Archive for May, 2012

Posted: May 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

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You Ask Your Customers, “Do You ‘Like’ Me?,” On Facebook. They Do, But Now What?

By Steve Farnsworth@Steveology

We ask our customers to become fans or to “Like” us on Facebook or other popular social platforms, but what then? What can we do with that information?

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David Hargreaves, CEO of Beyond, shares a tip he likes for taking a next step to go deeper with those communities.

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This video was shot at the 2011 B2B Social Communication Leadership Forum in Silicon Valley, an event presented by PR Newswire and Business Development Institute.

Interviewed:
David Hargreaves
CEO
Beyond
Disclosure: My ticket was provide without charge by PR Newswire and the Business Development Institute.

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Posted: May 11, 2012 in Uncategorized

National Post | Sports

MADRID — Serena Williams cruised past No. 2 Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-3 Friday to advance to the Madrid Open semi-finals along with top-ranked Victoria Azarenka.

Williams sealed her seventh straight win over Sharapova with an emphatic slam on the new blue-clay court. Azarenka overcame a shaky start to beat French Open winner Li Na 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.

The ninth-ranked Williams opened strong, hitting six aces and earning two early breaks to take the first set.

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Sharapova broke at love to even the score at 2-2 in the second set, but she quickly squandered her break with a costly sixth double-fault to fall behind for good.

Williams, who improved to 11-0 on clay this year, will face either U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur or Czech Lucie Hradecka.

After Azarenka struggled on serve early on, last year’s runner-up found her stride and broke her Chinese opponent’s first two service games of…

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