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Has Social Media Changed Television?

by · January 31, 2014

Originally, analysts predicted that the rise in Internet usage would decrease the amount of time people spent watching TV. However, Eggo Müller says that this didn’t turn out to be the case. The Internet and social media have actually enhanced TV viewing in many ways without negatively affecting its popularity as a pastime.

Take a look at some of the ways TV has changed because of social media and the Internet.

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5 Ways Video Game Companies are Leveraging Social Media

by · November 15, 2013

In the gaming world, things are starting to heat up. In November, both Microsoft and Sony are releasing their next generation of video game systems. In addition to the visual upgrades, both systems will also deeply integrate social media.

Gamers and developers alike are getting excited about the promise of the next generation of gaming, which kicks off November 15th with the release of the PlayStation 4, followed by Microsoft’s Xbox One on November 22nd. Here are a few of the ways those companies will make use of the social media features.

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Google – Let me be ME

by · November 8, 2013

I want to like Google. I really do.

But it is getting increasingly frustrating for both individuals and businesses to establish an online identity that is consistent across all platforms.

Let me explain my pain.

The I’s Have It

My name is Isaac Pigott. It has been since I was born. It will continue to be, unless I happen to witness a gangland murder, or stumble across evidence that forces me into the Witness Protection Program. (Which may be a fate worse than death for those who use social media.)

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5 Steps to Determine the Perfect Social Media Strategy

by · September 18, 2013

For small and medium-sized businesses, the prospect of developing a comprehensive social media strategy is overwhelming. Which networks should you use? How do you keep up with conversations and engage your audience across half a dozen platforms? How often should you post updates? By following a few simple steps and creating a strategic plan, a perfect social media strategy is well within your reach.

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2013 Social Media Study on Banks and Credit Unions Yields Surprising Results

by · July 23, 2013

Earlier this year, Social Media Explorer partnered with The Financial Brand to release the Power 100 List of Banks and Credit Unions on Social Media. Now, we’re excited to announce that the rankings have been updated with 2nd quarter data and we included some improvements to provide a quarterly review of each financial institution’s performance. Additionally, we have created a variety of new lists that help you find where your bank or credit union ranks based upon their overall score, Facebook presence, Twitter presence, or YouTube presence.

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The Great Debate: Is Social Media Bullshit? [PODCAST]

by · April 26, 2013

Welcome to the latest episode of Explore Marketing Uncensored, Social Media Explorer’s official podcast. Explore Marketing Uncensored is your one-way ticket into the twisted minds of some of the greatest digital marketing and social media thought leaders around. The goal: to provide marketing executives with the knowledge they need to be rock stars in their organization.

For this episode Brandon Mendelson, author of Social Media Is Bullshit, goes toe-to-toe with hosts Jason Spooner and Jason Falls, to finally state once-and-for-all whether or not social media is indeed bullshit.  Inspired by Jason Falls’s and Brandon’s fireside chat at the last Explore event, the group talks through the various shades of bullshit currently affecting the social media marketing world. We also identify the true “secret” for how to get your content to go viral. No bullshit.

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Power 100: Top Banks and Credit Unions Using Social Media

by · April 8, 2013

Social Media Explorer is proud to announce our partnership with The Financial Brand to release the Retail Banking Power 100, a list of the top 100 banks and the top 100 credit unions on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. This list is a joint effort to celebrate those who are doing amazing things in social media. We worked with Jeffry Pilcher, Editor of The Financial Brand to start the conversation of which banks and credit unions are crushing it on social media channels. To accomplish this we used readily available data to compile the initial list in an effort to create an objective view of where banks stand. We did add a little bit of subjectivity by weighting the number of points assigned for each category of data.

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Only Birdbrains Bet $4,000,000 on the Super Bowl

by · January 27, 2013

It’s the Super Bowl—at the Superdome.

Super bros John and Jim Harbaugh lead their teams into the battle by the bayou. Everything’s supersized: the anticipation, the audience, the ticket prices, the parties, the halftime show, and the media coverage.

Of course, the enormity of the game dwarfs any other one-day clash in all of sports. And then there’s that other super showdown, the mega-million dollar mêlée where the titans of television advertising dig deep into their imaginations and deeper still into their piggy banks to vie for, uh… um…

Sales? Brand awareness? Laughs? Press?

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If You Don’t Treat Social Media Like Sex, You’re Doing it Wrong.

by · December 5, 2012

I was at church when I got the idea for this article. It’s not as twisted as it may sound. You see, my wife and I went to hear psychologist, leadership consultant, and best-selling author Dr. Henry Cloud lead a marriage seminar. On day two, at about half past the second cup of coffee, we got into sex. The good doctor told us we need to have intercourse. Then he told us the definition of the word.

in·ter·course [in-ter-kawrs, -kohrs]
noun — interchange of thoughts, feelings, etc.

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