Social media is now mainstream and integral to business success. Leaders, managers, and employees from forward-looking B2B organizations who have experienced their Social Moment will evidence success through the following actions.
Socially Savvy CEOs are more effective in shaping the perception and communication surrounding their companies. Whether focused on internal audiences like executives and employees or external audiences such as customers, partners, shareholders and the general public, the social CEO is the most effective communicator of the corporate narrative.
The socially savvy public administrator is the most effective voice in shaping the perception surrounding their organization. Whether focused on internal audiences like employees, managers, and contractors, or external audiences such as suppliers, partners, and the general public, the social public administrator is the most effective communicator of the organizational narrative.
The social enterprise is a reality. Sales leadership needs to align social selling with emerging best practices and the overall social strategy across the organization. Collaboration with marketing is essential to accelerate content creation, formalize and test tactics and amplify core product/service/brand messaging.
Start-ups, mid-sized firms and enterprises have not yet fully embraced social business. Some firms are piloting social activation programs or attempting to integrate social strategy into the broader digital transformation, while others are simply waiting to discover what market leaders and fast followers do.