5 Tips: How Brands Can Use Foursquare to Grow

Mindjumpers

Tweet More and more people are using Foursquare to check in and share their location. If you wish to use foursquare as a marketing channel for your brand, here is a list of things you can do when starting on Foursquare: 1. Claim you place on foursquare.

Foursquare Teams Up with American Express

Mindjumpers

According to the Wall Street Journal , Foursquare has partnered with American Express to offer discounts for shoppers who use Foursquare. It will work like this: AmEx customers can register their cards in Foursquare to get access to special offers. Tweet.

Trending Sources

50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Read on for answers to these questions and more from some of the best minds in social media in some of their best blog posts and articles of 2011 so far. going to YouTube and running a search or clicking around the featured or related videos).

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In January of 2011, I said that I’d make our Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 subscriber only. This year, I am pleased to bring back our Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 thanks to an excellent sponsor, HubSpot. New Edition of the Ranking Factors for 2011 is Now Live !:

Eleven Digital Trends to Watch In 2011

SocialFish

Eleven Digital Trends to Watch in 2011. Location, Location, Facebook – If 2010 belonged to solely Foursquare, it’s likely that Facebook will rain on their parade in 2011. We’ll all need to figure out better ways to deal with this problem in 2011.

Mix of Social Media Trends 2011

johnbell.typepad.com

Digital Influence Mapping Project Home About John Speaking & Events Papers Contact Archives Links Useful Tools December 28, 2010 My Mix of Social Media Trends 2011 It's trendy to write a "trends" post at the end of the year. I see many indicators that that will change in 2011.

10 Tools for Measuring Your Social Media Influence

Pamorama

Using data from Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Foursquare, Klout measures how many people you influence (true reach), how much you influence them (amplification), and how influential they are (network score), and assigns a score from 1 to 100.

8 ways to deal with negative comments in online communities

Laurel Papworth

When Foursquare users were being called “douchebags&# for updating their Facebook and Twitter status with their location, Foursquare brought out a much sought-after badge called… you guessed it… the Douchebag badge.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Growing Your Business: 5 Tips from the Founder of Foursquare (Mashable): Dennis Crowley knows his stuff, and he’s given some good and creative tips to build visibility to his business. Hey, Foursquare was pretty small once! 100+ SMB Blogging Ideas to Kick Start … 2011?

Social Media Success is About the Wizard, Not the Wand

Convince & Convert

His example was his local watering hole, where he figures by the time he’s checked in 10 times, the offer they make on Foursquare should encourage his evangelism, not just offer a discount on an item he doesn’t order. No new Facebook features.

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The Gamification of News

Social Media Marketing

You'll probably feel like the badge adoption seems familiar; after all, Foursquare made this a central part of their service. But, being acutely aware of many peoples' need for privacy, they've also given you the option to turn the feature off.

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Interview with Myself: 7 Links to Inspire

Ari Herzog

Brady was put to sleep in August 2010 and I wrote this in May 2011. Why I Deleted My Foursquare Account. I blame curiosity as much today as in July 2011 when I wrote this. Maybe this July 2011 article will see its second wind. Blog News Features blogging

Google+ and World Domination

Janet Fouts

The network itself is reminiscent of a mix of the best features of FriendFeed , Facebook and a few other networks, and as Kit Eaton pointed out in her Google+ post on Fast Company the network seems positioned to take over from Foursquare , Instagram , Facebook and maybe even Twitter and Quora.

Social Media is a Helpful Tool – But NOT Behind the Wheel!

The Social Media Incubator

by admin on April 21, 2011 Social media is an incredibly convenient communication vehicle and a powerful business tool as well. One of its greatest features is its accessibility. home about smi learning lab contact SMI is powered by seasoned professionals from C.E.L.

Facebook Launches Questions

Mindjumpers

Latest with Places to match location-based services like Foursquare and Gowalla. But the new feature will hardly threaten Quora’s user base. Questions will be a useful feature for business that run a page as part of creating involvement for users in the community.

Making Data Relevant: The New Metrics for Social Marketing

mashable.com

Businesses can leverage this very effectively in product design by soliciting input from the end user on what features they prefer in the product. Januar 2011 bis Do, 13. Januar 2011 Links synapsenschnappsen [.] March 13th - 14th, 2011.

A Walk Down Path Takes You Home Sweet Home

Stay N' Alive

It's very feature-rich! Or what about Foursquare checkins? I'm no stranger to the power of social networks. I have 3 books on Facebook and 1 on Google+ , and have built an entire business around Twitter.

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

mashable.com

Reward Members in Pixels, Not Pennies If Foursquare has taught us anything, it’s that people will do a lot for a little digital recognition. March 13th - 14th, 2011.

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5 Supah-Cool Free Online Tools For Nonprofits

SocialFish

You can manage Facebook, LinkedIn, FourSquare, Buzz, Myspace (do people actually use Myspace?) I find the tracking of donations to be the most useful feature, because it allows organizers to worry about accomplishing the mission, compared to counting the nickels and dimes after a bake-sale. This is a guest post by Joe Yeoman, who is obsessively addicted to new web technologies and discussing them.

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What Twitter could learn from Facebook Deals

Direct Marketing Observations

Here’s the rub though… Twitter has appeared to have stalled with it’s growth, it’s user adoption and new features, while Facebook continues to enhance it’s feature set at a rapid rate.

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The Gamification of Social Media

Social Media Marketing

By rewarding people with positive reinforcement for actions taken - much like Foursquare has become synonymous with - Empire Avenue uses a system of Achievements to recognize your progress. Empire Avenue is the new game in town.

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What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

mashable.com

He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Organic’s industry-leading blog Threeminds , which features forward thinking articles on digital marketing. Posted by Kelly Lenihan January 26th, 2011 ♦ [.] March 13th - 14th, 2011.

Should You Outsource Your Social Media Efforts?

mashable.com

April 11, 2011 by Leyl Master Black View Comments email share email share This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum , where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. May 12th - 14th, 2011.

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Why Facebook and Twitter are Old News

Ari Herzog

Are Facebook and Twitter less important in 2011 as they were in 2009? Geoff Livingston opines on the evolutionary change : For some, there will always be a need for the basics, particularly about Facebook, which seems to change its interface and features every month.

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When a Picture is Truly Worth 1,000 Words

Convince & Convert

Some of the top location-based services are Facebook Places , foursquare , Gowalla and SCVNGR. of all smartphone users accessed a check-in service in March, 2011), the number of tips and photos will increase, thus adding valuable information about a location. Because the “add a photo&# functionality is a relatively new feature on these location-based services, most locations only have a few photos added by users.

Tool Tuesday: Sprout Social Update

Akamai Marketing

Sprout Social did have some implementation challenges when they released their new features, so I wanted to wait until the dust cleared to write about it. There are some very handy and cool features in the new Sprout Social, here are my faves: Contact History.

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New Photo-sharing App Called “Color”. The Next Big Thing?

Mindjumpers

Color shares the pictures you take with anyone within 150 feet, but that’s actually a feature that gives this app a lot more potential than other mobile apps like for example Instagram. Similar Posts: Foursquare Gives Users a Holiday Gift. Tweet.

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An Easter Surprise, Using QR Codes for Instant Sampling

Convince & Convert

in 2010, Which Wich is a quick service sandwich restaurant that features uber-customization of your sandwich, and a unique ordering system (you mark a paper bag with your detailed preferences). I’m a big fan of QR codes and similar technology.

3 Ways to Capitalize on the Opportunity Economy

Convince & Convert

Jay was in downtown Flagstaff, Arizona, and used Foursquare to check in at a local restaurant. That type of rifle shot, competitive marketing would be unthinkable in the “real world,” but it happens every minute of every day on Foursquare and elsewhere.

A Deeper Look into Social Authority

The Social Media Incubator

We were thrilled to be featured in yesterday’s Star Tribune article highlighting the results that our clients have achieved by strategically implementing social media using our social authority strategy, and demonstrating true ROI for their businesses as a result!

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Book Excerpt: The Death of Facebook

Geoff Livingston

It literally watches competitors create new features, and then it incorporates those functionalities into its network, competing head-to-head in that functional space. Facebook relies on its incredibly large user base to accept and use the new features.

Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads

Firebelly

Facebook Revamps Location-Sharing Feature in Places. By Ian Paul That idea is very different from the Foursquare model where you check in to let your friends know where you are, gain local deals and win Foursquare mayorships and badges.

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Monday Morning Reads: Mobile Apps; LoTR Revisited; Funky SEO

Dave Fleet

Mashable: Text a Nearby Group of Friends With GroupMe’s New Foursquare Feature. Another Mashable story – this one on an interesting use case for Foursquare – GroupMe, which lets you text groups of nearby friends.

Google vs Facebook Does It Really Matter?

Shift Digital

For example: Facebook bought Gowalla (FourSquare’s biggest competitor), making it the largest GEO location/Check-In company in the world. “It’s Facebook and Google’s engineers will continue to battle to see who can come up with the best new feature or widget.

4 Reasons Why Twitter Should Buy TweetDeck

TwiTip

In comparison to TweetDeck, or other services such as Hootsuite , twitter.com is embarrassingly low-frills and rarely introduces new features. Is a Feature also a Product?

Facebook Growth Ending

Geoff Livingston

Part of retaining its active user base lies in Facebook’s feature approach. Two popular recent additions — Places and the new Groups — demonstrate how Facebook adopts features that are popular on other social networks, and incorporates them into its larger user base.

Mobile Necessary Now for Brand Relevancy

Geoff Livingston

It’s no secret that location based services have seen growth slow , in large part because the gaming and badging features have a limited entertainment experience. Pre-order Geoff Livingston’s Welcome to the Fifth Estate today!

4 Tools to “Work Smarter Not Harder” for Your Online Presence

Shift Digital

” Tubemogul also offers free post submissions to video sharing websites (which is my favorite feature.). Chances are, you and your team perform many different tasks for your company and your client’s online presence.

Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads

Firebelly

Google+ To Take On Foursquare With Upcoming “Check-in Offers” Feature. By Sarah Perez It looks like Google+ is adding a feature that will allow users to “check-in” via the Google+ mobile application in order to receive a time-sensitive deal or discount.

Learning via the Social Media Game

Bare Feet Studios

What will you name your page and what will you feature there? FourSquare/Gowalla. Aloha HowTo Social Media #SBOSM facebook flickr foursquare instragram linkedin smcjournal smcobserver twitter ustream youtubeTomorrow I am working with an esteemed group of coral reef scientists here in Hawaii to illustrate various ways to use social media.