Tag Archives: Social Media Marketing

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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Viral Marketing Initiatives

There is no recipe for success when it comes to viral marketing, but there are several factors which can contribute to a campaign’s success. Li and Bernoff (2011) suggest that social media has contributed to the explosion of viral marketing because … 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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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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Which Social Media Sites do B2B Companies Prefer?

Business to business companies still lag behind business to consumer companies when it comes to social media use. In fact, 68% of B2B companies reportedly use social media compared to 79% of B2C companies (King, 2013). What’s the reason for the gap? Ramos (2013) attributes … Continue reading

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