Is Facebook Going to Lose Ground by Sending Their Site Into MySpace with Video Ads?

Video ads

Video ads

I came across an interesting article about Facebook coming out with video ads and how they may run the risk of “MySpacing” the world’s most popular social network.

Personally, I am not a fan of video ads, especially the ones that make you wait 3 – 30 seconds before you can continue to an article.  I can honestly say that I do not even remember any of those ads, so are they a waste of money?  Does the irritation factor also cause dislike toward the company that purchased the ad creating a negative campaign?  The full article may be found here: http://tinyurl.com/a6b5yjb  What do you think?

Ascertaining a Capable Social Media Manager for Your Business

Hiring a Social Media Manager

Hiring a Social Media Manager

Let’s face it.  Everyone, except for those in a coma or that have passed on has heard of social media.  If you haven’t you may really want to start to take note.

Social Media is no longer a fad. It is here, and here to stay.  For most businesses, it really needs to become a part of their marketing toolkit, much like that of using a press release service, ad words and perhaps even an affiliate program.

Companies that have decided to turn a blind eye to this tool are harming themselves by not only losing potential new business, but existing business as well.

Business require a key individual that know and understand the main social media outlets (Google+, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter) to name a few.  The person they need to hire needs to both understand the technology and the business and most importantly how to effectively apply this technology to your business to make it really blossom.

I found this article at Marketing Apocalypse that delves into further details on what to look for.
http://tinyurl.com/apd7kum.