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Speak Social Wikipedia
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Oh, We’re Official Now: Speak Social on Wikipedia!

Just like a relationship that can start and end with the click of a Facebook button, Wikipedia is the Holy Grail for building credibility online for brands. It takes more know-how than a Fort Knox engineer to set yourself up correctly for an article to be written about you, but oh boy does it feel…

SWSW 2013 Logo
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SXSW is Here … and this is What we’re Psyched about this Weekend!

  As native Austinites, we’re always happy when SXSW rolls to town and we get the chance to catch up once again with our friends from across the country … and the world! We’ll be wheelin’ and dealin’ across town for the next 10 days, but here are a couple of things coming up this weekend that…

We have Facebook Graph Search Early AND so Can You!
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We have Facebook Graph Search Early AND so Can You!

Facebook Graph Search is here, and it’s AWESOME! The ability to search for absolutely anything (including every photo you ever liked of your friends who like to party) will revolutionize the way we store and use the massive amounts of data gathered online. Although we like to think ourselves an elite group of Social superheroes,…

Al Gore SXSW 2012
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Al Gore is coming back to Austin for SXSWi 2013

Austinites are eagerly waiting the return of Former Vice President Al Gore; and, according to a release from SXSW Interactive Festival coordinators, we will get to see our favorite political superhero once again. In March 2012, the Vice President inspired a standing-room-only SXSW audience with his declarations on democracy during a conversation with Sean Parker. This year,…

Why You Need to Care about Facebook’s New Graph Search
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Why You Need to Care about Facebook’s New Graph Search

It’s time for those of you who have been ignoring Social Media to play catch-up. Hopefully, it is not too late. bit.ly/Vc2P1M — Speak Social (@SpeakSocial) January 22, 2013   Facebook is in the midst of an interesting saga. They went public with Google–like expectations, but not the strategy in place to fully capitalize on…

Department of Justice Says Bazaarvoice Getting too Loud in Antitrust Lawsuit
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Department of Justice Says Bazaarvoice Getting too Loud in Antitrust Lawsuit

Last Thursday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a Civil Antitrust Lawsuit against Bazaarvoice Inc. (Austin, TX), challenging the company’s acquisition of competitor, PowerReviews Inc. The DOJ said that the $168.2 million transaction substantially lessened competition in the U.S. Product Ratings & Reviews market; thus resulting in higher prices and diminished innovation. However, Bazaarvoice expects…

SXSW Interactive Flyer
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What Better Way to Start 2013 than with South By Southwest!

What better way to start the first day back to work in the new year than with a welcome packet for SXSW 2013!! Guess it’s time to start planning … what are your plans for South By?                   Join the Conversation on FACEBOOK & TWITTER!    

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Instagram’s Crazy Changes get Speak Social Talking on FOX 7 News in Austin

If you blinked yesterday you may have missed Instagrams hefty policy changes that they then – with an “opposite day” like ruthlessness – took back due to the uproar on Social Media. We understand that Instragram’s benefactor Facebook is simply trying to make a buck, but did they really think people wouldn’t get a bee in…

Heineken-Dog-Fight
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Watch Your Heine … What To Do When Your Brand Accidentally Sponsors a Dog Fight

  Heineken, the Dutch brew known for its golden hue and complex taste (and likely to become a favorite of Michael Vick’s), sponsored a dog fight.   Don’t believe me? After seeing this photo, what else could you think?   The photo, which makes it look like Heineken is broadening its sports appeal (to the…

Twitter Politics
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Hey GOP: It’s About the Marketing Strategy, Not the Candidate

                                          <Article Co-Written by Adam Price>       The dust of the election has settled a bit, giving analysts from the business and marketing realms a chance to look at total spending on all…

InnoTech Austin Panel 2012
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InnoTech 2012 Panel to Feature our Brad Bogus Discussing Marketing Automation

If you’re going to be on the streets of Austin this year for InnoTech 2012, you just might bump into our fearless leader Brad Bogus as he takes part in a panel discussing marketing automation.   Many businesses inquire about the effectiveness of automating their marketing efforts. When can this cut down on costs and…

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