How Social Media and Smart Devices Impact Consumers’ Buying Decisions [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

This brilliant infographic by Symphony Teleca entitled “The Meaning of Like”, illustrates how mobile devices and real-time access to review sites and social networks impact consumers’ buying decisions and overall retail experience. Social networks influence buying behavior.

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Social Media News Ticker: Foursquare Launches Swarm, YouTube Reportedy Buying Twitch

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, YouTube and Foursquare: Foursquare app splits in two, launches Swarm. YouTube is reportedly buying video game live streaming site Twitch for $1 billion – YouTube is about to announce the acquisition of live-gaming site Twitch for $1 billion; in the last three years Twitch has become “immensely popular with video gamers and their fans” (GigaOM).

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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.

How Broadway uses Foursquare

Firebelly

And when I go, I want everyone in my social media world to know what I’m seeing, so I always take a minute before the curtain opens to check in via Foursquare. Living in New York, I take every opportunity I can to go to Broadway shows.

Getting The Social Customer To Buy

Twist Image

Then, she heads down the store (if she hasn't made the purchase online) to buy the dress. They're responding to text messages, they're being alerted to Facebook and Twitter updates, they're laughing at posts and - maybe - they're even checking in with Foursquare to see who else is around. foursquare. Shopping is a social act. We'd like to think that it's the perfect fit for Social Media. Is it?

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Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Tests ‘Buy’ Button, Twitter Acquires CardSpring

The Realtime Report

Check out all the latest social media news from the last two weeks, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Tumblr, YouTube and Vine: Facebook. Facebook tests new ‘buy’ button for online purchases in U.S. Foursquare.

The social media strategy series: Getting Buy In « The Cube

Gemma Went

So let’s crack on with post number two: Getting Buy In. If you do your homework, get the justification, manage expectations without falling into the trap of overhyping social media, you can build a solid business case that should get the buy-in you need.

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Half of IT Decision Makers Use Social Media To Make Buying Decisions, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

Foursquare: 45 million users. Half of IT Decision Makers Use Social Media To Make Buying Decisions. The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1.23 billion monthly active users. via Facebook. YouTube. over 1 billion monthly unique users. via YouTube.

4 Reasons Why Twitter Should Buy TweetDeck

TwiTip

Last week, the blogosphere was on fire with reaction to a report by the Wall Street Journal that Twitter is in talks to buy TweetDeck for $50 Million (registration may be required to read the post). 4 Reasons Why Twitter Should Buy TweetDeck.

Unlocking the value of Foursquare « The Cube

Gemma Went

Skip to content The Cube Home About us Speaking/Training Contact us Pitch us Subscribe Unlocking the value of Foursquare 28/01/2010 tags: Foursquare , Gowalla , location based social netoworking apps by Gemma Went For those of you not yet using Foursquare and other location based social networking apps, the presentation below from 22 Squared gives you a bit of background on what it’s all about. Foursquare is the clear favourite for me so I will focus more on that here.

Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Tests ‘Save for Later’ Reading Feature, Twitter Beefs Up Security

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Buffer: Facebook. Foursquare.

Social Networking Stats: #RLTM Scoreboard, Marketers Buy Facebook Ads for Awareness, Not Fans

The Realtime Report

Foursquare: over 20 million users. via Foursquare. Marketers Buy Facebook Ads For Awareness, Not Fans. Marketers are buying Facebook ads primarily to build awareness and sentiment, according to a new survey by Ad Age and Citigroup. The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 901 million monthly active users. via Facebook. Twitter: over 500 million users. via Twopcharts. Qzone: 576 million active users. via TechCrunch.

Free social media strategy ebook

Gemma Went

This has now been gathered together into an easy to read ebook which covers each stage of the process, from getting buy-in at the start to ongoing management, [.]. Blogging Facebook Foursquare Linked In Social Media Social Media Strategy Series Twitter free ebook social media strategyAs regular readers know, at the end of last year I ran a series on this blog on how to develop and deliver a social media strategy.

