The CMO Club, in thought leadership with Claro Enterprise Solutions, a leading global technology services company, today announced the publication of “The Social Media Playbook: Five Pillars of Success.”
Based on interviews with six senior marketing executives across the globe, the report identifies best practices and keys to success in defining and executing a social strategy.
The report examines the evolving role of social media platforms in marketing and defines specific ways businesses can use social media to engage with customers, build brands and compete more effectively.
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“Social media is becoming an essential marketing tool for every business,” said Camila Casale, Chief Marketing Officer at Claro Enterprise Solutions. “By drawing on real-world experience and the insights of marketing leaders, this report provides a useful guide and practical advice that CMOs can apply to optimize their use of social media.”
The CMO Club members interviewed for the report are senior marketing executives in organizations representing a range of industries that include leading global consumer brands, travel and leisure, technology service providers and manufacturers. “The Playbook” explores best practices, lessons learned and examples from the front lines. The five pillars of success identified by the report are:
- Measurement & Analytics: Marketing leaders are taking an increasingly structured approach to using data, analytics and measurement to gauge the effectiveness of social initiatives.
- Targeted Content & Messaging: Rather than repurpose generic content, effective initiatives focus on tailoring stories to the specific requirements of each platform.
- Innovation & Creativity: Effective use of technology and talent is essential to taking advantage of the spontaneity of social media.
- Structure & Talent: Key social media roles are typically filled in-house. In terms of talent, leaders find that a wide range of personality types, experiences and backgrounds can be effective in social media roles.
- Global Strategy & Local Action: The unique characteristics of social pose some challenges for large, global organizations that have built a carefully crafted and closely guarded brand identity.
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“CMOs are continuously looking to social media to build brand value and take a more integrated and personalized approach to engaging with customers,” said Pete Krainik, Founder & Head of Global Engagement, The CMO Club. “We have a unique ability to access the expertise of our CMO Club members regarding effective strategies based on real-world experience. That’s why we are calling this the ‘The Social Media Playbook.’ It shares key insights and specific actions every CMO can apply to optimize their organization’s use of social.”
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