The State of Social Media
Strategic Partnership Combines Social Marketing Programs with Comprehensive Social Measurement Suite to Evaluate Campaign Performance
NEW YORK, NY and RESTON, VA, December 7, 2011 – Comscore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, and Buddy Media, the social enterprise software of choice for eight of the world’s top ten global advertisers, today announced a strategic partnership to help brands and agencies measure and maximize the value of their social marketing programs. Mutual clients using the Buddy Media social marketing suite and Comscore Social Essentials™ measurement service will not only be able to optimize their social communications via owned media, but also quantify the impact of the earned media using meaningful social media metrics, such as reach/frequency, demographics, online behavior and benchmarking of competitive brands in the social landscape.
As part of the partnership, the companies have agreed to integrate Comscore data into the Buddy Media product suite and workflow to foster seamless social marketing optimization and performance measurement.
“Brands and agencies understand the importance of social media marketing, but often cite the need for the right tools to implement their strategies and the right metrics to evaluate their effectiveness. They have largely been designing their social marketing programs on faith, without the appropriate feedback loop to ensure their strategies are maximizing returns,” said Linda Abraham, CMO and EVP at Comscore. “Comscore is excited to join forces with Buddy Media to help brands gain the insights needed to design and improve their programs to deliver the greatest social marketing ROI.”
“Providing the best social insights and analytics for our more than 600 brand and agency customers has always been a core focus for Buddy Media,” said Michael Lazerow, CEO of Buddy Media. “We have innovated in social analytics organically, via acquisition and via partnership. Our partnership with Comscore, the industry leader, enables us to provide an offering unlike anything else on the market. Buddy Media clients will continue to receive our analytics in the social marketing suite for free, but now have the option to purchase a premium product that integrates Comscore’s best of breed web-wide measurement service.”
Comscore and Buddy Media to Co-Host Webinar
Linda Abraham of Comscore and Michael Lazerow of Buddy Media will co-present a webinar on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 11:00 am ET, with insights on how brands can optimize their social marketing programs and evaluate their effectiveness using metrics that matter. To register for the webinar, please visit: www.comscore.com/Comscore_BuddyMedia_Webinar_Registration
Comscore and Buddy Media customers interested in the new service, which is available on a worldwide basis, should contact their respective account managers.
About Buddy MediaBuddy Media is the social enterprise software of choice for eight of the world's top ten global advertisers, empowering them to build and maintain relationships with their consumers in a connections-based world. The Buddy Media social marketing suite helps brands build powerful connections globally with its scalable, secure architecture and data-driven customer insights from initial point of contact through point of purchase. Buddy Media is the most award winning social enterprise software company, winning the prestigious TechCrunch “Crunchie” Award for Best Enterprise application, named to the Advertising Age 2011 "Digital A-list," and CEO and Founder Michael Lazerow was selected as 2011 New York Entrepreneur of the Year® by Ernst and Young. For more information, visit http://www.buddymedia.com.
About ComscoreComscore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) is a global leader in measuring the digital world and preferred source of digital marketing intelligence. For more information, please visit www.comscore.com/companyinfo.
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