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The Year Of More

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From Amazon , Google / Android , Microsoft , RIM (hopefully) and maybe even Facebook , our lives (and briefcases) will continue to get filled up with new, different and interesting devices. This is going to be especially true for brands that sell their products and services through third-parties (like retailers or value-added resellers). microsoft. retail. While many article and columns look back at the year that was or posture on the year that will be, it's becoming abundantly clear that 2012 will - without question - be the "Year of More.". More social. More local.

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The Customer Is (Not) Always Right

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People like Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos and the author of the best-selling business book, Delivering Happiness ) built his first business on making customers happy (the company was LinkExchange - which he sold to Microsoft for $265 million) and pushed the concept even further with Zappos (the online shoe store), which was also sold (but this time to Amazon was over one billion dollars). If you're in line at your favorite retailer and you're wondering why they don't open up a second cash register, you're just a tweet away from holding that company responsible for their store policies.

3 Things About Facebook

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Beyond a world where Microsoft doesn't even make it to the final four, it may appear (on the surface) that Facebook just snuck into this list against those behemoths. Facebook Will Be 50% Of Online Retail By 2015: Infographic. microsoft. retail. amazon apple business charlierose content economy facebook fastcompany future google infographic markzuckerberg marketing media microsoft mobilestrategy onlinesocialnetwork purchasingdecision retail sherylsandberg socialcircle strategyThis would be a mistake. Charlie Rose interviews Mark Zuckerberg. apple.

Copying Apple

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The Microsoft store. have no issue or bone to pick with Microsoft. When I first came across a Microsoft store, I literally, looked at my watch to see if it was April Fool's Day. From the wood paneling and white walls to the merchandising and how the staff is dressed, it was clear to me that Microsoft wanted to feel like Apple. Kudos for Microsoft. microsoft. microsoft store. retail. It's like an itch that you just can't scratch. Something has been bothering me, lately. It's not overt. It's not obvious. it's there. Examples of this are.

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List of Brand-Side Corporate Social Strategists: Twitter Edition

Webbiquity SMM

Retail. •  Winnie Hsia – Social Media Specialist at Whole Foods Market. •  Tracy Benson – Digital / Interactive & Emerging Technologies at Best Buy. •  Gary Koelling – Director Emerging Media Technology at Best Buy. •  Vanina Delobelle – Manager, eCommerce Product Management at Sears Holdings Corporation. •  Alexandra Wheeler – Digital Strategy at Starbucks Coffee Company. •  Sarah Molinari – Senior Manager, Social Media, The Home Depot. •  Dan Beranek – Social Business Strategy Leader, Target. •  Daniel B. Here you go. Serious disconnect there.). Anyway, on to the list! link].

Living (And Working) In The Digital Age

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Rakuten, a Japanese web retailer, also offers financial services. Microsoft has discontinued supporting Windows XP, a 12-year-old operating system (OS), yet almost a fifth of businesses still elect to use it. Guest post by Hilary Smith for SocialFish. ———— The famous Greek philosopher Plato said that necessity is the mother of invention. Is It All For The Best?

What Leading Candidates Need To Land A Top Social Media Job In 2016

Audiense

The social world has become a very noisy space, and a lot of the time, companies are talking about the same thing (retail is a great example of this). Bernado Donkor , Microsoft. Bernado Donkor , Social Media Analyst, Microsoft. As a result, CMOs are looking to increase social media spending to 21.4% of the marketing budgets in that time. Think Bigger Than Social. Sean Meehan.

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

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Business Resources from Mashable: – HOW TO: Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business – How Social Data & Mobile Tech Can Improve the Retail Experience – 5 Creative [.] HOW TO: Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business – How Social Data Mobile Tech Can Improve the Retail Experience – 5 Creative [.] Have an account?

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Be the Leader In Your Industry: Blaze the Trail

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Microsoft opened 11 retail stores this year. Steve Jobs resigned last week. This is likely not news to you. But what is interesting is it likely will cripple the consumer electronics industry. Page from the Apple Book. The consumer electronics industry is built around copying the successful products that Apple produces. Apple blazed the trail. Apple blazed the trail. Blaze the Trail.

