Date Added: Dec 2009
How can businesses use social media to shorten the sales cycle? And, how can marketers measure the ROI of their social media investments? These are questions that every business needs to ask and answer. Large companies are already asking them - and some are actively trying to figure it out. This area is fast evolving; so, definitive answers aren't available yet. Nevertheless, it's clear to the author that marketers can deploy social media to shorten the sales cycle - and that measuring success will be no harder than it is for comparable conventional marketing programs.