As with most interviews, some stuff comes out that wasn’t planned ahead of time. But what stuck with me were my comments to focus on just a few social media/marketing options vs. going after many. So I wanted to expound a bit.
Many companies are paralyzed by social media and how it relates to customer retention. Like anything else, start simple. Pick one area and start, learning more and determining how to incorporate the results into daily operations. Over time, the relationship between actions and results will become clearer, and you can make the business case for increased (or decreased) investment.
Once you master one, add another and go through the same process. It doesn’t have to be difficult. What seems to cause so much uncertainty is the proliferation of options that all appeared at once. So my guidance is to simplify, start narrow, and expand over time.