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September 22, 2011

Walgreens is celebrating Halloween with a new Facebook contest.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is celebrating Halloween with a new Facebook contest.

September 9, 2011

Extra is enlisting consumers to help it decide what should be the next Extra Dessert Delights flavor.

CHICAGO — Extra is enlisting consumers to help it decide what should be the next Extra Dessert Delights flavor.

Through its Facebook page, consumers can select among bananas foster, root beer float and lemon square flavors. The winning flavor of this vote will be added to the Dessert Delights lineup of orange creme pop, apple pie, mint chocolate chip, strawberry shortcake and key lime pie. Voting ends Nov. 12. The new flavor is slated to hit store shelves next summer.

August 24, 2011

Sears announced that it is inviting Facebook users to support America's military members by voting for the Sears Rebuilding Together affiliate program, which they believe is the most deserving.

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears announced that it is inviting Facebook users to support America's military members by voting for the Sears Rebuilding Together affiliate program, which they believe is the most deserving.

Voting will take place through Sept. 23, and based on total vote tallies, Sears and Rebuilding Together will award 25 overall grants totaling $250,000 to Rebuilding Together affiliates at platinum, gold, silver and bronze levels.

August 2, 2011

Nelsons on Tuesday announced a social media marketing initiative to help raise awareness around its stress-relieving product Rescue Remedy.

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. — Nelsons on Tuesday announced a social media marketing initiative to help raise awareness around its stress-relieving product Rescue Remedy. Consumers who "like" Rescue Remedy" on Facebook as part of the "Want" To-Do List contest will be entered for a chance to win $2,500.

August 2, 2011

Pacific Northwest retailer Bartell Drugs recently used social networking to attract attention to its photo department, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — Pacific Northwest retailer Bartell Drugs recently used social networking to attract attention to its photo department, according to published reports.

Online news site GeekWire reported that Bartell sponsored a "Free Print Weekend" promotion last week in which people who "liked" the Seattle-based chain's Facebook page received up to 20 free photo prints from its Kodak picture kiosks. Bartell operates 58 stores in the Puget Sound region, the metropolitan area around Seattle.

July 8, 2011

Walgreens recently surpassed 1 million fans on Facebook, the pharmacy operator announced Friday, and also has integrated its network of more than 7,700 drug stores through mobile platforms on Facebook Places and Foursquare.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens recently surpassed 1 million fans on Facebook, the pharmacy operator announced Friday, and also has integrated its network of more than 7,700 drug stores through mobile platforms on Facebook Places and Foursquare.

Consequently, Walgreens quickly has become the chain drug store retailer with the largest following on Foursquare, while developing a growing presence on other social communities, including Twitter and YouTube.

June 22, 2011

CVS/pharmacy is further expanding the benefits for its more than 8 million ExtraCare Beauty Club members with the introduction of the "Beauty Board," a panel of beauty and style experts who will provide interactive content and advice for the CVS Beauty Club Facebook page.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy is further expanding the benefits for its more than 8 million ExtraCare Beauty Club members with the introduction of the "Beauty Board," a panel of beauty and style experts who will provide interactive content and advice for the CVS Beauty Club Facebook page.

The ExtraCare Beauty Club, which launched in January, is an extension of the CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare Rewards program and provides members with additional rewards on beauty purchases and other beauty-specific benefits. The Beauty Board members include:

June 20, 2011

Retailers and small- to mid-sized brand marketers shouldn’t be quick to dismiss social media as an effective avenue to communicate with consumers versus traditional media outreach like TV and radio. That was a key takeaway of a recent survey conducted on behalf of marketing/public relations firm Robin Leedy & Associates.


MT. KISCO, N.Y. — Retailers and small- to mid-sized brand marketers shouldn’t be quick to dismiss social media as an effective avenue to communicate with consumers versus traditional media outreach like TV and radio. That was a key takeaway of a recent survey conducted on behalf of marketing/public relations firm Robin Leedy & Associates.


In fact, the research suggested that the balance of power already may be tipping in favor of social marketing, particularly in certain categories and definitely among certain consumers.


June 10, 2011

Increasingly, social media is leveling the playing field for small- and mid-sized brand marketers, opening new, more affordable and more effective avenues to communicate with consumers versus such traditional media as TV and radio. And new research suggests the balance of power already may be tipping in favor of social marketing, particularly in certain categories and definitely among certain consumers.

MT. KISCO, N.Y. — Increasingly, social media is leveling the playing field for small- and mid-sized brand marketers, opening new, more affordable and more effective avenues to communicate with consumers versus such traditional media as TV and radio. And new research suggests the balance of power already may be tipping in favor of social marketing, particularly in certain categories and definitely among certain consumers.

June 6, 2011

The cost of acquiring a Facebook “liker?” Less than 13 cents per fan, according to a Media Logic blog posted last week.

ALBANY, N.Y. — The cost of acquiring a Facebook “liker?" Less than 13 cents per fan, according to a Media Logic blog entry posted last week. At least that’s what retailer Kirkland's spent in its pursuit of more than 200,000 Facebook surfers who opted-in on the Kirkland's page. And because the act of a Facebook user “liking” a page is posted on that person’s newsfeed, it fast becomes a case of “if you tell two friends and they each in turn tell two friends ...”

