your eyes open. As of the writing of this blog, Facebook common stock was trading at 63 dollars per share with earnings per share of 25 cents. This reflects Facebook is currently trading at a 3x multiplier from their IPO price, despite an earnings per share of less than 1%. […]

9 07, 2014

This is the end: the limits of social media data use

By | July 9th, 2014|MeetTheBoss TV Social Medial Series|0 Comments

We have found the edge of social media data’s permitted use, says Alan Royal. There are limits being set, they may get tighter, and they definitely need to be considered in any social media strategy. In my last blog, I suggested that the ‘big bang/big data’ approach to social media, and the resultant business intelligence, is fraught and with an uncertain future. This is not only from a regulatory viewpoint, but also a functional one. […]

8 07, 2014

Social media use in regulated industries

By | July 8th, 2014|MeetTheBoss TV Social Medial Series|0 Comments

Bottom line: social media is moving fast. Companies are trying to react, but there is no material historic evidence on its value to those on the bleeding edge. So… considering the regulatory environment, and current evolving state of social media, how can you benefit in a prudent, cost justifiable manner? Alan Royal explains. […]

7 07, 2014

Working abroad? Don’t forget your family

By | July 7th, 2014|MeetTheBoss TV Social Medial Series|0 Comments

You might have a sense of purpose in your new home, but what about your family? Expat expert Alan Royal’s home truths about working in emerging markets. In addition to becoming relevant at work, an expat must also own the process of his or her family becoming relevant in day-to-day life in an emerging market. Support varies from country-to-country and company-to-company. But make no mistake: owning your family’s integration into their new home rests with you, the expat, with resources from your work community that can help. […]

6 07, 2014

Developing networks of trust

By | July 6th, 2014|MeetTheBoss TV Social Medial Series|0 Comments

Find me on: LinkedIn Alan Royal’s new set of management competencies for emerging markets is back on more familiar ground: over there, just like here, you need networks of trust. Now that the expatriate has become relevant, and as such is managing local teams effectively, it stands to reason that developing networks of trust are a natural progression. […]

30 06, 2014

Data solutions: a buyer’s guide

By | June 30th, 2014|MeetTheBoss TV Social Medial Series|0 Comments

You should always look for predictive data from inside your company first. But data gaps need to be filled. Alan Royal casts a critical eye over the Twitter and Facebook solution sets, and independent data providers. In my last blog, I argued that the Social Media Working Committee, having experienced and had input into a complete analytical cycle, was now ready to include third party data providers and their specialized analytical capabilities. So what’s out there? […]

20 06, 2014

The business data analysis process explained

By | June 20th, 2014|MeetTheBoss TV Social Medial Series|0 Comments

Someone in your business is talking about data analytics – but what are they (and you) doing about it? In this blog, Alan Royal introduces the process of internal data discovery and how to integrate social media in your analytic process.  In order to identify what social media data might be useful to an organisation, there is an initial internal data analytical journey from idea to outcome (introduced in my last blog). This is led by the multi-discipline social media steering committee, which initially seeks to maximise internal data, while at the same time identifying deficiencies that could be filled with social media and other sources. […]

17 06, 2014

Big data: success starts with you

By | June 17th, 2014|MeetTheBoss TV Social Medial Series|0 Comments

This series has laid a foundation for companies planning to use social media as a part of their business strategy. Now, says Alan Royal, it’s time for action… Companies must maintain their branding and monitor their social media reputation, and there is a host of social media monitoring tools that can help with this critical endeavor. I previously referred to these activities as “defensive”. […]

28 05, 2014

Big Data or Big Bust?

By | May 28th, 2014|MeetTheBoss TV Social Medial Series|0 Comments

The dot com bubble burst spectacularly. We all remember it. So why is another bubble growing today, and how can you avoid the pop? Global business transformation executive Alan Royal explains the true value proposition of social media. The IPOs of Facebook and Twitter mean these NYSE-listed companies are driven to maximize shareholder value thru revenue generation. And like other social media companies, their core asset is data. Unfortunately, the boundaries around the use of this data are still in their infancy, particularly for business. Nick Hays, of Forrester Research, says it best: “it may sound controversial to call social media nascent given its current pervasiveness, but the industry is in its infancy from a legal and regulatory perspective, and the complexities social media has introduced into the business environment challenge every organization today.” […]