TopRank Marketing News Picks: January 14, 2011

Each week there are a number of articles and posts that stand-out because of the quality of the information shared or the importance of the news itself. This week was no different.

Fourquare made a pitch to businesses to take ownership of their own venues and to provide additional campaign content that would better engage users on the popular geolocation site. (MobileBeat)

You can pick up some great Twitter tips for brands seeking to create a popular community. See 6 Winning Strategies to Learn From that profiles some major brands that have balanced corporate needs and social media. (Mashable)

And if you aren’t sure about those great looking barcode-like squares popping up more and more, learn more about QR Codes in Using QR Codes to Promote Your Business. Many businesses may not be sure of how QR could potentially help them but this is a great starting point to learn more.  (Entrepreneur)

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