Social Marketing Fella

Month: May 2012

Emerging Technology
The Bull Market for Bands: Interview with TastemakerX CEO, Marc Ruxin

Article first published as The Bull Market for Bands: Interview with TastemasterX CEO, Marc Ruxin on Technorati. TastemakerX is social gamification-element platform that allows users to build “stock” portfolios of personal musical tastes and trade, share, and comment on them. Okay, so that’s a lot of words, so allow me to lend along with them a more current […]

Marketplace for Good Content – Interview with VIRURL CEO, Francisco Diaz-Mitoma

Article first published as Marketplace for Good Content – Interview with VIRURL CEO, Francisco Diaz-Mitoma on Technorati. Introduced at the Content Marketing Strategies Conference, hosted by the folks at, VIRURL is a new platform that pays you to share links to videos, articles and games. “Our company charter is to make sure that the content is entertaining and consumable,” […]

Content Marketing
When Did It Become Cool to Coupon?

4 Influencers that Make Coupon Marketing Cool The coupon industry has come a long way from the nostalgic days of my grandmother clipping coupons from Manchester, New Hampshire’s Union Leader newspaper. In some ways, it’s even become “cool.”  Inmar, a company that operates collaborative commerce networks reported that more than 311 billion coupons were distributed in the U.S. in 2011, 3.5 billion […]

Mobile Trends & Tech
“Your Expense Report is Overdue!” – Interview with Parand Darugar, CEO of Xpenser

Article first published as “Your Expense Report is Overdue!” – Interview with Parand Darugar, CEO of Xpenser on Technorati. There was a time when I dreaded doing expense reports. Intel had a relatively smooth system, although it still required my regular visit to the supplies cabinet for Scotch tape and blank sheets of paper. In aerospace, well […]

Blog Marketing Essentials

 As published in The Customer Collective Business Blogging With the abundance of  tools available today, blog marketing is quite easy to take on. A lot of people get scared about the prospect of it, but really, if you’ve already been writing and producing marketing material, this is more about shifting your perspective and audience, in […]

Andre Bourque (SocialMarketingFella) is Editor Emeritus of Technorati.

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

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