The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which research analyst Lyons George and industrials editor/analyst Isaac Pino discuss topics across the investing world.
Where consumers go, brands will follow -- even if that means creating a few Facebook pages along the way. In today's edition, Lyons and Isaac discuss a rumored "social" acquisition by the customer relationship management gurus over at Salesforce.com, and consider the broader implications of a collision between the enterprise software and social media markets. Is the business of turning customers into "friends" a flash in the pan, or is now the beginning of a powerful (and, for opportunistic investors, profitable) marketing revolution?
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