Category Archives: Social Media

Data Mining: Big Brother Is Watching

It’s no secret that marketers are tracking our every online move with powerful analytic tools, but how much do they really know about us, where does the information come from, and when does data mining cross the line? Data Brokerage … Continue reading

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The Importance of a Content Marketing Strategy

Let’s face it, traditional marketing methods are becoming less effective. “People are sick of being sold to, marketed to, and tricked into clicking on links to unwanted products” (Schaefer, 2012, p. 19). Customers are more empowered than ever. They are … Continue reading

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Future Implications

Social media is a collection of technologies that allow us to share information with each other, and these technologies are changing at a rapid pace. In fact, with respect to social media, change is now the norm.  Social media is the … Continue reading

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Differentiation

Fitness has been a growth industry over the last 20 years. The number of fitness club memberships has grown to over 50 million in 2012, and the demand for clubs is expected to continue growing over the next five years as Americans become more … Continue reading

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How to Blog and Tweet More Effectively

This topic has been covered many times; however, it is beneficial to occasionally review best practices for blogging and using Twitter just to make sure you’re covering all of the bases. First, let’s talk about some strategies that apply to … Continue reading

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Social Media Marketing: The Challenges and Opportunities

Social media has transformed the way we connect with each other both personally and professionally. It allows us to share our thoughts, opinions, experiences, and ideas with the world.  What does this mean for businesses? People are educating themselves and forming opinions … Continue reading

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The Power of YouTube for Business

Video sharing is gaining in popularity, and predictions indicate that we’ll see big gains in visual and content marketing in 2013, particularly through videos and images (socialmediaexaminer.com, 2013).  In fact, YouTube boasts that viewership is up 50% since 2010 with … Continue reading

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