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7 Facebook Banner Tools To Customize Your Profile. Want to spruce up your Facebook profile and be the envy of all your friends?

7 Facebook Banner Tools To Customize Your Profile

Here are seven tools that are guaranteed to take your profile to the next level. To be perfectly honest, the difference between one tool and the next is practically unnoticeable, with most providing an identical offering: A library of profile banners to go at the top of your profile and a tool to create your own custom profile banner. For those who used to have a MySpace profile, many of you will recognize these services as they’re similar to MySpace profile layouts. While selecting one from the other is probably as easy as picking a name that you like, we figured we’d list as many of them out for you as possible. This is pretty much the standard tool to make yourself a profile banner.

This site is extremely easy to use. MyFBBanners, found here, is an extremely useful tool, aside from the fact that it’s just like the others. Blingify is a relic of the MySpace layout days. By the numbers: Social media’s slice of the marketing pie - Social Media. Over the course of the past few years, we’ve seen a dramatic rise in the usage of “non-traditional” marketing and customer service tools, primarily via social media.

By the numbers: Social media’s slice of the marketing pie - Social Media

Be it a rapid response team ready to meet customer’s issues head on, or a marketing department that’s gone from a heavy reliance on outbound to a lead generating inbound strategy, social media is playing a key part. But what does this mean to the bottom line? If strategies and tactics are changing, shouldn’t the marketing budget allocation reflect these changes? Small(er) HubSpot’s 2011 State of Inbound Marketing Report covered a wide range of topics, but manages to separate out inbound marketing efforts including social media, company blogs, SEO, and PPC channels vs. outbound efforts including direct mail, telemarketing and trade shows. Likewise, when asked to rate specific channels within the overall inbound marketing program, 62% indicated that social media takes the top spot in their lead generating favorites.

Medium(ish) 6 New Apps For Getting More Out of Foursquare. As Foursquare's 10 million members check into locations in cities around the world, much of that location data can be accessed in unique and fascinating ways, thanks to the service's ever-improving API.

6 New Apps For Getting More Out of Foursquare

Here we've collected six of our favorite Foursquare applications. Each stays true to Foursquare's original mission by encouraging us to get out and experience the world around us in rich new ways, all the while making our place and checkin data come alive. With Foursquare's growing popularity, there are almost too many interesting and handy applications to count, so make sure to share your personal favorites in the comments.

QR Like Buttons Come to Diesel Stores [Video. The ubiquitous Facebook ‘Like’ button has come to Diesel stores.

QR Like Buttons Come to Diesel Stores [Video

Scan the QR code on jeans in-store with your handset and send a Like with a product shot to your friends. Would be nice if the Like had a call to action – such as an incentive to buy – online or in-store, but its a neat innovation nonetheless. Think we’ll be seeing a lot more SoLoMo (social – location-aware – mobile) technology such as this driving social commerce innovation. Dutch brand creates social network to connect local users - Springwise. Facebook Demographics Worldwide « amover. Facebook Demographics Here is my first attempt at making an infographic instead of the usual slideshow.

Facebook Demographics Worldwide « amover

This infographic is about Facebook and it shows the number of users worldwide (near to 600 million users) with a breakdown by continent, macro-area and countries. It also shows sex and age in continents, macro-area and age distribution in top20 countries. 42% of all Facebook users is located in America, 27% in Asia and 25% in Europe. The biggest macro-areas by number of users are: Northern America with over 163 million users, South-eastern Asia with about 76 million users and Western Europe with 46,5 million users. The infographic also shows the top 20 countries by Facebook users as of 15-01-2011. E - Home. Making Data Relevant: The New Metrics for Social Marketing.

Prashant Suryakumar is a Social Media Engagement Manager at Mu Sigma and is currently focused on social media analytics.

Making Data Relevant: The New Metrics for Social Marketing

This post was co-authored by Dhiraj Rajaram, the founder and CEO of Mu Sigma. Social media has come of age. Marketers now have the ability to augment their traditional marketing approaches with rich behavioral and activity-based targeting that should increase marketing ROI significantly. However, businesses are facing an uncomfortable truth: There are no “best practices” for measuring a successful social media campaign. Crowd behavior is dynamic and context-specific, and it is difficult, if not impossible, to build a “one size fits all” solution.

A structured approach to capturing, measuring, analyzing and refining marketing strategies in near real time is essential to executing a successful social campaign. Invest in Data Measuring the impact of social media campaigns is systemically different from that of traditional marketing campaigns. Real-Time Monitoring New Metrics. Tostitos Reunite America on Facebook. Social media news, strategy, tools, and techniques. Blue Bus todo mundo ve. - Covering All That's Social on the Web - News, Applications, OpenSocial, Social Media and more! Social Media News and Web Tips – Mashable – The Social Media Guide.