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INFOGRAPHIC: Purina Veterinary Exchange Leads Facebook Post Engagement for November - Posted December 11, 2014
The top 20 brands on Facebook boasted an average of 14,975,915 ... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Facebook Desktop News Feed Ad Placements Costly for Black Friday, Cyber Monday - Posted December 4, 2014
Digital marketing agency 3Q Digital shared some insights about the ... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Black Friday Was a Huge Day for Ecommerce Providers on Facebook - Posted December 3, 2014
Cyber Friday? E-commerce providers using software from ... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Amazon Dominates Black Friday, Cyber Monday on Facebook, Twitter - Posted December 2, 2014
The big winner in the 2014 editions of Black Friday and ... [AllFacebook]

New Holiday Shopping Patterns Signal the Beginning of The End of Black Friday - Posted December 1, 2014
The numbers released so far for sales on this year's Black Friday are way down. While the National Retail Federation says 87 million people sti... [FishbowlDC]

How PR Tried to Take Away 'Black Friday' - Posted November 28, 2014
So here I am, wrapped in my Santa Snuggie with a Turkey hat, going in and out of a gravy-induced coma while beset by media coverage of "Black Friday." The mayhem. The carnage. The humanity. I thought this day of delirium had to do with getting stores "in the black," but then... [GalleyCat]

BLACK FRIDAY: Socialbakers Maps Out Instagram, Twitter Activity in Real-Time - Posted November 25, 2014
Social media analytics platform Soc... [AllFacebook]

APOCALYPSE WATCH: Gizmodo Shares What's Wrong with America - Posted November 24, 2014
What's the state of the United States today? From the Kardashians to the "Real Housewives," athletes' contracts to underpaid civil servants, the cost of living in New York to the even higher cost of living in San Francisco, there are tell-tale signs everywhere. However, few things on the planet will offer a darker... [FishbowlDC]

APOCALYPSE WATCH: Black Friday Expands, Rebrands as 'Black Week' - Posted November 17, 2014
Still wondering why we "can't have nice things?" Two words: Black and Friday. It's yet another unofficial American holiday during which people are allowed -- nay, encouraged -- to re-e... [FishbowlDC]

RadioShack Forced to Stay Closed on Thanksgiving After Employee Mutiny - Posted November 14, 2014
The formerly dominant personal technology super store, Radio Shack, is suffering in many ways. This Dallas/Fort Worth-based company is ... [FishbowlDC]

REPORT: For Retailers on Facebook, the Holiday Shopping Season Is Already Well Underway - Posted November 5, 2014
The holiday shoppi... [AllFacebook]

HOLIDAY SHOPPING: Social Referrals Are Key - Posted October 9, 2014
With the holiday shopping season rap... [AllFacebook]

Facebook PMD Marin Software on Retailers' Holiday Ad Strategies: You're Doing It Wrong - Posted October 7, 2014
For retailers, ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Marketers Eye Social, Particularly Facebook, for 2014 Holiday Season - Posted September 26, 2014
It's never too early for retailers and other brands on Facebook to begin preparing for the ... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Brands' Auto-Play Videos On Facebook Deliver Strong Engagement In 1Q - Posted April 22, 2014
Facebook caught a great deal of flak when it introduced auto-play videos i... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: Mobile, Facebook Played Key Roles In Holiday Shopping - Posted January 31, 2014
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg mentioned a ... [AllFacebook]

4Q EARNINGS CALL: Everything You Wanted To Know About Facebook Advertising - Posted January 30, 2014
Ad revenue accounted for $2.34 billion of Facebook's ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Finally Breaks Out Mobile Users For Some Countries In Leaked 'Facebook: The Annual' - Posted December 30, 2013
Facebook finally responded to calls for more specific data on ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: How Retailers Fared On Facebook For Black Friday, Cyber Monday - Posted December 17, 2013
Cyber Monday ... [AllFacebook]

Who Were The Top 10 Facebook Publishers In Nov.? - Posted December 10, 2013
The Huffington Post do... [AllFacebook]

Sales Surge for Electronics Firm After Bitcoin Black Friday - Posted December 5, 2013
(CoinDesk) Just over a week since Adafruit Industries announced you could pay for their products with Bitcoin, the DIY electronics merchant has raked in tens-of-thousands of dollars in the cryptocurrency. "We can say it's in the multiple tens-of-thousands of USD," Adafruit founder Limor Fried told CoinDesk. ... [Bitcoins Insider]

