The true value of social media

Last week’s hype surrounding the Facebook IPO centered almost entirely on the potential value of a user base approaching 1 billion people. Social media audiences and users have come to represent value. Coca-Cola alone has nearly 42 million Facebook fans, with almost half a million people talking about them at any given moment. Forty-two million […]

Insane Graphic Shows How Ludicrously Complicated Social Media Marketing Is Now

Maybe this is the reason General Motors went “mental” and pulled its Facebook ad budget. Digital marketing is confusing—really confusing—as this insane graphic shows (below). Trying to navigate through the various new social media categories, blogs, sharing sites, and social media firms is an absolute mess. This depiction of the digital marketing landscape was shown at […]

Protecting Your Passwords and Your Privacy on Facebook

For a lot of Facebook users out there the matter of Privacy and Security on their public pages is something that “others are supposed to deal with”. Well, no so fast… It is a personal responsibility to know the good, the bad and the ugly (especially the ugly) every time when you deal with public […]

Checklist: Is your business ready for social media?

It’s no secret that social media continues to grow in popularity. In fact, latest research shows that 54 percent of Americans over the age of 12 use Facebook and more than 40 percent see tweets through the media on a daily basis. Businesses would be wise to take advantage of this opportunity. But if you’re […]

Companies struggle to manage customer feedback on Twitter, Facebook

With employee and customer feedback coming from phone calls, Twitter, Facebook, emails and other sources, companies can often get confused as to how to manage this information. And customer expectations are mounting. Information technology management is a problem for many businesses now that there are so many different forms of feedback. Nowadays, customers expect a […]

Five steps for growing your social marketing engagement

Atlanta Business Chronicle has just kicked off Social Madness, a contest recognizing companies that have shown significant increases in their social presence. To complement this initiative, we put together five important steps for companies to grow their social engagement. Social is taking on a critical role in marketing. In fact, it’s swiftly becoming the connective […]

Google+ Rolls Out New Look

Google announced on Wednesday that it is rolling out a significant redesign for its social networking platform Google+, which will allow users to create a more customized experience on the site. The company said it will introduce a variety of new features to the site in the next few days, from customizing apps and the […]