Sales and Social Media

From the way we communicate, to the way we do business, there is no doubt social media has changed the way we interact with each other.

We have talked about how LinkedIn has increasingly become more relevant in people’s life if they are looking for a job, and for employers to look into these mediums for prospective employees.  It is no longer about connecting people to people, but businesses connecting to customers as well.

Being able to connect to millions of people and offer your products and services using social media is no longer achievable, but necessary in today’s global economy

Read the news below to find out more about social media and sales.


Is sales the next frontier for social media?

Twitter is established as a powerful new channel for marketing communications and customer care, but could sales be next for the 140-character treatment? And what does this mean for this most personal of business functions?


Use Video Marketing for Sales and ROI Boost

Let’s talk sales and how video marketing can work for your brand or organization.

Why Video Marketing Works

I consult with companies regarding their Marketing and Sales efforts on a weekly basis. During many of these conversations, I might refer to one of our internal processes or our graphic designer. What happens next catches me off guard:


Why Fab.com Dominates Social Media Commerce While Other Brands Struggle

With high profile brands such as Gap, Gamestop and, in the US, JcPenney, having opened and then subsequently closed Facebook stores (presumably because they weren’t delivering ROI) it would be easy to assume that social media is not suitable for sales – too easy, perhaps.


 

Social Media News and Technology

Are you up to date with the latest technologies shaping the future of Social Media? Do you know the regulations set up by S.E.C for corporations to follow? Below, you will find an array of information relating to social media and the impact it may have in your life.


S.E.C. Sets Rules for Using Social Media to Make Disclosures

Chief executives can now feel free to post, blog or tweet — as long as they inform investors about their social media strategy first.


7 Technologies Shaping the Future of Social Media

In 2019, when you look back at the social media landscape ten years earlier, you might laugh at how hard you had to work. You had to type things into forms (ha! remember those?), type URLs in the address bar (how archaic!), and put up with irritating communications about irrelevant products. Social media in the future will be effortless and everywhere.


Social Media and the Internet: A Retrospective

I still remember sitting in my dorm room at Boston College during the spring of 2004 when Facebook literally first burst onto the scene.


Why Facebook, Twitter And Instagram Put Up Roadblocks To Each Others’ Content

TweetDeck— a Twitter service for managing multiple social media accounts — quietly launched the latest salvo in the social media wars.


Pinterest

What exactly is Pinterest ? Are you a Pinner? What does a Pinner do? Below, you will find information about the company, what it allows you to do, what it is, and other information that is sure to be of interest to you.


What is Pinterest?

Pinterest is a pinboardstyle photo sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, hobbies, and more.


Pinterest rolls out a redesign, but the biggest changes are yet to come

By the numbers, Pinterest is one of the largest social networks on the web. A Pew poll last month showed it nearly even with Twitter, with 15% of online adults signed up as Pinners.


Pinterest Store Platform ShopInterest Extends Free Beta, Launches Affiliate Network For SMB Sellers

ShopInterest, the 500 Startups-backed e-commerce site that lets you sell from your Pinterest boards, is announcing plans to extend its beta period by six more months while it gets its SMB-focused selling solution off the ground.


Pinterest Acquires Livestar, The Mobile Recommendations Startup Founded By Fritz Lanman

Pinterest said today it has acquired Livestar, the mobile recommendations app founded by Microsoft alum Fritz Lanman, who is also a noted angel investor who has backed the likes of Square, Getaround, and, as it happens, Pinterest.


Twitter

Twitter is celebrating its 7 birthday, and we couldn’t forgo the day without shouting out “Happy Birthday Twitter” and wishing you all twitter followers a great time with this social media giant.  Read the articles below.  You are sure to have a good time reading the great things twitter enable us to do, from the great U.S.A to other parts of the world!


Twitter Blog: Celebrating #Twitter7

There’s an old English saying, “Keep a thing seven years, and you’ll always find a use for it.” Today is Twitter’s 7th birthday, which we observe on the day @jack first tweeted. Since then, we’ve seen breathtaking velocity in Twitter’s growth.


@BBCWeather Twitter Hacked – Business Insider

“Saudi weather station down due to head on-collision with camel.”


Twitter Blog: Welcome Twitter for Windows 8

Today, we are releasing Twitter for Windows 8, a new app that makes it easier than ever to share and discover content on Windows 8 devices.


Facebook

Facebook is always in the news, and these three articles will give you an update about the giant social media network, their launches, updates, and changes of policies currently in place.


To Improve Conversations, Facebook Will Launch A Reply Feature 

Facebook is preparing to roll out a new feature on Pages and popular Profiles that will help increase interactions with fans and readers.


Facebook Retargeting Startup Perfect Audience Launches A Reporting API For Agencies And Developers

 When Y Combinator-incubated Perfect Audience launched last year, its stated goal was to make it easy for small advertisers (startups, small agencies, and others) to run retargeted ads on Facebook.


Facebook changes cover photo policy: 20% text rule in effect but content less regulated

Facebook has updated its policy for pages’ cover photos, eliminating rules against calls to action, contact info or references to price or purchase information, while maintaining the 20 percent limit for text overlay.


Google Plus

Are you still on the fence about signing up for Google +?  Information on these articles can give you an insight to the many advantages of being part of this social network.


What is Google+ Really all About?

Google+ is Google’s Social Network, or at least, that is what we all think it is. It is Google’s effort to push out Facebook and to be the biggest not just in search, but also in social.


Google Plus Daily: 10 Things to Do After Joining Google+

This simple guide shares ten easy, practical things that you can do to help you get the most out of Google Plus.


Top Reasons Why You should use Google Plus 

Google was founded on a easy principle — some web sheets are more significant than others. How is that significance quantified?


Google Reader

So, what is your take on this? People are really fuming about the kill of Google reader. Their views are so against the business side of it that you have to give it to Google for doing it in the first place. Read the articles below and see if you are of the same opinion.


Adblock Plus Gets Self-Updating App To Circumvent Google Play Ban

Last week, Google made everybody angry by announcing the retirement of Google Reader. While everybody was fuming about that, the company also started removing ad blockers from Google Play, including Adblock Plus.


5 Services We’d Rather See Google Kill Than Google Reader


Google Plus It’s starting to feel a little old-hat to make fun of Google Plus, but, come on, Google, you’re not going to be getting petitions to keep plus around like you are with Reader. Just quietly sweep this one under the rug.


Google Plus: Waste of Time, or Vital Tool?


Google+ launched in June 2011 to much fanfare. Some commentators predicted it would slay Facebook. Others anticipated a rapid demise.


LinkedIn And The Business world.

By now, everybody has heard and sign up for a LinkedIn account.  We have read of their 200 million users. We know of the importance of LinkedIn in the business world. But, did you know LinkedIn is use more and more in hiring new people? Below, you will find great articles about the importance and impact LinkedIn continues to have in the business world.


LinkedIn: Revolutionizing The World of Recruiting

LinkedIn is the social media enigma, the one social media site that seems to have a profoundly stronger impact on companies than it does on its users.


Announcing the Voldemort 1.3 Open Source Release 

I am excited to announce the availability of the Voldemort 1.3.0 Open Source release. In 2012, Voldemort experienced unprecedented levels of traffic growth, adoption rates, and data growth at LinkedIn. 

 


Accidental Email To 1,138 LinkedIn Users 

Earlier this month, Matt Haughey, blogger and co-founder of gas tracking site, Fuelly, inadvertently emailed 1,138 people asking them to connect on professional social network LinkedIn.