• September 27, 2013

Eric Mower + Associates Partners with Astute Solutions

Astute Solutions, a provider of customer relationship solutions, is now partnering with Eric Mower + Associates, an integrated marketing communications agency, to offer Astute Social Relationship Management (SRM) to EMA clients. The agency will incorporate Astute SRM into its suite of social media monitoring and analytics products.

"With Astute SRM, we can quickly identify the social conversations that are most relevant to a brand and analyze them more effectively, which enables us to provide better counsel to our clients," said Greg Loh, managing partner for public relations at EMA, in a statement.

According to Loh, service and product customization were key factors in the decision to work with Astute Solutions. "The strong customer service was very important to us. Working with their analysts, we are able to specifically configure the tool to our needs, which allows us to provide maximum value for our clients."

Astute SRM monitors millions of Internet sites, including blogs, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook, to find the small percentage of social conversations that impact a brand. It accepts user-created rules to classify posts and can allow users to find market insights by identifying trending topics on social media. Astute SRM also provides workflows for escalation, CRM integration, and managing responses.

"EMA is a leading independent agency with a wide array of clients, and we welcome the opportunity to work together," said Gary Ross, president of Astute Solutions, in a statement. "Astute SRM has a number of benefits that will help the agency find new opportunities for engagement and minimize potential social media problems on behalf of its clients."

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