Social Media Category

  • Facebook Antics and Your First Amendment Rights

    Facebook Antics and Your First Amendment Rights

    Legal Social Media  

    Dec 03 2012

    Well, look who became one of the internet’s most-hated women. I introduce to you Lindsey Stone of Plymouth, MA, who thought it would be gut-busting hilarious to be “loud and disrespectful” in one of the nation’s most hallowed ground, The Arlington Cemetery. After taking this fine photo, she decided to post it on Facebook at the beginning of November for all the world to see because, hey, isn’t mocking dead soldiers funny? “Whoa whoa whoa…wait,” […]

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  • Facebook Gives the FTC an Earful on Privacy

    Facebook Gives the FTC an Earful on Privacy

    Facebook Legal Legal Resources Social Media  

    Oct 03 2012

    Privacy issues are all the rage lately when it comes to social media use on both a personal and professional level. Yet another issue has reared its head against Facebook. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently published a notice to seek public comments on proposed modifications to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (aka the “COPPA” Rule). For the past year or so the FTC has been leaning towards creating rules that further protect children from […]

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  • Pinterest Image Optimization Infographic

    Social Media  

    Mar 27 2012

    We at Dream Systems Media just finished up an infographic on Pinterest Image Optimization for our friends over at Pinnable Business that was featured on Mashable today.  The graphic is a great reference for those looking for how to integrate Pinterest into their social marketing strategy. We loved being involved in this project, because we love creating infographics!  Check out the full Pinterest Image Optimization graphic by clicking the link & learn more about Pinterest […]

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  • Negative Social Media Comes Back to Bite Pastor Robert Jeffress

    Facebook Social Media  

    Oct 11 2011

    UPDATE: Is Perry taking our advice about social media when a conversation turns negative? Doesn’t really look like it. Here’s what he had to say today: While Perry has largely avoided questions on the subject, he told reporters in Iowa on Friday he does not consider Mormonism a cult. And his campaign released a statement Tuesday in response to Romney’s comments vowing Perry would keep his focus on jobs and the economy. “Mitt Romney’s comments […]

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  • 16 of the Stupidest Job Titles for a Social Media Specialist

    Social Media  

    Sep 12 2011

    Hey psycho traditional marketers, Social Media is here to stay. In fact, in my opinion, if your business doesn’t have a blog and isn’t practicing social media on a fairly consistent basis, you’re going to be passed up in SERPs and in market share by some of the younger generation marketers that “get it”. I read a great post recently that talked all about the job opportunities out there in social media. The funny thing […]

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  • Old School Ads That Wouldn’t Fly Today

    Social Media  

    Jun 16 2011

    We have talked about all kinds of Marketing Channels here at Avalaunch Media, and at one point in time, these ads had their 15 minutes.  Social standards have done their fair share of evolving across the years and in many cases, what use to be widely acceptable in the mainstream, is now deemed taboo. With this social-shift in mind, we’ve decided to highlight some old school advertisements in the gallery below that are definitive proof […]

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  • SURVEY: How Did You Hear about Bin Laden's Death?

    Social Media  

    May 02 2011

    Facebook has been toying with the “Facebook Questions” function for quite some time. I didn’t realize it wasn’t available to everyone until I recommended that a client use it to better define their target audience – come to find out it was nowhere to be found on their Facebook account. I’m pretty sure that the Questions function is now available to everyone, and my recommendation is USE IT – especially for business interaction. As most […]

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  • My Restoration Industry Association Webinar on Social Media

    Social Media  

    Jun 23 2010

    I had the opportunity to conduct a training webinar on Social Media this morning to the Restoration Industry Association, and for those who attended and are looking for the slides, here ya go:  It was an awesome group and a fun presentation.  Thanks for the opportunity! Social Media RIA Webinar View more presentations from Dream Systems Media.

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  • Solo Social Entrepreneurs Who Make Lots of Cash

    Entrepreneur Social Marketing Social Media Viral Marketing  

    Feb 10 2010

    I’m obsessed with the solo entrepreneurs who are successful leveraging social media to launch a business. They start with a simple idea – like pay me and I’ll wear your t-shirt around LA. They put up a blog, take pictures and video of themselves wearing your shirts and promote it on their social networking sites. That’s the beginning of IWearYourShirt.com The idea caught on and now there are 2 guys (it should be WeWearYourShirt.com). Then […]

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  • Want to Convert? Attract the Right Traffic

    Social Media Twitter  

    Aug 13 2009

    I was looking at my Google Analytics to get the top 10 sources of traffic to my web site. Then I looked at the different sources to see how long people stayed on my site from each source. I found that there was a huge difference in the quality of people depending on the source. Twitter sent me lots of traffic but the average time spent on my site was just seconds. Compare that to […]

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