News & Social: The Russia, Ukraine Conflict

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So if you’ve opened up the newspaper (or more likely, read the news online) you have probably come across an article about the recent hulabaloo in Russia. If you didn’t catch the drama as it unfolded, you may be scratching your head as to what is happening. There’s a huge amount of analysis and not an easy way to get an ‘at a glance’ view of the situation. That’s why I spent a lot of time learning about this newsworthy … continue reading »

The Top 3: Social Media Round up

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February 21, 2014
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Current Events, Events, Facebook, SnapChat, Social Media

Been living under a rock this week? If so, then you have missed plenty of buzz on social media; from updates on the Olympics, to new TV hosts, to huge waves being made in the tech industry. All of these topics have been discussed about, in-length, with dozens of articles being written across dozens of websites. But who has the time to keep up with all of it? Luckily, if you have been out of the loop for the last … continue reading »

Super Bold: Coca Cola’s Response to ‘America is Beautiful’ Vitriol

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The Super Bowl this year was less of a game and more like one big spectacle. While the Seahawks effectively shamed the Broncos in an anti-climactic, 3 hour beat down- off the field was, arguably, much more interesting. The halftime show was not above scrutiny. While Bruno Mars tried his best to channel the lost spirit of Michael Jackson (and failed), the Red Hot Chili Peppers proved they were not rocking enough to actually play instruments. Instead, deciding to pretend … continue reading »

The Convergence of Social Media and Entertainment

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August 9, 2013
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Current Events, Social Media

People use their smartphones nearly an hour a day, Experian Marketing reports, and the entertainment industry is latching on to that power. From spreading the word about a new show, to getting feedback, sites such as Twitter, Facebook and GetGlue are changing the way the world interacts with and shares its entertainment experiences. Popular on Facebook Netflix’s new “Popular on Facebook” feature displays the top shows and movies your friends are posting about on Facebook. Otherwise, the section simply pulls … continue reading »

Bloggers take on the challenge: Viralheat Blogathon

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We’re back from an exciting evening at the first ever Viralheat Blogathon. The venue was packed to the brim with enthusiastic bloggers representing companies from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.  As the bloggers were hard at work, we enjoyed a great line-up of speakers who shared their insight on topics from corporate blogging and content marketing to social media success stories. The quality of blog posts we received were beyond our expectations and the three judges representing VentureBeat, LinkedIn, … continue reading »

Last Call for Viralheat Blogathon Registrations!

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July 31, 2013
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Current Events, Viralheat Announcements

The team here at Viralheat is excited for our first ever Blogathon tomorrow evening. We’ve partnered with SocialChorus and VentureBeat to bring this event to San Francisco. The event will bring together social media managers, community managers, and marketers for an evening of friendly competition and informative presentations by a stellar line up of speakers. Those that participate in the blogging aspect of the event have the chance to be featured as a guest blogger for VentureBeat. For others coming … continue reading »

Viralheat Blogathon August 1, 2013

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June 20, 2013
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Blogging, Current Events, Social Media

Mark your calendars! On August 1st, 2013 Viralheat will host out first ever Blogathon and you’re invited to participate! The event which is modeled after the popular hackathons will bring together Community Managers, Bloggers, Social Media Managers, and Marketers for an evening of friendly competition and educational presentations. The judges and speakers joining us for the evening are experts in the field and represent some of the biggest names in the Bay Area include San Francisco State University, VentureBeat, Google, … continue reading »

Social Media Super-Sized

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May 17, 2013
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Current Events, Social Media

As a $566 Billion industry, restaurants are a dominant force on social media. They are places people love to visit, talk about with friends, and more recently, are places that are reviewed publicly via sites like Yelp and OpenTable. Because of their nature, it’s easy to understand their strong presence on social media. Viralheat, a social media marketing suite, took a look at popular eateries and fast food restaurants to see how they stacked up on social. The infographic below … continue reading »

[Infographic] March Madness “Social” Sweet Sixteen

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March 29, 2013
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Current Events

Did you know the University of Miami has been the most social Sweet Sixteen school in this year’s NCAA Tournament? From March 23rd to March 26th, the University of Miami was mentioned on social media 312,547 times. Florida Gulf Coast University is right behind them with 306,174 mentions during the same timeframe. Florida Gulf Coast remains one of the Tournament’s biggest surprises as the 15th seed is the first ever 15th seed to make it to the Sweet Sixteen in … continue reading »

How to Power Your Social Media Advocates to Increase ROI

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March 28, 2013
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Current Events

Today, Viralheat teamed up with SocialChorus to host a webinar on the importance of social influencers. The webinar, titled “Power Your Advocates to Deliver Millions of Endorsements and Improve Sentiment & ROI” was presented be Viralheat CEO Raj Kadam and SocialChorus CEO Greg Shove. Viralheat and SocialChorus have worked together over the past few years to bring more attnetion to online influencers in both of their respective products. If you were unable to make the webinar, you can find the … continue reading »