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Tweet Follow me Good Social Media and restaurants involves a call-to-action. In other words, you have to use social media to get potential guests (note that I did not use the term “customers) to visit your eatery or shopping center. All too often a restaurant or retail marketing person will just stick a Twitter logo or a Facebook logo up and think they’re using a state-of-the-art Social Media approach, when they’re not. Take this May 2011 video made at San Francisco’s Westfield Village Shopping...

Tweet Follow me Zennie Abraham, known as Zennie62, was invited to host the Tonya Hall Radio Show on KRCN Radio Colorado Network in Denver Boulder and Fort Collins on Wednesday, September 5th, at 11 AM EST – 8 AM PST. And since this blogger was credentialed to cover the Democratic National Convention, the show will be produced from Charlotte, and at the Marriott Reinanance SouthPark Hotel. The show, which this blogger has been a frequent guest on many times, focuses on what Tonya calls “The Power of...

Tweet Follow me Social Media Day is today! It’s the invention of the blog Mashable, and has taken on a following and actually became a happening as Mashable’s readership has grown. The website for the events is here and the Twitter hashtag is #smday There are events in 499 cities! Last year, I was in Atlanta, and posted this video...

Tweet Follow me Today at 8 AM to 9 AM, Jessica Northey, a spunky, connected, Arizona-based celebrity radio host and Founder of Finger Candy Media, and Zennie Abraham, the Executive Producer of Zennie62.com will be on to talk social media, celebs, and blogs. You can hear us at this live here: http://radio.securenetsystems.net/v4/index.cfm?stationCallSign=KRCN Stay tuned. ...

Tweet Follow me Pownce V. Twitter. What’s Pownce you ask? What’s fun about 2012 and the emergence of Social Media as both a term and an industry (remember when “New Media” was the preferred term about three years ago?) is the assumed permanence of some platforms and because so many people have entered the space that are in it because it’s popular to be here. But there was a time, in this Galaxy, not too many years ago, when that wasn’t the case. It was 2007, and Twitter was...

Tweet Follow me Social Media has officially replaced traditional journalism and Old Media as the first news source of choice. Or so says a cool infographic created and distributed by Schools.com. The infographic, which you can see below, reports that over 50 percent of people surveyed get their breaking news via social media rather than traditional...

Tweet Follow me Hope Solo, the soccer star who’s active on Twitter and headed the London 2012 Olympics, should take note. The results of an interesting study reveal that viewers of the 2012 Olympics plan to use social media to communicate what they think about the action they see. All of this comes from “2012 Taylor Consumer Engagement...

Tweet Follow me “Social Media Ad Trust Grows; Old Media Ad Trust Shrinks?” That’s right. According to a number of sources, as more and more people go online trust in social media ads, generally presented in the framework of frank conversations about the companies and people they’re about, are more trusted than their print and television counterparts. Moreover, activity on social media sites about television is now a common measure with some TV execs, like CW President Mark Pedowitz, who...

Tweet Follow me Social Media Platforms like Facebook are helping companies stay in touch with their customers and help them to solve their problems faster. In theory. ...

Tweet Follow me Ok, a full disclosure. I discovered Turntable.fn via a blog post that was linked to by my friend Davey D on Facebook. So this is a friend using social media, leading me to a new social media platform that’s accused of helping to kill the record industry itself. That means Davey D killed the record industry. What’s turntable.fm? It’s a New York-based social media platform that invites me to make a page, load songs onto it, then invite others to come into the room, listen to the...

Tweet Follow me Twitter reports that the last three minutes of Super Bowl XLVI set a new Twitter Tweets per Second record with 10,000. That beat Tim Tebow’s now-short-lived record of 9,420 tweets-per-second after the Broncos win against The Steelers in the AFC Wildcard Playoff Game. It tops Beyonce’s Baby Bump at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards which was 8,868. It’s over twice the 4,064 tweets-per-second for Super Bowl XLV in 2011. It’s almost double the tweets per second during...

Tweet Follow me Even after my video, blog posts here and on AdAge, and constant tweeting and generally Google / YouTube Forum complaints, the filter requested to allow me and others to block unwanted words, in my case the N-word, still isn’t there. This after a new YouTube design and extensive use of Ajax programming. There was certainly the opportunity to place a word filter in the new YouTube system. It’s not too much to ask, but the more disturbing question I have is why does YouTube allow this?...

Tweet Follow me Atlanta, Georgia – As regular readers of my blog know, I travel back and forth between Atlanta and Oakland. Mom is here, and much of my occupational and personal life is in Oakland. At first, I really didn’t know anyone, and being 40 miles outside the city makes it harder still to meet folks. Fortunately my involvement in Comcast’ Atlanta Vid Blogger Nation and getting to know a number of people in Atlanta’s growing social media culture have helped. Social media connects...

Tweet Follow me Today is 9-11 – September 11th 2011 – ten years ago, America was the victim of a crime of massive proportions. Four airplanes were directed at The World Trade Center in New York City, and The White House, and The Pentagon in Washington DC. Two of the four aircraft hit their targets: the North Tower and the South Tower of New York City. Of the other two, one smashed into the Pentagon, but the other, Flight 93, never made it to the White House, thanks in part to the efforts of Cal Alum...