The Weekly Compete Pulse

This week was a lively one for Boston as we celebrated the future of marketing through the FutureM conference. Compete had the honor of hosting a TastyBytes event with the ARF about turning social media conversations into business advantage.

We wished we could have been at every event, but that’s why we had Bostinnovation around to fill us in! Check out a recap from Thursday’s event:  #FutureM: The Future of Location Based Technology, GeoM2 Recap

Companies like Google and Facebook have been dipping their toes in the daily deals industry without a drastic amount of success so far. It’s Amazon’s turn now and in order to increase their chances, they are addressing the fact that the landscape may indeed by saturated by taking advantage of their very own customers. Lifehacker tells us how Amazon is integrating their daily deals into their very own product, the Kindle, to close out the competition:  AmazonLocal Deals Coming Soon to Your Kindle with Special Offers Screensaver

I was talking with a colleague about how hacking in the begging of the Internet was experimental and less serious. Gizmodo must have been eavesdropping because they compiled this list of 10 Hackers Who Made History

SEO may seem like a term for a traditional online marketer, but as it turns out, social media marketing can have a part in it as well. Not sure how to optimize your search results via social media outlets? Read Search Engine Watch’s 5 Ways SEO Can Work with Social Media Managers

We’ll leave you with a little gem from Search Engine Watch: 5 Filters Everybody Should Use In Their Adwords Account

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About Jen Duguay:
Jen Duguay joins Compete to take on all things social media. She comes from a social issue background, most recently having worked for the Social Innovation Forum, the venture philanthropy arm of Root Cause, a nonprofit research and consulting firm. Jen's interests include singing, marketing, running, art, making guacemole, and using social entrepreneurship to tackle world issues. She has spent time in Belize and the Dominican Republic working on microfinance initiatives and recently traveled to Kenya where she studied the public healthcare system. Follow Jen @jenduguay on Twitter.