Social media and the GOP US Senate candidates

The Republicans use of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube fluctuates from campaign to campaign in the battle for retiring US Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s seat in Washington. Sharing information and interacting with potential voters on …Find out more from Houston Chronicle (blog)



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Online Social Media Shares Drop on Fed Stimulus: China Overnight

By Belinda Cao on April 03, 2012 Chinese equities traded in the US sank after the Federal Reserve indicated it won’t provide further stimulus to the economy, sending online social media and solar companies lower. The Bloomberg China-US Equity Index …Find out more from BusinessWeek

China eases social media crackdown after angry backlash

The restrictions, imposed Saturday in response to unsubstantiated rumors last month of a coup attempt in Beijing, affected Twitter-like microblogging services that have become increasingly important nationwide outlets for information and social …Find out more from Fox News

Why do TV fans use social media most? To save shows, survey says

TV executives and creatives are constantly searching for ways to better engage audiences through social media — the current advertising and marketing buzz phrase. But according to the results of a new survey conducted by TVGuide.com and the Social TV …Find out more from Los Angeles Times (blog)

Buddy Media Offers YouTube Tools as Focus Moves Beyond Facebook

Buddy Media Inc., which makes social-networking management tools for businesses, is forging closer ties to Google Inc. (GOOG) as Facebook Inc. (FB) represents a smaller slice of its business. Buddy Media introduced a partnership with Google’s YouTube …Find out more from Bloomberg

Stock Trading and Social Media: #Don’tBuytheHype

Twitter, Facebook and other social media are increasingly influencing trading and investing, according to people who have something to sell you based on this notion. Not so Mike Driscoll, a former Wall Street equities trader turned Adelphi University …Find out more from Forbes

Social Media May Blunt Impact of Negative Word of Mouth, CFI Group Study Finds

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — In its annual Call Center Satisfaction Index, CFI Group, a global leader in Customer Feedback Management (CFM) solutions, today reported that social media may actually be blunting the impact of …Find out more from MarketWatch (press release)

Marketers favor Facebook for their social media ad spending

By Jessica Guynn Facebook will be the top recipient of social media advertising spending this year, according to a survey from the Creative Group. The Menlo Park, Calif., outfit surveyed 500 advertising and marketing executives in the first quarter on …Find out more from Los Angeles Times

How to Work Social Media Into Daily Biz

We’d all like to grow more social businesses. After hearing about the positive effects that social media can have on our business, in terms of new customers, better word of mouth and brand perception, we’re sold on the idea.Find out more from Business Insider

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2012 Social Media Marketing Industry Report | Social Media Examiner

2012 Social Media Marketing Industry Report: learn from more than 3800 marketers on how to focus your social media activities and what the rewards are.More By Michael Stelzner

Brewing Controversy – How Starbucks Embraces Social Media …

Health Care Reform, Tax Fairness, The War in Afghanistan, Occupy Wall Street, same-sex marriage. These are just a few of the hottest and heated issues that presently divide our nation.More By Felicia Dorng

2012 Social Media Marketing Industry Report – Social Media Examiner

While the speculation, pontification and monetization of social media is reaching momentum of tsunami proportions, many businesses looking for practical.More By Lee Odden

How to Work Social Media Into Daily Biz

We’d all like to grow more social businesses. After hearing about the positive effects that social media can have on our business, in terms of new customers,More By Lisa Barone

Social Media Lessons From Mad Men | Social Media Explorer

We don’t think of social media conversations like an agency pitch to a potential client, but they have a lot in common. Both show who you are and what you can do for potential customers. Every tweet, post and video is an opportunity to make a …More By Ilana Rabinowitz