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10 Tips For Taking A Vacation From Social Media

SocMed Sean

7) Buy a guidebook featuring popular restaurants, tourist destinations, maps, and travel tips – I know it seems old-fashioned, but having a physical book will help keep you off Google Maps, Yelp, Foursquare, and Urban Spoon. I’m making the official call.

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Realtime Restaurant Deals: Can LiveDeal Succeed Where Groupon, LivingSocial Failed?

The Realtime Report

There are daily deals from the likes of Groupon and LivingSocial, or the ability to offer deals to consumers checking in or using Foursquare, the location-based social platform. Realtime Tools coupon daily deal Foursquare geolocation Groupon LiveDeal LivingSocial restaurant industry

Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Adds Photo Tagging, Facebook Acquires Oculus VR

The Realtime Report

Foursquare. Related Stories Social Media News Ticker: Facebook To Buy WhatsApp, LinkedIn Opens Publishing To All Members Social Media News Ticker: Twitter Launches #FirstTweet, Facebook Paper Teams With TED Social Media News Ticker: Facebook Launches 15-Second Auto-Play Video Ads.

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Enterprise 2.0: social scorecard and social media karma

Laurel Papworth

Foursquare becomes Social Work and all the better for it. Daniel proposed that we set up Foursquare style badges to encourage staff to contribute and use the internet. Now we can see leaderboards and games played out in social spaces, it’s easier to buy into as a concept.

How a Social Media Evangelist Became a Social Media Realist

Social Media Strategery

You can buy thousands of Facebook likes. And there are all too many social media experts, ninjas, and gurus ready to help them get on Twitter, start a Facebook page, and check in on Foursquare. Personal Social Media booz allen buy-in c-k linkedin pinterest social media social media strategyWhen did I become the guy who gets tired of social media? I haven't blogged here in more than a month. I'm substantially less active on Twitter than I used to be.

The 6 Types Of Social Media Users

Pamorama

Facebook knows who your friends are, but not what you buy. Foursquare knows where you are, but [.]. At this point, no single customer engagement channel can deliver marketers a complete picture of consumer behavior. Google knows what you’re interested in, but not what you’ve done. Pinterest knows what you share, but not how you act on it. Social Media

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Technology Removes Technology

Twist Image

Dennis Crowley of Foursquare was recently featured in a TV ad for Best Buy where he boasts that his smartphone is the only thing that he'll go back home to get if he forgets it. best buy. foursquare. What do you make of the meteoric rise of the iPhone and iPad ?

Social Media in the Industry: Customization is the Key to Success

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

On top of that, let’s add all of the other social networks out there including Linkedin, Foursquare, Myspace, Friendster, Tumblr, YouTube and the list goes on. Foursquare! This is a guest post by Angela Denby.

Group Buying! Game Changer or Not?

Atom Thought

So how do you buy your t-shirts, or shoes? And maybe if you were buying an unbranded shoe or a t-shirt from janpath, you might want to take help from your friend in bargaining the prices won’t you? Or Is Group buying = social shopping? Is FourSquare The Answer?

Wendy's "Treat it Forward" on Facebook, Twitter & Foursquare for.

Firebelly

Buy a frosty and Wendys will donate 50 cents to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Theyll donate an additional 50 cents every time you help spread the word about Fathers Day Frosty Weekend on Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare or FrostyCard.com.

Check-in on Product Discussion and Get Rewarded on German Rating Site

Mindjumpers

The Chicken” is a German website based in Berlin and it applies a Foursquare model to product and brand discussions. Should I buy it? Similar Posts: Foursquare Gives Users a Holiday Gift.

Embarrassing updates in social media

Sherrilynne Starkie

Just sent her to the shop to buy me orange juice and a bag of ice.” Featured Headline Social Media embarrassing update Facebook Foursquare privacy Social network What You're DoingNicked from Marketing Pilgrim. Ever update your Facebook with a silly remark and then regret it?

Ignore Foursquare at Your Peril - An Analysis of Potential.

