Mobile

Can Ads Actually Make Foursquare Better

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In this edition of The Baer Facts, I talk with Kyle Lacy of ExactTarget about the newly launched Foursquare ads, and whether they are a viable option for marketers, an annoyance for users, both or neither. Whither the Check-In? In April, Bloomberg cited Foursquare data showing 6 million daily check-ins in January 2013 versus 4 million per day in January 2012. […]

Mobile

When a Picture is Truly Worth 1,000 Words

when a picture is truly worth 1000 words

Guest post by Aaron Strout, head of location-based marketing at global agency WCG. He blogs at Citizen Marketing 2.1. There is a lot of excitement these days about the potential of location-based services among marketers and social media professionals. For anyone that doesn’t know what a location based service is, it’s an application or website […]

Content Marketing, Mobile

Using Location-based Services for Content Marketing

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Sure, location-based services like Foursquare are great for customer engagement and loyalty rewards. But they are also potential sources of great content. When we say “content creation” what we usually think of is the company in question creating informational materials themselves, and putting that information on a website, blog, and/or YouTube. But when you look […]

Community Management, Convince and Convert, Social Media Case Studies, Social Media Book, Social Media Monitoring, The Now Revolution

3 Ways to Capitalize on the Opportunity Economy

The Opportunity Economy

Social media isn’t all about planned campaigns and editorial calendars. In some cases, the best way to make an impact – to win the hearts and minds of customers and prospects – is by being timely, hyper-relevant, and individualized. This is contextually appropriate, just-in-time marketing where you find a chance to engage authentically, and you […]