There is possibly no trend less relevant to my day-to-day than #DeflateGate, yet I am fascinated by the trend – from the sheer volume of information available to me to the experts weighing in.
During the last few weeks, my unfiltered social media (Twitter, Instagram) has been flooded with national current events, largely the non-indictment of Darren Wilson, and then the equally contentious trial of Daniel Pantaleo. In both cases the outcome of non-indictment brought a severe public backlash that flooded my inbox, phone, television and social feeds. In
A few weeks ago, I began seeing troubling bits of news in my Twitter feed about Ferguson, Mo. After watching an escalation of news in my Twitter and Facebook feeds over a matter of hours, I was baffled by the absence of the news as a trending topic. , and apparent absence from my feed
After attending Street Fight Summit West in San Francisco last month, we wanted to share the latest trends in the rapidly evolving hyperlocal space. Ted Zagat, Facebook’s local product marketing manager, spoke about the six “Mega Trends” his company is focusing on this year, specifically: 1. Personalized marketing 2. Mobile user experience for all channels
By Bill Connard / VP, Local Search, Rio SEO Last month, Rio SEO joined the local search industry’s brightest minds at Street Fight Summit West in San Francisco. This is where the world’s most successful and influential companies shared their local SEO tools and forward-looking advice. The event was packed with solid recommendations and expert
By Rick Clancy / Senior Director, Public Relations, Rio SEO In my PR role here at Rio SEO and parent company Covario, I was flattered when the editor of Street Fight magazine recently asked for tips and best practices from our team at Rio SEO’s social technologies unit for an article about influencer outreach. What
Twitter activism has been getting a lot of press as of late, particularly related to the #BringBackOurGirls trend advocating for intervention to rescue the young women kidnapped in Chibok, Nigeria just weeks ago. For the sake of this post, I am going to set aside the obvious tragedy, and focus on the social trend itself
Word of Mouth at its heart was literally one person passing on comments or recommendations to another. (For great read on WOM fundamentals, check out this book by Andy Sernovitz). This required the physical sharing of a common locality to experience this Word of Mouth phenomenon. As communications technology advanced, this spatial requirement for Word
One of the things I’ve been pondering lately revolves around the digital marketing and social media buzz words: Owned, Paid and Earned. While these words imply different channels, marketer relationships with those channels, media formats, their audience reach and persona types, I believe it is time to stop considering them mutually exclusive silos.
If one were to summarize the current landscape in a sentence, a quote from Jeff Beard (SVP, General Manager for Neustar Localeze) does it nicely: What we can clearly see is that the local search market is maturing – what we previously described as a Social, Local and Mobile (SoLoMo)