Anti-Social Is A Non-Persuasive Position

MGH in Baltimore has an active social media presence and the agency is now using this fact against its local competition. This full page ad ran in the Baltimore Sun on Monday: Normally, I’d say number of followers is not the right metric, but for this self-promo ad it is. The numbers indicate a passion […]

Yet Another Facebook Story: Be Positively Likable

The Facebook Data Team released a study recently that looks carefully at the words people use in their status updates and how these words influence behavior. Unsurprisingly, status updates with more positive emotional words receive more likes, and those with more negative emotional words receive less likes. Slightly less intuitive is the fact that positive […]

For The Digitally Self-Absorbed

Augie Ray, a senior analyst at Forrester has identified eight things he’s “sick of” in social media. One of the eight–Narcissism–grabbed my attention. There are many different kinds of narcissists in social media: There are Snow White Narcissists who every day sing about the greatness of their lives, the brightness of their futures and their […]

Is The Craft Of Copywriting Irrelevant To Social Media Marketing?

Oreo’s Facebook page is insanely popular. According to Ad Age, one of the reasons for the Kraft brand’s success on Facebook has to do with the conversational nature of the Wall posts. As it turns out, many people in social networks don’t want to talk about your product, they just want to talk. There’s increasing […]

Web Celebs Move Metal

According to The Wall Street Journal, Lexus is enlisting people with a strong following on Twitter and other social media to create buzz around its products. Its new campaign includes online videos that show actress and comedian Whitney Cummings interviewing an array of social-media heavyweights as they take the Lexus CT 200h for a spin […]

Don’t Fear Your Data, Preserve It

For most organizations there are very real risks associated with NOT preserving web content. A stringent regulatory environment, greater focus on privacy policies, and evolving electronic data preservation standards have highlighted these risks. According to The New York Times, Tribal DDB is teaming with Nextpoint, on a new archiving product called Cloud Preservation specifically to […]

What’s A Hashtag? Social Media Just Isn’t That Cool Anymore.

Steve McKee of McKee Wallwork Cleveland, and author of the book When Growth Stalls, recently attended “a confab of senior-level executives who oversee online and digital activities at a variety of leading corporations.” He found, much to his surprise, that these execs didn’t give a rat’s ass about social media. As I milled around the […]