Master List ?(A Wiki of Social Media Marketing Examples)?

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Whittemore   Wiggly Wigglers   Wiggly Podcast   Podcasting  Retail  United Kingdom  C.B. Whittemore   Wiggly Wigglers   Wiggly Wigglers Blog   Blog / Blogging  Retail  United Kingdom  C.B. For an additional 500, be sure to visit Master List 2.  And the third 500 has started on Master List 3. To learn how to contribute/edit, visit the Administration page. Wikis  Automotive  United States  David Bausola   Ford   Hurra Torpedo campaign   Presentation sharing  Automotive  United States  Philippe Deltenre   Ford   Where are the Joneses? Evans   adenin TECHNOLOGIES Inc.

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50 Amazing Mobile Marketing Statistics That Will Move You to Action

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Source: Microsoft ). 58% of mobile consumers have used their smartphone for shopping while in a retail space. 39% of retail shopping experiences that didn’t result in a purchase were influenced by mobile research. 77% of US specialty retailers offer a mobile-optimized website, a 5% increase from 2012. Source: HubSpot ). There are 6.8 Source: Juniper Research ).

38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews

Webbiquity SMM

FanTools uses “knowledge gained from across the FanTools network of small businesses to deliver plans” that enable local retailers, restaurants and other types of businesses to use exclusive coupon offers mixed with other content across their social networks to drive engagement and purchases. How can you quickly find out how far a link has spread on Twitter? PingTags. Buffer.

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3 Scientific Studies With Real Insight Into Social Media

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team of three professors worked together with a small Asian retailer to investigate how Facebook influenced sales. We can’t rule out the possibility that this particular fashion retailer just wasn’t skilled enough to use “broadcast” messages on Facebook to generate sales, of course, but that was the result. Let’s take a look. 1. Facebook API data. Wrong.

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Getting Started with Integrating Search and Social Media

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Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials It’s Time to Think about Integrating Search & Social Media Google and Microsoft’s Bing recently struck deals to incorporate social media into their real-time search results. Microsoft signed deals with both Twitter and Facebook to incorporate tweets and status updates into Bing. Microsoft recently expanded the arrangement with Facebook, making Bing its default search engine. eMarketer reports that consumers force retailers to adopt social strategy.

Asperger's and IT: Dark secret or open secret?

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Industry - Automotive - Defense/Aerospace - Energy/Utilities - Financial - Health Care - Retail - Transportation - Travel - Manufacturing. Microsofts (un)secret weapon for winning the BI battle. Microsoft scales out SQL Server 2008, wants to democratize BI. Best Practices: Migrate from Lotus Notes to Microsoft Exchange & SharePoint. Microsofts (un)secret weapon for winning the BI battle. Microsoft scales out SQL Server 2008, wants to democratize BI. Microsoft Virtualization. ); ); } else { document.write(); }. ); } else { document.write(); }.

Case Study Crunch: FMCG Social Media Case Studies « The Cube

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Skip to content The Cube Home About us Speaking/Training Contact us Pitch us Subscribe Case Study Crunch: FMCG Social Media Case Studies 23/06/2010 tags: Case Studies , Marketing , Social Media by Annalisa Morgan Over the past year or so, FMCG’s have had their fair share of social media successes and failures. Nestle anyone?) Did you enjoy this post? really enjoyed putting it together!

2012 #Nifty50 Top Men in Technology on Twitter

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Supply chain expert and social networking pro Jeff Ashcroft is a key thought leader in many fields including retail, supply chain and third party logistics. former eCommerce retail, media and agency CIO/CMO, Lee is a recognized strategist in the social media, analytics and eCommerce worlds. The size of the company or the number of people it employed did not matter. in August 2006.

The Best Video Content About the Greatest Feeling on Earth

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That being said, the negotiations often end well since the synergies are there: The musicians (and the labels) get exposed to new audiences while the Guitar Center gets content to share that supports the brand experience and even drives retail. So, in a way, this is the frontier you should look out for: Microsoft and Apple on the one side. And music was a way to speak. surround sound.

Making Data Relevant: The New Metrics for Social Marketing

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link] How Social Data and Mobile Tech Can Improve the Retail Experience [.] of the importance of getting this right.More Social Media Marketing Resources from Mashable: – Making Data Relevant: The New Metrics for Social Marketing – 5 Key Tips for a Successful Social Media Content Strategy – 5 Creative Facebook Places Marketing [.] Have an account? Not many, right? link] [.]

Does Too Much Technology Make Us Bored?

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Her voice said, “Sure,” but then she proceeded to make me feel as uncomfortable as I’ve ever felt in a retail outlet. When I remarked that purchasing an external CD drive to load my (legal) version of Microsoft Office would probably be cheaper than purchasing the software again, she practically rolled her eyes as she told me the cost differential. Square! How cool!

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

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Regardless of age group, personal recommendations from company or industry colleagues are rated the most influential information source, while retail websites are least relied upon. Brittany Brouse reports that “43% of employees at the largest companies in the US (think Gap, Microsoft and Google) report using LinkedIn for professional reasons. Social Media Facts and Stats.

5 Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics

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← Previous Story Next Story → Google: No, Were Not Launching Retail Stores Yet WikiLeaks Suspect Bradley Manning to Be Arraigned Feb. Microsoft. microsoft. Top Stories Photo & Video Galleries Top Lists Trending Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video More Topics. People Recommended Mashable Staff More people. Jobs Join Mashable on Google+ Welcome to Mashable! World Featured in US & World Videos Featured: Grammys YouTube Google+. Trending Stories. Apple: Access to Contacts Will Require Explicit Permission. 9. February 9, 2012 by Ann Smarty. “).

3 Tips for Maximizing Engagement With Facebook Likes and Shares

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Home Social Media Business Entertainment Tech Web Video Dev & Design Apple Mobile Social Good Jobs Social Media News Twitter Facebook Foursquare YouTube MySpace Google Microsoft Humor & Culture Now Trending : Windows Phone 7 Now Available in the U.S. Example of an Effective Application of Both “Like&# and “Share:&# Specialty outdoor retailer Giantnerd recently published data showing how social sharing has doubled traffic from Facebook. For example, a children’s apparel retailer could promote an end-of-season sale to “Likers&# of its winter coats.

What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

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Dell Embraces Tablets and the Cloud iPhone Coming to Target Retail Stores Drupal Founder on Why Open Source is. Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Small business Business Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! The B2B Social Media Marketing Series is supported by IDG Enterprise. Learn more. Interesting.

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Search Engine Optimization Job Openings – Dallas Texas

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This individual will be responsible for managing paid search accounts across major search engine platforms such as Google AdWords, Microsoft AdCenter and Yahoo! The sales executive needs to be strategic, analytical and highly independent professional who has dealt with large to midsized internet retailers. From time to time, I post search engine optimization-related job openings in the Dallas Fort Worth Texas area, and other current SEO-related job openings. PPC Marketing Specialist. Search Marketing. They are in need of a sales executive for their SEO and consulting services.

HOW TO: Gain Twitter Influence

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Home Social Media Business Entertainment Tech Web Video Dev & Design Apple Mobile Social Good Jobs Social Media News Twitter Facebook Foursquare YouTube MySpace Google Microsoft Humor & Culture Now Trending : iPhone Versus Android: Nielsen Delivers the Numbers [STATS] November 2, 2010 Sarah Kessler View Comments HOW TO: Gain Twitter Influence email share email share Do you like this story? Dell Embraces Tablets and the Cloud iPhone Coming to Target Retail Stores View More » Entertainment Now You Can Smell Like YouTube Sensat. Instead, aim for a more reasonable goal.

