Many tools and services offer [0.3]s to conduct social listening, mostly for free. The output of scanning and monitoring social media interactions can include insights about what people think and feel about a brand, and that is the fuel marketers need most. But if you think about it, there are two facts behind the downturn of "social listening". First, the legal and ethical governmental actions (example, GDPR in the European Union) and second, the invisibility of most digitalized social content. No analytics program can legally nor technically "listen" to social content which appears in eMails, instant messages (WhatsApp, SMS, LinkedIn messenger or other) and other apps. And what about a post to a story on Instagram or Snapchat? Because "social listening" is so limited, try small data instead.
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