#SMWOgilvy Went Trending on Twitter During These Panels at Social Media Week

5 Tips on Tweeting from an Event

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Social@Ogilvy’s plan was to activate our offline panels on Twitter. By posting quick tips online and offline, as well as making use of other tactics (stay tuned for a blog post on 5 Tips on How to Activate Twitter at Events), #SMWOgilvy became a trending topic in the United States on Twitter approximately 20 minutes into our first panel on Wednesday, February 20. At the end of Social Media Week, the total metrics for hashtag #SMWOgilvy received 14.1 million impressions from 4,715 tweets (1,759 Twitter users participated).

To dive a bit deeper, the engagement for #SMWOgilvy consisted of the following:

Now, to the invitation infographics and recorded panels.

Tumblr Panel with David Karp, CEO and Founder of Tumblr

Top 7 Things to Know About Tumblr

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A Conversation with David Karp, Founder of Tumblr: Brands Connecting Inside the Index of Passions

  • John Bell, Global Managing Director, Social@Ogilvy

Evolution of Community Management Panel

7 Skills of a Community Director

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The Rise of the New Community Manager: A Discussion with Ford, Whole Foods, iHeartRadio, and Ogilvy on the New Brand Role


Google+ and Caterpillar Live Google+ Jam Panel

Google+ and Caterpillar BIG FACTS

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The Live Google+ Jam with Caterpillar Panel

  • Gemma Craven, Executive Vice President, Social@Ogilvy
  • Dan Schreibstein, Vice President, Social@Ogilvy
  • Kevin Espinosa, Social Media Manager, Global Marketing Services, Caterpillar
  • Deitra Mara, Head of Social Solutions, NA, Google

Do’s and Don’ts of Social Customer Care

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The Future of Social Customer Care Panel

  • Evan Shumeyko – Director, North  American CRM & Customer Engagement at OgilvyOne Worldwide
  • Jeff Simmermon – Director of Digital Communication, Time Warner Cable
  • Phil Blum – Social Media Customer Care Manager, Time Warner Cable
  • Dave Evans –  VP, Social Strategy at Lithium Technologies
  • Rebecca Lieb – Digital Advertising and Media Analyst at Altimeter Group


Zombies in Customer Care

Since you are reading a post on Social@Ogilvy, I will spare you the <insert factoid — about how massive the social media’s reach is >—and instead focus on the rise of one of the most dominant phenomenon of the past few years.  I am speaking, of course, about the zombie apocalypse.

If you caught the spot Ogilvy & Mather created for Time Warner Cable during last month’s Super Bowl, you saw a suburban family indifferent to The Walking Dead’s Darryl shooting walkers in the living room.

This reminded me of something else I’d spotted recently.  Another cable company chose to abandon all attempts at providing customer service via social channels.  They cited the low number of customers touched via social, and that they preferred to focus on one-to-one interactions, since they provide more meaning. My immediate reaction to this move was, after a long sigh, that those of us determined to provide customers with a better experience still have a lot of work to do.

I am not here to make the argument that it’s impossible to provide excellent customer service without a social care team. In fact, other brands, like BMW, are now embracing Apple’s Genius model, where customers are driven to a consultative face-to-face experience that drives deeper engagement.   However, none of this is a zero-sum game, and it’s unlikely that avoidance is a viable long-term strategy.

So, I thought it might be interesting to explore how avoiding customers is behavior from another time, when brands thought terms like “call avoidance” and “cost center” littered  every turn of a customer journey. A time when we treated customers like, well, zombies:

