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April 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Employee Usage Of Social Media – A Toy or a Tool?
Eric Goldstein says: Are you wasting your most valuable asset as you design your social media programs — your employees? This article looks at how and why companies are considering opening the door to their employees using Facebook and other social media sites as a tool to drive revenue and customer satisfaction.
Celebrity Apprentice and Getting Back to Basics
Cynthia Boris says:

Last night onCelebrity Apprentice, the teams were tasked with creating a four-page ad for the Trump Collection of Hotels. Now, before you scoff, let me tell you that you can learn a lot about marketing from this show, so read on and hold your laughter.

The judges felt that both teams failed miserably at the job, but what’s interesting is that they failed because they over-thought the task and

Mark Hunter says: We’ve all been there. After countless calls, meetings and an endless amount of work, you just can’t get the customer to say “yes” and move forward. There can be hundreds of theories and ideas as to why this happens more times than we care to admit. Let’s put all the theories aside and get to a solution you can use right now to determine if the customer is serious.
Facebook Sued for $1.00 After Labeling David Fagin a Spammer
Chris Crum says:

After being blocked by Facebook from sending friend requests, David Fagin has decided to sue the company for…a dollar.

It sounds silly, but Fagin, actually brings up some fairly interesting points. He even went so far as to issue a press release. It begins:

There aren’t too many words that exist in Webster’s New Millennium Dictionary that conjure up more offensive and sleazy images tha

Yahoo Acquires IntoNow with Eye to Socializing TV
Douglas Quenqua says:

Shazam-like app IntoNow also enables TV advertising check-ins.

CRM Idol 2011: The Open Season
PaulGreenberg says: Okay, everyone this is the big one. CRM Idol 2011: The Open Season is here and we’re ready to take your companies and find out which one of you in the Americas and which one of you in EMEA is not the next CRM Idol but the FIRST CRM Idol. The Idea Most of what we’re trying to do was outlined in the pre-announcement announcement of CRM Idol last week. But it bears some repeating:
Facebook Send Button: Because Sometimes It’s Personal
Cynthia Boris says:

Facebook has just released a new button that allows users to share items with select people as opposed to everyone who follows them.

The new Send button pops up a small email blank with a drop-down address bar that automatically suggests folks you’ve recently communicated with on Facebook. You can override this by typing in a name, an email address or a Facebook group name.

This is actually a

Lynne Saarte says: When you are launching a new product or service, what you want is for people to start talking about it. The more buzz you generate, the better it becomes because it stirs up interest. The way to a buzz campaign is to leap out of your box and get uniquely crazy with your campaign…
Steve Jobs Responds to iPhone Location Data Logging
Josh Wolford says:

Part XVII of the Apple Location Tracking Saga: Or, the one where Steve Jobs maybe responds.

Senators, representatives, state officials and entire foreign countries have all requested a response from Apple regarding theinvoluntary logging of location data in iOS devices.

Andaccording to MacRumors, Apple’s Steve Jobs has broken his silence to a random, unnamed MacRumors reader.  Here’s th

Bizzy’s Ads Ask Whrrl Users for Their Check-Ins
Christopher Heine says:

Mobile app firm’s Facebook and Google promos target geo-social data.

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