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Does The Facebook Name Change Affect Charlotte Advertisers?

Oct 29, 2021 12:49:01 PM / by Larry Julius

Every month, 1.7 million adults in Charlotte use social media, according to Nielsen. Seventy-six 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 Charlotte than watch local TV stations and cable channels. Only Charlotte radio reaches 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, Charlotte-area businesses are expected to spend $248 million on social media advertising, a 31.7% 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 Charlotte businesses that advertise on Facebook?

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

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

May 6, 2021 12:56:47 PM / by Larry Julius

The number of job openings in the Charlotte 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 North Carolina unemployment rate still at 5.9%, Charlotte 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, employment advertising, recruitment advertising, white collar, online job boards, blue collar, Zip Recruiter, passive job seekers, active job seekers, indeed,, LinkedIn

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