Holiday Shopping & Social Media: 5 Fantastic Campaigns - Posted November 29, 2013
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday ... It's almost like social media was created to promote deals during the holiday shopping season. The post-Thanksgiving shopping season starts earlier every year. There were many people camped out days before in traditional Black Frid... [AllFacebook]

#WalMartFights = PR Nightmare - Posted November 29, 2013
Today we give thanks for the fact that we didn't spend Thanksgiving night in jail after stabbing a fellow shopper over a Walmart parking space. What, you didn't notice that lots of people are making fun of Walmart today? Dear Walmart: As videos of Thanksgiving shopping... [FishbowlDC]

Starbucks Joins the Black Friday Black Eye to the Holidays - Posted November 27, 2013
[caption id="attachment_78878" align="alignleft" width="420"] Kinda says it all to me after this holiday buzzkill news[/caption] Sure, there's a Starbucks on every corner. If you don't believe me, listen to ... [FishbowlDC]

Study: How Will (Female) Shoppers Behave This Holiday Season? - Posted November 26, 2013
It's the question that's dogged every marketer for the past twelve months. The quarterly "Why She Buys" shopping index, created by female-centric firm Lippe Taylor and influencer marketing company ... [FishbowlDC]

How Do Facebook Users Post About Thanksgiving, Black Friday? - Posted November 26, 2013
Facebook began wrapping up the short work week by sharing some statistics on how its users post about ... [AllFacebook]

Best Buy Wants You to Film Yourself Standing in Line on Black Friday - Posted November 26, 2013
Oh hey: remember this holiday classic? How about this one? Best Buy is hoping against hope that nothing like that happens this year. In fact, they're so sure that everything will go smoothly on Black Friday that they're ... [FishbowlDC]

How Brands Should Prepare For The Season Of Mobile On Facebook - Posted November 25, 2013
Facebook's emphasis on mobile will not take a vacation for the ... [AllFacebook]

7 Holiday Pitching Tips for PR Pros - Posted November 25, 2013
The holidays are the perfect time of year for PR pros to showcase a new product to the world. Members of the media are compiling their holiday wish lists, Black Friday is around the corner and consumers are hungry to hear about the hottest new trends. So how can you be sure... [FishbowlDC]

This Is Why All The Backlash in the World Won't Put a Stop To Thanksgiving Day Shopping - Posted November 23, 2013
More and more around this pre-Thanksgiving time, the media is filled with stories about retailers opening their doors for Black Friday earlier than the year before. Then there are stories about the backlash -- from the employees who s... [GalleyCat]

How Retailers On Facebook Can Prepare For Black Friday, Cyber Monday - Posted November 23, 2013
With less than one week until ... [AllFacebook]

5 Small Business Saturday Tips From Facebook - Posted November 22, 2013
Another important shopping day exists between ... [AllFacebook]

POLL: Will You Go Shopping on Thanksgiving Day? - Posted November 21, 2013
Our own Elizabeth Mitchell just reported on retail brands taking a stand to end "Black Friday Creep" and gain some goodwill with consumers. While there's definitely "a PR benefit to holding out", a pretty big portion of the public is going to hit the stores next Thursday anyway. Will you be one... [FishbowlDC]

5 Black Friday Apps to Get Your Deal On - Posted November 18, 2013
[caption id="attachment_42489" align="alignright" width="300"] BlackFriday.fm iPhone app[/caption] Black Friday, that frenzied day-after Thanksgiving shopping day of coupons, doorbusters and mad stampedes, is less than two weeks away. That means for anyone planning to brave the crowds on Nov. 29, it's time to... [morningmedianewsfeed]

5 Black Friday Apps to Get Your Deal On - Posted November 18, 2013
[caption id="attachment_42489" align="alignright" width="300"] BlackFriday.fm iPhone app[/caption] Black Friday, that frenzied day-after Thanksgiving shopping day of coupons, doorbusters and mad stampedes, is less than two weeks away. That means for anyone planning to brave the crowds on Nov. 29, it's time to... [FishbowlNY]

5 Black Friday Apps to Get Your Deal On - Posted November 18, 2013
[caption id="attachment_42489" align="alignright" width="300"] BlackFriday.fm iPhone app[/caption] Black Friday, that frenzied day-after Thanksgiving shopping day of coupons, doorbusters and mad stampedes, is less than two weeks away. That means for anyone planning to brave the crowds on Nov. 29, it's time to... [PRNewser]

