Tag Archive: infographic

How to launch a product

Awesome infographic on how to launch a product!!!

This is reblogged from Unified (<-check them out at that link!) because it was impossible to resist!

I guess I’m in an infographic mood tonight!
I know several friends with non-profits. It will be handy to hang onto this infographic and re-create it after social media has a few more years under its belt!

Deliriant Isti Romani (These Romans are mad!)

Always love a good infographic as you know. This one is based on a piece of research with 44 non-profits in the US who were connecting with their audiences online. There’s quite a lot fo metrics in there but quite telling was the proportion of email subscribers to social engagement.

For every 1,000 email subscribers, these charities and other NFPs has about 100 facebook fans, 30 twitter followers and 12 mobile subscribers.

Additionally, 35% of all revenue raised online came from email messaging, with an open rate of 12% and response rate of .08% on fundraising messages.

As the researchers point out, the data helps to establish a few benchmarks by which other non-profits can review and determine if their digital and social media fundraising efforts are on, above or below par with their peers. With the advent of social commerce, much of this data is likely to become enmeshed…

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Awesome infographic and information about Twitter!
It really makes me realize that I need an account… I’m WAY behind!

Fill My Salon Chair

Did you know that Twitter now has around half a billion registered profiles, with over 100 million in the USA alone?

Twitter users now send 175 million tweets every day and  the most popular events on Twitter generate (literally) tens of thousands of tweets every second.  

Recent Stats:

  • While the USA leads the way, Twitter is also massively popular in Brazil, Japan and the UK
  • Twitter’s most-followed user, Lady Gaga, is has reached 20 million followers
  • 64 percent of users access Twitter via Twitter.com
  • 69 percent of users follow others based on recommendations from friends
  • Tweets containing ‘interesting content’ are most likely to be retweeted

Salon use Twitter to:

  • Promote and showcase images of color, hair cuts, and up do’s
  • Recent news
  • Recent promotions
  • “2 pm opening just happened – first one that books 2 pm gets 5% off”

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Task Lists.

Who ever thought that “Task Lists” were a good idea? Why are they so widely accepted and why  do we keep making them?!?!

A friend of mine at work recently showed me his current task list. He was feeling overwhelmed, and I can understand why!!!

When I looked at his task list, all I saw was item after item. I couldn’t tell what items were related, I couldn’t tell how much work was involved with each item, and I couldn’t tell which tasks were the highest priority.

Now, I realize that some of this can be overcome with boxes, bullets, arrows, bold headings, and outlining, but, while this may help create a sense of order within a project, the relation to other projects is often missed.

Here is my proposal (and please speak up if you have some better ideas or additions!):

  • Tasks are like bubbles rising to the surface of water in a jar.
  • The higher the bubble, the higher the task priority/the sooner the project is due.
  • The bigger the bubble, the larger the time commitment.
  • The color of the bubble indicates the status of the project (completed/not started/on hold/etc)
  • “Nested” bubbles are subtasks within a parent task.

I think it would look something like this (but nicer, if done with software):

Now, this may not have 100% of the accuracy of the information (the priority/workload/date due is relative), but I think this would help serve as a super quick visual representation of your total workload. It would be a much better way to have meaningful discussions with your boss about what to work on (comparing workload vs. priority).

What are your thoughts? How can we make this better? Do you have an idea as to which software could be used to create this graphic from a table of information?