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  1. 10 Vital Steps to Building Social Influence

    The emerging social media landscape and use of mobile devices had an undeniable impact on the outcome of the presidential election. Post-election analysis reveals that it was influence, transferred through the hands of individual voters, that...

  2. Yahoo Year in Review 2012: Election, iPhone 5 & Kim Kardashian

    Instead, the phrase [election] gained the top search on Yahoo in 2012. Election 2012 This is in stark contrast to last presidential election year where Britney Spears and WWE toppled Barack Obama in 2008 and the only term remotely close to voting...

  3. Obama Beats Romney Early in Digital Marketing Race

    As much as we’d all like to believe that we vote based solely on our principles and a careful weighing of candidates’ policy positions, media and marketing messages cast enormous influence on the defining narratives of an election and can...

  4. GOP Goes Google for 2012 Republican National Convention

    Google promises a convention “without walls” where conversations will be brought directly to voters ahead of the 2012 U.S.presidential election, which will take place Nov. When the Republican National Convention (RNC) convenes in Tampa, Florida...

  5. You Are Not in Control – #RIMC 2012 Highlights

    Over time the algorithms at play had learned through Parisers own re-shares, likes and interactions of his own political leanings; then suddenly and close to election time he was presented only with the content that matched his own political...

  6. GoAnimate Unveils New Political Characters and Backgrounds

    GoAnimate, which offers free web applications that enable marketers to create their own animated videos, has released of a new collection of political characters and backgrounds focused on the United States Presidential election.

  7. What Role Should the Government Play in Our (Searching) Lives?

    Last Tuesday was Election Day (I voted, I promise! For the sake of this analysis, we looked at the top search terms driving traffic to government websites, which include sites containing information on voting, the election, and government and state...

  8. Have Tea Party Candidates Read Obama Playbook on Using YouTube for Campaigns?

    Now, there is still a week to go before the election -- it's a tough economic environment and special interests as well as the candidates are spending tens of millions of dollars on TV. On November 14, 2008, Jose Antonio Vargas wrote an online...

  9. 'Facebook Privacy' Searches Plummet

    Looking at search interest for "delete Facebook" in the U.S.how you voted in the last election may have influenced your search habits on the Facebook account deletions, as illustrated here: Privacy concerns on Facebook have caused a great deal of...

  10. UK Election 2010: Lessons Learned from Watching First Social Media Battle of Britain

    I started my coverage of UK Election 2010 by quoting part of Winston Churchill's famous speech, "We shall fight them on the beaches. So, is that the only lesson to be learned from watching UK Election 2010 (part 1)?

  11. UK Election 2010: 'Least Well-Kept Secret of Recent Years'

    According to BBC News, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has confirmed that UK Election 2010 will be held on May 6, 2010. After the 2008 U.S.presidential election, I interviewed Arun Chaudhary, New Media Road Director of Obama for America, for my book...

  12. UK Election 2010: Britain's First 'Social Media Election'

    President Barack Obama's use of the Web on his way to the White House in 2008 has inspired British political parties to ramp up their digital campaigns for a general election expected in May. And many observers are already calling this Britain's...

  13. Sneak previews of Online Marketing Summit 2010 and SES San Diego

    The lunch keynote is entitled "How We Used Data to Win the Presidential Election. Online Marketing Summit 2010 gets underway in San Diego this week. And Day 3 of the event features a Search Engine Strategies Forum also known as SES San Diego 2010.

  14. Scott Brown beat Martha Coakley on YouTube, too

    By now, everyone knows that Republican Scott Brown defeated Democrat Martha Coakley in yesterday's special election to fill Ted Kennedy's seat in the U.S. How will digital strategies and tactics popularized by the 2008 U.S.presidential election...

  15. News Blogs Are Becoming the New Online Newspapers

    The presidential election was almost certainly a key factor in the growth. More than a third of Americans said they got most of their campaign news from the Internet in 2008 -- triple the percentage in previous presidential election year.