Power to Heal?

Power to Heal?

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Although you may see a good share of funny jokes, crazy rants, and sweet little nothings on Facebook and Twitter, this week may highlight social media’s ability to not just connect people – but also help them deal with grief and tragedy. Remembered, never forgotten. With the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks on … Continued

Child’s Play?

Child’s Play?

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For those of you who don’t have parents and grandparents on Facebook or Twitter (lucky you), you may not have heard the news: social media isn’t just for the kids anymore. And we’re not the only ones saying it. The Wall Street Journal reported this week that total social media usage among Americans was up … Continued

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

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