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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Beginning a B2B strategy in mobile marketing through social optimization

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Though marketers can see that there can be an opportunity waiting for them where mobile technology and social marketing meet, the majority of them have yet to determine precisely how to go about getting started. The use of mobile devices has skyrocketed and is continuing to do so. For this reason, B2B marketers are scrambling to identify the best ways to access that rapidly growing audience through the use of mobile optimized sites, display ads, and applications. According to the director of mobile strategy, Prat Vemana, from the Staples Inc.…

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Zmags Transforms the Tablet, Smartphone and Web Consumer Experience

*First-of-its-kind rich media interface enables marketers, retailers,brands and publishers to increase consumer engagement with their content and product offerings Zmags, the leading provider of rich media mobile and social merchandising, today introduced a groundbreaking consumer shopping user interface (UI) dubbed “Zmags Convergence”. This new, visual environment completely redefines and streamlines a consumer’s shopping experience on tablets, smartphones, the Web, and in Facebook. Using Zmags Convergence, retailers, brands, multi-level marketers and agencies can create a new class of engaging and immersive shopping experiences that propel merchandising and commerce from today’s search-and-purchase…

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Scan Closes $1.7 Million Seed Funding Led by Menlo Ventures; Launches Scan Pages

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Scan Allows Businesses and Individuals to Quickly and Easily Create and Share a Mobile Site Scan, Inc. (www.scan.me) announced $1.7 million in seed funding from top venture capital firms and notable angel investors. Scan connects the real world with the digital universe through mobile technologies like QR codes, NFC, image recognition and more. Menlo Ventures led the round, with venture capital participation from Google Ventures, Charles River Ventures, Yuri Milner’s Start Fund, Social + Capital Partnership, Transmedia Capital, and Ludlow Ventures. Scan’s angel investors include Ariel Poler, Naval Ravikant of…

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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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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

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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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Mobile trends to expect for next year

Mobile commerce and the future

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 users will start to have a peek at Google+ to see if they might…

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