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

Walmart Mobile Site

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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Jennings Social Media Marketing launches new QR code and SMS service

QR Codes check in

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 clients hands-on experience with the mobile barcodes. For companies interested in adopting QR codes, Jennings…

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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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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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