How do brands, and their agencies, tame the social media marketing beast? If they’re smart, they get help managing a process that is growing increasingly complex by the day. One company publishers and brands turn to is Gigya, a venture backed Silicon Valley-based company started by a team of Israeli technologists in 2006. Gigya helps […]
North Social, a leading provider of Facebook applications for businesses, has developed a series of “Fan Page Fail” video shorts featuring “socially-reckless” character Jonny Like, whose missteps show brands and public figures that it takes more than desperate promotional stunts to grow a quality fan base. “You can’t expect someone to return your ‘Follow Us […]
Elevation Partners Director and Co-Founder Roger McNamee recently gave a talk at The Paley Center For Media. I haven’t had time to listen all the way through, but BusinessInsider was kind enough to recap many of his key points. For example: Microsoft’s share of internet-connected devices has gone from 95% to under 50% in 3 […]
Laura Fitton’s firm, oneforty, realized that the growing complexity in managing social media marketing programs was a problem in need of a solution. “We saw painful-looking improvised solutions – spreadsheets, docs, project management software – stretched to their breaking point to try to coordinate social programs,” says Fitton. “When we realized we could help – […]
Four Points by Sheraton, a Starwood brand, is eliciting travel stories from its audience in a new Facebook-based promotion. Those with compelling stories can enter the “Win $25K” contest via Four Points’ Facebook page now through August 10th. Here’s a sample entry on Facebook: Late one night, I go to a small hotel, walk up […]
Big Fuel–a “pureplay social media agency designed for the needs of large brands”–is hiring. I like the tongue-in-cheek nature of their employment ad, but I’m confused as to why the straight video (see below) also seems like a joke.
In a new piece on AdAge, Friend of AdPulp (FoA) and BeanCast host, Bob Knorpp challenges the content-centric world view that’s so prevalent in marketing circles today. We create endless blog posts and tweets and videos to fulfill our perceived need for content and call it our social-media strategy. Trouble is it’s not really a […]
Social media, like kudzu, is an invasive species. Daniel Newman is the CEO of United Visual Inc., writing on Ragan’s PR Daily, has conveniently listed “12 obvious signs you’re addicted to social media.” He says the signs are “farcical,” but I beg to differ. 6. You update your status while out with “real people.” Are […]
Yahoo! Scene is all over Internet Week and they have the video to prove it.
My friend Spike Jones (SVP Digital at Fleishman-Hillard) is tellin’ like it is, on Twitter and on camera. Did you get that? Stop counting Facebook “Likes” like your marketing depends on it, and stop calling things “social” when social is already baked in.