What's Your Favorite Social Network?

OK, quick survey. What's your favorite social network? How often do you use it? Why do you love it so much? Do you see good ways for brands to use your favorite network to market their products?

Election 2016 on social media

I'm sure you're aware, but: we're in the middle of a presidential election.

It's been fascinating to see the election play out on social media online. Last night, I especially loved seeing how the candidates were using social media to back up their points during the debate.

Both campaigns used Twitter to fact check their opponents, retweet supporters (or posts criticizing their opponents), and share important quotes from the debate. 

Social Media or Social News?

How people are exposed to news is dependent on a handful of different variables. Some have ingrained habits that are difficult to disrupt, watching the nightly news or picking up the morning paper for example. Some have adopted new media sources like websites, push notifications on mobile apps or podcasts. Others don't go out of their way to seek out news at all.

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Get to know your Michigan State University ADV 420 profs

Derek Mehraban


President and founder of Ingenex Digital Marketing. Co-Founder at Fantelope, sports fan engagement and competition platform. MSU Spartan.

Ross Johnson


CEO of 3.7 Designs. Wordpress guru. Father and husband.

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Pokemon Go

So what is all this fuss about with Pokemon Go? Is it a fad, or is it here to stay? All I know is people are walking all over Ann Arbor playing this game. 

I do feel it's a breakthrough in technology and the VR experience. Who needs goggles when you can find Pokemon easily through your phone.

How do you feel about Pokemon Go? What does it's immediate success say for the digital marketing space we operate in? What can we learn from it?