Posted by: Jamie Sutera, VP of R&D
According to an article from http://news.cnet.com, Facebook launched its social-buying program today. Facebook Deals offers members local deals they can buy and also share with their friends on the network. The test launched in Austin, Atlanta, Dallas, San Diego and San Francisco, but may be expanded to include other cities.
Facebook announced this evening it is ready to begin testing its new local deals offering–the social-networking giant’s effort to cash in on the feverish interest in social buying.
Users in the five test cities will be able to learn about offerings through e-mail and notifications, by clicking on the Deals tab on their Facebook home page, and through their News Feed when friends like or buy a deal.
Facebook is working with a passel of other deals sites in the venture, including Opentable, Gilt City, Tippr, PopSugar City, Plum District, ReachLocal, Zozi, Home Run, KGB Deals, aDealio, and ViaGoGo.
With 500 million members, Facebook brings a sizable user base in its challenge for dominance in the deals market, which brought in $873 million in revenue last year and could bring in $3.93 billion by 2015, according to a projection from consulting firm BIA/Kelsey.
Chief among those competitors is Groupon, which has been riding meteoric growth with half-price massages, discounted restaurant meals, and travel bargains. Chicago-based Groupon, with 60 million users and more than 39 million deals sold in its two years in business, is expected to beef up its muscle with an initial public offering later this year.
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Posted By: Micah Pratt, Social Networking R&D
Twitter has recently been in talks to buy TweetDeck, a third-party client of Twitter that allows users to connect with contacts across a variety of social networking sites including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and more. According to an article by Chris Taylor on mashable.com, Twitter does not know the exact number of TweetDeck users, but believes it includes the most obsessive power users in social media.
Twitter is in talks to purchase TweetDeck Inc. for $50 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.
TweetDeck is one of the most popular third-party Twitter clients, available in desktop, iPad, iPhone and Android versions. It displays your Twitter news feed, @mentions and direct messages, along with your Facebook feeds — all on the same screen, all updating in real time. TweetDeck can also support updates from MySpace, LinkedIn and Foursquare.
The 15-person company, based in the U.K., has never revealed how many users TweetDeck has. The number may be small — but it is also likely to include the most obsessive power users in social media.
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Jennings Social Media Marketing Celebrates Earth Day With a Billion Acts of Green Pledge & Provides Tips to Promote Green Brands
Posted By: Jamie Sutera, VP of R&D
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jennings Social Media Marketing is celebrating Earth Day by making a pledge to the Earth Day Network (EDN) campaign: A Billion Acts of Green and providing tips to promote green brands.
Valerie Jennings, CEO and founder of Jennings Social Media Marketing, said that Earth Day is a great way to review sustainability practices. “Jennings Social Media Marketing committed to replacing its hazardous cleaning products with more eco-friendly cleaning supplies this year. Next year, we hope to have everything toxic removed from our office,” said Jennings.
Jennings added that the office is always trying to improve, however, it is a constant challenge. “We have been providing eco-friendly social media marketing advice to businesses since 2008 and are currently working with many companies that are making green commitments.”
Here are a few tips-
1. Be transparent and use the brand to advance education, awareness, media exposure and promotions.
2. Do use social media to promote green messages, connect with green bloggers, tweeples, social networks and press.
3. Reach out to the Earth Day Network.
4. Marketwire, a PR distribution platform, works. Green reporters are researching subject matter experts online. Use this tool to connect.
5. Monitor success via Google search results, media coverage, Twitter followers, blog traffic, contests, Web video views, Facebook likes, email opt-ins and leads.
6. Reach out to green bloggers who are appropriate for the brand. The greenest environmentalists may not want to hear about a medium-green product, company or expert. Stay focused on where the key listeners are around the product.
Jennings Social Media Marketing is a full service company that utilizes the art of online storytelling with the science of measuring quantifiable results. Jennings creates comprehensive social media marketing and Web advertising strategies from website design and development to viral videos. The company represents publicly traded to medium-sized businesses across the U.S. and overseas including technology, sports, sustainability, entertainment, travel, financial, health care and real estate (www.jenningssocialmedia.com).
