4 Reasons Why a Business Needs a Pinterest Account

On June 21st, 2012, wrote:

Pinterest has taken the world by storm, and with more and more people signing up to see what all the fuss is about, isn’t it about time that your business was on Pinterest? It Brings Extra Traffic To Your Site A lot of big companies out there aren’t afraid to give stats on how Pinterest is working out for them. Brands such as Sony, for example, have commented that Pinterest is now sending more traffic than veteran social platform Twitter. For Sony, Pinterest is (2,300 followers) sending 2.5 times more than their main Twitter platform with (80,000 followers). If that isn’t value then I don’t know what is! It Represents Another Audience To Market To One of the key reasons why Pinterest seems to be sending so much traffic to sites is thanks to the fact that businesses can clearly market to a select audience. With Pinterest boards available for pretty much any subject, it doesn’t take long for a – Read the full article

The New Consumer Delivers a Powerful Wake-Up Call

On June 20th, 2012, wrote:

Let’s talk a moment about the traditional marketing model, the one most of us started out with. It was primarily a one-way street, with advertising flowing from companies to consumers. People watched television, saw ads, and chose which brands to buy. These days, a lot has changed. Enter the new consumer: smart, savvy, and social. This is a consumer who uses mobile Web while shopping to find the best products, who gets referrals from friends on social media, and who researches brands on Google. This new consumer is likely among the 86% of the population who no longer watch television commercials, and also probably throws away direct mail as being irrelevant and unwanted junk. In short, this is not someone you’re going to woo with old-style outbound marketing campaigns. You have to bring something more to the new consumer, or better yet, find ways to bring the new consumer to you. In recent years, we’ve seen a significant shift toward – Read the full article

Case Study: How Social Media Drives New Business

On May 24th, 2012, wrote:

Most businesses nowadays rush to use social media like Facebook and Twitter to interact with their consumers. These platforms also serve as a channel where companies can improve sales through coupons and business deals. Small businesses are increasingly embracing this new venture, as well as chief brands like Virgin and Starbucks. A study by University of Maryland reveals that, the use of social media marketing amongst small businesses has increased to 24 percent, up from 12 percent the previous year. As businesses rush to employ the services of Facebook or Twitter to interact with their customers, many discover that not all strategies work all the time. The following case studies explain how these companies use the above platforms. Starbucks Notably, Starbucks has employed the use of social media platforms perfectly. They currently offer free WiFi to their customers. The company has more than 10 million fans on their Facebook Page. It uses this opportunity to carry out their promotions. For – Read the full article

4 Tips to Successfully Promote Your Business on Facebook

On April 26th, 2012, wrote:

A lot of entrepreneurs depend on available Internet-based innovations to promote their business, attract clients, and, of course, earn more profit. Previously there were only TV, radio, newspapers, and magazines: traditional media which had limited coverage. Now, thanks to the Web, advertising and marketing now have the potential to reach people in other countries around the world. Social media in particular has made a mark, not only changing people’s method of communication, but also revolutionizing the ways people advertise (and socialize). Facebook, for example, has supported the marketing goals of many businesses and individuals, even going so far as to allow users to buy targeted Facebook fans. After all, almost everyone in the world has a Facebook account – and it is for this reason entrepreneurs are banking on the site as a social media marketing platform. The big idea here is not only the fact that it is free but also that your target audience can be easily reached. Every company has – Read the full article

Top 5 Twitter Accounts to Follow to Enhance Your Social Media Know-How

On April 13th, 2012, wrote:

One of the best ways to learn about social media and how it can aid you and your business as it grows is to jump head first into it and start learning all of the ins and outs firsthand. But a little help never hurts either, and sometimes the quickest way to learning any and all new social media information is relying on others to point you the right way. That’s what makes these five different Twitter accounts ones “must follows”: so you can stay up to speed with all the latest and greatest social media has to offer: 1. @SocialMedia2day – This Twitter account is known for perusing the Web and finding all of the information you need on social media happenings and social media marketing. If you’re hunting for specific information around the Web then just turn to this account to point you toward in the right direction. (Bio: #Publishing and #distribution of great posts by the world’s best thinkers on #SocialMedia best practices, tools – Read the full article