Glamour magazine uses QR codes in print ads to successfully achieve 512,339 scans

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Glamour magazine, from Condé Nast, has achieved a striking success through the use of QR codes printed on several of its pages, which produced 512,339 scans. This pilot program, which occurred within its September “social edition” achieved these scans among an estimated two million readers, meaning that it managed to obtain a scan from approximately 1 in every 4 readers. The editorial and marketing departments at Glamour worked together to form content that pushed the download of a mobile app called “Friends & Fans”. The editorial piece told the magazine’s…

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Could Google+ ever become as influential as Facebook?

Social Media Marketing

Social networks are the hot thing and dozens of them have appeared online, each attempting to take some of the market share that has already been claimed by Facebook, Twitter, Linked in and, mostly formerly, MySpace. This has lead to a significant debate over whether Google+ will ever have the type of influence that those other established social networks have held, or if it will simply become one of a tremendous number of copycats and failures that were forgotten before they were known. If it does have a chance 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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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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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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Social media is very fashionable these days…

Social Media Fashion

The powerful world of mobile and social media has proven its worth when it comes to being a solid tool for businesses to use to connect with their customers. Now in its second year, the Fashion 2.0 Awards are going strong. Fashion brands and merchants have both discovered how connecting with consumers on social media blogs can change the way people see the fashion industry. Fashion moguls have discovered digital is the place to be. It’s like the fashion revolution is happening all over again. The Fashion 2.0 Awards was…

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Online presence with social networking a must for all business models

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In today’s technology driven world it makes sense that businesses would choose to have an internet website. In the past three or four years, companies have been expanding out to social networking sites and things like search engine optimization also. More and more businesses are adapting and blending into an all-inclusive marketing model online. Ten years ago no one would have imagined this type of growth; now, we’ve seen what the power of technology and information can do. The new generation is all about social networking, being mobile and getting…

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