Wal-Mart uses @WalmartLabs to try to boost sales online

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Wal-Mart has been making a notable effort toward the development and enhancement of its online shopping platform, and – according to reports – this includes a massive hiring effort to bring developers into its team for @WalmartLabs to help with its expansion. The largest retailer in the world is now trying to use social media to boost its sales both online and in its stores. It has recently started working with Facebook, and has purchased the social media company, Kosmix. Wal-Mart is in competition with other large retailers such as…

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The gloves come off in 2012 for Facebook and Google

Social Media Marketing

In 2012, analysts are anticipating that Google will be making some significant efforts – far more critical than have been seen until now – to up the popularity of Google+ and become a serious competition for Facebook, which currently holds the leader in the social network market. Google, which holds the position of the largest internet company in the world, still has yet to come near Facebook’s top spot as the largest social network. Next year will have them battling each other head-to-head on a much more regular basis, and…

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Pyramid study shows power of social shopping environment among payment vendors

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Pyramid has launched a new research service called the Mobile Commerce Landscape Insight Pack, which has shown that participating more proactively in the social shopping environment, when combined with the integration of micropayments and discount offers provides payment vendors with the key to their success. This information was provided by the practice leader on mobile payments and banking, as well as the consultant for the Mobile Commerce Landscape Insight Pack at Pyramid, Jose Magana. He also pointed out that the growth of mobile device adoption combined with the emergence of…

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eMarketer data shows that 23 million American moms have profiles on Facebook

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A newly released eMarketer report has shown that Facebook now has more mom profiles than it ever has before, and that the trend for mothers to continue registering with the social media platform is likely to continue in the same upward direction. The report showed that approximately 23 million American mothers who are currently active users of Facebook, meaning that they sign in at least occasionally to update their status, check their accounts, and communicate with their “friends”. As more than two thirds of the mothers on Facebook have children…

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Will the addiction to social media and all things digital continue long into the future?

Social Media Marketing

Following a report by Gartner in August 2011 called “Consumer Fatigue with Social Media”, many marketers have been wondering whether or not the digital addiction is the trend that it appears to be, whether it is actually a fad that is on its way out. This has been highlighted by the stories popping up all over the media that have indicated that millions of people have been deactivating their email accounts due to the commercialization, privacy concerns, boredom with the concept, or the lack of interest in sharing everything they…

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To succeed with social media marketing, you must learn to empathize

Social Media Marketing

Social media is being used by virtually everyone these days, and marketers from around the world are scrambling to determine how to best take advantage of everything that it has to offer. One of the primary points that seems to have obtained universal approval is that the key to success with social media is empathy. This is because social media is different from other methods of communicating with consumers as the power belongs to the audience as opposed to the speaker. You need to provide the consumer with a reason…

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The top rules for effective social marketing

Social Network Marketing

Social marketing is a vital part of any business or brand’s marketing mix, and it is important that execs and marketers alike recognize the top rules for keeping up with the latest and make sure that marketing efforts are as effective as possible. To execute a marketing strategy with Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and other top social media networks, there are six rules that should be acknowledged: • The social media sandbox is growing – Though Facebook continues its rein over the social media marketplace, there are a number of other…

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Vizibility is working on new mobile platform that will leverage QR codes for social networking

Social Media Marketing

QR codes are becoming increasingly entangled with social networking. The codes have been a versatile tool in the marketing world but their uses in that capacity appeal to a broad audience looking for a way to maintain their electronic reputations. Vizibility, a young company that specializes in search engine listing, is looking to take advantage of the social appeal of QR codes. The company has announced that it is developing a new mobile platform that will allow business professionals to share information more easily. Through Vizibility’s new platform, users can…

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Study shows that digital marketers are unsatisfied with currently available tools

Social Media Marketing

According to a survey held by Web Liquid, a digital marketing agency based in New York, digital marketers are recognizing the value of social media monitoring, but are not fully satisfied with the tools available to get the job done. Social media marketing is already known to be highly important, with 74 percent of marketers making an effort to track online conversations held by consumers regarding their brands. The survey included the participation of 237 marketers at the senior level, among whom 95 percent believed that consumer conversations online over…

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Marketing Trends Turn to Social Media as a Critical Tool

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Social media’s presence throughout the personal and professional online world has allowed it to rapidly become a foundation tool for marketing campaigns among companies ranging from independent entrepreneurs and small businesses to large multinational corporations. This is the result of the popularity and ever-present nature of social media, as well as the fact that among users of these platforms – such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn – 75 percent have viewed or connected their profiles with company pages, and 69 percent follow status updates and blogs. The methods of social…

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