5 Black Friday Apps to Get Your Deal On - Posted November 18, 2013
[caption id="attachment_42489" align="alignright" width="300"] BlackFriday.fm iPhone app[/caption] Black Friday, that frenzied day-after Thanksgiving shopping day of coupons, doorbusters and mad stampedes, is less than two weeks away. That means for anyone planning to brave the crowds on Nov. 29, it's time to... [Inside Mobile Apps]

How Facebook Helps Amazon Make Shopping Social - Posted November 13, 2013
Yet another large retailer boosted its Facebook integration just in time for the ... [AllFacebook]

How Toys "R" Us Enhanced Facebook Sharing On Its Ecommerce Sites - Posted November 12, 2013
The most important time of the year is rapidly approaching for toy retailing giant ... [AllFacebook]

How Facebook Pages Can Take Advantage Of Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday - Posted November 11, 2013
Now that the Halloween costumes have been ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Shows Strong Performance In Adobe Social Media Intelligence Report - Posted October 28, 2013
Facebook's cost per click... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook's Role In Holiday Shopping - Posted October 18, 2013
Yes, we know: It's not even ... [AllFacebook]

D j Vu: Facebook Video Ads Delayed Again - Posted September 6, 2013
Facebook's launch of video ads is on hold again, as ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Uses 4Q Earnings Call To Tout Advertising Success Stories - Posted January 31, 2013
Facebook Chief Operating Officer ... [AllFacebook]

Ecwid: Facebook Referrals Soar During Holiday Season - Posted January 7, 2013
Facebook commerce provider Ecwid said Mon... [AllFacebook]

Walmart Biltzed Facebook Mobile News Feed During Black Friday, Cyber Monday - Posted December 17, 2012
Facebook users who noticed an unusually strong presence by retail giant Walmart on... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook Ads Lead To More Interaction Over The Holidays - Posted December 13, 2012
Brands on Facebook have been advertising aggressively during this holiday season, knowing that people are willing to buy. New figures released by Kenshoo Social show that people are also more willing to like, comment on, and share Facebook ads around this time. The study found that the ret... [AllFacebook]

Black Friday Influenced Most Popular U.S. Facebook Pages Of November - Posted December 12, 2012
If you've been following any of AllFacebook's posts about Black Friday, holiday shopping, and Facebook, it's probably no surpris... [AllFacebook]

Ecwid Touts Facebook Storefront Holiday Shopping Success Of Small, Midsized Businesses - Posted November 30, 2012
Facebook commerce provider Ecwid has a client base made up of mostly small and midsized busine... [AllFacebook]

Walmart, Toys "R" Us Saw Biggest Facebook Gains On Black Friday, Cyber Monday - Posted November 30, 2012
As millions of people opened their wallets last weekend for Black Friday and ... [AllFacebook]

Moviegoer Social Sentiment: Big Data Analysis For Big Business - Posted November 30, 2012
Like lots of other families over the recent Thanksgiving weekend, we made our way to the movies. Our choice: Life of Pi. We'd highly recommend it, and according to the IBM Social Sentiment Index, as applied to Moviegoer ... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Uses Holiday Season To Promote Advertising On Facebook - Posted November 29, 2012
The ... [AllFacebook]

Optimal Calls Out French's, Gerber Childrenswear, Toys "R" Us, Students First For Facebook Engagement Growth - Posted November 28, 2012
Facebook advertising and marketing developer Optimal called out four brands... [AllFacebook]

Black Friday And Cyber Monday: Retailers' Referral Traffic From Facebook, Mall Check-Ins, Fab.com - Posted November 27, 2012
The huge shopping days of Black Friday... [AllFacebook]

Black Friday Fever On Facebook: Retailers Make Up Entire Top 25 In Terms Of PTAT - Posted November 26, 2012
Facebook had Black Friday fever during the week o... [AllFacebook]

Semantic Tech Checks In As The Holiday Shopping Begins - Posted November 26, 2012
  [caption id="attachment_33612" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo credit: FlickR/crd![/caption]   With Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday behind us, and Cyber-Monday right in front of us, it is clear the holiday season is in full force. Apparently, retailers - both online and real-world - are doi... [AllTwitter]

Semantic Tech Checks In As The Holiday Shopping Begins - Posted November 26, 2012
  [caption id="attachment_33612" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo credit: FlickR/crd![/caption]   With Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday behind us, and Cyber-Monday right in front of us, it is clear the holiday season is in full force. Apparently, retailers - both online and real-world - are doi... [semanticweb.com]

