Feeling the pulse of teenagers’ inactivity on its social network, Facebook has dangled more than $ 3 billion in cash to woo Snapchat, the popular photo-messaging start-up used by younger audiences.Read more "Snapchat Turns Down $3 Billion Offer From Facebook"
Google is in the process of “Soft Launching” a project they are calling Google+ this week. They are careful not to call it a product release yet since I don’t think they want that kind of intense review of the offering yet. It has been selectively released and they are already overwhelmed with the amount […]Read more "Google Launches Yet Another Social Platform Called Google +"
Congratulations to Linkedin (LNKD) becoming the first U.S. Social Networking player to cross into the IPO ranks. What a great launch it was today with the investment community clamoring for shares on the first day of trading moving the stock up from it’s initial offering price of 45.00/share up to $94.25 . What an amazing […]Read more "Linkedin Stock More Than Doubled in First Day of Trading With a $9 Billion Valuation!"
If your wondering which firms the invesment community are watching closely then check out the SecondMarket Q1 2011 Private Company Report that just came out today. You will see that the findings are leaning heavily towards Social Marketing firms. With Facebook in the lead. I was surprised that Linked came in 4th since they are […]Read more "Top 10 Most Watched Tech Companies | Q1 Results"
I came accross an interesting site that reviews the Top 10 Social Networking Sites in detail. Below is a quick review of the top 10 social networking sites based on such things as Top Rankings, Demographics, Profiles, Security and other key features of the social site. I had a little trouble getting the images to […]Read more "Top 10 2011 Social Sites Reviewed"
The Facebook Marketing Update– Spring 2011 Hot off the digital presses is a new eBook that is free compliments of Hubspot.com. The eBook contains great insights into the latest in Facebook Marketing. You can Download now at: http://hubspot.com/Portals/53/docs/facebook-marketing-update-spring-2011.pdf The Introduction to the book is below . For the full eBook download from the link above. Thanks […]Read more "The Facebook Marketing Update Spring 2011"
This month some new findings were released by Visibli, a social technologies company, about how effective your Facebook pages and updates are. See a summary of the report findings below. For the full results visit their site at: http://visibli.com/reports/fbstudy SUMMMARY: Visibli analyzed over 200 million Facebook Fans to determine their engagement habits across different Fan […]Read more "How Effective Are your Facebook Pages and Posts?"
The agency world has been working to get a closer relationship with Facebook to leverage the powerful global network. Facebook took a step forward in building that relationship this week by launching a new site called Facebook-Studio.com. The site is aimed at the ad agencies & the creative community . The site offers a “Showcase” section […]Read more "Facebook-Studio.com Launches aimed at Embracing the Ad Agency Community"
Consumer trends are changing and the use of Mobile and Social resources are increasingly becoming a factor in the big retail success stories. The Mobile and Social effects may be more subtle than the headlines about the double-digit growth for in-store and online shoppers for the kickoff of this 2010 holiday shopping season. but I believe that they […]Read more "Mobile & Social impact on Double Digit Sales Growth On Cyber Monday & Black Friday"
Let me start with the unthinkable – What if Facebook were to go away? What would people do with those hours a day spent posting, updating and sharing of vacation pictures? Would they all shift to a new platform? If so what platform would it be? YouTube, MySpace, Plaxo? Where would they all go? Don’t worry, […]Read more "What Would You Do if There Was No Facebook?"