It’s Official, Geeks Now At The Center Of The Enterprise

Mashable got the big tour of Gatorade’s Social Media Command Center, located in the company’s marketing department outside of Chicago. Gatorade’s tools are also being used to optimize landing pages and make sure followers are being sent to the top performing pages. As an example, the company says it’s been able to increase engagement with […]

Starbucks To Deliver Exclusive Content For Free (And All The Wi-Fi You Want)

Generosity is good business. Therefore, I expect Starbucks’ plan to provide free Wi-Fi in all its U.S. stores by July 1 to be very good for the coffee chain’s business. Speaking today at WIRED’s Disruptive by Design conference today, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said his company continues to look for new ways to bridge the […]

In-App Advertising For The iPad — Everyone’s Doing It

Apple’s new iPad is opening up some creative opportunities for early adopter brands, including media brands intent on delivering a more immersive experience for their readers/viewers. Pandora, for one, is working with Starbucks, Lexus, and Budweiser to develop new campaigns for their iPad app that will utilize the rich video, audio and interactive capabilities. Here’s […]

Incubate Your Best Marcom Ideas In Pepsi

PepsiCo is looking for emerging technologies and innovations in social media, mobile marketing, experiential marketing and gaming. Ergo, the beverage company is partnering with Mashable and Highland Capital Partners to provide up to 10 start-ups with resources, support and mentoring to bring their ideas to fruition. Beginning today until June 24, 2010, interested entrepreneurs can […]

Adobe Is In A Love-Hate Relationship With Apple

Adobe is taking out some banner ads on the New York Times today to address the HTML5-Flash controversy. This one got juxtaposed with an unfortunate news story, however. The ads click through to a statement from the company and an open letter from Adobe’s founders. Share

Microsoft Wants To Tussle

I keep finding articles on how big Google is, and what a threat Google presents to competition. By competition, the complainers often mean Microsoft, an odd thing considering Microsoft’s monopoly on the desktop and the legal troubles the company has faced as a consequence. Microsoft got Google’s attention in Ohio recently, when a routine collections […]

Geo-Tracking One’s Career

Ed Hamilton, a copywriter in London, put his CV on Google Maps, an act which led to 15,000 views in two days. Here’s another one from Carren O’Keefe. [via Michael Lebowitz] Share

How Many Personal Communications Devices Does One Person Need? I Guess We’ll See On 4/3.

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Flavor Takeover

 As it is, the ad above is visually interesting. But I encourage you to watch it on Vimeo for the full impact. [via Ian Schafer] Share