One Startup’s Journey From Free To Fee

Scott Heiferman of Meetup speaks to Henry Blodget of Business Insider about his company and Meetup made the transition to a pay model. “We have a product that’s good enough for people to pay for,” says Heiferman. I like the simplicity in that. Share

Labels See The Need To Push Product, Use The Band’s Website, YouTube, Facebook and MySpace To Do It

I love how bands are increasingly coming out with commercials to promote their new work. Here’s another promo from The Black Keys, who released “Brothers” on Nonesuch Records last Tuesday. “Brothers” is the Akron, Ohio band’s eighth full length in as many years, and the album sold over 73,000 copies in its first week giving […]

Based On The Book By Erik Qualman

Erik Qualman is back with a second edition of his Social Media Revolution, a state of the media report. One of the salient points that grabs me here is the idea that Generation Y and Z consider email passé, and that some universities have stopped distributing email accounts to incoming students. In fact, Boston College […]

Geo-Based Promotional Targeting Gets Nets Fans In The Game

When Gowalla users check in to a location they receive virtual currency. Thanks to an innovative use of the geolocation service by Vayner Media, virtual currency became actual currency in the form of free tickets to a New Jersey Nets game at the IZOD Center. Prior to the game, Gowalla users who checked in to […]

LinkedIn To New Business

Ann Handley, Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs admits that she was wrong about LinkedIn. She thought the soc net was mostly for finding a job, but now admits the site is more than that. What’s more compelling is the revelation that Boston’s PJA has had success prospecting for new business via LinkedIn. After using LinkedIn […]

Social Sites, The New Watering Holes

If we’re to believe two European marketing execs, branded microsites may soon be a thing of the past. Here’s the news from New Media Age: Prinz Pinakatt, the Coca-Cola Company’s interactive marketing manager for Europe, said, “In some cases some of our campaigns won’t need a coke.com-hosted site. In most cases these will still exist […]

LinkedIn Needs To Hook It Up

Time spent on a site is one important indication of user engagement, a key factor for advertisers to consider when placing online media buys. According to The Wall Street Journal, visitors spent about 13 minutes on average at LinkedIn during October, while Facebook users logged about 213 minutes and MySpace users spent 87 minutes. Which […]

Mission-Driven Communications In The Social Space

Chad Norman helps organizations supercharge their Web experiences at Charleston, SC-based Blackbaud, a software developer focused on the non-profit sector. Turns out his advice on how to use social tools is applicable way beyond the non-profit sector. Take a look: 50 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits View more presentations from Chad Norman. Share

Do You Have Love For Honda? Express It.

Ad Age is reporting on how happy Honda is with it’s “Social Experiment,” a mostly viral effort with some TV sprinkled on top. In August, Honda quietly launched an official Facebook page, themed “Everybody Knows Somebody Who Loves a Honda,” to recruit fans of the brand. Honda initially supported the site with a sprinkling of […]

Friendly Online Chatter At An All Time High

Where does the time go? Now, there’s an answer to this rhetorical riddle. Brian Solis dug into a new report from