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.

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

Brands In The Social Media Suck Hole

A lot of people are looking to social media advertising to perform (myself included). And a lot of people are starting to question whether in fact it does, or ever will, perform. Hotel consutlant, Michael Hraba, is questioning. I think a lot of hotels that set up a (Facebook) page, have absolutely *ZERO* idea how […]

Need A Diversion? Try Social Media!

Fallon’s Skimmer story got picked up by the Minneapolis press. BTW, Fallon laid off 18 people, or 9% of its MN-based staff yesterday.

Buy Your Friend A Drink – Do It Now, It’s Friday

A reviewing and recommendation company called Living Social, which makes the popular “Pick Your Five” app for Facebook and other soc nets, has acquired BuyYourFriendADrink.com, according to CNet. BuyYourFriendADrink.com is a site that lets you reach out to friends, often friends living in other cities, and buy them a drink. The service offers Pay Pal […]