Facebook,Social Media And The Real World.

To the doubters and the protesters I say quit resisting social media marketing.

I hear too often:

“Is social networking important for a business? Is it something  I really have to do?”

“Do people really pay attention ?”

To you I answer this “YES” !

Social Media is has woven itself directly into the fabric of our culture.

Check this out . Starting Sept 5th 2010  Target will begin selling gift cards that can be used on Facebook!

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Slide Into Google Me

TechCrunch broke the news last night of another Google purchase of a little company called Slide.  Slide just so happens to be a manufacturer of social apps for sites like Facebook, Bebo, Friendster, MySpace and even Orkut, based in San Francisco.  With Slide providing popular social applications like Rock Riot and Super Poke, to name a few, it is easy to see why Google would see them as such an asset.

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How To Build a Successful Facebook Page

I just read a fantastic post that gives you everything you need to know to create and enhance your Facebook page.

Learn how to build a Facebook landing page, how to use “like”, which Facebook applications to use and how to use them, how to promote your page, how to get traffic, and even how to get tracking to see how it is performing.

If you don’t want to read through the incredibly detailed list, here are three resources you should start with:

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Social Media Regulations for Office Candidates

We all use social media for personal and business use. And since Obama’s utilization of social media in his campaign last year, many if not ALL candidates for offices at any level have been using social networking sites to promote their campaigns, their viewpoints, and to create an air of “transparency”.

As long as politics have existed, propaganda has existed, and very aggressive attempts to undermine one politician or another has also existed. That is not new. But the media used to disseminate slander has now changed.

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Tweet This!!!

Twitter tips anyone?  So I have been trying to crack the code of how to get more followers on Twitter and in my attempt have noticed some helpful tips.  Now before I get ahead of myself I want to clarify one thing, Twitter should not be used to replace other social networks as it has it’s pros and cons just like all the rest.  Used additionally to your current make up of social media networks is where you will really start to see the benefit.

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Google Me Vs Facebook

If you follow the latest online buzz, you might have read here and there rumors about Google Me, which is supposed to be Google’s answer to Facebook. Facebook being the only giant able to compete with the leading search engine — a couple months ago, for the first time Facebook passed Google in terms of visitors — it isn’t surprising that Google might want to take a bite out of the social market. Of course, nothing is sure yet, but every day somebody seems to come out from the bushes to confirm this is true.

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Once Upon A Marketing Glossary

Over the last few years I have been asked for my marketing glossary several times.  Truth is, I don’t really have one.  I do have notes with definitions here and there but have never actually put them all in one place.  In fact, when I try to explain these marketing terms to someone, it seems to me that most of the time they think these terms don’t really exist!  It could be due to many of them sounding very similar to each other but trust me they have very different meanings.  I really felt the following keywords should be listed as they tend to be used most often and more commonly but for the full list with detailed definitions go to http://www.marketingterms.com/dictionary/

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