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Procurement and social media . . . is it a pairing made in heaven or the other place?

January 19, 2016

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If this will be the first time that you have tuned in to one of our Point-Counterpoint broadcasts on Blog Talk Radio, then you are in for a real treat today. At 1:00 PM EST this afternoon, Kelly Barner and I will be talking – okay maybe arguing, about the impact that social media has had […]

Procurement in Your App Store by Kelly Barner

March 20, 2013

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As procurement professionals make increasing use of social media and online collaboration, the associations we belong to are doing the same. Search for procurement in your Apple or Android App Store and you’ll come up with more results than you might expect. Some of the best uses of the app format are companions to the […]

Are you ready for your close-up? Your Virtual Stage Presence with Roz Usheroff

December 12, 2011

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NOTE: In the world of business including purchasing, our means of communicating have moved from the physical to the virtual realms, yet the need to make a real connection with our audience or collaborative partner is still critical.  So how do we establish this seemingly impossible personal rapport when we are hundreds if not thousands […]

As Elmer Fudd likes to say “BE VE-W-W-WY, VE-W-W-WY CAREFUL” when making social networking connections

December 6, 2011

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Note: With social networking becoming a critical part of our professional (and personal lives), I thought that I would share with you this post from the new Remarkable Leader Blog, in which Roz Usheroff talks about why it is important to be careful when making a connection on the Internet, especially when it comes to […]

Measuring Klout in the purchasing world paints a revealing picture as to who the real market influencers are . . .

October 27, 2011

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According to a recent Wall Street Journal video on Klout, an application they referred to as being the most effective means by which to quantify one’s true reach and influence in the world of social media and social networking, yours truly appears to have garnered a solid score, surpassing industry traditionalists such as Jason Busch and […]

Socialized Purchasing (Epilogue)

August 2, 2011

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Shel Israel, acclaimed author of the new book “Twitterville: How Businesses Can Thrive in the New Global Neighborhoods” on-demand interview now featured on Blog Talk Radio segment titled; We’re Not in Kansas Anymore: Welcome to Twitterville and the New Business Paradigm!. The above was the opening paragraph to my first interview with The Godfather of […]

Socialized Purchasing (Part 3): Professional development and networking

July 29, 2011

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As a precursor to today’s post, in yesterday’s guest article by Randall Craig, I had made reference to the following excerpt from Arthur L. Jue’s book Social Media At Work: How Networking Tools Propel Organizational Performance: “Within organizations, social media demonstrates a new reality– the reality that employees are co-creators of organizational success rather than servants […]

Guest Post by Randall Craig: Make It Happen Tipsheet (A Better Engagement)

July 28, 2011

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As part of our Socialized Purchasing Series I am pleased to welcome to the Procurement Insights blog guest contributor Randall Craig, who shares with us his thoughts about truthful engagement practices within an enterprise. Randall’s post resonated with me on a number of levels particularly in terms of utilizing social media to effectively engage employees […]

New Socializing Your Supply Chain Group Launched on SRM Portal

July 28, 2011

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The tagline for the new Socializing Your Supply Chain Group that was just launched on the Supplier Relationship Management Portal is “Investigating how social networks can help you to better connect buyers with their suppliers.” It is an interesting premise in that social networking and social media are rapidly becoming the mediums of choice in […]

Socialized Purchasing (Part 2): Calculating the true value of the virtual world

July 27, 2011

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Brands mature to social easily measure efforts within a larger digital marketing dashboard as they natively understand how social, web, sales and marketing analytics work together. They focus less on the fuzzy and less actionable details within platforms they don’t control and instead measure the critical few. Brands immature in social think measurement is difficult […]