Wednesday, August 20, 2014

social media

LockerDome Lands $6M From Square Co-founder & More To Help Sports Fans Connect With Their Favorite Teams & Athletes

T

LockerDome, a social media publishing platform designed to connect sports fans with their favorite athletes, teams, brands and sports properties, announced today that it has raised $6 million in series A financing. Read more »

Resource Nation Takes the Harlem Shake to A New Level

Resource Nation Small Business Articles & Advice

The Harlem Shake has taken the social media and business world by storm. Offices of all kinds have dressed in crazy outfits, dancing on desks, in conference rooms and more. At Resource Nation, we simply couldn’t help but make our version of the Harlem Shake… check it out! http://bit.ly/Wp70YY Read more »

Expert Advice on Perfecting Your Internet Marketing

Resource Nation Small Business Articles & Advice

We know you’re a smart, savvy business owner (you’re reading this post, after all), so we know you’ve written a thoughtful business plan that you revisit periodically. Read more »

Social Media Marketing Suite Viralheat Redesigns, Adds New Analytics Dashboard, Targeted Publishing And Smart Stream

T

When it comes to social media management and marketing suites, most people think Hootsuite and move on, but there are quite a few smaller competitors that vie for a piece of this market, too. Read more »

Influitive Acquires Social Inbox Startup Engagio To Aid In “Advocate Marketing” Opportunities

T

Engagio, a social web platform for searching, discovering and following social conversations, has been acquired by marketing company Influitive, hot off the heels of Read more »

Ads, Odds, Nate Silver Predictions And Every Other Tech Angle You Need For Super Bowl XLVII

T

Millions of people across the U.S. are preparing their jerseys, face paint and horrific nachos. Yes, football fans rejoice, the big game finally kicks off tomorrow in New Orleans — that is, Super Bowl XLVII, between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Franciso 49ers. Read more »

POS Trends: What’s New for 2013

Resource Nation Small Business Articles & Advice

What does 2013 hold for POS Systems?
We’ve  looked into our crystal ball (well, actually we checked in with industry experts who’ve been looking into their crystal balls) to find out what sort of new and exciting features to be on the lookout for. Read more »

Top 10 Social Business Advances of 2012

Resource Nation Small Business Articles & Advice

2012 was, without a doubt, a big year for social and business. What started as a way to connect with friends and family has become a fruitful relationship between businesses and their customers.
From marketing to software, 2012 has made the business world social; and this new relationship has only just begun. Read more »

Ahead Of Bowl Season, ESPN Teams Up With Twitter To Provide College Football Video Highlights In Stream

T

As second, third and fourth screens become increasingly popular among sports fans, Twitter has been among those platforms to see a significant increase in sports-related chatter. Read more »

Mobile Drives Adoption Of Social Media In 2012: Apps & Mobile Web Account For Majority Of Growth; Nearly Half Of Social Media Users Access Sites On Smartphones

T

Research firm Nielsen and NM Incite, a joint venture between Nielsen and McKinsey, today published a comprehensive look at the state of the social media ecosystem in 2012. Read more »

Why Instagram is an Important Marketing Tool

Resource Nation Small Business Articles & Advice

One of the hottest apps of 2012 is Instagram.  If you’re not familiar with it, Instagram in a social networking app that allows you to take pictures with your mobile device’s camera; you then turn it into a photo that could have been taken by your grandmother’s camera. Read more »

LocalVox Buys Postling To Give SMBs A One-Stop Shop For Social Media Management & Local Marketing

T

If you don’t live in New York City, you may not have heard of LocalVox. But the startup, which aims to simplify local marketing for small businesses and publishers, is beginning to take off. Read more »

What’s The ROI Of Posting To Pinterest? New Social Media Solution Ohtootay Tells You

T

Social media managers looking to prove their ROI of what they do, today have a new option for tracking social analytics, thanks to the official public launch of a service called Ohtootay. Read more »

IFV News Features Nick Moore of Wunderman New York - Fresh Thoughts on Digital Space Branding & Affinity Marketing

The intellectual craves food for thought, just as your digital audience hungers a fresh, hot, all day, all you can eat, buffet for conversation. A generous helping of brand building content could have your audience chattering about you in places like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, thereby fueling your brand with little or no effort or cost from you. But of course as all things in life do, the serving spoon dips both ways. Social media, for better or worse, has given the public a new found power over a company's brand. Will you be invited back for another course, today that's not always up to you. Nick Moore tells IFV News, that even PR and Marketing giants are working this new paradigm shift into their clients branding strategy. This is brain food for anyone wanting a seat at the table, from big business to the solopreneur. Read more »

IFV News Features Carol Roth and Jeff Pulver from BrandsConf 2010 in NYC

Are your customers committed to your brand and your brand alone? Do they keep coming back for quality, price and that deep dose of personal warmth they get every time they deal with your company? Have they told friends about your brand? Or has it been easier to replace that, lovin' feelin', with intangible incentive programs and cold, hard impersonal swag? If you answered yea to the latter, we've just run into several dozen branding experts who have some news for you, fresh from Jeff Pulver's BrandsConf. Read more »

Business Strategist Carol Roth Gives Her Signature Advice on MSNBC's "Your Business"

Carol Roth, business strategist and author of soon to be released The Entrepreneur Equation, answers viewer questions on MSNBC's Your Business. Carol, along with Mike Michalowicz, founder of Obsidian Launch and author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, give their advice to viewers with business challenges.
Read more »