Traditional Advertising vs. Social Media Marketing: Which do Consumers Trust More?

social media marketing, social media managementDo you think that social media is a phase? Well, it may very well be, but regardless of how social media progresses in the future, there is no doubt that it has changed consumer behavior. Before social media came to be, consumers were listening to messages from the company itself. Whether it is a print, television, or radio advertisement, the only person educating about the product is the business. Now with the social media revolution, companies are not the only ones raving about their product. Consumers are speaking too, and they aren’t scared to tell the truth.

How many times have you purchased something from TV because you saw a commercial and thought a product looked awesome? When you used the product, did it work as well as you perceived it would? What I’m trying to get at here is, were you a victim to the Slap Chop?

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Creative Social Media Contests That Generate Viral Buzz

Creating a way to stir up buzz about your company and/or product these days seems to be a relatively easy task. Whether it’s to start controversy during major sporting events, like a Sleepy’s mattress commercial did, or to create consumer interaction to make one of the funniest Doritos commercials of the year, each and every idea is different. So what have companies been doing to increase their viral presence within their consumer base?

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The Top 3 Products That Integrated Social Media

Chevy Cruze FacebookSocial media seems to be taking over the world, one day at a time. Every few months, existing products are redesigned with new and improved features. Recently, there has been a growing trend of incorporating social media networks as the enhanced feature of a certain product. Today we will look into the top 3 product industries that have used social media to create another selling point for their products. 

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How Social Media Has Changed the Super Bowl

What usually comes to mind when one thinks of the Super Bowl? Football, beer, wings and, of course, the commercials. TV advertisements have been the traditional method for companies to make a statement during one of the biggest sporting events of the year. But in recent times, the social media revolution has drastically changed the way big businesses, and even the halftime performers, are getting their messages out there. 

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The Interactivity of Social Media

In a world where Internet is king, questions continue to arise regarding the advantages of using social media as a marketing tool. The view of many is that social media remains a novel idea, with little potential to reach a substantial consumer audience. The overwhelming truth is, however, that social media’s application as a marketing tool for small and large businesses alike is growing nearly exponentially. Companies continue to adopt social media as one of their main marketing tools, and are seeing some incredible results. The advantage of social media in this case is, its innate interactivity.

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