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Want a Free Starbucks Coffee?

Interested in a free Starbucks Tall brewed coffee while also doing something good for your community? Visit Starbucks Pledge 5 and commit five hours of volunteer service – that’s all you have to do!

There are also several great strategies built into this microsite to help continue the conversation and interaction between the brand and the consumer Continue reading

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Twitter Applications

twtapps builds fun and useful twitter applications that are free and easy to use on Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites. Currently, there are three different applications available:

twtcard
Send a message on Twitter, Facebook or via email.

twtpoll
Post a poll on Twitter, Facebook or send a link through email. Once you have created the poll, you can embed the code into your blog or website.

twtvite
Create an event and invite people using Twitter, Facebook or by forwarding the invite URL to your friend. Track responses to see who is attending and post a widget to your blog or website.

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Resource for Startups

LuckyStartups has created a platform for startups to engage a captive audience through product placement in a live video. After the video is produced, it is distributed to Google, Yahoo, Viddler, Vimeo, Metacafe, Veoh, Blip, iTunes, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Myspace and other relevant social media sites. In addition, LuckyStartups also offers static ad space on their site, including featured homepage placement.

Provide Easy Access to Social Networking Tools

The American Red Cross has created a great page that outlines all their various disaster relief tools that are available. Some of their social networking and web 2.0 tools include banners, Facebook resources, flickr tools, texting, videos and widgets.

Unfortunately, this great resource is hidden and is not easy to find from the main website. Participants may also want to participate by telling others about how they donated blood or volunteered. The American Red Cross could make this page more generic and less about “disaster relief” in order to expand its reach to a wider audience.

CURE International developed this concept in a different way Continue reading

Quick Suggestions for Brand Awareness and SEO

Web Content
On every single one of your web pages, add links to Del.icio.us, Digg, StumbleUpon, Technorati and Reddit so that users can easily help spread your message and content. This includes landing pages and microsites. By having users backlink your content, you are helping boost your natural search engine optimization.

Emails
And, don’t forget your emails. Besides the typical “forward to a friend”, allow users another easy opportunity to share your message by adding these social networking links. You don’t want to overcrowd your emails (and have your main message lost), but it might also be a good idea to provide links to your MySpace, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts.

Beware of the Doghouse

JC Penny‘s has come up with a clever site to help promote their jewelery line during the holiday season. There are several marketing techniques we can learn from BewareOfTheDoghouse.com:

» Create a short video (less than 5 minutes) that can be spread virally and increase brand awareness

» Use social networks, such as Facebook, to integrate with your website to help spread your message’s reach

» Find clever ways to ask for someone’s email address (e.g. give someone a warning before they go to the doghouse)

» Tie your product into every piece of the promotion – don’t loose focus on the creative