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Black Friday and the tale of the holiday hashtags

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When it comes to turning shoppers out for Black Friday deals, the 30-second TV spot, the advertising circular and the e-mail blast are so passé. Today’s savvy retailers realize that the only way to cut through the clutter and outsmart consumers armed with price comparison shopping apps is to find new ways to connect with those consumers wherever and whenever they happen to be online over the next 72 hours. Because, admit it, you may be on the way to grandmother’s house, but you’re still checking Facebook or Twitter en route. Read the full story at The Washington Post.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of NBC Universal’s Live Digital with Shelly Palmer, a weekly half-hour television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.