April 15, 2011 | Categories: Google, SEO, Social Media Marketing | Tags: A billion acts of green, acts of green, Earth Day, Earth Day activity, earth day network, go green, go green campaign, go green tips, going green campaign, green act, green commitment, green energy, how to go green, Jennings Social Media Marketing, living green, save the earth, save the planet, sustainability, sustainable energy, the earth day, Valerie Jennings, why go green | Leave A Comment »
Thank You To Kelly Schuknecht, For Interviewing Valerie Jennings, CEO & Founder Of Jennings Social Media
Thank you Kelly Schuknecht for conducting an interview with Valerie Jennings, CEO and founder of Jennings Social Media Marketing. Schuknecht is the director of the author support department for Outskirts Press, and recently posted a blog of the interview through her book marketing and social media blog. The interview covered how Jennings Social Media has integrated social media into a resourceful marketing strategy for other clients who need assistance in branding themselves online.
Here’s the interview:
Kelly: Tell me about your company – how it was created and what you do.
Valerie: Jennings Social Media Marketing (JSMM) was founded by Valerie Jennings in June 2003 and is a full service company that utilizes the art of online storytelling with the science of measuring quantifiable results. JSMM creates comprehensive social media marketing and Web advertising strategies from website design and development to viral videos. The company represents publicly traded to medium-sized businesses across the U.S. and overseas including technology, sports, sustainability, entertainment, travel, financial, health care and real estate.
Kelly: Who do you feel can benefit from a social media marketing strategy?
Valerie: Everyone – overall, entrepreneurs who own a business; anyone who wants more website traffic, results and SEO; CMOs who want integrated messaging with advertising, sales, social media, PR and digital marketing; and corporations that need to expand brand marketing online.
Kelly: How long have you been blogging and what is the primary focus of your blog?
Valerie: I have been blogging for about three-and-a-half-years and utilizing social media for approximately five years since 2006 via a client. The focus of the Jennings Social Media Marketing blog is to educate visitors about the advantages of social media marketing.
Kelly: What is your favorite social networking site? Why?
Valerie: Facebook: It is constantly evolving; there is solid evidence of immediate ROI; it’s creative; engagement is high; and it sends referring website traffic.
Kelly: What is your #1 piece of advice for social networking newbies?
Valerie: Do not begin on Facebook. Start on something easier like Twitter and get accustomed to posting frequently before you expand your brand to Facebook. It is an easier way to get started. However, if you have been posting on Facebook via a personal profile, this is irrelevant. Add Twitter next and continue on those two social networking sites before you expand to Web videos, Flickr, LinkedIn and other websites.
April 12, 2011 | Categories: Blogged, Blogging | Tags: Jennings Social Media, search engine optimization, search engine optimization company, search engine optimization marketing, search engine placement, search engine ranking, search marketing, SEO, seo marketing, seo optimization, seo search engine optimization, seo service, seo services, social good, social marketing, social marketing hub, Social Media, social media and marketing, Social Media Marketing, social media marketing company, social media marketing firm, social media marketing services, social media shopping, social media twitter, social media use, Social networking, social networking site, twitter marketing, twitter tools, Valerie Jennings, viral campaign, viral marketing | Leave A Comment »
Jennings Social Media Marketing Commits to Replacing Toxic Cleaning Products: A Billion Acts of Green
Posted by: Valerie Jennings, CEO & Founder of Jennings Social Media Marketing
Each year companies, consumers and media organizations promote green awareness for Earth Day. This year, the Earth Day Network (EDN) is promoting A Billion Acts of Green to secure a billion commitments to the planet by 2012. The campaign is known to be the largest environmental campaign service in the world; striving to build commitments by individuals, corporations and governments in honor of Earth Day. This is an easy way of anyone to participate in the environmental project. Please make a commitment to the earth. Thank you to the Earth Day Network for its hard work!
Go to http://act.earthday.org/leaderboard to join the project.
April 6, 2011 | Categories: Blogged, Blogging | Tags: A billion acts of green, acts of green, Earth Day, Earth Day activity, earth day network, go green, go green campaign, go green tips, going green campaign, green act, green commitment, green energy, how to go green, Jennings Social Media Marketing, living green, save the earth, save the planet, sustainability, sustainable energy, the earth day, Valerie Jennings, why go green | 1 Comment »