First Look: Starbucks Digital Network Is Here

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Yahoo is the coffee retailer’s technology partner on the initiative, so it not only developed the site at Starbucks’s behest, but it’s hosting the network, powering the search experience and providing content as well. Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Business Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Beginning Wednesday, Starbucks customers who use the free Wi-Fi at more than 6,800 U.S. The New York Times has opened up access to its Reader 2.0 Boost and handpicked documentary films provided by SnagFilms.

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What to Consider When Building an In-House Social Media Team

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Dell Embraces Tablets and the Cloud iPhone Coming to Target Retail Stores View More » Entertainment Now You Can Smell Like YouTube Sensat. Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Small business Business Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! What is the ultimate purpose of your social media team?

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Case Study Crunch: IT and Technical

Gemma Went

Below is a list of case studies ranging from Social Media Today’s Matthew Gain on Microsoft’s SM strategy, to Direct2Dell’s Lionel Menchaca on Dell’s social media past, present and future. Case Study: How does Microsoft do social media marketing? Microsoft Social Media Marketing case Study The PR Guy // 01-02-10. Hope they’re useful. Dyn Inc.

Can You Trust Your Blog to the Cloud – The Pros and Cons

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Microsoft, Apple, Rackspace, Starbucks, McDonalds, IBM and even Amazon offer it. Everything’s going smashingly well, your site has amazing uptime backed by one of the world’s biggest retailers and your tribe is loving it. This is a guest post by Matthew Setter. The Cloud – It’s everywhere! More often than not, we sit firmly opposite it. Don’t believe me?

It’s Not About Social Anymore

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The data proves it out and so do retailers, consumers and manufacturers. I was watching highlights of a Miami Heat game the other night and after every major replay of the game you could hear the shrill cackle of a woman cheering in the background. You know how some things can gnaw at you pretty quickly for no apparent reason? Well, her cackle got to me pretty quick.  You should be too.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #129

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The Wheel of Karma, Microsoft Division - The Atlantic. "Creativity meets retail meets books. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? "'Nigella Lawson is hot. So hot. She might just have to take off her shirt. And lick this whipped cream to quench her thirst. " (Alistair for Hugh). Futurity.

Content Is No Longer King: Curation Is King

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See Also: THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Even With Impressive ROIC, Stock Might Reach New Lows Watch Out Data Hogs: Verizon To Join AT&T With Its Own Tiered Data Plans Foursquare Is Going To Tell You Where To Eat Pretty Soon "Content is King" -- no longer. more topics Enter you email address and zip code to set up customized email alerts. You have successfully emailed the post. Im ready.

Social Pros Podcast – Scott Monty, Ford Motor Company

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Eric’s Social Media Stat of the Week: 91% of Big Online Retailers are Using Free/Cheap Social Media Tools. Eric: So, Argyle has done some research in the social media marketing practices of online retailers, which is a core segment for us and just an interesting segment in general. Eric: I think that’s the big leap forward for retailers. Listen Now. Jay: We did.

Social Pros Podcast – Scott Monty, Ford Motor Company

Convince & Convert

Eric’s Social Media Stat of the Week: 91% of Big Online Retailers are Using Free/Cheap Social Media Tools. Eric: So, Argyle has done some research in the social media marketing practices of online retailers, which is a core segment for us and just an interesting segment in general. Eric: I think that’s the big leap forward for retailers. Listen Now. Jay: We did.

Siteminis Launches Mobile Commerce Solution

Bill Hartzer

Siteminis, a developer of internet-based mobile commerce software solutions, has spent more than three years of research, development, and testing with major retailers and finally launched their patented Mobile Web Solution™, one of the first mobile platforms that allows companies to easily deploy one site instead of multiple sites for each type of phone. Share this on del.icio.us.

Introducing Users to the Concept of Meeting Workspaces in MOSS 2007 | NetworkWorld.com Community

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Microsoft Security Watch. Microsoft Subnet. Clearly, some of these steps could be avoided if Microsoft was more successful at getting all their customers to drink all the Kool-Aid, but since this scenario is for a team that has mostly recurring meetings to manage, attaching the meeting workspace to a Notes calendar entry only has to happen once for each recurring meeting.