Convince & Convert

Now, I’m not suggesting Foursquare will ever approach Twitter’s level of ubiquity, much less Facebook’s. Because Foursquare makes very little sense unless you’re in a physical location like a store, restaurant, etc. But, if you are a business with a physical location (or you have clients that fit that bill) you need to pay attention to how Foursquare and geo-location can help you – and it can. Foursquare and Gowalla are evolving quickly.

BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business

SocMed Sean

25) Never, ever, ever buy Facebook fans. Twitter 27) Twitter is not just about people eating oatmeal and sharing where they checked in on FourSquare. 36) Never, ever, ever buy Twitter followers. FourSquare 70) Please don’t publish every check-in to Twitter and Facebook.

Social Media Isn’t About The Numbers! Or Is It?

SocMed Sean

The problem is, you can buy friends and followers online through your local black hat shopping cart and no one really knows what a Klout score actually means. I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again. If you ask me what my Klout score is …I’ll likely vomit.

Social Networking Stats: Facebook Drives More Dollars, But Twitter Drives More Traffic [Study], #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

Foursquare: over 25 million users. The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1 billion active users. via Facebook. Twitter: over 500 million users. via Twopcharts. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via TechCrunch. Sina Weibo: over 368 million users.

Why Your B2B Social Media is Failing (And What to Do About It)

PWB Marketing Blog

What to do about it: Develop a social media strategy that aligns with buyer personas and their buying process. Content should be built around the different stages of the buying cycle. Are your B2B social media efforts failing?

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Social Media News Ticker: YouTube Launches Music Show, Adds Bigger Video Screen

The Realtime Report

Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Twitter, YouTube and Foursquare: Twitter. Foursquare. Social Media News Ticker Foursquare online video ReTweet Sirius XM social media news ticker Twitter Youtube YouTube music sho

The Sharing Avalanche [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

2000 people check in to Foursquare every 60 seconds. 60% of those who use digital methods to research about the products they intend to buy, learned about it on social media sites. Tweet Social sharing is the backbone of social media.

Customer Service on Twitter: Top Brands Respond To Only 14% Of Tweets

The Realtime Report

While many brands responded to tweets with the words “thank you,” other words (or ‘triggers’) that should have warranted a more immediate response went unanswered, including ”buying,” “switching,” “help” and “mad.”

Social Networking Stats: 63% of Users Share Product Info on Facebook, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

Foursquare: over 25 million users. However, ‘likes’ do not carry the same weight as friend recommendations: 64% said that more Facebook “likes” on a product do not increase the likelihood that they will buy that product. The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1 billion active users. via Facebook. Twitter: over 500 million users. via Twopcharts. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. via TechCrunch.

The Rise Of Hispanics On Social Media

Idaconcpts

And apps like Facebook and Foursquare and helping them do just that. A coffee shop, for instance, can use Foursquare to promote a free shot of espresso with every large coffee drink. Image Credit: Latism.org.

Empire Avenue – Measurement of Social Influence?

Janet Fouts

Basically Empire Avenue is a community (and I use that term loosely here) where members buy and sell virtual shares in each other in the hopes of getting rich in currency of the site, called “eaves&#. Discussions range from buy me! Buy Me! BUY ME!

Why Mobile Search Is Important

The Social Media Incubator

With more people buying smartphones and using them to find businesses online, mobile search is poised to be a high growth marketing opportunity for many businesses all around the globe. Foursquare. One emerging trend in online marketing is mobile search.

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What We Can Learn from Walmart’s Bazillion Dollar Facebook Campaign

Navolutions

Or Pinterest, Foursquare, Instagram, or any of a thousand different sites. Notice that there’s no call to action, no “buy now”, no sale, no price, no logo – nothing! Even without a big blinking “BUY ME!”

6 Reasons Social Media Sucks, But You Need to Use It Anyway

Webbiquity SMM

With more than 80% of consumer purchases and 90% of b2b buying cycles now starting with search, this may be reason enough to embrace social media.

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How Social Media Changes Retail Storefronts

Ari Herzog

In the front window next to the door there are four social decals — Google Favorite Places, CitySearch, Foursquare, and LevelUp. And, LevelUp signs notify people that they buy goods with a phone if the wallet was left at home (bottom left).