Browsing the "social media" Tag

Four Steps For Social Media Success at ExpoWest

March 6th, 2013 | by Maryanne Conlin

As the booths get unpacked, stations get prepared and materials unloaded the last thing on your mind at Expo West might be your social media strategy for the show. But with top brands, buyers and consumers in the natural foods industry all converging on Anaheim this week, there is no better time to reach this large audience of potential partners


Vine: Create a 6 Second Video Pitch for Your Business

January 25th, 2013 | by Priti Ambani

If you are a startup entrepreneur or for that matter any entrepreneur or business executive, you know how to pitch your business or company. Then if you were really sharp, you had a short elevator pitch! But it seems like we may need to shorten that pitch even more!


Härnu: A Social Network Beyond Your Comfort Zone

January 15th, 2013 | by Priti Ambani

Härnu is a new social networking platform that encourages people to connect with people around the world to discuss global issues, foreign news or just about anything - in their own languages. Härnu, which is Swedish for "here" and "now," hopes to inspire people around the world to have direct conversations, form friendships, and talk about issues and news in their areas


Why EcoMarketers Need Pinterest

December 12th, 2012 | by Megan Vick

By now, Pinterest is a household name. Everyone is on it, pinning their hearts out. Although the grow rate for 2013 isn’t predicted to be as dramatic as it was in 2012, it’s safe to say, Pinterest will be with us for a while. Whether you’re pinning tonight’s dinner recipe or checking out some gift ideas, did you know you’re helping to make Pinterest a valuable marketing tool? Now, Pinterest is driving more traffic than Yahoo! search. If you haven’t hopped on this valuable wagon yet, I suggest you do that now.


How to Maximize Your Carpooling for the Holidays

December 3rd, 2012 | by Leon Harris

Traditionally, when the subject of carpooling comes to mind, we tend to think about packing our kids along with our neighbor's children into the car on the way to school. However, as more and more people are becoming conscious about the environment, individuals are exploring carpooling as a way to go to work, to church and even leisure functions on the weekends


iPhone App JouleBug Encourages Sustainable Behavior And Saves You Money

October 9th, 2012 | by Priti Ambani

JouleBug is a new free iPhone app that helps you cut out energy waste and save more than $200 a year. JouleBug was designed to encourage sustainable living through gaming and social interaction making it fun and simple! It combines the best parts of mobile gaming, social media, and educational tools and "rolls them all into a giant burrito of wonderment and awesome that's free to download from the App Store."


Eco-Marketing for New and Emerging Businesses

August 29th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

If you have a start-up business, or you’re trying to grow your existing venture, you probably already know how important marketing is to your success. You may not know that you don’t have to sink bazillions of dollars into your marketing efforts to gain followers, fans, and customers. Marketing in an environmentally friendly way, regardless of the product you sell, will help give you an added boost over competition.


What Do People Think About Climate Change?

August 2nd, 2012 | by Priti Ambani

What do people on social media think about climate change? Here is a creative graphic featuring opinions on climate change with you. These were collected via conversations on social media around the time that Climate Week was running. It includes commentary on climate change from The Secret Seed Society, Frontier Power, BritishEco Ltd and The Carbon Trust amongst others, with the aim of raising awareness and increasing discussion and actions on climate change issues


Virtual Reality: Good for the Environment

June 11th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

Many technologies have grown rapidly in the last few years, and some of them are poised to change the way that we interact with each other over the next decade. One technology in particular, virtual reality, has the potential to change life as we know it and could even improve the condition of the environment. Once virtual reality has caught on, it can have a substantial impact cutting down on overall emissions by reducing our dependence on wasteful practices and interactions. Here are a few areas in which virtual reality could change the way that we interact with one another


Recyclebank Increases User Engagement Through Gaming Tools

February 15th, 2012 | by Priti Ambani

Recyclebank®, the company that rewards people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals from local and national businesses, has selected Badgeville’s Behavior Platform and Social Fabric to add sophisticated gamification techniques and online social experiences to enhance the online experience for its members, while increasing user engagement. A pioneer in combining gaming mechanics with environmental good, Recyclebank has been recognized for using gamification to initiate changes in consumer behavior to help create a more sustainable future


Link Your Utility Bill On Facebook and Compete With Friends On Energy Efficient Behavior

December 18th, 2011 | by Priti Ambani

OPower teams up with Facebook and NRDC to roll out a new app that lets you add your utility bills to Facebook to see if you can use less than your friend network. Think of it as "Farmville" for utility bill savings. OPower is a new customer engagement platform for the utility industry. It reinvents the way utilities interact with customers—from the quality of the information provided to the way it's presented and delivered. It helps people use energy more efficiently and ultimately save money on their energy bills. And it vastly improves the overall customer experience by making energy use personally relevant


How Small Businesses Are Using Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

September 28th, 2011 | by Jennifer Kaplan

Social media gives small businesses a platform to amplify their voice and visibility among prospective customers. For many small businesses, this is a rich opportunity, as you can see in the following infographic – a look at social media use by small businesses (click image for full size version).



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