The Do and Don’ts of Zombie Customer Care Strategy

  1. Don’t Think Of Your Customers As A Hoard — Brands are investing resources in analytics and the ability to market to customers not only by their particular segments but also by their individual journeys. Don’t then apply a one-size-fits-all approach when these customers approach you for service.  This will create a disconnect, where the promise of becoming a customer is soon undone by the reality of being one.
  2. Don’t Wall Yourself Off – By barricading yourself behind a call center that you don’t ever set foot in, self-service that you don’t optimize for relevancy, and a labyrinth of a 800 numbers, you may keep service costs down, but you will lose the Voice of the Customer inside your enterprise, and an invaluable warning system of customer dissatisfaction.
  3. Don’t Panic —Nothing can be more frightening to a corporate office than a real live customer who shows up in the lobby with a service issue. “Help! Who do we have who can talk to this person?”  This fear is similar to brands that are afraid of misspeaking while learning how to provide social customer care. Keep calm. Remember that you are dealing with fellow human beings, and your worst crime would be to be display a zombie-like silence or numbness to their situation.
  4. Do Be Agile – Some zombies move fast, some move like sloths.  Some customers want to Tweet you and some want to talk. Don’t force them to interact with you on your terms. An old best practice was that you helped the person using the channel by which they had contacted you.  Perhaps now, a call leads to an email with follow-up points tailored to the customer and the conversation you had.
  5. Do Keep Innovating – Although your instinct may be to hunker down and play it face-to-face, using social media forces wielded by your customers, remember that it all provides you with an opportunity to learn more about them via a listening post, creating a robust community, influencers engagement, and other forward-leaning efforts.

And to show you that this is all possible, take our great friends at Time Warner Cable, who remain on the leading edge of social customer care. Jeff Simmermon and Phil Blum of @TWCableHelp provide passion, dedication, and a sense of humor to their work as leaders in social care. This case study of their work remains pinned to our desktop as a daily reminder of how a large brand can be nimble and responsive.

If you’d like meet, Jeff and Phil and others in a merry band of customer-focused thinkers and doers, please register for our Social@Ogilvy Social Customer Care Panel here at the Chocolate Factory on Wednesday, February 20th at 3 PM.  We hope to see you there, and we promise, we’ll protect you from these people.

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Social@Ogilvy Social Media Week 2013 Schedule – #SMWOgilvy

Events in Four Cites

New York

February 19th

Panel title: Mocial RX: Leveraging Mobile & Social in Healthcare

Location: Ogilvy & Mather Theater

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Summary: Health discussions have moved beyond a single screen and one-on-one exchanges. Mobile and social — what some call “Mocial” — is all about a new platform of on-the-go device and broader discussion. From geofencing to quantified self to the second screen, this lively exchange explores how “our networked life” influences behavior change, removes barriers, and adds value to connected communities.

  • Buddy Scalera, SVP, Interactive Content & Market Research, Ogilvy CommonHealth
  • John Nosta, EVP, Senior Strategist, Ogilvy CommonHealth
  • Andrea Hackett, Account Supervisor, Digital Strategy, Social@Ogilvy

Panel title: Pharma & Social: Better Apart?

Location: Ogilvy & Mather Theater

Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Summary: The social health space continues to rapidly evolve, pivoting to serve new needs and voices faster than most pharmaceutical companies are used to acting.  Patients, caregivers, even doctors seem to do just fine taking advantage of existing forums to discuss their health concerns. Is there room for in the social sphere for prescription drug brands? Mixed views and industry case studies fuel a provocative discussion on whether and how Pharma can truly add value to these already active conversations.

  • Chris Cullman, VP, Digital Strategy, Ogilvy CommonHealth
  • Scott Friedberg, Director, Digital Strategy, Ogilvy CommonHealth
  • Andrew Teie, Senior Digital Strategist, Ogilvy & Mather

Panel title: The Social Engagement Hub: Re-Imagining The Contact Center As A Critical Marketing Tool

Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Location: Advertising & Marketing Hub JWT NYC

Summary: Consumer demands for a new kind of relationship with the companies they buy from has changed how we manage customer relationships: forever.

In this session, Joshua March (CEO and Co-Founder of Conversocial), Evan Shumeyko (CRM Engagement Practice, Ogilvy), Michael Brito (Social Business Strategy at Edelman Digital) and Alon Waisman, Social Media Operations Manager at GoDaddy) discuss The Social Engagement Hub: How do marketing departments and contact centers need to evolve and restructure to deliver the best experience over social channels? Good customer service becomes your marketing strategy when the consumer is king.

