Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

Settlement reached in tainted Chinese drywall case

NEW ORLEANS — A settlement outlined yesterday between a major manufacturer of Chinese-made drywall and homebuilders who used the tainted product in Florida, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi could affect anywhere from 800 to 1,500 homes, attorneys said. Lawyers called it a significant step toward resolving problems with some 10,000 buildings blamed on the drywall. Plaintiffs’ […] [...]

Mississippi Power wants rate hike, mainly for Kemper plant

GULFPORT — Mississippi Power Co. has filed documents with state regulators for a net rate increase of 11.35 percent. The company says customer impact will vary with electricity usage. Company spokeswoman Cindy Duvall says Mississippi Power made three separate filings late Tuesday to the Public Service Commission. Duvall says two were for increases and one […] [...]

Personhood supporters form political action committee

NEW ALBANY — Supporters of the so-called personhood movement, which defines life as beginning at fertilization, have formed a political action committee (PAC) to help elect anti-abortion candidates and to educate voters. The Mississippi personhood amendment was defeated by voters Nov. 8. Les Riley and the board of Personhood Mississippi announced Wednesday that they have […] [...]

TWEETING FARMERS

by Published: November 6,2011

Tags: agribusiness, agriculture, Facebook, social media, Twitter

If tweeting farmers seems like a far-fetched idea, think again. Much of agriculture is now high tech and that includes farmers who are turning more and more to social media for a variety of reasons. “Just like the rest of the population, farmers’ use of Facebook, blogs and other social media has increased and is […] [...]

Marketing a challenge for small businesses

Marketing for a small business has always been a challenge, but with the advent of social networking, it’s now a lot cheaper. Anyone with access to the Internet can spread the word about a business. Most of the social sites are free and allow for instant access to hundreds, if not thousands, of potential customers. […] [...]

Facebook, Twitter not toys

David Fagiano, COO of Dale Carnegie & Associates Inc., has worked in management training for more than 30 years. He oversees sales and marketing as well as product development and instructor training for the company. He spoke with MBJ by phone from his New York office. Q: What do you think Dale Carnegie would think […] [...]

Experts: Don’t avoid social media due to fear of negative comments

Companies that have not yet waded into the waters of social media often fear negative customer comments. But Jackson area advertising gurus agree that the biggest social media risk is not engaging and monitoring what customers are already saying about you. Beth Kander, who just transitioned from copy writer to social media director at Mad […] [...]

Get on the social media train … or get left behind

by Published: February 27,2011

Tags: Facebook, Joe Stradinger, LeAnne Gault, Quora, Twitter, Viking, YouTube

Following a meeting at the Facebook headquarters in California, Joe Stradinger sat down at his computer and implemented a new feature called Facebook Stories to the Viking Range fan page. Following a meeting at the Facebook headquarters in California, Joe Stradinger sat down at his computer and made a small change to Viking’s use of […] [...]

The new pirates of Silicon Valley

by Published: November 14,2010

Tags: Facebook, Randy Lynn

Social media is here to stay You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.” So boasts the smug tagline for “The Social Network,” a new film chronicling the rise of Facebook, the Internet’s largest social media network. Directed by Academy Award nominee David Fincher and starring Jesse Eisenberg as Facebook founder […] [...]

Facebook in privacy breach

by Published: October 18,2010

Tags: Facebook, Internet marketing

NATIONWIDE — The use of Facebook and other social media platforms have become essential marketing tools for businesses. But Facebook users should be aware that some games and “apps” on the site may be transmitting personal information to marketing companies. The Wall Street Journal reports that some apps have basically been providing access to people’s […] [...]

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