Tag Archives: Peter Carr

‘Kik’ this Proverbial Tire

tlittle   June 17, 2015
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Organization Name: Kik Interactive Inc. Industry: Mobile Messaging App Name of Contacts: Heather Galt, Head of Marketing and Privacy and Paul Gray, Director, Platform Services Web References: Kik Website, Kik LinkedIn, PromotedChats LinkedIn, Kik Twitter, Kik Facebook, Kik blog, NBC article, bot article, CTV clip, 570 News, Wikipedia, Sound Cloud, Funny Or Die, Description: “Kik Me” – This may have been… Read more »

Pizza with a Promise: Delivery Not Always Included

C. Laughren   June 10, 2015

    Organization: Pizza Pizza Industry: Food Services Web references: www.pizzapizza.ca, Facebook, Twitter, www.hootsuite.com, www.entrepreneur.com Loyalty lost One March evening, Christine C., a resident of Kitchener, Ontario, decided to order pizza for her family. She chose Pizza Pizza, a favourite pizza place, during their free movie deal promotion. It was a win-win for her family with pizza that night and… Read more »

Crowdsourcing a Student WordPress Resources Section

Debra L. Beck   February 16, 2015
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Organization name: University of Waterloo, Center for Extended Learning Industry: Education, Professional Development Name of contact: Peter Carr, PhD, Programme Director, Social Media for Business Performance Web references: Social Media for Business Performance Using Crowdsourcing to Develop a Student Resources Application WordPress is a relatively easy program to use. However, for novice users who are not widely computer experienced, and… Read more »

Namesourcing: Sony gets a new set of balls

Jane Dawkins   November 18, 2014
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Organization name: Sony Industry: Electronics Company Contact: Phil Molyneux, President Web references: Sony Description of how social media is used for business performance: In 2013, Sony U.S. president Phil Molyneux turned to the general public to help develop a name for the company’s new wireless mobile speakers – in the shape of pink, black, and white balls. In an official… Read more »

Snapchat and the next generation of social media for business

Jane Dawkins   November 15, 2014
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Organization name: Snapchat, Inc. Industry: Photo sharing, social networking service Company Contact: Evan Spiegel, CEO Snapchat Web references: Snapchat Description of how social media is used for business performance: When I started reviewing Snapchat, and how it could play a role in the future of the brands I represent on social media I couldn’t get my head around it.  The… Read more »

D-I-Vine: Lowes’ #fixinsix Vine videos combine DIY with successful social content marketing

Jane Dawkins   November 12, 2014
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Organization name: Lowe’s Companies, Inc. Industry: Retail home improvement and appliance stores Company Contact: Tom Lamb, Lowe’s Senior Vice President of Marketing & Advertising Web references: Lowe’s Description of how social media is used for business performance: According to a release from advertising giants BBDO, Lowe’s is the second largest home improvement retailer in the world. As a part of the… Read more »

Cupcakes anyone? How one entrepreneur used Twitter to build successful online start-up

Jane Dawkins   November 5, 2014
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Organization name: Foiled Cupcakes Industry: Food, online Bakery Company Contact: Mari Luangrath, Head Cupcakeologist of Foiled Cupcake Web references: Foiled Cupcakes Description of how social media is used for business performance: In 2009, when Mari Luangrath was getting ready to launch her online home-based cupcake business she ran in a massive setback – the overseas web developer that was creating… Read more »

Keanu Reeves, Social Media and the New Metrics

Jaye Torley   November 4, 2014

ORGANIZATION NAME: Fortress Real Developments INDUSTRY: Financial Services – Mortgage Products NAME OF CONTACT: John Tenpenny, Manager of Communications, FDS Broker Services I’m fortunate to have raised both my 24 & 25 year old daughters on the “MATRIX” franchise which with the inclusion of all three movies, grossed over $742,000,000. “The Matrix … depicts a dystopian future in which reality as perceived by… Read more »

