Monthly Archives: November 2009

Who do you need to make a success of XMPie?

It a question that I get asked time and time again. “Dave, who do I need to employ to make XMPie a success?” Some people believe that data professionals are the key. Some people say design.

However, and in my opinion none of these are as important as a project manager / account director. Essentially, if you are looking to become successful producing cross media campaigns then you will do no wrong in finding someone that can help the client develop the initial idea and to control implementing the campaign.

Without this individual companies are at risk of not putting enough focus on the business, and ultimately not making the most of the software.

Have you fulfilled this role? How you succeeded without someone like this? Let me know.

Full disclosure: At the time of writing this article the author was employed by XMPie, a Xerox Company.

By |November 25th, 2009|XMPie|1 Comment

Social Media meets Cross-Media – The Video

OK – this is the third posting in the “Social Media meets Cross-Media” Trilogy! Check back on the previous postings (here) to read about the campaign, and the results.

Whilst at MediaPro the folks at PrintSpeak did a quick 3 minute interview with me over the topic – as it was creating some ‘buzz’ on the floor’

So I thought that I would share it with you all (and thanks to PrintSpeak for enabled the ability to embed their videos into posts for me!)

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Full disclosure: At the time of writing this article the author was employed by XMPie, a Xerox Company.

By |November 18th, 2009|Personalised Communications, Social Media, XMPie|0 Comments

Social Media meets Cross-Media – The Results

We recently produced and ran a cross-media campaign that integrated beautifully into Twitter. For all the details of the campaign itself then take a look at my previous posting.

The campaign was tightly integrated into what we (XMPie) were doing at a UK trade show (MediaPro Expo 09) and was specifically targeting people to allow them to jump the queues and get a ‘VIP’ badge to attend the demonstration.

This campaign was exclusive to Twitter; which meant that anyone that wanted to experience it had to be a member of and they had to follow the account that we had set up. This again kept the campaign contained to a particular medium. When the campaign was initiated we seeded the viral element on about 5 twitter accounts, and we created a small press-release that went out.

Everyone therefore came into the campaign by responding to a viral message promoting the campaign or came in because of the press-release. There were a few that responded because of word-of-mouth.

Looking at the final results I believe that the viral element to the campaign was ‘potentially’ seen by 20,000 – 30,000 people. I say ‘potentially’ because only a small percentage of people will actually read every ‘tweet’ that they see from someone they are following – so the chances of seeing the viral tweet from the campaign was small. To that effect I cannot really draw any conclusion – except that the potential audience was relatively confined and small (in comparison to what it could have been if we had continually tweeted the viral element).

140 people responded to the call-to-action and followed the Twitter account that we had set up – but only 110 (79%) of those people actually came into their personalised website (RURL), which is interesting. I can assume […]

By |November 11th, 2009|Personalised Communications, Social Media, XMPie|5 Comments