Leveraging DIY Workshops to Promote Your Business

May 2, 2012
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Here at MMLabs we’ve been running a series of Social Media DIY Workshops designed for small business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals.  Upon completion they have an account built on a specific social media platform with knowledge on how to leverage it. Recently I came across a website that allows customers to customize their own chocolate.. read more →

10 Ways to Spy on your Competition Using Social Media

May 2, 2011
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Forget dumpster diving, the 21st century allows for much more discreet spying. 1) Follow them on Twitter 2) Become a fan of their Facebook page 3) Use Xobni to view their Facebook profile pictures 4) Monitor their website regularly 5) Use Google Alerts 6) Use search.twitter.com to see who’s talking with/about them 7) Friend them.. read more →

Advanced People Search: LinkedIn Giveth and Taketh Away

July 1, 2010
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Disappointing news from LinkedIn – the social networking site for working professionals.   Although they recently added new functionality to Groups, they’re restricting some features of the Advanced People Search to Premium Account Holders only.  This spells bad news for Basic (free) Account holders who figured out how to utilize these search options.  They were.. read more →

Muscle Cars, Social Media & Marketing

June 10, 2010
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Hot Rod Magazine’s Power Tour 2010 tour rolled into Chattanooga, Tennessee, and I wasn’t about to miss it.  Being a car enthusiast it didn’t take much for me to scoot out of the office early to catch the parade of muscle.  The show did not disappoint.  The assembly of vehicles was like an all-you-can-eat classic.. read more →

How Google Caffeine will impact Small Business and Search Ranking

June 9, 2010
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Google announced yesterday on their blog the completion of a new web indexing system called Caffeine.  Caffeine provides 50 percent fresher results for web searches than their last index, and it’s the largest collection of web content Google has offered.  News story, blogs,  forum posts will now play an even more important role in search.. read more →

Facebook Does an About Face

May 26, 2010
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Amid growing opposition to recent changes Facebook made just weeks ago to privacy settings, they have come out and announced new changes coming immediately (as in today).  Score one for the people (many of which are calling for everyone to delete their Facebook accounts and walk away).  It remains to be seen if there will.. read more →

Ning announces new pricing model

May 4, 2010
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Ning, the social platform that allows one to build their own social networking site, recently announced new changes (as in new pricing) that were released today. One of the biggest, and most talked about, is the removal of free sites. Apparently, the placement of Google Ads and other banner ads weren’t generating sustainable income for.. read more →

Are You Giving Your Twitter Followers the Bird?

May 4, 2010
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So you just took the plunge and set up a Twitter account.  Let me be the first to say:  Welcome to the 21st Century.  You may even have a dozen people following you.  Pretty cool, huh?  Want more people to start following you?  Here’s something (if you haven’t already done) you need to do right.. read more →

Social Media DIY Workshop Series

April 20, 2010
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MML is pleased to announce the launch of the Social Media DIY Workshop Series.  These hands-on workshops are designed with business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals in mind.  Born and bred from a need for real workable solutions for real business-savvy people, the series consists of the following workshops: Facebook for Business 05/03/10 Twitter Engagement coming.. read more →

Groceries come to iPhone with FreshDirect App

March 31, 2010
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Online grocer FreshDirect has launched a mobile application to interact with customers on their iPhones.  FreshDirect is promoting the app, and the sweepstakes, through various direct marketing channels including direct mail, e-mail and social media. Developed by WPP Group digital agency Schematic, it lets FreshDirect customers grocery shop via their mobile phones.  Consumers can start.. read more →