Not So Stormy Market

Not So Stormy Market

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As the East Coast regroups from the after-effects of last week’s hurricane, one thing is certain – a storm may close down businesses, stop public transport, and evacuate entire cities, but it sure doesn’t slow down social media. Hurricane Irene, in fact, seemed to prove just how socially in-touch we really are. Warnings and updates … Continued

Something “Borrowed”

Something “Borrowed”

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It looks like everyone is getting on the Google+ bandwagon – and that includes Facebook! The social media king may not have directly credited Google for their idea, but Facebook’s new sharing features seem eerily close to those of the up-and-coming social network, Google+. Game-changer? Facebook’s suite of new features now allows you to custom-tailor … Continued

Getting in the GAME!

Getting in the GAME!

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If you’re looking to score a touchdown with social media, the first lesson is getting yourself in the game. Sounds pretty obvious, right? Well, not always. Even for big players like the NFL, embracing social media has taken its sweet time. No Fun League In fact, in 2009, many hailed it the “No Fun League,” after … Continued

Guess who’s coming to Foursquare?

Guess who’s coming to Foursquare?

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It may not be the age-old question, but it’s certainly an important one. Who’s using the world’s top social media sites (besides everyone)? Joining the Movement. Last week, President Obama officially joined Foursquare, the popular location-based social networking site. The White House claims that their involvement with Foursquare is natural, with more than 10 million … Continued

Car Dealerships Use Social Media

Car Dealerships Use Social Media

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Ditch the weather balloons, confetti streamers, and searchlights. Marketing for car dealerships doesn’t have to be gimmicky to work – the digital marketplace has changed the game forever. In the current market, buyers of commodities like cars are more likely to do their research before shopping or buying – and that research is primarily an … Continued

Google What?

Google What?

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If your business already has a Facebook fan site, a place page, a regular Twitter feed, and a presence on Yelp, you probably think you’re sitting pretty in the social media world. And while you should be commended on your marketing strides, a strong social media campaign should also stay abreast of new and quickly-growing … Continued

We Want YOU (To Be Social)!

We Want YOU (To Be Social)!

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You already know that social media has no shortage of disciples, but there may be one fan you already know – good ‘ol Uncle Sam! We’re pretty sure there wasn’t much Tweeting going on when Washington crossed the Delaware, but these days, more and more congressmen and women are using social means to reach their … Continued

Google+ (One!)

Google+ (One!)

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New Social Media App. If Google+ hasn’t already become your plus-one, it might be time to make a date. As Mashable reports this week, usage of the search-engine megagiant’s new social media app is skyrocketing. Currently, more than 18 million users have signed up for Google+, making it the fastest growing social media network in … Continued

Face(-to-Face) Book!

Face(-to-Face) Book!

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Facebook may have taken over the virtual world as the hip place to hang out, but it can’t quite make up for face-to-face interaction. Oh wait… Unsurprisingly, Facebook has conquered some new virtual territory – the video chat. Powered by Skype, Facebook announced the integration of video chat (via video chat, appropriately) at its headquarters in … Continued

Social Therapy

Social Therapy

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If you’ve spent some significant time on a comfy chaise lounge at your therapist’s office, don’t be ashamed (we don’t think you’re a nut job, we promise….). In fact, everything you learned doing couch-time can actually help you in an unexpected way – your social media campaign. Social Media Today writer Bill Rice is opening … Continued

Summer of Social

Summer of Social

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My, oh my, how time does fly! Now that  half of 2011 is behind us, it may be time to assess your social media performance in the past six months and, if it’s a tad lackluster, amp it up to sail through summer and finish the year strong. Hot Summer Tips Business2Community recently shared a … Continued