  • Marketers, Social Media Managers and Customer Service Directors can join us to discuss:
  • How to build a Social Engagement Hub to bring stakeholders together
  • Why C-Level management should get behind Social Customer Service
  • How pro-active social customer service can revolutionize the contact center of the future
  • Success stories of companies offering unified and coherent customer engagement through social media.

February 20th

Panel title: A Conversation with David Karp, Founder of Tumblr: Brands Connecting Inside the Index of Passions

Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Location: Ogilvy & Mather Theater

Summary: Join us as for a candid conversation with David Karp who has created one of the fastest growing communities of people sharing what they care about most. How can brands participate in Tumblr with meaningful brand or business impact and how do we do it without spoiling the beauty of Tumblr? Join Social@Ogilvy’s John Bell as he asks David Karp about his vision for brands and Tumblr.

  • John Bell, Global Managing Director, Social@Ogilvy

Panel title: The Rise of the New Community Manager: A Discussion with Ford, Whole Foods, iHeartRadio, and Ogilvy on the New Brand Role

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00 pm

Location: Ogilvy & Mather Theater

Summary: As more and more brands commit to Facebook, Twitter, and other social communities, the stakes of managing millions of fan relationships is rising. Increasingly the job of the community manager is evolving to a more complex and even senior role. Join Social@Ogilvy and hear from those in the trenches and those shaping how brands are managing fans and customer relationships. What are the new skills of the community manager? How will they fit into traditional organizations?

Panel title: The Live Google+ Jam with Caterpillar: How to exploit Google+ to its Fullest

Time:  1:30pm – 2:30pm

Location: Ogilvy & Mather Theater

Summary: Is it plumbing or is it search? Is it Hangouts or Communities? Stop all the hype and anti-hype. We’re going to roll up our sleeves and demonstrate just how brands can use Google+ today and tomorrow. We’ll be working through a LIVE session with Google+, Caterpillar and Social@Ogilvy to create the prototypical, full-out program for the world’s leading B2B brand – Caterpillar. It will be fast-paced, messy and insightful.

  • Gemma Craven, Executive Vice President, Social@Ogilvy
  • Dan Schreibstein, Vice President, Social@Ogilvy
  • Kevin Espinosa, Social Media Manager, Global Marketing Services, Caterpillar
  • Deitra Mara, Head of Social Solutions, NA, Google

Panel title: The Future of Social Customer Care

Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm:

Location: Ogilvy & Mather Theater

Summary: Participate in a LIVE demonstration with Social@Ogilvy showcasing the next model of engaging social customers with meaningful dialogue, structure and cross-platform integration. You’ll want to attend if you have encountered any problems like these:

  • Are your customers putting service requests on a Facebook page that’s controlled by the marketing team so customer service reps can’t respond?
  • Is it impossible to keep up with spikes in social media activity?
  • Do you need to learn how to transition from a 1:1 response to a 1: many?

To participate, you can start in the weeks before the event using hashtag #SMWOgilvy to propose topics and challenge the panel with the questions our industry is currently facing in social customer care. We’ll work with select panel members and a few participants who will be plucked from the audience to interact with this engaging exploration of the science of social, digital strategy, and technology

  • Evan Shumeyko – Director, North  American CRM & Customer Engagement at OgilvyOne Worldwide
  • Jeff Simmermon – Director of Digital Communication, Time Warner Cable
  • Phil Blum – Social Media Customer Care Manager, Time Warner Cable
  • Dave Evans –  VP, Social Strategy at Lithium Technologies
  • Rebecca Lieb – Digital Advertising and Media Analyst at Altimeter Group

Panel title: Marketing Without Words

Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Location: Stollway Event Space, 250 West 39th Street, NYC

Consumers are increasingly communicating with brands using images, not words. Visual platforms like Pinterest and Instagram offer exciting opportunities for marketers to create emotional connections with consumers, driving greater discovery, clicks, and revenue. On February 20, during Marketing Without Words: Social Engagement Through Imagery, industry thought leaders from social’s most successful brands and agencies (speaker lineup below) will come together to discuss the future of social media and how they’re leveraging Pinterest and Instagram to grow their audience, form stronger relationships with consumers, and drive serious revenue.

