Brands In The Social Media Suck Hole

A lot of people are looking to social media advertising to perform (myself included). And a lot of people are starting to question whether in fact it does, or ever will, perform. Hotel consutlant, Michael Hraba, is questioning. I think a lot of hotels that set up a (Facebook) page, have absolutely *ZERO* idea how […]

Need A Diversion? Try Social Media!

Fallon’s Skimmer story got picked up by the Minneapolis press. BTW, Fallon laid off 18 people, or 9% of its MN-based staff yesterday. Share

Anyone For Anti-Social Media?

Living the connected life is a tall order. Instead of living in the moment–something wise men and women have long advocated–we find ourselves bent over the tiny keyboard of a mobile device updating Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, FriendFeed and our blogs when we ought to be soaking up the sun and whatever friendly banter we can. […]

Buy Your Friend A Drink – Do It Now, It’s Friday

A reviewing and recommendation company called Living Social, which makes the popular “Pick Your Five” app for Facebook and other soc nets, has acquired BuyYourFriendADrink.com, according to CNet. BuyYourFriendADrink.com is a site that lets you reach out to friends, often friends living in other cities, and buy them a drink. The service offers Pay Pal […]

Today In Twitterverse: Make It Matter Or Make It Go Away

Spike Jones at Brains on Fire has been one of my favorite bloggers for years. Today, he posted a post to beat all posts. Here’s how it starts: Noise. Noise. Noise. You should be on Facebook. You should be on Twitter. Noise. Noise. Noise. Make a viral video. We should blog. Noise. Noise. Noise. Leave […]

As Mass Media Crumbles Marketers Get Personal

According to PR Week, Coca-Cola has created a new office of digital communications and social media within its public affairs and communications department. Clyde Tuggle, SVP of corporate affairs and productivity at Coke, noted “mass media is declining in importance,” when introducing the new department in a memo to staff, which the beverage manufacturer shared […]

Using Millennials To Market Cars To Millennials

If you’re a progressive marketer today, you don’t want to create another ad campaign. Rather, you want to start a consumer movement. That’s what Ford Motors is up to with Fiesta Movement, a new effort that takes online WOM to its ultimate “in service of the brand” expression. According to Automobile Magazine, 100 specially selected […]

When Members of the Digerati Tire of All the Web 2.0 Bullshit, What’s Next?

Wieden’s digital ninja, Renny Gleeson is not impressed with the shallow work being done by Axe and Skittles online. Actually, “not impressed” is much too weak a description. Let’s look at the source material, shall we? So now Axe’s BBH tries to go all web metafilter for their new site, following on the heels of […]

Social Strategies Move The Needle

Chris Brogan aims to give social media a good name by moving his clients’ business agendas forward. I am captain of a very small pirate ship. We aim to work in the service of companies who can no longer wait for their fleet to hold their tea ceremonies, shine the brass, and paint the trim. […]

Know Where Your Shizzeeps Are

Twitter’s great and all but the Technorati needs to feast on a new dish. You know how it is. According to AppScout, Four Square is the entree of choice at the South By Southwest/Interactive this year. This year’s breakout story is sure to be a social network called foursquare, from the guys behind the now-defunct […]