When and How to Measure Social Media Marketing ROI

by Chuck Swanson ~ May 16th, 2011

Chuck Swanson In our last blog – Measuring the Value of Social Media Marketing – I touched on the fact that social media marketing shouldn’t be held hostage by the need to measure ROI. It’s a marketing process and not an event. What I mean by this is that it takes time to build a following – whether this be fans, followers, or blog readers. It’s not going to happen overnight and it can take months and years to build this base to a point where it can ‘nurtured’ to yield any sort of measurable revenue. That said once that base is in place there are tremendous opportunities for social media marketing and establishing ROI.  


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