Facebook has an image problem. It started as a social network that was initially invented to provide a voting platform on rating the popularity of the fairer sex. It was more about girls than commerce. The CEO who might be on Facebook with his own personal profile, often has trouble seeing its value beyond its initial primary use as a channel to connect and share with family and friends. Senior managers who were not brought up in the world of texting, instant messaging or watching YouTube videos often do not know that there are 3 types of Facebook profiles. 11 Facebook Marketing Tips and Tactics for B2B Marketers
Pinterest offers more opportunity to retailers than not Since debuting several months ago, Pinterest has been one of the most discussed social media sites so quickly out of the gates. Naturally, with all of that hype comes a lot of backlash too. While the layout of the social curation platform is actually quite straightforward, there are a lot of mixed opinions about Pinterest, ranging from questions about copyright infringement to even questions about leadership behind the scenes. Right now, it seems one of the biggest questions is just how valuable is the information being posted to Pinterest, either to consumers or the original content providers. When it comes to retail and brand-building, in general, many analysts actually agree that Pinterest offers more positive opportunities than one might expect.
Sofia Vergara Takes on SNL Saturday Night Live returned with a new episode after three weeks of repeats. Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara hosted, exercising her comedy chops (and her extremely loud voice), and One Direction performed. SNL has been lacking in the comedy department lately, which is obviously a problem because that’s its only department.
A Belgium-based company has launched a new online payment method, specifically designed to deal with small transactions, such as paying for a single click to access a piece of content. The company, Paycento, claims that they are currently launching an experiment with a major European media player, and they are hoping to transform the way small transactions are carried out online. The system will work by setting up an account initially with Paycento, then any time you want to access a single piece of content, such as reading an article or downloading a song, you do so just by clicking, without the need to fill in any credit card details. As long as you're logged in with Paycento, you won't need to enter any additional details. They are hoping to mimic the simple action of liking something or retweeting via a tweet button, only this time you'll be paying for something. Access to Content New company launches ‘pay by click’ social commerce model – Simply Zesty - Simply Zesty
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Move over Words With Friends. The latest addiction among users of the iPhone, iPad or Android device is Draw Something. The interactive game challenges players to draw pictures while the other player tries to guess the illustration among a group of jumbled letters at the bottom of the screen. TEBOWING - 'Draw Something' Pictures by SI Readers - Photos
Like most businesses, you will probably have your marketing plan for 2012 already in place. But have you built your plan so that you’re ready to respond to the latest market trends? While it’s important to stay focused, it’s equally as important to be prepared for the opportunities and challenges that will come from the latest marketing trends. Wondering what the future looks like for marketing in the year ahead? Here are my predictions for the top ten marketing trends of 2012: 1. Top 10 Marketing Trends of 2012
Facebook's Global Ambitions Lure Advertisers inShare106 How the digital giant's worldwide march affects brands, agencies, and vendors. Several thousands of miles from Menlo Park, CA, the home of Facebook, marketing staffers for the tech company regularly sit in Ogilvy & Mather's Singapore and Hong Kong offices. According to Thomas Crampton, Asia Pacific Director for Ogilvy & Mather's Social@Ogilvy division, a desk in each location is tucked into the ad agency, simply marked by a "facebook" logo on the door and a thumbs-up "like" sticker nearby. The platform-in-residence arrangement has been in place for months, he said. It's a microcosm of Facebook's burgeoning impact on the global advertising ecosystem, from agencies to brands to vendors.
Android Tops 50% Market Share in the U.S. [STUDY] Android's share of the U.S. smartphone market topped 50% for the first time in February, according to comScore's MobiLens. The figures were a 17-point increase over February 2011. Apple's share for iOS for the month was 30.2%, which was up five points over the same time period. RIM's BlackBerry platform claimed 13.4% vs. 28.9% in February 2011 while Microsoft had 3.9% of the market compared to the previous 7.7%.
My engagement with social media has been about finding where I see myself fitting in to the already booming online dimension of social. At first, I was wary of Twitter and I didn’t see the point of G+. Now, I am active on both and feel more confident as a current job seeker as a result. Seeing Social | a peak at social media
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3 Twitter Rumors and What They Could Mean for Brands David Clarke is CEO and co-founder of BGT Partners, a 2010, 2011 and 2012 Ad Age Top 15 Best Places to Work in the U.S. honoree. BGT creates interactive marketing and technology solutions for global corporations that strengthen brands, develop more engaging relationships and transform businesses. With increased competition for ad dollars, Twitter is making a big push this year to become more attractive to advertisers. It has invested in a redesign, as well as brand pages, but that may not be all the social network plans to unveil. According to a recent Ad Age report, the company is looking to add new experiences to its platform, in the hopes that the move will entice brands to spend more ad dollars.
More developments for Pinterest co-founder Paul Sciarra, who we reported yesterday was leaving Pinterest as Ben Silbermann officially took helm as CEO. Sciarra is going VC and joining Andreessen Horowitz as entrepreneur-in-residence. The move follows the bigger trend of startup execs/founders getting snapped up by the VC firms, to help them get a bit smarter in how they work with their portfolio companies. Just yesterday, First Round Capital hired Scribd’s Jack Leidlein as head of talent. Pinterest Co-Founder Paul Sciarra Is Now
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