I had wasted hours of my time and effort before I realized something:
What does Social Media mean to you? Social Media is a mega-trend, must-do for all marketers and non-marketers around the world, but how it’s perceived and used is different for each person and each brand.
Mustafa Akkoc asked on the Social Media Marketing forum on Linkedin – What is the meaning of Social Media to you in one or two words? Here are the 30 answers that stood out. Which ones are your favorite?
Twitter has quickly become a powerful tool for travelers, and they’re using it for everything from researching destinations to connecting with their hotels and airlines for discounts. Twitter and Millward Brown recently published an infographic describing how travelers use Twitter, and here are some valuable tips on how brands should use the social network.
Social networks have become an integral part of marketers’ lives today. While step 1 for new marketers is to engage easily-visible consumers periodically, here is a look seven different ways that sophisticated marketers use hashtag research and analytics to gain intelligence from social media.
Social media, while certainly still behind organic search, is now the fastest growing content distribution channel around the world. Over the years, this great shift means that much of the news we consume is being found thanks to the various social channels available to us.
Some excerpts from this great interview with Dan Ariely:
What is one of the most surprising findings from your research?
One of them is something we called “coherent arbitrariness.” … If you get somebody to behave in a certain way one time, you’re not just influencing them that once, but you can actually go on to influence a long sequence of decisions.
In case you didn’t see this earlier, here’s a mind-numbing exchange between Verizon and one of its customers on Twitter:
[Original article: Here]
Many people will tell you that Burger King’s Twitter account being hacked is negative for their brand, but let’s look at the numbers.
There was a lot of buzz yesterday about Burger King’s Twitter account being hacked. We kept track: 146k users sent over 230k tweets (and counting!) talking about it. The account also gained over 20k new followers.