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

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

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 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, Social Media Marketing, United States

Mobile trends to expect for next year

Mobile trends to expect for next year

Though there’s little doubt that Facebook will continue its dominance over the social media realm in 2012, what many are wondering is the direction that mobile digital trends will be taking next year. Facebook does still have a large change that has started rolling out to its users beginning in early December, and it has been seeing mixed reviews. Many experts are wondering if the new Timeline will be one change too many and if its … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications, Social Media Marketing, Trends

Jennings Social Media Marketing launches new QR code and SMS service

Jennings Social Media Marketing launches new QR code and SMS service

Jennings Social Media Marketing has announced the launch of a new service that will help clients engage mobile consumers through the use of QR codes and SMS messaging. The number of people with smart phones is growing quickly, making it more important for companies to adopt mobile marketing strategies. Jennings, along with other marketing agencies, believes that QR codes are one of the best ways to engage mobile consumers and the new service will give … Read entire article »

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Could Google+ ever become as influential as Facebook?

Could Google+ ever become as influential as Facebook?

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 … Read entire article »

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Pyramid study shows power of social shopping environment among payment vendors

Pyramid study shows power of social shopping environment among payment vendors

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 … Read entire article »

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Fusing social media and mobile marketing

Fusing social media and mobile marketing

Businesses are rapidly discovering that social media and mobile marketing are both key to their advertising successes, but without a large corporation’s budget for a marketing strategy, it isn’t always obvious how these two elements can be combined in order to generate a seamless campaign and appeal to mobile device users. Social networks are beneficial because they allow a high degree of interaction between businesses and their customers. Consumers can follow the latest news from a … Read entire article »

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

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

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 … Read entire article »

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

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

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 … Read entire article »

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Businesses in Australia prefer email regardless of appeal of Facebook, Twitter, and SMS

Businesses in Australia prefer email regardless of appeal of Facebook, Twitter, and SMS

A top email and cross-channel marketing solutions company based in Australia, Responsys Inc., has announced the outcome of their second yearly Big Australian Report, which is the biggest study to examine the digital marketing behaviors of Australian corporations. This year’s Big Australian Report indicated that there was a notable increase in the number of marketing messages being sent to Australians. For instance, companies in that country were sending ten times more social messages, three times more … Read entire article »

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The top rules for effective social marketing

The top rules for effective social 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 … Read entire article »

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