Government social innovation to manage information supply

Jane Dawkins   October 29, 2014
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Organization name: State of Hawaii Industry: Government Company Contact: Adjutant General Darryll Wong, Hawaii National Guard and Civil Defense Kevin Montgomery, founder of Intelesense Technologies and Senior Researcher, Center for Innovation in Global Health at Stanford University School of Medicine Web references: Collaborate Description of how social media is used for business performance: Exemplary State Initiative is the vision of… Read more »

GE embraces social media for supply chain management and business process improvement

Helene Montpetit   October 27, 2014
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To optimize your supply chain management, no doubt you have invested heavily in information technologies over the past decades. By now, you probably have an exact picture of your inventory, can track components, can follow your product through each stage of production and are aware of incoming orders. Since in all likelihood your competitors are also running similar programs, what… Read more »

Social Media for Higher Education: Ontario Veterinary College connects students and stakeholders through ‘The Externship Blog Project 2014’

Jane Dawkins   October 15, 2014

Organization name:  Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph Who they are: As a founding college of the University of Guelph and one of the earliest established Veterinary Medical Colleges in North America, the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) is a world leader in veterinary health care, learning and research – for the health of all species, including our own. Company Contact:… Read more »

THE “COLD CUT” CASE

Jaye Torley   October 13, 2014

ORGANIZATION NAME: MAPLE LEAF FOODS Maple Leaf Foods – The Morning Rush INDUSTRY: FOOD SERVICES NAME OF CONTACT: MICHAEL MCCAIN, CEO If, “Transparency is the new currency”  … What do you do when it hits the fan? When the worst scenario possible happens… What do you do? How do you (literally in the case of Maple Leaf Foods) save your bacon? Customer engagement,… Read more »

3M Clears the Air about Social Media Metrics

jmann89   July 15, 2014

Organization Name: 3M Company Contact: Greg Gerik, Social Media Leader for the Global E-Transformation Team at 3M Industry: Conglomerate Corporation Company Bio 3M is an American multinational conglomerate corporation with its headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota. 3M has operations in more the 65 countries around the world employing 88,000 people. You might be familiar with 3M Scotch Tape and 3M… Read more »

What Does it Take for Your Social Business to Succeed?

John Andrade   October 16, 2013

Jeff Matt, owner of Victory Auto Service and Glass, located in the suburbs of Minneapolis, developed a thriving Facebook page with over 60% female fans, by developing personal relationships and trust, thinking like a customer, being friendly, and promoting the community.  In three years he opened three new locations.  How can other companies, big or small, replicate his Social Business success?… Read more »

Anthropologie, One of the Most “Pinfluential” Brands in Fashion

becky.minor   February 20, 2013
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Pinterest is no longer the new kid on the block in the social media marketing world. Since sky-rocketing to the top of the social media charts in 2011, Pinterest has established itself as a major player, not only in social networking, but also in social media marketing, by presenting brands with a unique way to engage customers. In short, Pinterest… Read more »

Etsy crafts an excellent social media presence

darryl.allen   May 13, 2012

Organisation Name: Etsy Industry: Online retail Description of how social media is used for business performance: Founded in 2005 with $50,000 of seed capital, Etsy – an online marketplace enabling independent artists and craftspeople to sell their wares – has crafted it’s own remarkable success story. Their growing community is made up of over 875,000 shops listing more than 13… Read more »

customer relations of the social media kind

howardlichtman   May 13, 2012

One of the many areas that social media has the ability to enhance is customer relations and/or customer engagement. As in other areas of social media, this can manifest itself in a number of ways. Social media can facilitate the interaction among fellow customers, as well as direct interaction between the company and its consumers. In both cases, this can… Read more »

What Social Media Can Do For Supply Chain: Interview with Tony Martins, TEVA Pharmaceuticals

Peter Carr   March 23, 2012

Video interview with Tony Martins, Vice President, Supply Chain for TEVA Pharmaceuticals. The video discusses supply chain management today and the role that supply chain can play in improving supply chain performance. Tony talks about how traditional command and control structures are out of date and why organisations should be process driven. The interview was conducted by Peter Carr, SMBP… Read more »