Daily Archives: November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving Socia Media Facts – Infographic

So long, spuds. Catch ya later, yams. Go forth and multiply, green beans. The most popular side dish at Thanksgiving, as rated by the number of mentions on Twitter and Facebook in recent months, is a turkey’s best friend: stuffing.

Out of more than 150,000 tweets and updates about “Thanksgiving dinner” collected by the company Viralheat, the starchy mixture was mentioned in more than 38,000. That’s a full 15,000 mentions ahead of its nearest rival, mashed potatoes. Yams get the bronze medal.

Green beans are an also-ran in mentions, but they can at least boast of their popularity on Pinterest — as the most-pinned side dish this year. On the dessert front, pumpkin pie is the winner, edging out apple pie — but not by much.

Meanwhile, the New York Times, NPR and Men’s Health were the most influential accounts to tweet about holiday food. Check out the details below, and let us know in the comments whether social media has influenced your Thanksgiving meal.

Source: Mashable.com

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This Can Be A Real Breakthrough For Marketers: Online Shoppers Put Personalization Over Security – Infographic

Privacy may be a big concern for online users, but it takes a backseat when it comes to shopping online.

Nearly two-thirds of online shoppers say they would trade increased privacy for more personalized offers from retailers, according to Accenture’s survey of 2,000 adults in the U.S. and U.K.

For example, about half of those surveyed said they are comfortable with the idea their favorite retailers tracking their personal data in order to better inform their future purchases. In fact, the majority (51%) of those surveyed in the U.S. said they were comfortable with this trade-off.

The catch, according to the survey results, is that the vast majority of online shoppers believe retailers should give customers options to decide how their personal information is used.

In other words, online shoppers are okay with giving up some of their personal information for greater personalization — as long as they get to make that choice themselves.

Source: Mashable.com

How To Build A Brand In Small Business – Infographic

Entrepreneurship plays a vital role in the U.S. economy. Small businesses represent 99.7 percent of all firms, create more than half of the private non-farm gross domestic product, and create 60 to 80 percent of the net new jobs, according to the Office of Advocacy. Even during the recession, though startups waned, they weren’t entirely snuffed. In 2010, an average of 0.34 percent of adults created a new business each month, equaling about 565,000 new businesses per month according to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity. What does it take to build a business and what is the potential rate of success? Brook Eddy, founder of Bhakti Chai, in Boulder, Colo., offers an inside look at how she grew her business from her home kitchen to a respected retail and food service brand. Eddy is currently working to secure national distribution. See how Bhakti and brands like it contribute to the U.S. economy and stack up to small businesses in other countries

Source: Visual.ly

Unpacking Value: What Value Means To Consumers – Infographic

When BuzzBack reached out to an international group of marketing and insight professionals and asked what theme they were most interested in learning more about, the ‘winner’ was Value. It’s not surprising. Establishing Value in the mind of your customer is one of the most important factors when marketing your product or service. There are many facets to the word value, and understanding how your customer perceives value is critical. Does it mean affordable? Quality? Price? We conducted an exploratory study with 1500 adult consumers in the US, UK, and China, all 18+ to explore this issue. For the full report, please email info@buzzback.com.

Source: Visual.ly

The World’s Best Social Media Platforms – Videographic

A lineup dedicated to the best social media platforms from all over the globe.
Source: Visual.ly, Lemon.ly

Zombie Businesses Back To Life – Infographic

Some companies understand the phrase, “Never make the same mistake twice”. Here’s a list of “zombie businesses” that nearly died and came back to life.

Source: Visual.ly, bestaccountingschools.net

How To Cook A Thanksgiving Turkey – Good Luck And, Always Keep The Humor!

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Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe.

HOW TO COOK A THANKSGIVING TURKEY

STEP 1: GO BUY A TURKEY
STEP 2: TAKE A DRINK OF WHISKEY (SCOTCH)
STEP 3: PUT TURKEY IN THE OVEN
STEP 4: TAKE ANOTHER 2 DRINKS OF WHISKEY
STEP 5: SET THE DEGREE AT 375 OVENS
STEP 6: TAKE 3 MORE WHISKEYS OF DRINK
STEP 7: TURN OVEN THE ON
STEP 8: TAKE 4 WHISKS OF DRINKY
STEP 9: TURK THE BASTEY
STEP 10: WHISKEY ANOTHER BOTTLE OF GET
STEP 11: STICK A TURKEY IN THE THERMOMETER
STEP 12: GLASS YOURSELF A POUR OF WHISKEY
STEP 13: BAKE THE WHISKEY FOR HOURS
STEP 14: TEST THE LURKEY FOR NUMBNESS
STEP 15: TAKE THE OVEN OUT OF THE LURKEY
STEP 16: FLOOR THE LURKEY UP OFF OF THE PICK
STEP 17: TURK THE CARVEY
STEP 18: GET YOURSELF NUTHER SCOTTLE OF BOTCH
STEP 19: TET THE SABLE AND POUR YOURSELF A GLASS OF TURKEY
STEP 20: BLESS THE SAYING, PASS AND EAT OUT=2

 

Let us know how it worked out!