May 20, 2011

More retailers are using such social media venues as Facebook as an entry point into their e-commerce sites, according to the Wall Street Journal, which cited JCPenney and GNC as examples.

NEW YORK — More retailers are using such social media venues as Facebook as an entry point into their e-commerce sites, according to the Wall Street Journal, which cited JCPenney and GNC as examples.

Facebook, the report said, creates a new shopping dynamic, enabling consumers to “share” what they’ve bought with friends in real time.

For now, the revenue stream is a trickle, WSJ reported. But expectations are that this potentially could provide a strong flow of revenue in the near future.

May 19, 2011

Weis Markets on Thursday announced a revamped home page that features a section of the grocer’s social media updates. The idea to make the change was borne out of Facebook polls and online customer feedback.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Thursday announced a revamped home page that features a section of the grocer’s social media updates. The idea to make the change was borne out of Facebook polls and online customer feedback.

April 28, 2011

Frito-Lay fans really "like" the brand.

PLANO, Texas — Frito-Lay fans really "like" the brand.

The PepsiCo division said that its growing Facebook fan base has helped it garner the Guinness World Record title for "Most Fans on Facebook in 24 Hours," with nearly 1.6 million "likes" in one day, which occurred April 11.

To celebrate this achievement, Frito-Lay is giving away a coupon for a free bag of chips on its Facebook page to the first 24,000 consumers that "like" Frito-Lay, starting on April 29 at 2 p.m. Central Standard Time.

March 30, 2011

A specialty infusion pharmacy has joined the social media realm.

RALEIGH, N.C. — A specialty infusion pharmacy has joined the social media realm.

MedPro Rx's president, Nancy McFarlane, said that the company has launched a Facebook page, which will share MedPro Rx’s news, updates, blog posts and photos with its community. Additionally, the page will expand the company's online presence and customer service focus for clients, healthcare consumers, providers and third-party payers, McFarlane said.

February 25, 2011

Life…supplemented on Thursday announced its fundraising initiative, “Why You Want to Be Well,” for Vitamin Angels for March, and will use Facebook to raise up to $5,000.

WASHINGTON — Life…supplemented on Thursday announced its fundraising initiative, “Why You Want to Be Well,” for Vitamin Angels for March, and will use Facebook to raise up to $5,000.

February 24, 2011

Walmart said it will present more than $1.5 million to nonprofits in six U.S. communities, thanks to Facebook users' help with the retailer's commitment to fight hunger through 2015.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart said it will present more than $1.5 million to nonprofits in six U.S. communities, thanks to Facebook users' help with the retailer's commitment to fight hunger through 2015.

February 18, 2011

LOS ANGELES — When it comes to choosing the right medicine for their kids, moms go by the book — Facebook, that is. Moms new and old are spending more and more time on mommy blog-type sites and then tweeting or “Facebooking” any interesting tidbits they may find there. It’s a highly engaged group of consumers. According to recent findings by market researcher Morpace, U.S. Facebook users are on the site for one of every three minutes of time they spend online.

December 29, 2010

Target is unveiling a new ad campaign in 2011, according to a published report. The new ads are meant to speak to a broader group of parents. The company also is reaching out to new parents through a new Facebook-based initiative called the "Big Baby Billboard."

NEW YORK — Target will kick off a new ad campaign in 2011 that makes a tongue-in-cheek, if not frank and honest, appeal to new parents, according to a report by AdAge.

“I just had a 20-minute conversation with a stranger about nipples,” reads one of the print ads, which the article noted are “meant to illustrate the chaos, humor and absurdness that are hallmarks of parenting.”

December 20, 2010

American Greetings has teamed up with BigDates Solutions to further enhance the birthday calendar application on Facebook.

CLEVELAND — American Greetings has teamed up with BigDates Solutions to further enhance the birthday calendar application on Facebook.

December 14, 2010

Kodak's latest social network innovation has arrived.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Kodak's latest social network innovation has arrived.

The social photo album creator for Facebook — which can be accessed at Apps.facebook.com/kodak-social and also is available on Kodak photo kiosks — allows consumers to easily combine photos from the social networking site with other photo albums, thereby taking the guesswork out of combining photos from multiple albums into one.

October 31, 2010

The Natural Products Association on Monday announced its first step into the social media space...

October 24, 2010

Prolab Nutrition on Monday announced the relaunch of its consumer website, which now includes a...

CHATSWORTH, Calif. Prolab Nutrition on Monday announced the relaunch of its consumer website, which now includes a monthly sweepstakes to be the “Featured Athlete of the Month,” an “Ask the Athlete” online forum for submitting training and nutrition questions to Team Prolab professionals, and links to two new social media platforms -- a Prolab Facebook fan page and a Prolab YouTube channel.

 

June 10, 2010

Social networking can be found at your local CVS/pharmacy's or Target's photo kiosks, according to...

April 7, 2010

Alliance Health Networks has moved Diabetic Connect onto its new advanced social networking platform where...

SALT LAKE CITY Alliance Health Networks has moved Diabetic Connect onto its new advanced social networking platform where Alliance Health’s newer properties, including Sleep Connect, Health Exchange, Arthritis Connect and several other health-focused social networking sites, now operate.