Salesforce.com is a cloud computing and social enterprise software service provider that aids companies in customer relationship management (CRM). This software has created a wave of functionality for sales and marketing professional across the country. Salesforce was created because many large companies were in need of integrative, custom CRM software to manage their business information within days or weeks.
Following suit from social media sites such as Twitter and Instagram, Facebook has launched support for clickable hashtags. Get ready to see a lot more of the # symbol in your newsfeed, because this social networking site is about to start using the widely popular hashtag.
When browsing through Pinterest, have you ever found something you just had to buy? Or perhaps you find a recipe you’re just dying to make. However, when you click though, often times your product or recipe of interest leads to a dead link, with zero product information on how to make it or where to buy it. Well, those days of frustration are over.
It seems like everywhere you look nowadays there are #hashtags coming at us in every direction. The concept that was started on Twitter, has grown into a social media phenomenon, showing up everywhere from social media outlets to corporate advertising. While hashtags can be very beneficial to its users, many of us are completely unaware of how to use them and why they were created. Hashtags have gained a recently popularity among social media users, so here is a quick guide on how to properly use a hashtag.
Social media photo and video services have been in circulation for a number of years, and we have all seen our fair share of popular apps that turn the amateur smart phone user into “semi-professional” creators. For example, apps such as Instagram and iMovie allow the everyday user to enter the creative world.
Is Pheed the new Twitter? This was the question on all of our minds in November 2012 when the new app was introduced into the social media sphere. Shockingly enough, Pheed is now the number one social media app in Apple’s App Store and giving apps like Facebook and Twitter a run for their money.
This past Sunday, Hollywood’s greatest gathered at the Dolby Theater in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the highly anticipated 85th Academy Awards. While the industry’s finest enjoyed the show, viewers from around the world came together on social media sites such as Twitter and Instagram to catch up on their favorite celebrities, as well as to join the global conversation.
Technology has made its mark at 2013 New York Fashion Week with the rise of social media on the runway. Not everyone is able to hit the tents to attend the ultra exclusive and incredibly posh fashion shows.
But now, thanks to social media, fashionistas can keep track of events and viral moments of their favorite designers through various social media platforms.
Musician and celebrities from all industries gathered in Hollywood this past Sunday to celebrate the 55th annual Grammy awards. While awards were given to the top musicians chosen by expert panelists, another group of winners was being crowned in the social media sphere.
The Super Bowl has always drawn a considerable amount of media attention and hype, but for an event centered on football, the night was stolen by surprise power outages, interesting ads, and a jaw-dropping performance by Beyoncé.
Facebook is at it again. As many people have already heard, last week Mark Zuckerberg and the Facebook team debuted the newest addition to the social media site called Facebook Graph Search. This tool is new, innovative technology that allows users to search topics that gives results that are better integrated within your social-sphere than websites such as Google. The Graph Search has been designed to take a certain query and give you an actual answer, rather than links that may or may not provide the answers.
Wednesday night’s presidential debate that took place at Denver University between President Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, has officially been deemed the most tweeted about event in U.S political history. The presidential debate even topped record numbers that were set from the Republican and Democratic National Convention.
Blogging is an art form, and a skill that takes time to perfect. With the influx of blogging being a relatively new concept, there are important do’s & don’ts to become familiar with in the blogging sphere in order to make your posts successful and frequently visited.
Any person can use a blog, whether it be for business or personal use, and it offers a platform to speak to readers on a more personal level than say, the New York Times. Whether you are just beginning or a blogging regular, here’s a list of important blogging faux pas you should never commit:
With a new season upon us, lots of us would like to start being more organized and productive in our daily tasks. Smart phones and tablets allow you to manage your tasks, track your time, and stay organized in ways that were never possible before.
The newest technology allows us to make action lists, review our daily calendar, as well as access and review documents in the palm of our hands, at virtually any location.
The following apps have the power to help you achieve all your daily goals and maximize your productivity. With these apps you can create to-do lists, invoice contract work, upload files, access your computer from different locations, and manage all your online accounts and passwords, and much more. Here they are:
In this ever-evolving technology-driven world, marketers need access to information about what social media strategies are able to rake in large amounts of engagement and what cannot.
It is important for marketers to utilize social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest in the most productive ways possible.
Businesses are slowly realizing the strong influence social media can have on their company and it is important to strategically plan social media efforts in order to meet the company’s marketing goals.
Sometimes it can be a challenge for companies to figure out how the business should engage on specific social media platforms, and it makes it even more difficult considering that social media is still a relatively new realm and no official protocol has ben set.
As a result, many companies are failing to maximize the benefits of engaging in social media and maximizing their efforts. Here are a few of the most common mistakes made by social media marketers:
The 2012 political conventions had many great moments, from Michelle Obama’s moving speech supporting her husband’s nomination to Clint Eastwood’s kooky appearance that involved talking to an empty chair on stage.
It is through the power of social media platforms, such as Twitter, that allow those who aren’t attending the convention to closely follow the political action minute-by-minute. Voters are able to follow delegates, journalists, and campaign officials for the most up-to-date information about the political party they are interested in.
Staying in touch with others doesn’t always mean making a phone call, or seeing people face to face. There are thousands of apps that can be easily downloaded on your iPhone or Android that allow you to shape your thoughts, frustrations, praises and ideas, or whatever else comes to mind the second you think it. You don’t always have access to a computer the moment you want to express a thought, and social media apps come in handy when you’re on the go! Luckily there is no shortage of apps, but how do you know what to look for in a great app? What sets one app apart from the other? The following are some of the top social networking apps of 2012 that drove users, traffic and engagement in astonishing ways.
You may already be familiar with Facebook and it’s benefits based on your personal use, but you may not have maximized all of the website’s great capabilities that can maximize your business efforts. By setting up your business page successfully you will be able to optimize your Facebook presence to its highest degree.
Every restaurant owner’s hope when opening a restaurant is that it will eventually become a go-to destination for local foodies. You want to have the latest and greatest to offer your customers. However, few restaurateurs know how to maximize their marketing potential and turn non-revenue producing activities such as tweeting into revenue producing activities that will be beneficial for the overall business. You could have the best food in town, but unless people are well informed about your services they will have no way of knowing the great things you have to offer them.
Some companies within the restaurant and food service industry do an excellent job at maximizing their social media efforts, however with the concept still being fairly new, most companies still have room for major improvements. Social media websites such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are great tools for restaurants and food service companies to connect with existing and future customers. Social media can save a particular company a great deal of time, money and resources and therefore can increase revenues in many different ways.
The 2012 London Olympics will be remembered for so many great events by some of the world’s most talented athletes. From the ‘Fab Five’ in gymnastics, to Michael Phelps becoming the most celebrated Olympian by winning his 19th medal, to Usain Bolt tearing up the track at lightening speeds, these 2012 Olympics in London are truly something to remember.