  • Kristin Fernholz, Managing Partner, Fashmark
  • Kate Gold, Social Media Director, Food Network
  • Jamie Gutfreund, Chief Strategy Officer, The Intelligence Group, CAA
  • Adam Hirsch, SVP, Emerging Media & Technology, Edelman Digital
  • Irfan Kamal, Senior Vice President, Social@Ogilvy
  • Summer Krecke, Director of Content Strategy, Digital Brand Architects
  • Jon Lombardo, Social Media COE, Leader, General Electric
  • Danielle Trencher, Senior Social Media Manager, Meredith Inc.
  • Farryn Weiner, Director of Social Media, Worldwide, Michael Kors

February 21st

Panel title: The Gif That Keeps on Giving

Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm

Location: Helen Mills Theater, 137-139 W 26th Street NYC

Summary: Since adding some of the first animation to websites of the 80’s and 90’s, the animated Gif has enjoyed a renaissance in the age of Social Media. Emphasizing simple wit rather than flashy technology, animated GIFs have also become increasingly popular with advertisers. Our presenters will look at brands’ and agencies’ use of animated gif advertising and ask what’s next for this resilient medium.

Panel title: Masterclass Community Management 3.0 – The Evolution the Most Dynamic Role in Marketing

Time:  2:00 – 3:15pm


SMW Global HQ – NYC

125 West 18th Street

New York, NY 10011

Summary: Calling all community managers! It’s one of the most dynamic roles in the marketing industry, and as the social media landscape continues to evolve, so do the community manger’s responsibilities and required skills. This interactive class, led by two of Social@Ogilvy’s community management experts, will focus on “Community Management 3.0” – the new job description, new and common challenges, industry leaders putting it to practice, real-life scenarios for discussion and more to prepare you to take your brand to the next level.

  • Ashley Hurst, Director of Business Development & Account Director, Social@Ogilvy
  • Dhara Naik, Account Supervisor, Social@Ogilvy

Panel title: The British Pub Quiz Hosted by Chingwag

Time: 6:00 -7:30pm

Location: Ogilvy & Mather Theater

Summary: The famous, or should that be infamous, British Pub Quiz, dive deep into your brain to fish out those gems of knowledge, you know you once knew, but can’t remember how. Updated especially for SMWNYC, this quiz, hosted by Chinwag, is a chance to pit your social media wits against the crowd with a few British-themed brainteasers to win the title of social media brainbox. It’s a networking event, a workshop, a seminar and a bit of fun all-rolled into one with a few drinks to oil the wheels. It’s a chance to meet, mingle and get-to-know the group of Brits taking part in the Digital Mission to SMWNYC, a group of the UK’s leading digital startups and agencies, looking to launch and expand in New York. There’s prizes for the winning teams and a chance to enjoy a drink, test your brain power, meet, chat and connect, so come on down and join the Brits in one of our favorite past times.

February 22nd

Panel title: Contextual Awareness – What Is The Future of Social Intelligence?

Time: 2:30 – 4:30 pm

Location: Business and Entrepreneurship Hub at Bloomberg

731 Lexington Avenue

New York, NY 10022

Summary: How can social data make you and your phone smarter? How do apps such as Google Now (& Google Glass) easily take disparate data sources and help enhance your life? How does all this information make your life more efficient? The panel will discuss what current solutions exist as well as what is to come and what’s the timeline.

  • Gemma Craven, Executive Vice President, Social@Ogilvy
  • Stuart Tracte, Account Director, Social@Ogilvy
  • Brett Martin, Co-Founder & CEO, Sonar
  • Greg Wester, EVP Business Development, GM Research, Mobile Posse
  • Wesley Barrow, Co-Founder, Nomi


February 18th

Panel title: Hyperlocal: The key success factor of the web of tomorrow?

Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Location: Palais Brongniart – Petit Auditorium – Paris

Summary: Connect together two people thousands of miles away, as initially appeared to be the greatest achievement of the internet. Anyway, today the web allows each user to know the right plan restaurant at the corner of the street, the essential information of the football club of his neighborhood or that of his friends walk within 30 meters. Finally, hyperlocal has become a very strong trend of Web 2.0. This dimension is particularly important now for social networks trying to provide relevant information to their users. The hyperlocal did he become the niche social web of tomorrow? Is it enough to be hyper to be relevant to users?

  • Moderator: David Mennesson, Director Tellmewhere
  • Rasmus Michau, Founder, bonjourbonjour.net
  • Natalie Rastoin, Managing Director, Ogilvy France
  • Raphael Chenol, Head & Tablets New Media, Mobility Services Directorate, PagesJaunes
  • Jerome Léger, Founder Admoove

February 21st

Panel title: Crisis communication in the event of social media

Time: 2:00pm – 2:45pm

Location: Palais Brongniart – Petit Auditorium – Paris

Crisis communication has always existed. Nevertheless, the emergence of the internet and social media in particular has upset its fundamentals. They have indeed brought the crisis communication in a temporality much narrower and require today unprecedented responsiveness to the risk of mistakes. Social media should they be media communication around a crisis? How to manage the immediacy while keeping the mastery of this communication?

Eric Maillard, Directeur Général, Ogilvy PR

Panel title: Social CRM: real communication tool or customer service?

Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Location: Palais Brongniart – Petit Auditorium – Paris

Historically limited by the media (mail, telephone…), the customer relationship is under going a revolution with social media. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs and forums are all means of expression for dissatisfied customers. Brands are now faced with new forms of interaction with their customers and prospects through social platforms for the new generation. What are the challenges of social CRM? What practice sand tools used are they different from traditional CRM? What are the best practices?

Washington DC

February 22nd

Panel title: It’s Not Just About Likes: Measuring the Effectiveness of Social Media

Time: 9am – 10am

Location: Ogilvy Washington DC

Summary: Generating great content and engaging social media conversations can be exciting, but does it affect the behavior of your target audience? Is all of your social media activity resulting in your desired actions? In this session we’ll take a look at a framework for measuring social media efforts to gauge their effectiveness at creating real behavior change, not just engagement.

Panel title: Juggling Social Media Across Cultures

Time: 11am – 12pm

Location: Ogilvy Washington DC

Summary: Take a dozen social platforms, multiply by distribution technologies, add in multiple languages and then divide by cultural differences both subtle and overt and you’ve got a social media manager with a heart attack. Join Ogilvy, Noor, the World Bank, USAID and more to calculate the keys to success.

Panel title: Transportation in a Shared Economy

Time: 2pm – 3pm

Location: Ogilvy Washington DC

Summary: The Taxicab Commission is battling Uber, a public bicycle rental service is changing the face of city streets and any mobile developer with a few hours to spare can use free public data to build an app to compete with Metro’s. What does public transportation look like now that the public — and not the city — is firmly in charge?

Panel title: Show, Don’t Tell: The Rise of the Visual Web

Time:  4pm – 5pm
Location: Ogilvy Washington DC

Summary: With the rapid popularity of Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram, 2012 was a breakout year for visual content marketing. As social audiences access more and more social content through mobile devices, consumption habits trend toward succinct content with strong imagery and design. Learn how to make a picture worth a thousand words — and figure out how to cut through the legalese of those Terms of Service (ahem, Instagram…) and learn who really owns and can profit from the pictures you post.


February 20th

Panel title: What makes great social?

Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Summary: There is much debate about what drives memorable social media marketing. Is it an idea built on a social insight? A social campaign that drove sales? An experience that leveraged the latest platform? Join three social brand managers as they unveil the secret ingredients that drive social for their brands. Networking event to follow the session.