Katie Paine (http://twitter.com/kdpaine) earned her reputation as one of the foremost experts (http://kdpaine.blogs.com/) in public relations measurement. So, when social media emerged, it was a natural step for Katie to begin to explore the best ways to measure social media. And she has emerged as a sought after speaker on how to measure the right things in the right way.
Katie will be sharing her expertise at the next Third Tuesday Ottawa #TTO (http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23TTO).
"Social media measurement doesn’t require new standards or new methods, just a new mindset," says Katie. "How the best measurement tools today are some of the oldest. Relationship surveys, content analysis, correlations and statistical analysis have all been around for decades, and we really don’ t need much more than those."
"What we do need is a new way of looking at measurement – from a functional perspective, not a tactical perspective. It’s not about measuring what you do – those individual campaigns, or tactics, or gimmicks you happen to be using. But rather about measuring why you exist. What’ is your function within the organization, and how are you contributing to the success of your organizations objectives."
"Each communicator must face the fundamental fork in the road. Are you doing social media for sales? For reputation? For cost avoidance? For crisis management? Once you’ve decided the reason, then measurement becomes quite simple."
We'll also have a bonus at this month's Third Tuesday: a demo of Google Wave (http://wave.google.com/help/wave/about.html). A lot of us have heard about Google Wave, but relatively few of us have had a chance to use it yet. Come and see what all the fuss is about.
One other thing is special about this month's Third Tuesday Ottawa: the time. We'll be holding the event at 7:30 AM on October 23. We've been able to book Katie on her return from speaking at the MeshMarketing conference in Toronto on October 22. And a Friday evening event just didn't seem like it would work. So, for this one time only, we're making Third Tuesday Ottawa a Social Media Breakfast (Hat tip to @bryanperson (http://www.twitter.com/bryanperson) and the SMB Ottawa (http://www.socialmediabreakfast.com/category/smb-ottawa/) organizers, @simonchen (http://twitter.com/sylc), @ryanAnderson (http://www.twitter.com/ryananderson) and @roblane (http://twitter.com/roblane)).
A word about the admission fee
We've booked the entire upstairs of the Clocktower for this event. And the good folks of the Clocktower have been nice enough to lay on a breakfast buffet for us. So, the $12 admission fee to this month's event will pay for your breakfast. Bring your curiosity and your appetite.
Thank you to our sponsors
Of course, we wouldn't be able to book a great speaker like Katie Paine to come to Ottawa without the support of our sponsors: CNW Group (http://www.newswire.ca), Molson Coors Canada (http://www.molsoncoorscanada.com/), Rogers Communications (http://www.rogers.com), Radian6 (http://www.radian6.com/), and Fairmont Hotels and Resorts (http://www.fairmont.com). You make it possible to bring smart speakers together with Third Tuesday participants across Canada.