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#SMmeasure Celebrates 3 Years With The Queen of Measurement



This month marks the 3rd anniversary of the #SMmeasure Twitter chat!

For those of you that aren’t familiar with the chat, allow me to give you a brief history. About three years ago we had great idea. We thought it was great that our customers were using our social media monitoring and analytics software to help measure, learn and gain insights into what was going on around their social media efforts. But this was still a bold new world where people were experimenting with new ideas, techniques and social networks. Not everyone was 100% positive that they were using listening, measuring and analytics to their full benefit. As well, we knew that not everyone was using our software to help them on their journey.

But we thought that with so many people out there who might have both questions around social media measurement and answers to others questions, why couldn’t we pool our collective intellects and venture into new territory together?

And so, the #SMmeasure chat came to be. Almost every a Thursday a group of us get together on Twitter at noon(EST)/9am(PST) and talk about different issues around measurement, analytics and just social media in general. Most weeks have a theme where four to five questions get tossed out to the community. Everyone in the chat is then welcome to answer, bounce ideas off others and also ask follow up questions. If you’ve never joined us for the chat, you really should.

What really makes the #SMmeasure chat great though is the community of people who participate. Over the years we’ve been fortunate to have a fantastic group of people participate in the weekly chat. From students to seasoned veterans across all kinds of industries, we’ve seen them all come to the chat to both learn and share their knowledge. But it didn’t stop at just the chat. People have also taken to using the #SMmeasure hashtag to share any interesting articles on the subject they find throughout the week or to even ask for help during non-chat hours. All of us (including myself) have learned a great deal from the #SMmeasure community.

So, on behalf of myself and Marketwired, we just want to give a huge thank you to everyone that has been part of the #SMmeasure community for the past three years. Thank you!

Since this Thursday (August 15th) we’ll be celebrating the third anniversary of #SMmeasure, we wanted to do something extra special for everyone. Every so often we do a BYOQ (Bring Your Own Questions) chat where community members come with measurement questions of their own to crowdsource answers from their peers. This week we’re going to be doing one of these chats. But instead of just being able to ask the community, we’ve invited a special guest to also help answer questions.

This Thursday, the Queen of Measurement herself, Katie Paine, will be joining us to co-moderate #SMmeasure and answer your questions. For those of you that aren’t familiar with Katie, you really should be. Let us a tell you a little bit about her:

Katie Delahaye Paine helps companies define success and design measurement programs for their PR, Social Media and Communications programs. For more than two decades, she has advised some of the world’s most admired companies and has been a leading promoter of standards in the PR and Social Media Measurement field, most recently as the initial organizer of the Conclave that released social media measurement standards in June. Her books, Measure What Matters (Wiley, March 2011) and Measuring Public Relationships (KDPaine & Partners 2007) are considered must reading for anyone tasked with measuring public relations and social media. Her latest book, written with Beth Kanter,Measuring the Networked Nonprofit, Using Data to Change the World,” is a finalist for the Terry McAdam Book Award. Her blog, kdpaine.blogs.com is also a must read. Paine was recently inducted into the PRNews Measurement Hall of Fame and also named the Society of New Communications Research “Fellow of the Year,” for her work in support of Social Media Research.

We’re very honoured to have Katie join us for this special edition of #SMmeasure.

If you have any questions that you’d like answered from a group of social media peers and Katie Paine, we invite you to submit your questions in the comments below or on our Facebook page (please tag your questions on our page with the #SMmeasure hashtag). Five questions will be selected as official questions for this week’s chat for everybody to help answer.

We hope to see you all on Thursday at noon(EST)/9am(PST) on Twitter for this very special event!

 


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