Michigan State Spartans Football Victory in Ann Arbor

Derek Mehraban's picture
Instructor
10/22/2015
Google, Social Media

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Hope you enjoyed the exciting game this weekend between Michigan State University and the University of Michigan football teams. Curious what you thought of the game? 

Here's a great new highlight video that shows the finish and celebration, including Coach Dantonio in the locker room post game. 

 

Comments & Feedback

Student

Since the users of Pinterest are most females, so should I make my Pinterest promoting content more feminine or just generally targeting consumers?

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When creating my pintrest board for my brand what are some of the key elements that should be included? Also, do you believe pintrest is a efficent platform for trying to promote your brand? Personally i feel like pintrest is not all that imporant in regards to the rest of the social media platforms.

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Do you think that Pinterest should be a social media platform that businesses should look to incorporate in their online marketing strategy as much as they do with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.?

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Since the Pinterest board will due tonight, my question is: What are the differences between the Pinterest board and Fanbook Fanpage? In the other words, which social media platform are the best for the small business management? 

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First of all the game was awesome and being in ann arbor made it all that better. Secondly, as far as Pinterest goes. I have done research on several brands that are similar in product to my brand and most don't even use Pinterest to market and or they do but, they use Pinterest very timidly. My question is why would a fortune 500 company that has been around for years, risk its reputation on something that is glossed up and takes a lot to make look professional?

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It was fun making a pinterest accout beacuse I learned alot of fun and cool things about it. This was my first time making a pinterest account, but from on I will make different kinds of pinterest broads about random things. Its a nice and fun thing to do while when your bored and you learn new things every time you pin a picture into your broads. 

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How has Pinterest changed the online marketing world in comparison to Facebook?

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What are some possibilities as to why Pinterest's main users are females and Google + is mainly male users?

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In my opinion, Pinterest creates more of a catalogue than a social experience for it's users. Woudln't this be a huge disadvantage because most brands want to separate themselves from the competition by creating the personal connection with the consumer through a social experience?

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When promoting a brand on Pinterest as a business, what draws the attention to the consumers the most?

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When small businesses begin their business venture, they typically are not fully aware of how great of a tool having a business website can be. What do you reccommend to tell these businesses that could convince them to take a look at having a business website? 

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Compare with Instagram, what are the advanteges of Pinterest? Do you think their tagert market is different?

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I think the most common thing we have read in our book this semester is to think like a publisher. By thinking like a publisher, we are more likely to attract our goal audiences. However, this seems to be the secret to New Media Marketing. Would you say that when explaining social media marketing, this is the most important tip you could give? How about the differences and benefits when it comes to tracking the success of marketing strategies? 

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An article by Business Insider that I read stated, "design-forward and women-focused large brands, as well as major apparel brands and retailers, should have a Pinterest presence. For smaller brands in these same niches, Pinterest might also be a good place to focus..." Do you believe that this is correct? Should smaller brands and brands focused on services shy away from using Pinterest?

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For the pinterest assignment, do we have to just put an url for the website? Also, for the pinterest I found out that just pinning some pictures and videos on my board will not make just people to follow my page. Is there any strategy to make people to follow my page?

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With Pinterest being a fairly new social media site, do you believe it will have a similar lifespan as Facebook?

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With technonogy always trending upward, do you think it is beneficial for all companys to engage in social media and mobile apps or do you think that there could be some drawbacks?

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Mobile applications can be a bit overwhelming because there are so many of them. When it comes to a business perspective, how does one know what application to dive into, learn about and perfect how to accurately and successfully use the app to benefit the business?

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Should our Pinterest have anything to do with our company or just cover the categories that we learned thoughout the semester? Also should our Pinterest be names after ourselves or something more creative?

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Since the users of Pinterest are mostly female. Should the campanies put some favorable that is only for women see it and buy their product?

 

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How do you know which mobile app suits your business the most? How do you know if it's effective?

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Since Pinterest is mainly used by females, is it a good idea for companies who target men to use Pinterest?

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About Pinterest, do you think it is a good social media platform for companies who want to reach out and find its own customers?

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When a company uses mobile apps, should they be designed like the website? My brand, Victoria's Secret app is set up exactly like the website including all of the same content which is convinient when you want to find something fast, but almost seems unneccessary.

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My brand has several apps so do I need to test all apps? Or just the main one?

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Since Heineken primarily targets towards males and Pinterest is primarily used by females, do you think it's a waste of time for Heineken to use Pinterest?

