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Does The Facebook Name Change Affect Boston Advertisers?

Oct 29, 2021 11:37:38 AM / by Larry Julius

Every month, 4.5 million adults in Boston use social media, according to Nielsen. Eighty percent of these consumers use Facebook, far more than other sites like Instagram (also owned by Facebook), Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

As a stand-alone medium, Facebook is used by more people in Boston than watch local TV stations. Only Boston radio and local cable reach more consumers.

The large audience commanded by social media has attracted a significant amount of advertising dollars from local advertisers. According to Borrell Associates, a company that measures advertising expenditures across the county, Boston area businesses are expected to spend $622 million on social media advertising, a 24.5% increase over 2022. The overwhelming majority of these dollars are being spent with Facebook.

Yesterday, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced the company was changing its name to "Meta".  This change, though, only affects the name of the parent company. There will be no change to the company's brands like Facebook, Instagram, or WhatsApp.

How will this name change affect Boston businesses that advertise on Facebook?

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Topics boston radio, social media advertising, facebook advertising, instagram advertising, facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, meta, metaverse

Help Wanted: The Best Way To Recruit Qualified Workers In Boston

May 6, 2021 11:30:40 AM / by Larry Julius

The number of job openings in the Boston area has exceeded pre-pandemic levels, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Businesses of all sizes are adding employees in a big way, according to the ADP Research Institute, but still, large numbers of positions remain unfilled.

With the Massachusetts unemployment rate still at 6.7%, Boston business owners wonder why they are having difficulty attracting applicants for open positions.

According to a recent article posted in The Economist, there are two major reasons why many sidelined workers aren't anxious to come to work. The first is fear.

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Topics radio advertising, social media advertising, job boards, recruitment advertising, employment advertising, white collar, passive job seekers, active job seekers, Zip Recruiter, blue collar, Indeed,, LinkedIn

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