Posts tagged "social media"

Super Bowl 2012 commercials use Web, mobile technology to further engage viewers

Super Bowl 2012 commercials use Web, mobile technology to further engage viewers
Super Bowl 2012 (XLVI) featured a host of advertisements from movie trailers to uniquely creative commercials selling cars. In case you happened to miss a few, which is very likely during any Super Bowl no matter how attentive one is, you can always brush up and watch all of the commercials online now afterwards. For... Read more »

Social Media Week ends on a social note with media industry veterans

Social Media Week ends on a social note with media industry veterans
Social Media Week was a success in Chicago, and also around the world. Hosted by the Zócalo Group and The Chicago Tribune, the weeklong focus on social media ranged from discussion topics on mobile applications and the newest technology, to also focusing on how the traditional media (such as radio, TV and newspapers) are currently... Read more »

Weekly Tech Events for week of August 22: SocialDevCamp, Hackathon and more

Weekly Tech Events for week of August 22: SocialDevCamp, Hackathon and more
SocialDevCamp Chicago is a weekend long conference and hackathon about the social web. It’s the event for social app developers, mobile developers and designers. SocialDevCamp is a weekend of discussions on social platforms, apps, APIs, mobile experiences, and new media. This starting on Friday, August 26th, and is taking place at the DePaul University Main... Read more »

TechWeek Chicago: Saturday rundown and impressions

Saturday at TechWeek in Chicago had a fairly big emphasis on social media and social aspects in apps, games and other digital publishing uses. This unique event brought scores of technology professionals from Chicago as well as from major companies on the east and west coasts. A panel on Social Data was one of the... Read more »

Impressions on Google+ and the effect on social media

While Google+ seems to be open to accounts all day for people to sign up, it seems as if Google is still limiting the window to those who check the Web site at the right time or those who receive invites from friends. So while some still eagerly await the chance when they can use... Read more »

Tech events for Week of June 27: Social Media Day

Social Media Day in Chicago is in full effect on Thursday, June 30th. Many may be wondering what does this officially mean, and how the whole thing started.  Social Media Day originates from an idea by a leading resource on the Internet, The Web site has many readers interested in technology and social media, so they decided that... Read more »

Weekly Tech events Week of June 20: Hackathon for mobile apps development, and Wordpress Expo

Mobile app development, a hackathon, and WordPress are the focus of this event filled tech week in Chicago.   The Ji-V Hackathon and Seminar Series II, is the second one this year to bring together mobile application developers in a competition to develop the best mobile device app in a twelve hour time-span. It happens this Saturday, June 25 from 8... Read more »

Upcoming Chicago Social Media marketing conferences

Spring is a time for social media summits in the city of Chicago. There is an upcoming Social Media Summit taking place in Chicago on April 6, 2011.   This conference is for those who want to take advantage of the the potential of social media such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogging and Text Messaging.   Created by the... Read more »

435 Digital offers upcoming social media and SEO seminars in Tribune Tower

The Tribune Towers play host to several upoming SEO training sessions. 435 Digital is a company affiliated, yet separate from the Tribune, and have created the seminars to teach attendees about social media and SEO practices. 435 Digital’s Brent Payne and Tracy Schmidt will lead the seminars, which each have a limit of 25 people... Read more »

Super Bowl commercials use social media for advertisements

Today and this week in general happens to be one of the most busy times for social media. It’s a given that the current audience on the Internet today embraces social media in some way. Whether using it to keep in touch with friends or sharing news, there’s no denying the eyes are on the Internet. While... Read more »
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