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in the article "Study: Big Retailers' Strategies for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram", Ikea is the only brand that did not emloy hashtage strategy. why? is that because its big brand name? so it do not need to use hashtage to reach more viewer? or becasue of its product category? 

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How do you fix images that become pixelated on a brand's mobile site that aren't pixelated on their regular website? Is this part of having a "responsive" design or is there more to it? Also, is having an actual app different/more beneficial than just having a mobile-friendly site? 

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For participation (10/27-11/2):

 

I am interested to see what the next mainstream style of social media will be. Since Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, there has not been a majorly influential social platform. It is bound to happen soon, and it will be fascinating to see where online social media will go in the future.

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I feel like pinterest is loosing its hype lately.  Is it still a succesfull platform to market on or is it being replaced by more highly used platforms such as instagram?

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What are some of the best features companies should have on their apps to make them stand out against other companies?
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Why would some company prefer an downloadable app for there business rather than a mobile friendly webpage?

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For the mobile aapps, which are most important factors to build a sucessful apps?

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When we are creating our pinterest boards, should we be creating them based on general class knowledge? Or should we be making them with our brand in mind?

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How come most companies seem so far behind in mobile marketing? I have a lot of trouble using many company websites on my iPhone. Seems like half the time the website doesn't even fit on my screen. 

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In previous readings it has been discussed that brands should research what social media platforms work for their brand.

On that topic, for what types of brands do you think use Pinterest within their digital marketing efforts?

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An article I posted as a resource mentioned how Pinterest is a great marketing tool for every product and service. But I don't necessarily agree with this statement because some products/services aren't as engaging as others for the audiences on Pinterest. Pinterest is mostly used by women, so I don't see how a brand like General Motors will perform very well on Pinterest. Do you think every brand should focus on using Pinterest in addition to their other social media platforms? If so, how could a brand like GM make engaging posts? 

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11/3 Participation!

 

I use Pintrest on a weekly basis for finding new recipes to make for dinner or some simple DIY projects if I have the free time. When I searched my brand "Subway" on Pintrest the only things that really came up were recipes for their bread. Other then that Pintrest only had random pictures of Subway signs. How does a nationwide company, like Subway, market its brand on Pintrest in a benificial way?

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For me, I see pinterest as a way to find new recipes, fun DIY projects, new fashion trends, and a place to plan a fictional wedding. How can Pinterest be used as a way to market to people, if you're brand or company doesn't fall into one of those major categories that 'pinners' are searching for?

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My question is about pinterest. I actually only know how to "pin it". I'm still not sure about how to composing it. Do we simple put everthing into one board or we put different sections into different boards?

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Awesome video!  But this question has to do with this weeks topic, Pintrest.  Part of my family is a small business that deals in cannolis (yes the dessert).  Trying to increase awareness and reach with some new customers would Instagram or Pintrest be a better option to reach those targets? why?

 

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Mobile experiences are important, and designing great websites that with mobile friendly user experiences should be a top priority for companies in today's marketplace. However, is having an app also THAT important? I personally do not have any company apps on my iPhone, and I don't plan on downloading any, despite the supposed convenience. I have noticed many of my friends/collegues/co-workers are the same way.

 

Are applications still growing? Or is the app boom nearing it's end?

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A lot of content on Pinterest (or at least what I see) is fashion and food related. Are there certain types of companies that should stay away from marketing via Pinterest? I.e., Would a power tool company really benefit as much as say, a clothing company? 

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What kind of brands use Pinterest for marketing most often?

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When I was creating my facebook fan page, I noticed that there are options to boost post or promote the website with different daily budget, I want to know how to take advantage of this function in the most cost-effective way.

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Is there a way to link your Instagram posts onto a Facebook fan page? Or can you only link the Instagram to a personal facebook account..?

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For participation (10/27-11/2):

When do you think it's appropriate to saturate a specific online channel rather than dispursing your time and resources to a diverse set of online channels? 

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Do you think it is effective for companies to invest in "promoted pins" on Pinterest? Is there any evidence supporting the advantage of paying for "promoted pins"? 

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This week's lesson is on observing our brand's design on smart phones or tablets. In regards to responsive design, would you like us to observe their website and take a screen shot of it? Would you like us to look at their social media as well?

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My brand, HP, has numerous apps and a website that is simple to opperate. How are they able to monitor and keep up with as many as 5 apps that are specific to printers, ink and other devices they sell?

Derek Mehraban's picture
Instructor
10/22/2015
Google, Social Media