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And, according to Theodore Kim at dallasnews.com, companies from Coca-Cola to Mercedes-Benz USA have unveiled elaborate social media strategies that just a few years ago might have seemed nonsensical.
Consider Super Bowl XLV in Arlington the Social Media Super Bowl, the first in which tools like Facebook and Twitter will play such a central role in advertising, promotions and fandom.
Social media is by no means a recent phenomenon. Yet only in recent years has it gained the kind of mainstream foothold on Madison Avenue and among fans that has turned it into a transformational force. It has, in essence, changed how fans, companies and athletes interact with each other.
Virtually every entity — from the North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee to the Southern Steel Fan Club of North Texas — has a Facebook or Twitter page. Often both.
An estimated 700 million people worldwide are on Facebook or Twitter or both. The Super Bowl in Dallas could set new milestones.
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