Why Cyber Monday Trumps Black Friday [Infographic] - Posted November 22, 2012
Today is Thanksgiving--a day to spend time with our families and focus on the things we're thankful for. But as soon as we're stuffed with turkey, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie we'll forget about what we're thankful for and catch the shopping bug. According to an exclusive infographic from ... [AllFacebook]

10 Ways To Stalk A Facebook Profile For Holiday Gift Ideas - Posted November 22, 2012
It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is already here. Perhaps even more difficult to swallow is th... [AllFacebook]

A Brief and Terrible History of Black Friday - Posted November 21, 2012
We know, we know--we too plan to jump out of the nearest window if we have to hear the phrase "Black Friday" one more time. But as we scrolled through our news feed this morning we grew curious: what is the history of this horrible retail plague that empowers store... [FishbowlDC]

Amazon Enters the Brand Pages Game - Posted November 21, 2012
Just in time for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and all that related insanity, Amazon has joined Facebook in giving marketers yet another reason to obsess over data with new brand pages and analytical tools. So... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Highlights Black Friday Campaigns, Apps - Posted November 19, 2012
With Black Friday just days awa... [AllFacebook]

Backlash Builds Against Retailers Starting Black Friday on Thanksgiving - Posted November 19, 2012
Over the years, retailers have begun opening earlier and earlier on Black Friday in order to make the most of the biggest shopping day of the year. This bottom line-driven phenomenon is not-so-lovingly known as "Black Friday creep," conj... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Commerce Provider Payvment Launches Weekly Deals - Posted November 15, 2012
Facebook commerce provider Payvment anno... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Social Gifting App Wrapp Sets Social Gifting Wednesday - Posted November 14, 2012
Hey, Black Friday and ... [AllFacebook]

Which Shopping Apps Want The Most Facebook Information? - Posted November 13, 2012
People looking to get a jump on their Christmas shopping (and be done before Black Friday) have probably noticed how several retailers offer simple connect to Facebook options. But which shops and applications require crucial information from your Facebook account? Social security firm ... [AllFacebook]

Target Reveals Some Black Friday Sale Items Via Facebook Game - Posted November 12, 2012
Really, Target? Most of us are still... [AllFacebook]

North Social Rolls Out Trivia Contest App For Facebook Pages - Posted October 18, 2012
Diversions such as trivia and ... [AllFacebook]

A Holiday Checklist For Brands On Facebook - Posted October 10, 2012
Facebook marketing outfit TabSite is already done with its list for the upcoming ho... [AllFacebook]

Twitter Drove A Paltry 2% Of Cyber Monday And Black Friday Traffic - Posted November 29, 2011
For those of us that foresee Twitter becoming an increasingly important tool for brands and marketers, these numbers don't feel right: Twitter only drove 2 percent of traffic on Cyber Monday and Black Friday. According to ... [10,000 Words]

The Black Friday Battle On Twitter: Kohls Vs. Macy's Vs. Walmart Vs. Target [STATS] - Posted November 29, 2011
A record-breaking Black Friday has come and gone, and shoppers can now rest easy with their discounted purchases in hand. But just how did all of those Black Friday commercials influence shoppers? ... [AllTwitter]

Launch a PR Campaign Because Shoppers Will Soon Run Out of Money - Posted November 28, 2011
Despite the anger from retail workers about having to work earlier than usual this Black Friday, the holiday shopping weekend bonanza has gone gangbusters. Cyber Monday isn't over yet and ... [FishbowlDC]

Official Obama Twitter Account Embraces Black Friday, Tweets About Campaign T-Shirts And 10%-Off Coupons - Posted November 28, 2011
It appears the feverish need to sell, sell, sell on Black Friday has reached even the President of the United States: Barack Obama's official Twitter account took to hawking official election 2012 wares on the biggest shopping day of the year. This past Friday, crowds flocked t... [AllTwitter]

Thanksgiving Recap: Beyonc , Black Friday Mayhem, and More - Posted November 28, 2011
PRNewser took a break over the long weekend with all of you and while we were... [FishbowlDC]

Give A Little Bit - Posted November 28, 2011
In addition to getting the best retail deals for friends and family on Black Friday or this very Cyber-Monday, the holiday season also is a good time to think about helping others. Semantic technology is playing a part in that too - both from the standpoint of consumers who want to reach... [semanticweb.com]

