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Early this morning Yahoo announced it would be acquiring Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash – roughly a quarter of the purchase price Disney put up for Lucasfilm – and promised to “not screw it up.” Naturally, there were some long-time users who were skeptical of the deal and decided to express their feelings. On Tumblr.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, in an apropos move, announced the deal on her own Tumblr with a post titled “Tumblr. + Yahoo! = !!” and a GIF of the “keep calm and carry on” meme, which naturally was the Tumblr community’s cue to panic and freak out. No sooner had the deal been announced than users from the site’s 100-plus-million blogs began to chime in with their thoughts.
“Do not distroy the fandoms. Please,” implored one user. “So Yahoo bought Tumblr, which means it’s time to pack my bags and move on,” laments another. “It’s been real good knowing you, Tumblr.” Others, naturally, posted their own response GIFs, like the Simpsons logo mashup above which was posted with the caption “Enough said.” And in the grand re-blogging tradition, a separate Tumblr has been established called Meltdowns About Yahoo Buying Tumblr to catalog the reaction posts. (Meta enough for you yet?)
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Homer is always on the ball…

wired:

Early this morning Yahoo announced it would be acquiring Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash – roughly a quarter of the purchase price Disney put up for Lucasfilm – and promised to “not screw it up.” Naturally, there were some long-time users who were skeptical of the deal and decided to express their feelings. On Tumblr.

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, in an apropos move, announced the deal on her own Tumblr with a post titled “Tumblr. + Yahoo! = !!” and a GIF of the “keep calm and carry on” meme, which naturally was the Tumblr community’s cue to panic and freak out. No sooner had the deal been announced than users from the site’s 100-plus-million blogs began to chime in with their thoughts.

“Do not distroy the fandoms. Please,” implored one user. “So Yahoo bought Tumblr, which means it’s time to pack my bags and move on,” laments another. “It’s been real good knowing you, Tumblr.” Others, naturally, posted their own response GIFs, like the Simpsons logo mashup above which was posted with the caption “Enough said.” And in the grand re-blogging tradition, a separate Tumblr has been established called Meltdowns About Yahoo Buying Tumblr to catalog the reaction posts. (Meta enough for you yet?)

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Homer is always on the ball…

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Thinking Forward: 10 Ways to Get the Right Customers Through Social Media

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Article Adapted from Blogtrepreneur.

Social media is a great way to connect with and market to your current and potential customers. There are 10 best practices that every brand should keep in mind:

1. Don’t be overly promotional: No one wants to be sold to all the time. People look for…

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B2C Marketers: Learn where users are making purchasing decisions based on industry and country and make an informed decision when resource planning for your next online marketing campaign with this Google Interactive Planning Tool from Google Think Insights:

Planning Tools: The Customer Journey to Online Purchase
These days, the customer journey has grown more complex. Before making an online purchase decision, a customer may engage with your brand through many different media channels over several days. This tool helps you explore and understand the customer journey to improve your marketing programs.

Play with the Interactive Tool
Watch this video and learn more about Multi-Channel Funnels in Google Analytics


A very useful tool.

productivegossip:

B2C Marketers: Learn where users are making purchasing decisions based on industry and country and make an informed decision when resource planning for your next online marketing campaign with this Google Interactive Planning Tool from Google Think Insights:

Planning Tools: The Customer Journey to Online Purchase

These days, the customer journey has grown more complex. Before making an online purchase decision, a customer may engage with your brand through many different media channels over several days. This tool helps you explore and understand the customer journey to improve your marketing programs.

Play with the Interactive Tool

Watch this video and learn more about Multi-Channel Funnels in Google Analytics

A very useful tool.

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The Smithfield Horse Market is back…

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