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Jenny Sussin
Principal Research Analyst
2 years with Gartner
4 years IT industry

Jenny Sussin is a princial research analyst in the ITL Enterprise Software group of Gartner Research, with primary focus on social for CRM. Read Full Bio

The Spam Playground: Twitter, a Consumer’s Perspective

by Jenny Sussin  |  October 27, 2014

The irony of a research analyst responsible for covering business use of popular social media to connect with their consumers, posting a jaded consumer’s perspective is not lost on me. But over the last year, I’ve noticed that I have stopped tweeting as often or checking Twitter at all outside of major news events. And […]

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Social Media Metrics: 101

by Jenny Sussin  |  October 7, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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The “SMMS” Misnomer – And Why It Drives Me Up A Wall

by Jenny Sussin  |  September 6, 2013

SMMS supposedly stands for social media management system. I’ve said it once, and I will say it again – there is no such thing as A social media management system. Using the term “SMMS” proliferates the complete misconception that businesses work with one application versus the, at minimum, 3 to 5 they’re actually working with. I’ve spoken […]

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