Year: 2012

Mobile Trends & Tech
Is Real-Time Bidding Mobile Advertising’s Win-Win?

As published on Social Media Today It’s been called a common buzzword that’s part of everyone’s business plan in 2013: Real-Time Bidding (RTB). In the advertising world, RTB means that every online ad impression can be evaluated, bought, and sold instantly (well, less than 100 milliseconds). Mobile advertising buying platform Adfonic, describes RTB as the means by which […]

Content Marketing
Welcome to IHOP
The Social Pancake – IHOP Embraces Content Marketing

I remember eating the massive chocolate chip cookie pancake at the International House of Pancakes (before they got cool and changed their name to IHOP). As a child, that would be some sort of reward for academic performance, or another birthday. But back then we didn’t snap pictures of me eating one of IHOP’s monstrosities, […]

Black Friday: By the Numbers [Interactive Infographic]

As published on Social Media Today and Business2Community The 2012 results are in, and Black Friday meant large volumes of transactions for U.S. retailers. With the proliferation of mobile computing, much of this volume occurs in the eCommerce space. Our interactive infographic captures this year’s trends and developments.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Social Media Optimization is Part of Good SEO

Social media optimization (SMO) is an entirely new concept dealing with all the methods that can be used to create publicity, referral traffic, and bookmarking of your website using social media tools.  Things like social book-marking, up-voting (or down-voting), content tagging, sharing, liking, RSS feeds and similar all constitute social media activity.  For the author, […]

Social Media Tools
4 Powerful Reasons to Storyboard Your Business Ideas

As published on Social Media Today Storyboarding for Business There’s a reason why advertisers use storyboards to sell their ad concepts: it illustrates a concept and delivers a story to the client. Many business owners don’t realize that the storyboard is also a business and management tool that can be used to convey messages to employees, […]

Emerging Technology
Sustainability “Green” Mobile–Such a Thing as GreenMo?

As published on Social Media Today Sustainability “Green” Mobile Movement? This year has been full of great conferences featuring new technologies in the mobile application space. The convergence of Social, Local, and Mobile (SoLoMo) into a unified approach and integrated technology has been called “the proverbial Holy Grail of marketing” by some analysts. Next month in San Francisco, in […]

Andre Bourque (SocialMarketingFella) is Editor Emeritus of Technorati.

He covers emerging trends and news in social, mobile, cloud, and related technologies.

Based in San Francisco, he can be contacted via his social channels and at:


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