Location-based Marketing Year in Review

| MCM staff

2011 was the most exciting year yet for location-based marketing – full of growth, consolidation, new-product releases and an ever-increasing number of users. As December comes to a close, Silverpop thought they

Marketers Recommend a Google+ Presence

| MCM staff

Are you ready to build your Google Plus page? On Monday, Google announced it had opened Google+ Pages, which had been available to businesses by invite only, to global brands worldwide. Marketers say Google+ will be good for the SEO benefits, and the intimacy of a smaller crowd.

Facebook: Engagement is More Important than “Likes”

| MCM staff

If you read the press releases, rankings and surveys and read the marketing emails, a seller or brand is judged by the number of “likes.” But Facebook marketers need to understand the value of social media: Quality is more important than quantity.

Study: Men More Likely to do Social Shopping

| Tim Parry

Contradicting commonly held beliefs about gender and social behaviors, the study showed men more frequently research product information, read reviews, compare products, find product availability and get store information via social networks, shopping and deal sites; while women reign supreme when searching for deals, coupons and specials on similar sites.