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Social media’s influence on our lives and businesses will continue to grow exponentially in 2012.

And that means whether or not you choose to embrace it, as well as how you use it, will continue to affect your bottom line. As social media began to gain more and more traction over the last decade, it emerged as a credible avenue for retailers to attract followers, as well as share deals with consumers.

However, as the medium continues to evolve, “making social central to the shopping experience is still a largely untapped way to drive sales and increase margins,” according to Mashable.com’s seven social media predictions for 2012.

The social media news blog believes more businesses will set up shop within the walls of Facebook, personalize their e-commerce sites based on a consumer’s Facebook and Twitter taste graph, and increase participation in second-tier social networks like Tumblr and Pinterest where users organically share their purchases and wish lists.

Have you been able to successfully attract followers to your social media platforms, and how do you plan to evolve this year?

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When Sales Beat Projections, You Know Wilkerson Did Its Job

There are no crystal balls when it comes to sales projections. But when Thomasville, Georgia jeweler Fran Lewis chose Wilkerson to run the retirement/going-out-of-business sale for Lewis Jewelers and More, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Wilkerson could one-up its own sales numbers. “Not only did we meet our goal, but we exceeded the goal that Wilkerson had given us by about 134%,” she says. After more than 40 years in the business, Lewis says she decided a few years ago to “move towards retirement.” And she was impressed by Wilkerson’s tenure in the industry. Overall, she’d recommend the company to anyone else who may be thinking it’s time to hang up their loupe. “As a full package, they’ve done a very good job and I’d definitely recommend Wilkerson.”

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Social Media Will Affect Sales Even More in 2012

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Social media’s influence on our lives and businesses will continue to grow exponentially in 2012.

And that means whether or not you choose to embrace it, as well as how you use it, will continue to affect your bottom line. As social media began to gain more and more traction over the last decade, it emerged as a credible avenue for retailers to attract followers, as well as share deals with consumers.

However, as the medium continues to evolve, “making social central to the shopping experience is still a largely untapped way to drive sales and increase margins,” according to Mashable.com’s seven social media predictions for 2012.

The social media news blog believes more businesses will set up shop within the walls of Facebook, personalize their e-commerce sites based on a consumer’s Facebook and Twitter taste graph, and increase participation in second-tier social networks like Tumblr and Pinterest where users organically share their purchases and wish lists.

Have you been able to successfully attract followers to your social media platforms, and how do you plan to evolve this year?

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10 Things You Can Fit Into Your 63,206-Character Facebook Status

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SPONSORED VIDEO

When Sales Beat Projections, You Know Wilkerson Did Its Job

There are no crystal balls when it comes to sales projections. But when Thomasville, Georgia jeweler Fran Lewis chose Wilkerson to run the retirement/going-out-of-business sale for Lewis Jewelers and More, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Wilkerson could one-up its own sales numbers. “Not only did we meet our goal, but we exceeded the goal that Wilkerson had given us by about 134%,” she says. After more than 40 years in the business, Lewis says she decided a few years ago to “move towards retirement.” And she was impressed by Wilkerson’s tenure in the industry. Overall, she’d recommend the company to anyone else who may be thinking it’s time to hang up their loupe. “As a full package, they’ve done a very good job and I’d definitely recommend Wilkerson.”

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