Social media companies may face new rules from UK government ministers

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Concerns continue to grow in the UK regarding the effects of social media on children’s mental health. Following increasing concerns over children’s use of social media and its effect on their mental health, UK government ministers are considering taking official action on social media companies by imposing new regulations on them. Past and recent research reveals the negative emotional impact social media can have on young people. Recent research from Ofcom that was published on January 29, found that 11% of children 12 to 15 years of age said that…

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Mobile consumers receive free food through new Chili’s social campaign

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Mobile marketing campaign designed to bring in the crowds. Chili’s Grill & Bar has announced that it is providing mobile consumers with free food when they check-in to participating locations using their mobile devices. The restaurant chain is using popular social networks such as Facebook Places and Foursquare to help to boost this interactive campaign. Diners who use their smartphones to check-in to the various Chili’s locations from now through the end of may will be offered a free appetizer. The fast casual chain of restaurants is currently present in…

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Position Marketing Group adds QR codes to its Interactive Secured Advertising Technology banners

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The Position Marketing Group (PMG), an interactive and online advertising firm, has announced a new feature for its Interactive Secured Advertising Technology. The company often uses this technology for banners, which are in turn used by businesses for various marketing campaigns. The latest update to the company’s technology will enable businesses to use these banners to promote social media connections. This is accomplished through the use of QR codes. PMG has created its own QR code generator specifically for this new initiative. Social media has become a very popular medium…

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NM Incite studies the increasing discussions concerning QR codes online

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Social media intelligence firm NM Incite has taken an interest in QR codes. Though QR codes are nothing new, having been developed more than a decade ago, they have only recently been getting more attention from marketers. This attention shot QR codes into the limelight, and consumers around the world have been encouraged to make use of the codes in some way. Because the codes are so easy to use, they have a wide appeal to several industries. The codes have become very popular with businesses, but NM Incite claims…

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Myspace and Gravity Jack team to bring augmented reality to the forefront of social media

*Gravity Jack augmented reality demo As augmented reality and social media begin to intertwine, more companies and networks are building partnerships. The latest of these is the teaming of Gravity Jack, an augmented reality developer, and Myspace, the one-time ruler of social networking space. The duo has plans to bring augmented reality technology to the realm of music and entertainment. The effort will produce new and engaging content that will be available on the Myspace platform. Myspace has been working on this content since last year, when it was purchased…

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Twitter boosts its mobile marketing efforts

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Twitter has launched a new mobile advertising expansion in order to include promoted tweets within user timelines that are accessed by way of mobile apps. Users of the social network will start seeing the posts within their own timeline because, according to analyst Rob Enderle, Twitter must begin monetizing each one of their users, regardless of what type of device is used to access the site. He explained that “It’s critical because without the money from ads they can’t expand their services.” Android and iPhone Twitter app users have been…

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Facebook to increase advertising on site

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Facebook intends to make new advertising products available that will expose its members to a significantly higher amount of advertising. The social network company is unveiling these new products to provide marketers with additional methods of spreading their messages. This new effort will now include mobile devices, which have previously been exempt from ads on Facebook. According to the chief innovation officer at Leo Burnett Chicago, Mark Renshaw, this new advertising announcement will make Facebook “the biggest mobile marketing platform.” That organization is an element of the Publicis Groupe. Over…

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Mobile discount coupons focus on QR code and social media compatibility

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Modiv Media has announced their newest product called Modiv Social, which allows consumers to collect discount coupons from any source they’d like, and then use them or share them over social media such as Facebook. This uses a concept that is not at all new, but that has yet to be fully leveraged over the mobile channel. Email marketers have been told that their effectiveness and survival will require the use of social and mobile platform links for some time now, but it wasn’t until mobile couponing arrived that this…

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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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