Third of Small Businesses use Social Media on a Daily Basis

As a social media and marketing consultant, I happen to meet all sorts of customers ranging from SOHOs (Small Office/Home Office), small businesses, aspiring startups to multinational corporations having a global footprint. What’s the common factor between them? Social Media. The beauty of social media lies in its ubiquity. While I’m not saying that social…

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Social Media and the Art of Marketing to Baby Boomer Generation

If you thought social media is just popular with the young generation, let me correct you. A recent study titled “Older Adults and Social Media” from Pew Research Center Publications indicates that the 50+ crowd is flocking to social media in huge numbers. While a large majority of these users resort to social media to “stay…

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Social Media – A Perfect Tool for Small Business Hiring

A large number of businesses see social media as an advertising and marketing opportunity, primarily due to the mass appeal of popular social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. However, a number of smart businesses have utilized the potential of social media to its true value by extending it far beyond marketing, sales and advertising.…

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Inaugural Youth Olympics – A Classic Social Media Marketing Case Study

The 2010 FIFA World Cup was a revelation of how global sporting extravaganzas can use social media as an effective marketing media. And now, with Singapore hosting the first ever Youth Olympic Games (YOG) starting two days ago, sports fans worldwide are preparing themselves for another sporting joyride. I’m often quizzed by online marketers who’re…

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Social Media – The New ‘Crisis and Emergency Response’ Management Tool

The devastating earthquake in Haiti and Japan, and the BP oil spill had something in common. While the first two were natural disasters, the latter a human error – these grueling incidents showed us the importance of social media as the modern-age tool for managing crisis and emergency response. While a lot has been said…

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How to Become a Social Media Icon

If you’ve good intentions, it’s never too late to start afresh. I come across several successful online marketers who aspired to be social media icons but they feel they’ve missed the bus. The immense power of social media is now viewable to one and all – it’s already ranked as the most popular online activity…

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How Not to Die on Social Media

Bill Cosby has every reason to show the middle finger to Twitter, after all the micro-blogging site has declared him dead, not once or twice – but at least four times in the last couple of years. Welcome to the new age of social media where people die online on Twitter and Facebook rather than…

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Facebook Privacy Mess – 100 Million Users Details Exposed

Facebook’s privacy horror stories don’t seem to be coming to an end any time soon. In fact, it’s just went from bad to worse yesterday when a security consultant named Rob Bowes released a file containing a list of more than 170 million Facebook users and the Web address of their profile page on a…

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Facebook Hits 500,000,000 Active Users and Launched Facebook Stories

This morning Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, officially announced Facebook has crossed the half-a-billion milestone. While this is already interesting for a social networking website started barely 6 years ago, Zuckerberg also introduced “Facebook Stories”. See the video bleow:

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Lady Gaga vs. Justin Bieber – The New Age of Social Media War!

Two fantastic artists, both heartthrob performers – Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber have been engage in one of the most high-profile and fierce online battles of recent times to outscore each other on YouTube and Twitter. Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’ video was the most watched video on YouTube until it was toppled by teen sensation…

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The De-Branding of BP on the Social Web

There’s no question that BP has messed up big time – not just with the oil spill but the way its PR team has managed the aftermath of the incident. If you are looking for a social media disaster, the BP oil spill is the perfect example. The company’s brand value has gone for a…

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Why Many Businesses Are Adopting Twitter over Facebook

Twitter and Facebook, world’s two most popular social networks are engaged in a vicious battle to edge each other out as the preferred network for business users. Both networks have their own pros & cons, though neither is perfect but they are as close as it gets to perfection in social media.

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Why Twitter Offers Enhanced Facebook and LinkedIn Integration

Twitter is ringing in the changes big time these days. First, it opted to cash-in on the popularity of FIFA 2010 World Cup by creating a dedicated Twitter site for the sporting extravaganza. Next, it started tweaking its system in order to improve the overall stability and reduce downtimes. And in its latest move, Twitter…

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Salesforce Chatter – Facebook for the Enterprise?

Salesforce.com released its much anticipated social networking platform for the enterprise – “Chatter”. Touted to be the ‘Facebook for the Enterprise’ and the ‘Beginning of Cloud 2 Era’, Chatter is believed by many analysts to be the next big game changer in social networking, albeit from an enterprise perspective. Will Salesforce.com Chatter live up to…

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Will Diaspora Change the Face of Social Media?

Diaspora may have started off as a project being developed by a group of four New York University programming students, many believe that it’s about to change the face of social media for good. What’s special about Diaspora and will it live up to all the media hype and attention? Let’s find out. What is…

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