Social Media Drives Publicity in Trayvon Martin Case

April 30, 2012 Social Media Drives Publicity in Trayvon Martin Case Chris Simkins The shooting death in Florida earlier this year of an unarmed African-American teenager, Trayvon Martin, by a white, Hispanic neighborhood crime watch volunteer, …Find out more from Voice of America

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George Zimmerman’s lawyers give him a social media boost

“We understand that it is unusual for a legal defense to maintain a social media presence on behalf of a defendant, but we also acknowledge that this is a very unusual case,” attorney Mark O’Mara says in his first Web posting.Find out more from USA TODAY

Social media is latest front of cola wars

Pepsi and Coke are among a multitude of companies buying into social media’s ability to strengthen their brands. Consumers are 55% more likely to recall ads that include social-media components than non-social ads, according to a 2011 Nielsen survey.Find out more from USA TODAY

Tiger Woods answers question through social media instead of working media

He earlier told The Charlotte Observer that Woods’ trading the traditional media for social media was not in response to the criticism he received at the Masters. “The media will continue to have access to him,” Steinberg said.Find out more from Washington Post

Zimmerman’s lawyer launches social media campaign

George Zimmerman’s attorney has launched an all-out social media campaign on behalf of his client, accused of second-degree murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin. That social media effort includes a Facebook page, a website and a Twitter account on …Find out more from

George Zimmerman’s defense team launches social media campaign

George Zimmerman’s defense team has launched a social media campaign to combat false rumors and raise money for their client. On a newly branded “GZLegalCase” Twitter account, a Facebook page and a new Web site, the legal team tracks the latest …Find out more from Washington Post

Tiger Woods’ pre-recorded Q&A with social media fans was … interesting

and the decision to have Woods read the questions and answers, it’s safe to say Team Tiger’s new social media wrinkle needs some serious work. I know Woods has spent countless hours in front of the camera, but after reading every question off a cheat …Find out more from Yahoo! Sports (blog)

George Zimmerman’s defense team launches social media campaign

MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts speaks with Jay Fahy, criminal defense attorney and former federal prosecutor, about the social media campaign being launched by George Zimmerman’s defense, and the two websites created in relation to his case.Find out more from

Blog posts about Social Media

Social Media in Regulated Industries | Social Media Today

Social media use in regulated industries such as Financial Services and Healthcare is beginning to take hold. The benefits are clear – market your products, communicate with customers and get a pulse on your brand image – but it’s important …More By chrisct

George Zimmerman Defense Team Launches Social Media Campaign

The defense team for George Zimmerman, the man charged with murdering unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, has launched a new website, Facebook and Twitter account designed to dispute misinformation and provide “a voice for Mr.More By The Huffington Post News Editors

Study Shows Social Media Marketing Management is Haphazard at …

A surprising number of people are still confused about social media marketing. They know it’s on trend and that it’s …More By Cynthia Boris

Why Social Media Sites Need An Unlimited License To Your Images

Here’s the most clearheaded explanation I’ve ever found of the TOS rights grab that’s become standard for any social media site where you upload your content (images): In a world where sharing a photo is strictly a matter of getting.More By A Photo Editor

Breaking: George Zimmerman has a new social media strategy!

First, we contend that social media in this day and age cannot be ignored. It is now a critical part of presidential politics, it has been part of revolutions in the Middle East, and it is going to be an unavoidable part of high-profile legal cases, just …More By Katie

Other stuff around the web on Social Media

Digital Life – Calling all social media addicts!

If so, we want to talk to you for a story on social media gaming addictions! If you find yourself playing “Words with Friends” before you brush your teeth in the …Read more here.

Using social media to monitor Occupy movement – CBS News

CBS Evening News: Using social media to monitor Occupy movement – Malcolm Harris, an Occupy protester arrested last October, was one of just a handful …Read more here.