The Rise of the Citizen Influencer

“If you haven’t heard of Klout and the emerging field of social influence measurement, you probably will soon as these measures wind their way into mainstream life. If you’re active on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or YouTube, it’s likely that your score is being assessed by a major company or brand right now whether you realize […]

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“Hunger Games” Goes Social

 Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Allied-THA. Click the image for the full story The upcoming movie “Hunger Games” has taken social media marketing to a whole new level. As reported by Brooks Barnes in the New York Times: “Selling a movie used to be a snap. You printed a poster, ran trailers in theaters […]

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Why You Can’t Win If a Story Goes Viral

Click the link for the story behind the story — how do you ever combat bad publicity that spreads like wildfire? The falsities spread about Apple’s working conditions in China: http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/this-american-life-retracts-episode-on-apples-suppliers-in-china/?hp

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How to Create a Hugely Successful Global Internet Marketing Campaign?

    Click the image for the full story “Evian’s video of Roller Skating Babies was not only watched millions of times in the YouTube but it has also inspired a huge amount of different versions of this video with different sound tracks all over the world. This is a masterpiece of viral marketing. But note also […]

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In China: The Angry Birds Plan to Pummel Pirate Pigs

  Retail Industry    Click the image for the full story As Barbara Farfan reports: “Some version of of the Angry Birds digital game franchise has been downloaded 100 million times in China. That’s a lot of foul-feeling fowls and frantic flying fun. With all this brand recognition and, we can only assume, Angry Birds addicts, […]

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Preparing for Social Media Crises

     Click the image for the full story ” ‘Be prepared’ is not just the motto of the Boy Scouts, but a credo that every company should adhere to if it wants to be successful. And that includes having a sound strategy for social media interactions, including handling crises.”

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KFC Shares Its Social Media Strategy

Patrici Odell reports that: “KFC is using social media to give away hundreds of gift certificates to fans and followers who stay alert to tweets and Facebook posts and to bring attention to a point of differentiation from its competitors — its chicken on the bone is fresh, not frozen. The promotion is just one way KFC […]

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Nike’s New Marketing Mojo

Click on the image for the full story As Fortune’sScott Cendrowski reports, Nike Digital Sport, launched in 2010, “is not just about creating must-have sports gadgets. Getting so close to its consumers’ data holds exceptional promise for one of the world’s greatest marketers: It means it can follow them, build an online community for them, and forge […]

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