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Social Media Provides a Solution to Paying for College

Apr 30, 2012, 5:55 PM

​According to CNN, the interest rates on subsidized student loans will increase to 6.8% in July 1, 2012. That’s double what they were before! In this economy, students are having more and more trouble paying off their college loans already, and this…

Teaching Social Media Marketing in Schools

Apr 30, 2012, 5:33 PM

​Like many others in the social media marketing world, we did not learn what we know through school. Everything I learned was from personal use and my internships. When I was in high school and college, social media marketing was not yet being taught in…

Congrats Social World, We Did It! But what’s Next?

Apr 29, 2012, 1:00 PM

Glasses up social world, we did it! Social media is an official norm within our personal lives along with our professional ones. Since this industry has gone main stream, there has been an integration of consumer and business and everyone is getting…

Social Media isn’t all Rainbows and Lollipops

Apr 29, 2012, 1:00 PM

On Wednesday night Joel Ward, winger for the Washington Capitals, scored a game-winning goal in overtime to knock the Boston Bruins out of the NHL playoffs and shattered their hopes of winning the Stanley Cup two years in a row. As expected this set off…

A Social Media DON’T: Proposing On Facebook

Apr 27, 2012, 1:00 PM

​I know that (considering the topic) I should’ve titled this “The Dumb Things People do on Facebook”, but I think it goes without saying. I mean come on, what is this world coming to when a man actually thinks it’s a good idea to propose to his lady on…

Is Pinterest Creating Fantasy Worlds?

Apr 27, 2012, 1:00 PM

After studying Pinterest, in all its addicting glory, I’ve discovered that the site entirely dwells in the realm of fantasy. As I look at my own Pinterest, with pinboards titled “Wedding Wishes” and “For the Home”, it’s obvious that I’m using this site to…

Initial Thoughts on The Pitch: A Reality Show about Ad Agencies

Apr 27, 2012, 1:00 PM

​The Pitch is a new reality show from AMC that pits two ad agencies each week against each other to see which one can win a new client. The show premiers Monday, April 30 9/8c on AMC, but you can watch the first episode online before its TV debut. The…

Influential Golfers Rated in Real Life

Apr 26, 2012, 1:48 PM

​You know, I was thinking today about something. Someone brought up Klout and how it measures your “influence” in the social media world. Pretty incredible actually, but I digress. Besides working for an online marketing firm, I also work part time at a…

The Social Media Gamer: The Magic (or Bane) of AdBlock Plus

Apr 25, 2012, 1:00 PM

If you are an internet marketer and you have never heard of AdBlock Plus, get ready to pick your jaw up off the floor. AdBlock Plus is a free web browser extension for Firefox and Google Chrome that removes a variety of ads from websites. If you are a…

Who NOT To “Friend” on Facebook

Apr 25, 2012, 1:00 PM

​As most of us know, Facebook is used by basically everyone. Your friends and enemies, your parents and grandparents, your aunts and uncles, even peoples pets have their own page. Although most of your friends on Facebook you wouldn’t call your friend in…