Give A Little Bit - Posted November 28, 2011
In addition to getting the best retail deals for friends and family on Black Friday or this very Cyber-Monday, the holiday season also is a good time to think about helping others. Semantic technology is playing a part in that too - both from the standpoint of consumers who want to reach... [AllTwitter]

Who's Tweeting About Black Friday (And What Are They Going To Buy)? [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted November 23, 2011
In 2010 the National Retail Federation reported that some 212 million people went shopping on Black Friday, spending an estimated (and heady) $45 billion. Social media listening service Mashwork analyzed over 270,000 tweets between September 26... [AllTwitter]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Talkin' Turkey - Posted November 22, 2011
In this week's episode of "5 Things You Need to Know This Week," we talk with a veteran Butterball turkey expert, introduce our very own 5 Things Muppet, discuss Black Friday deals, and think up interesting things to talk about while watching foot... [FishbowlDC]

Best Buy Worker Joins Black Friday Backlash - Posted November 17, 2011
Now you can add Best Buy to the list of retailers facing backlash from employees who have been told to cut short their turkey time so they can help bargain-hunters shop for discount goodies in the wee hours of Black Friday/Thanksgiving night. The ... [FishbowlDC]

Schema.org, Microdata, RDFa, and Black Friday at BestBuy - Posted November 14, 2011
Jay Myers, Lead Web Development Engineer at BestBuy, has moved the proverbial ball forward yet again by creating an implementation of the schema.org vocabulary in BestBuy's Black Friday web pages. First, a bit of history... Myers began incorporating structured data into BestBuy web pages in 2009. Starting initially... [semanticweb.com]

Schema.org, Microdata, RDFa, and Black Friday at BestBuy - Posted November 14, 2011
Jay Myers, Lead Web Development Engineer at BestBuy, has moved the proverbial ball forward yet again by creating an implementation of the schema.org vocabulary in BestBuy's Black Friday web pages. First, a bit of history... Myers began incorporating structured data into BestBuy web pages in 2009. Starting initially... [AllTwitter]

Walmart was Most Tweeted Brand on Black Friday [Report] - Posted November 30, 2010
American consumers spend more on Black Friday than almost any other day of the year, and they often talk (or tweet) before they buy. E.Life wanted to find out which brands were the most talked about on Twitter during the Black Friday rush, and the results may surprise you.... [AllTwitter]

Cyber Monday and Other Retail Opportunities - Posted November 29, 2010
[caption id="attachment_9983" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo: Darren Hauck, Getty Images"][/caption] According to CNN.com, Cyber Monday... [FishbowlDC]

If You're Not Into Black Friday, Follow Buy Nothing Day on Twitter - Posted November 24, 2010
Although Thanksgiving is just around the corner, a lot of us are thinking ahead to Friday, when we'll struggle against the sirens of triptophan and do the 4AM obligatory wakeup for a day of deals, deals and more deals. However, if Black Friday isn't you... [AllTwitter]

The Best Black Friday Deals on Twitter - Posted November 24, 2010
Black Friday is almost upon us. 70% Off, Three-For-One, and Limited Time Offers await us if we can break free of our turkey stupor and brave the crowded stores. We want to make your Black Friday shopping experience as painless as possible, so we've gath... [AllTwitter]

Apple Is Having A Black Friday Sale - Posted November 23, 2010
Apple is having a one-day sale this Friday, but they haven't given specifics about what would be on sale. While Apple has yet to give details on which items will be discounted, their website does say, "You'll find dozens of great iPad, iPod, and Mac gifts for everyo... [PRNewser]

Apple Is Having A Black Friday Sale - Posted November 23, 2010
Apple is having a one-day sale this Friday, but they haven't given specifics about what would be on sale. While Apple has yet to give details on which items will be discounted, their website does say, "You'll find dozens of great iPad, iPod, and Mac gifts for everyo... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Barnes & Noble Black Friday Deals On Nook Accessories - Posted November 22, 2010
Barnes & Noble will be selling NOOK accessories for 25% on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, with the purchase of a matte screen film kit. Beginning on Cyber M... [PRNewser]

Barnes & Noble Black Friday Deals On Nook Accessories - Posted November 22, 2010
Barnes & Noble will be selling NOOK accessories for 25% on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, with the purchase of a matte screen film kit. Beginning on Cyber M... [Inside Mobile Apps]

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