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Facebook Knows You’re Concerned About Your Privacy, Introduces Privacy Basics

Facebook Knows You’re Concerned About Your Privacy Introduces Privacy Basics 300x202 Facebook Knows You’re Concerned About Your Privacy, Introduces Privacy BasicsSocial media giant Facebook is aware of the fact that millions of consumers are becoming more concerned about their online privacy. To that end they just introduced Privacy Basics, and have even written a blog about it, to address these fears.

It appears that Privacy Basics is aimed at giving Facebook users the information they need to control their privacy on the site as well as update them about any changes.

The blog was written by Erin Egan, Facebook’s Chief Privacy Officer, and talks about how Privacy Basics will allow users to control their information, and better guard their privacy, on the site. She also writes about how users can “get more out of Facebook” and how the company is constantly improving their site to give users a better experience.

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Social Media a Marketing Venue for Two-Year Colleges

Northwest Louisiana Technical College 300x286 Social Media a Marketing Venue for Two Year CollegesIn Louisiana, two year colleges are utilizing social media as a way to attract more students to the unique courses that they offer.

One of these schools, the Northwest Louisiana Technical College, started the hashtag #BEWISELA in conjunction with renewed social media campaign efforts. This school in particular hopes to triple the number of students who graduate from their workforce training programs over the next three years.

“We want the citizens of Northwest Louisiana to understand that our programs can quickly train them for middle-class careers to improve their lives,” interim director of NWLTC, Dr. Rick Bateman, tells The Shreveport Times.

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Mobile Needs to Be Considered a Strategy, Not a Campaign

Mobile Needs to Be Considered a Strategy Not a Campaign 300x200 Mobile Needs to Be Considered a Strategy, Not a CampaignMost marketers see mobile advertising as a campaign, not as its own strategy. According to a study conducted by the Chief Marketing Officer Council, only a scant 17% of respondents reported that their mobile efforts lined up with their entire marketing strategies.

According to Laurie Sullivan of MediaPost, who was privy to the report’s findings, nearly a third of respondents said that they have no mobile strategy at all or that they do not view mobile as a strategy. Most classify it as a campaign and because it does not necessarily align very well with the overall strategy, it is often an afterthought.

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How Marketing Tech Investments Will Change Next Year

How Marketing Tech Investments Will Change Next Year 300x200 How Marketing Tech Investments Will Change Next YearMarketing technology has not exactly been on the back burner this year, but it will only increase in importance over the year to come, says a new report from eMarketer.

Said tech will also become much more customer-satisfaction oriented, with more and more resources geared toward helping companies retain the customers they already have. Companies investing in these kinds of technologies cite customer satisfaction as the primary reason for pushing more money toward new marketing tech, quickly followed by customer retention.

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Tumblr Talks Turkey: Yahoo Property Touts Platform as Place Brands Can Be Creative, Build Loyalty

Tumblr Talks Turkey Yahoo Property Touts Platform as Place Brands Can Be Creative Build Loyalty 300x168 Tumblr Talks Turkey: Yahoo Property Touts Platform as Place Brands Can Be Creative, Build LoyaltyIt’s the perfect time of the year for Tumblr to be talking turkey.

According to Tumblr CEO David Karp, his company’s platform can best its social media rivals as a place for creative marketers.

The Yahoo-owned blogging platform has recently revved up its advertising efforts and attempts to lure big brands.

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Getting in the Game – Sleepy Giant Switches from Game Maker to Game Marketing Guru

Getting in the game Sleepy Giant switches from game maker to game marketing guru 300x227 Getting in the Game – Sleepy Giant Switches from Game Maker to Game Marketing GuruWhen they first started out, Sleepy Giant was a game operations provider and also, at one point, made their own titles. Today, however, they’ve changed their name to Adaptiv.io and, rather than making games, they now help marketing managers to acquire more users for the games they market.

In making the change, VentureBeat confirms, Adaptiv.io joins the growing ranks of companies that help their clients target customers and induce them to spend not only more time with their games but, more importantly, more money.

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Marriott Makes a Play for Millennials with New Mobile Innovations

Marriott Makes a Play for Millennials with New Mobile Innovations 300x208 Marriott Makes a Play for Millennials with New Mobile InnovationsHotel brands have had a hard time marketing themselves to he rising generation of consumers. Marriott, however, has started implementing some changes to their hotels as Millennials are about to become one of the primary money-spending demographics across the realms of travel and hospitality.

The folks at Marriott have taken a good, hard look at research on Millennials and what they discovered is that Millennials love travel (in fact, they average two times as many business trips as those over the age of 45.)

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