Facebook, Twitter, other social media help drive business for s...

There are 11 comments on the Apr 26, 2009, Chicago Tribune story titled Facebook, Twitter, other social media help drive business for s.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Charter reservations are sailing in for Free Spirit Yacht Cruises this year despite the turbulent economy, and co-owner Angela Motola-Donofrio attributes it to a social media push.

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Gordon

Lake Zurich, IL

#1 Apr 26, 2009
"Nobody wants a salesman in the middle of their conversation,"

Yeah, it's called "trolling". Maybe you've heard the term? This Facebook / Twitter Lovefest is just unbelievable.
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Williamsburg, VA

#2 Apr 26, 2009
Social networks are a great tool for building business and targeting the social media market. At http://determined2.com Interactivity that promotes successful pursuit of life goals. In the process of launching our site, have found the social networks to be very useful in drawing traffic. Online news drawing the attention of audiences in the social media online news.
Andy Birol

United States

#4 Apr 27, 2009
It is especially difficult to know what to do. I tweeted this piece and commented on it. Gotta set up some more tweets before the day really starts. Cheers from a small business abirol@andybirol.com
Kenton Cowdry

Kansas City, MO

#5 Apr 27, 2009
Social media is good for journalists who write a good story too. I read this article based on a tweet from someone in my social network. Nice work.
Don Lafferty

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Apr 27, 2009
No doubt that it works.

I have so many companies and businesses asking me what social media can do for them that I can't keep up with the education.

And it's fun.

Don
http://donaldlafferty.com
Nora A Burns

Denver, CO

#7 Apr 27, 2009
Facebook, Twitter, etc can be EXCEPTIONAL marketing tools for business -- as well as a great way way to communicate in real or near-real time with your customer base.
Thank you for the great article!
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www.twitter.com/noraburns
Sam Bauer

Westchester, IL

#8 Apr 28, 2009
I really don't like how you guys made this movie, it should have more action. I also was bored at the end!
Mark Bradford

Chicago, IL

#9 Apr 28, 2009
Glad to see small business is picking up this. Social media is a democratizing marketing tool for small and medium business. And it work for B2B too.
Greg

Harrisburg, PA

#11 Apr 29, 2009
NetSpray.com is a new ecommerce site that allows people to sell items and market them with widgets. There is also the availability to set commissions so that affiliates will try and sell your products. It is a great new site. www.netspray.com
Public Relations Depot

Leeton, MO

#12 May 5, 2009
...I agree, these networking mediums can have a great impact on your business,and it creates a sense of community. While one must be active for it to really work, I think overall using Twitter and FB is a great addition to anyone doing business.
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