facebook tweaks!

When a social media giant such as Facebook announces they are making a few changes to advertising structures, many people became outraged and opposed. In this outrage, they seem to have forgotten that Facebook is a for profit organization. As a business, Facebook needs to make a profit. Facebook has realized that they are in […]

vanity and social media – the digital ego boost

Years ago, in order to reach out to a friend or colleague, you would call them, email them, walk over to their cubical, or even send a text message. Now, we reach out via social media networks. To add to that, we ensure that everyone knows how wonderful we are doing, even if at times, […]

why social media is a requirement for 2014 and how small businesses can effectively use it.

I know you have heard this time and again  - “social media is here to stay”. In some form or another, it is. Social Media 2006 is far different from the Social Media of 2014 and businesses of all sizes are taking notice. Social media has allowed us to stay connected with friends and relatives […]

has social media matured?

Social media has reached a varying level of maturity, but is still in the process of reaching full maturity. Through continuous research and study, experts are seeing the emergence of some patterns, which help to shed some light on this matter. The 2013 release of data made available by the Pivot Conference’s “State of Social […]

traffic jam on the information superhighway

The information Superhighway may need to add a few more lanes if it hopes to accommodate the growing traffic that short form videos are bringing to the mix. Indeed, with the popularity of Facebook owned Instagram, and Twitter’s Vine application growing exponentially, many industry experts are starting to worry that the prevailing signs that will […]

automation, are we doing it wrong?

If you’re like most marketing professionals, you’ve probably got a lot of irons in the fire. It may be tempting to attempt to automate as many marketing aspects as you can, but should you? Of course, you can’t do it all, but some marketing strategies require more attention than others. Social media is one of […]

get your social media right: 3 secret strategies for successful social branding

Social media is a relatively new concept. However, social media has had a profound impact on society and marketing efforts, especially as of late. However, the potential behind this phenomenon remains largely untapped as many brands don’t fully understand the medium. The first thing marketers need to realize is that social media isn’t really media. […]

is social media breeding narcissism?

There have been a number of studies released about Facebook and the habits of its users suggesting that the king of social media tools allows users to display their narcissism with others while being met with the applause and admiration of “friends.” Other forms of social media, too, allow for an inflated sense of self […]

who’s on social?

The face of social media has changed drastically since Friendster in 2002 and the social  giant Facebook, burst onto the scene in 2004. The number and type of social media sites available has grown exponentially. Facebook and Twitter tend to dominate the social networking scene, while sites like Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr facilitate content sharing among social […]

got the social blues?

When Facebook first opened its shares to the public, there was a widespread belief that Facebook had done what companies like MySpace and Friendster couldn’t: it cemented itself as a social media giant that would stand the test of time. Unfortunately, as Facebook’s shares plummeted, it has become increasingly clear that Facebook is just another […]