Social media marketing must start at the top
Purpose This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies. Design/methodology/approach This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context. Findings An investigation into the activities that allow firms to efficiently and effectively integrate social media into strategic marketing activities. Many firms do not adopt the right internal organizational activities for effective social media execution, which leads to the authors' view of it as the "step-child" of corporate functions. Remedies are examined and the importance of engagement by top executives is emphasized . Practical implications The paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world's leading organizations. Originality/value The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.