Marketing Day: November 6, 2012

Here’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.

From Marketing Land:

  • A Plea For An End To Internet Partisanship

    Google cofounder Sergey Brin today idealistically suggested that politicians elected tonight in the US elections should resign from their parties and act as independents. As a citizen of the internet, I couldn’t help but think I’d like to see the same thing happen among our internet rules, the major internet companies. So, to paraphrase Brin: It is [...]

  • The Internet Turns Out For US Election Day 2012: Resources & Info

    It’s election day in the United States, and there’s plenty of internet-related activity going on related to today’s polls. Below, a recap of things being done by Google, Facebook, Bing, Foursquare, Yahoo and other companies, as well as what people themselves are doing. Where To Vote & Voting Hours One of the current hot topics [...]

  • Foursquare Offers “I’ve Voted” Badge & Real Time Check-In Map

    Voting today in the US elections? Check-in on Foursquare, and you’ll get a special badge. Checking-in also powers a special map that Foursquare is offering showing voting in real time. If you’re checking into a designated polling place, the badge should just appear for you after your check-in. Here’s what I received today: If you [...]

  • Keynoting At Marketing Land’s Social Media Show: Vic Gundotra, Head Of Google+

    In just one month, Marketing Land’s SMX Social Media Marketing conference comes to Las Vegas on Dec. 5 & 6. The show will end in a great way, a keynote talk with Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President of Engineering, for Google+. Vic oversees all of Google’s social efforts, and he’ll be filling conference attendees in on all [...]

  • Facebook Offers Real Time Map Of “America Votes 2012″

    Facebook is trying to get out the vote in the US elections with prompts encouraging people to say they voted, then uses that data to chart “votes per minute” and the locations where ballots are being cast. When I logged into Facebook today, I saw this message at the top of my news feed: “It’s [...]

  • The Silos That Dog Us — Putting Them Out To Pasture

    Silos, while they might be pleasing to the eye in a pastoral setting, are a known negative in the world of business and marketing. We should not organize, manage workflow or report in silos. Nor should we plan and execute in silos. And, never should analysis and optimization of our efforts be done in silos. [...]

  • Despite Emphasizing Mobile, Yahoo Shutters Mobile Blog

    A couple of weeks ago Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made her first acquisition: Stamped, a mobile recommendations app/site. It turned out to be an “acqu-hire,” to help build out Yahoo’s mobile product and development team. Stamped itself will be shuttered. Like Stamped, Yahoo is also shuttering its Yahoo Mobile Blog. This is somewhat surprising for [...]

  • More Than Just Mobile: Instagram Launches New Web Profiles

    Over the past year Instagram has been slowly been transforming into more than just an app with the addition of web images and mobile photo pages. Today the most notable change has been announced, profile pages for web-based users. Instagramers will now be able to replicate the mobile viewing experience (view photos, like & comment on [...]

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