Foursquare

November 26th, 2012

Foursquare is a social network that allows you to tell friends where you are. Some places will offer you discounts for simply “checking in” at their business on Foursquare.

The first review I read was “I got it for the coupons”. Getting rewarded with free or discounted items for “checking in” at businesses seems to be the biggest reason for using Foursquare.

According to one reviewer, “Foursquare is ‘the mayor’ of all check-in applications”. People use Foursquare to compete with friends or others to see who can check-in the most. If you are the most frequent person to check-in somewhere you become ‘the mayor’ of that place.

Companies that use Facebook

November 26th, 2012

The following companies use Facebook for marketing their business:

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey uses Facebook for recipes, contests, videos and information about the company.

Nivea USA uses Facebook for new products, coupons, giveaways and contests.

Crystal Light uses Facebook for games, giveaways, coupons, samples, new products and recipes.

PetSmart uses Facebook for contests, exclusive offers, weekly sales and cute pet photos.

Kind Healthy Snacks uses Facebook to show new products, samples, coupons, and information on their company.

I have already “liked” these companies on Facebook. I have used products or shopped at these companies prior to liking them on Facebook, although I do use Facebook as a tool for learning about a company or new products prior to purchasing. A lot of companies offer coupons and/or samples on their Facebook page, which is great when trying new products.

Microsoft OneNote

November 8th, 2012

Microsoft OneNote is a digital notebook. It is a single place where you can keep all your notes and information with the benefits of being able to easily share with others and search what you need quickly. OneNote allows you to be more organized and stay on top of tasks.

Microsoft OneNote is great for note taking, gathering information, organizing your day, recipes and much more. It’s like having a binder or notebook on your computer.¬†Another great feature of Microsoft OneNote is there is a FREE app for iPhone & Android users. Stay organized on the go!

Microsoft OneNote

Facebook or Twitter

October 25th, 2012

I find that businesses should use both Twitter and Facebook because some customers use one and not the other. I’ve seen businesses advertise contests and things on Facebook, but the user must enter on Twitter and so many people say they don’t use Twitter. I myself rarely use Twitter and now I only use it for school. Previously, I used it to keep up with some family that use Twitter, but none of my friends use it so I stick to Facebook.

Foothills Fall Festival – Maryville, TN

September 27th, 2012

My podcast is on the Foothills Fall Festival in Maryville, TN that takes place in October. The Foothills Fall Festival consists of 3 days of music, arts and crafts and fun! Listen to my podcast and for more information check out the Foothills Fall Festival website.

Practice Podcast

September 27th, 2012

This is a test podcast. Random talking and laughing.

Cowboy Cookies!!

September 20th, 2012

My favorite company that posts videos online is Gooseberry Patch. They’re a company that sells cookbooks and craft book. They have videos showing recipes, crafts, how-tos and featuring the products they sell. Gooseberry Patch has a station that you can subscribe to on YouTube. I have included a video showing how to make cowboy cookies! Yum!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVqrzwadIXs&feature=plcp

Podcasts

September 20th, 2012

My favorite business that I found that do podcasts is the government. They have tons of podcasts that cover a range of topics including healthcare, voting, business, history and much more! I have included a link to a podcast on CPR training. As a caregiver, I have to stay up-to-date on my CPR every year.

http://www.hhs.gov/news/healthbeat/2012/09/cpr_training.mp3

Businesses that use Social Media

September 13th, 2012

Self Magazine: Self is a women’s magazine specializing in health, fitness, nutrition, beauty and happiness. It is published by Conde Nast Publications. Self was founded in 1979. Self Magazine used social media to highlight what is in their magazine each month as well as promote healthy living. They post great tips and recipes too.

Netflix:Netflix allows you to stream TV shows and movies directly to your computer or TV via gaming and other devices. They also send DVDs through the mail. You pay a monthly fee and can watch hundreds of movies and TV episodes. Netflix uses social media to let people know what is new. They post polls and trivia as well.Earth Fare: Earth Fare is a natural foods grocery store. They were started in Asheville, NC in 1975. There are 28 stores throughout the Southeast. Earth Fare is the only grocery store in Knoxville that bans high fructose corn syrup! They stock natural and organic foods as well as a selection of natural and organic personal & bath products. Earth Fare uses social media to let their followers know what is new. They also post health tips and recipes. You can sign up for contests as well as coupons through their social media pages.

Practice Post

September 13th, 2012

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