Jenny Sussin

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Social Media Metrics: 101

by Jenny Sussin  |  October 7, 2014  |  Submit a Comment

A wise woman once told me never to mistake activity for achievement and while I heard her, I never really understood her before I came to work for Gartner.   At Gartner, I have the opportunity to observe from afar, or in other cases from a bit too close, and recognize what is going right […]

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Orkut’s Retirement Overshadowed by Cupcakes and Soccer

by Jenny Sussin  |  July 9, 2014  |  1 Comment

When I was a wee intern, building out social media pages for the products and campaigns I supported without rhyme or reason, I built an Orkut page for both myself and one of the campaigns. For the particular campaign, I was trying to reach developers and coders particularly in India and so I was exposed […]

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If Social Networks Were N’Sync

by Jenny Sussin  |  May 8, 2014  |  4 Comments

It’s somewhat obvious that not all of today’s social networks, or yesterday’s for that matter, are going to make it in the biz, so in today’s post, I want us all to make some social network predictions based on what has happened to the members of N’Sync.   Our five boy banders are: Justin Timberlake […]


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Google Silently Silences Wildfire – Social CRM Pac-man Revisited

by Jenny Sussin  |  March 17, 2014  |  4 Comments

Pac-man likes to eat dots. It’s simple. This is a story I’ve prefaced before on this blog: A Christmas Tale of Social Media App Acquisition in December of 2013 Pac-man Thinks the Social CRM Market Looks Tasty in May of 2012 So let’s do a Pac-man and Dot table for market re-cap thus far… Keep in mind […]


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You’re Not Alone: The Rule of Three Helps Build Out Your Social Network

by Jenny Sussin  |  January 28, 2014  |  8 Comments

There are so many things about social media engagement that are deemed to simple to write about anymore. Well ladies and gentlemen, let’s get tacky!   I know people are struggling with developing their individual social networks and their organization’s social networks and so in my first blog post of 2014, let’s talk about one […]


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A Christmas Tale of Social Media App Acquisition

by Jenny Sussin  |  December 18, 2013  |  Comments Off

Almost 18 months back, I wrote a blog post on the pac-manning of the social application market. The big vendors were gobbling up the small vendors and trying to outsmart their competitors. Yadda, yadda, yadda, it hasn’t stopped. And so while the mega vendors cobble together their social offerings and the entrepreneurs stay on as GMs […]

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The Twitter DM Change and Its Impact on Social Customer Engagement

by Jenny Sussin  |  October 18, 2013  |  1 Comment

There have been a lot of news articles and a lot of blog posts about Twitter’s change to it’s direct messaging rules – gist is, you can set your Twitter profile to allow people to direct message (DM) you even if you don’t follow them. I’m not trying to repeat anything anyone has already said, […]

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Social Business Plays Katniss Everdeen in the Enterprise Hunger Games

by Jenny Sussin  |  October 10, 2013  |  Comments Off

There’s nothing I love more than a good pop culture reference and it’s time we take our tweets and turn them into bows and arrows. (If you’re unfamiliar with The Hunger Games, you’re going to have a really hard time with this blog post.) I have spent the last four days at Gartner’s US Symposium […]

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Your Video Got 100,000 Views? Mine Closed a $3 Millon Deal.

by Jenny Sussin  |  June 25, 2013  |  1 Comment

Every marketer makes the mistake of equating activity to value at some point in their career. You know what, it’s not just marketers: it’s everyone. “You left at 5:30? I work until 10 pm every night.” The bottom line for the 10 pm people: if I can get similar or better quality work done by […]

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For the Interns: The Duck Face (and a quick tip for posting to social media)

by Jenny Sussin  |  May 31, 2013  |  1 Comment

Music for today’s reading: Another post in preparation for intern and I-need-to-find-a-job season…we bring you “the duck face…” You know what I mean you iPhone users, you MySpace reformers, you Instagrammers… One more from the little Kardashian… Heck, my one colleague and I were just talking about how his teenager has started making the duck […]

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