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When you think of McDonald’s, do you associate it with “nutrition”? Probably not. The fast food chain is trying to change that perception through the McDonald’s Nutrition Network, a program designed to highlight its commitment to nutrition. To help spread the word and change the minds of consumers, it turned to mommy bloggers, a dietician and social media. That effort won McDonald's the nod for Best Use of Digital or Social Media for Media Relations in PR Daily’s Digital PR & Social Media Awards. PR Daily’s 2012 Digital PR and Social Media Awards were presented by Synaptic Digital. Social media helps McDonald’s change public perception
Why Students Aren’t ‘Pinterested’ in Your ‘Klout’ The internet is awesome. We live in a world where access to knowledge and the ability to share information from person to person (or person to people) is like no other time in human history. Unfortunately, along with any new revolution in communication technology comes new complications and new literacies that are required to make it in the networked world. Everyday I am thankful to work in two areas which I am extremely passionate about:
Apple Is Said to Discuss an Investment in Twitter While Apple has been hugely successful in selling phones and tablets, it has little traction in social networking, which has become a major engine of activity on the Web and on mobile devices. Social media are increasingly influencing how people spend their time and money — an important consideration for Apple, which also sells applications, games, music and movies. Apple has considered an investment in the hundreds of millions of dollars, one that could value Twitter at more than $10 billion, up from an $8.4 billion valuation last year, these people said. They declined to be named because the discussions were private. There is no guarantee that the two companies, which are not in negotiations at the moment, will come to an agreement. But the earlier talks are a sign that they may form a stronger partnership amid intensifying competition from the likes of Google and .
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research continues to do an excellent job documenting the social media progress of organizations such as Fortune 500 companies, INC 500 companies and non-profits. In a new research release, the team shows that universities continue to lead the way in the use of social media and its measurement. If you think about, using social media at the university level is the perfect test case for what all our organizations may be seeing just a few years from now: Universities are out to prove the ROI of social media
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While the average Facebook user may still not have made the switch to the social network’s new Timeline format, as of March 30, 2012, all brand pages were required to do so, and some brands have been seeing increased engagement as a result. Social media measurement company Simply Measured looked at 15 brand pages that were early adopters of the Timeline format and found that average engagement on brand posts (i.e., comments and “likes”) rose 46% in the three weeks after the switch compared to the three weeks before. Prior to the Timeline introduction, the 15 brand pages saw an average of 1,672 points of engagement per post, rising to 2,441 after switching to Timeline. However, when Simply Measured looked at individual brands, several companies, including Old Spice, Target, AT&T and Ford, saw less engagement with brand posts, which is in line with March data from Wildfire Interactive. Has Timeline Increased Engagement on Facebook?
Colleges ponder the pros and cons of Pinterest as a marketing tool In the world of college marketing, can a picture be worth a thousand tweets? It is difficult to appraise social media tools so precisely. But colleges are excited enough about the potential of Pinterest — an image-based social media site that has grown with astonishing speed — to keep their institutional brand on the minds of prospective students and alumni that many have scrambled to establish a “presence” there, even as the value of the site as a marketing tool remains hazy. Others have hung back, leery of investing too heavily in trendy platforms before their utility can be properly pinned down.
Driving to work on Monday, April 16, I was flipping through the radio dial and caught a story on NPR about a recall by Dole Food Co. Apparently, it was a fairly small matter involving about 750 cases of a particular Dole bagged salad product that could pose a salmonella threat. At the office I went online to see what Dole was doing. Surely, I thought, it would handle this with confidence. After all, it is the world's largest producer and marketer of fruit and fresh vegetables, does business in more than 90 countries, and employs some 36,000 full-time, regular employees worldwide—not to mention 23,000 full-time seasonal or temporary employees (according to its LinkedIn page). 9 social media crisis questions Dole failed to answer
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