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Holiday Shopping & Social Media: 5 Fantastic Campaigns

Brad's Black Friday

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday … It’s almost like social media was created to promote deals during the holiday shopping season.

The post-Thanksgiving shopping season starts earlier every year. There were many people camped out days before in traditional Black Friday Shopping Style. Stores, such as Staples, had Black Friday deals all week. Others, opened their doors early on Thanksgiving Day.

Here are 5 fantastic social media holiday shopping campaigns:

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5 Black Friday Apps to Get Your Deal On

BlackFriday.fm iPhone app

BlackFriday.fm iPhone app

Black Friday, that frenzied day-after Thanksgiving shopping day of coupons, doorbusters and mad stampedes, is less than two weeks away. That means for anyone planning to brave the crowds on Nov. 29, it’s time to get prepared and know which stores you want to hit and who will have that holiday laptop sale for even less. Bring in the apps.

Search Black Friday in the App Store and you’ll get 84 results, from deal aggregators to goofy Thanksgiving-themed games and wallpapers. But if you’re a Black Friday shopper, it’s all about the deal. So here are five FREE apps that will sort, track, rank and otherwise help you stay on top of 2013′s best savings. Read more

How Twitter Users Spread Buzz For Cyber Monday & Black Friday

black friday 2012 top brands

Early studies showed that Twitter contributed nothing to Thanksgiving sales this year, at least in terms of traffic to retail sites. But data from Black Friday and Cyber Monday continues to pour in. Analysts at NMIncite read the posts for shopper feedback, while Silverpop found the brand sites with the most check-ins. These reports showed another trend: even if people weren’t shopping through Twitter, they were using the microblogging site to talk about their shopping plans.

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