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How Social Media Drives New Business: Six Case Studies. Businesses both big and small are flocking to social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Foursquare.

How Social Media Drives New Business: Six Case Studies

The fact is that a presence on these platforms not only allows companies to engage in conversations with consumers, but also serves as an outlet to drive sales through deals and coupons. And while major brands like Starbucks, Virgin, and Levi’s have been participating in the social web for some time now, the rate of adoption among small businesses is increasing too. Social Media Mistake #7 - Handing Over the Keys. The Hybrid Theory Manifesto: The Future of Marketing, Advertising, and Communications Part One. InShare0 Hybrid Theory |ˈhīˌbrid thee-uh-ree |: The fusion of creative and communications, combining earned and paid media to enliven ideas, unite communities, amplify stories and spark desired outcomes.

The Hybrid Theory Manifesto: The Future of Marketing, Advertising, and Communications Part One

Part One of Three… Marketing, advertising, service, communications, and business dynamics in general is undergoing incredible transformation. Take me to your Leader! Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang. Slideshare: Embed or Download this ReportThe Collaborative Economy Movement Changes Business This report offers critical insight for big brands who are grappling with the emergence of the Collaborative Economy, and for the startups that are driving this growth.

Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang

For those new to the term, the collaborative economy is a powerful, if nascent, movement in which people are getting the things from each other, it’s a combination of trends like the sharing economy, maker movement, and co-innovation. That means that people go to a site like LendingClub to get funding for their new project, rather than a traditional bank. Or, they may go to a site like Etsy or Shapeways to get custom made goods, or go to a site like eBay to buy pre-owned goods, instead of buying new products from retailers. In each of these cases, the crowd is self-empowered to get what they need from each other.