Internet Marketing Jobs Are Available!

The economy may be bad but the protective bubble around the online space is intact.

Here are a few jobs from our job board. Hope you find what you are looking for.

Senior Account Executive – Online Ad Sales – Acquinity Interactive – New York, NY

Web Applications Developer – True North Custom Media – Chattanooga, TN

SEM Coordinator – Eye Traffic Media – Arlington, VA

If you are an employer looking for the right employees posting on our job board is only $27 / listing / month.

There’s only winners on the Marketing Pilgrim Internet and social media marketing job board!

Skype Video Chat Now Live on Facebook

A year from now, there will be absolutely no reason to leave the confines of Facebook. You’ll be able to catch up with friends, watch movies, shop for stuff, conduct business and do your taxes.

Until then, you’ll have to leave Facebook to do some of those things, but you won’t have to leave in order to make a video call. Skype for Facebook is now complete. Ping any of your online Facebook friends and a video window opens inside the page. No need to waste time logging on to Skype, you can now interrupt people instantly! See. Look at that happy face.

In order to video chat with more than one person, you’ll have to upgrade to Skype premium which costs $4.49 a month, or you could go use Google+ Hangout.

Internet Summit 2011: Engagement and Data Rule the Day

Tackling the social marketing landscape can be quite challenging. With it’s continuous growth and evolving technologies, it’s a battle to stay a step ahead while remaining relevant to your customers. For the nearly 2,000 internet executives, senior marketers, digital professionals, entrepreneurs and investors attending the recent Internet Summit 2011 in Raleigh, NC (November 15 -16) this challenge became a little more achievable.

Being a first time attendee to the conference, I walked in with no preconceived notions just an open mind, an active Twitter account and a laptop ready for note taking. I wanted to capture a few new marketing tactics that could be applied to my active email marketing and social media initiatives. What I walked away with proved to be much more meaningful – fresh knowledge and practical applications.

Gmail iOS App Back, Fingers Crossed All Around Mountain View

Two weeks ago Google put out their long awaited Gmail app for the iOS. Well, let’s just say it didn’t go well. Google’s Gmail blog gives a rather clinical assessment of the mess that was the Gmail iOS app v.1

Two weeks ago, we introduced our Gmail app for iOS. Unfortunately it contained a bug which broke notifications and displayed an error message, so we removed it from the App Store. We’ve fixed the bug and notifications are now working, and the app is back in the App Store.

In the short time the app was public we received a lot of helpful feedback and feature requests. This included requests for everything from bigger features like multiple account support to customizations like improved notifications and mobile specific signatures.

Android Malware Rises Dramatically

I am an Android user but I will say one thing that I have stayed very cautious about is apps. In other words, unless the app comes from a trusted source (large company etc) I won’t touch it. There is even some trepidation on those apps but at least I can convince myself that the risk of malware is at least lower.

Well, if the current report from Juniper Networks is accurate, my concerns are merited. In fact, the rise in malware has been so rapid (up by 472% since July of this year) that Android is looking a lot like Windows when it comes to viruses and malware. It’s a growing problem for companies and individuals alike.

And what sits relatively problem free? Apple products of course. There is something to be said for the walled garden, huh?

Check out the infographic giving more details about this problem. Stuff like this makes me think, hmmmmmm, that iPhone does look pretty nice and I could get a new friend called Siri as well. When’s that contract up?

Sports is the Ticket at LivingSocial

LivingSocial members consumed 28,742 hot dogs in Q3 while burgers bit the big one with a 27% decline in sales.

That bit of trivia is part of LivingSocial’s Q3 Purchasing Trends report which also comes with a huge, but nifty infographic. We’ve got half of it here, but you’ll need to click through for the full experience.

LivingSocial members took advantage of unique learning experiences this past summer and 520,600 members spent a day at the museum.

Magazine subscriptions rose a surprising 236%, but sporting events ruled. Football ticket sales were up 411% and soccer tickets rose 126%.

To Your Health

In an ironic twist, indoor rock climbing tickets rose 17%, landing at 13,726 sold. But at the same time, members purchased vouchers for 59,904 donuts. Gonna have to climb a lot of walls to burn off those calories. Brunch vouchers were up 32% while bagels were up only 13%.

Wednesday is Sharing Day on Facebook

Wednesday is the most misunderstood day of the week.  It’s far enough away from last weekend that the fun memories are fading. It’s far enough away from next weekend to keep you from getting too excited. And then there’s that awful nickname: Hump Day.

Here at Marketing Pilgrim, we say Wednesday deserves a little respect and here’s why. Turns out more people share and click on Facebook posts on Wednesday, than any other day of the week. Take that Friday.

Here’s a chart from a new study by EdgeRank Checker.

Look at Wednesday, beating the pants off all those other days!

EdgeRank took this one step further, measuring the correlation between clicks and other behavior on Facebook. Here’s what they came up with: