Category Archives: Social Media

Carl's Jr. and Hardee's Check-In Rewards Mobile App

CKE Restaurants, which owns Carl’s Jr and Hardee’s, has an iPhone/Android app that allows people to check-in at their local fast food locations to be rewarded with a chance to win free stuff. The interface is very clean and at … Continue reading

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Gowalla 3.0 Integrates With Major Social Media Outlets

With the release of version 3.0, Gowalla has taken the lead in location based services as “the richest virtual check-in application available”. According to their CEO, Josh Williams, v3.0 is meant to begin reshaping the company into “a socially curated … Continue reading

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Foursquare, PepsiCo and Safeway Form LBS Loyalty Program

Safeway launched a pilot customer loyalty program this week at 300 of its Vons grocery stores in Southern California, combining location based services¬† from Foursquare and special offers from PepsiCo. The results of this trial will have very important implications … Continue reading

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Facebook Messages Raising the Bar for Relevant Messaging

Facebook has released a beta version of a new form of messaging to a select few of its 500 million users that has important implications for the digital communication methods of retailers. The new platform allows easy filtering of Facebook … Continue reading

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Facebook Adds Deals in Effort to Make Places App Relevant

Looking for ways to increase their penetration in Location Based Services (LBS), Facebook announced yesterday that they’ve added an application called Deals to their platform. Currently only 4% of online adult Americans use LBS applications to let their friends know … Continue reading

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7-Eleven Road Trip Rally Connects Brands, Retail and Social Media

This past May, 7-Eleven launched a social media campaign called The 7-Eleven Road Trip Rally, which featured 2 teams racing across the United States for 3 weeks to the Indy 500. They were only allowed to make pit stops at … Continue reading

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How to Build a Corporate Presence on Facebook

With social media now “fast becoming more popular than e-mail on mobile devices and more convenient for news consumption than the daily paper”, companies and organizations across all industries are competing for social media market share, whether they’re aware of … Continue reading

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