At the annual Winter Las Vegas Marketplace (#LVMkt – twitter), SocialNorth was present as Furniture Today released their 2012 Consensus Bedding Forecast. Using data from their polling of 30 vendors and CEO’s, ISPA (International Sleep Products Association) forecasts and balancing with economic conditions, Furniture Today delivered their take
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After the catastrophic economic crash of 2009, the government stepped in to help car companies rebuild themselves. But while many manufacturers watched their businesses die and their employees left jobless and many homeless, Waterloo Region (in Ontario, Canada) created a network to support struggling manufacturers and help them remain competitive in the new global landscape – the Manufacturing Innovation Network (MIN).
The economic downturn of 2009 may be in our rear view mirror, but the furniture industry is still nursing its wounds. This past week I spoke at Las Vegas Market to furniture retailers eager to learn how to engage on social media. Thanks to Dave Perry and Furniture Today, I was able to see the bedding industry with a little more clarity.
Communities need nurturing, not managing. In this case study, online communities are supported by bloggers who tested products and then shared their experiences with the world. With more than 50 bloggers in its community, the word of mouth spread like a grassfire.
With a clear understanding that the best marketing messages are entertainment launching a Facebook campaign should be about fun first. Supporting it with advertising is second.
In late 2009, a retailer from Winnipeg approached this manufacturer about sending pillows to soldiers serving in Afghanistan in honor of a former employee who had recently died while serving there. He wanted to send 7,500 pillows (and a postcard with each one) to Canadian soldiers …
This manufacturer hosts busy communities on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIN using social media best practices and proven SEO. Learn how this company optimizes social networking…