Lots Of Weak, Recycled Spots That Don’t Lead Anybody Anywhere

The other day, Gary Vaynerchuk predicted that Super Bowl advertisers would extend the story told in their Super Bowl ads to online venues, and that these extensions would have us talking on Monday morning. Didn’t happen (except in a few rare exceptions). In fact, if you look at the Toyota Camry spot, to name just […]

Brands Are Not Inherently Social, And It Shows In Their Conversational Marketing

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The Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth recently conducted a new study on the usage of social media in fast-growing corporations. Fifty percent of the 2010 Inc. 500 had a corporate blog, up from 45% in 2009 and 39% in 2008. In this new 2011 study, the use of blogging dropped […]

So Much Better Than A “Like” On Facebook

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Eyeglasses purveyor, Warby Parker, did something right. We know this because Marsha, a customer from New Orleans, conveyed her brand love in a box of goodies from the Crescent City. I’ll take beignets from Cafe Du Monde over a Facebook “Like” every time. Share

If Your Are Levi’s, Say So On Instagram and Twitter #IAmLevis

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Levi’s is auditioning real life models for an upcoming campaign on photo sharing site, Instagram. Here are two slightly racy entries into this latest iteration of a social/promotional contest: To participate in this vanity project, you need an iPhone loaded with the Instagram application. Take a photo and load it to Instagram with the hashtag […]

Not All Social Media Solutions Are Social, Or Solutions

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines isn’t just delivering you to Europe’s finest destinations, the airline wants to hook you up in the sky, as well. According to USA Today, KLM is launching a “meet and seat” service early next year that will let passengers tap their social media accounts and pick seatmates based on similar interests. […]

Social Media Is Money, When You Learn How To Milk It

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What role does social media play in the hiring process? According to MBAOnline, social media is how hiring gets done in this day and age. Maybe they’re correct, and maybe their data needs some scrutiny by ball busting number crunchers. I’m not buying the stats in this infographic. Are you? As Media Bistro points out, […]

A Handset For Illustrators And People Who Like To Draw

According to Trend Hunter, Samsung and social media agency Jam teamed up to promote the Samsung Galaxy Note, a smartphone-tablet hybrid device with an advanced ‘S’ pen that allows for detailed drawings and sketches. The “Create My Tweet” campaign features illustrators Rose Stallard, Steven Wilson, Danny Sangra and Natasha Lawill. Here’s a bit more content […]

Facebook Is Where The Shoppers Are, And Increasingly It’s Where The Shops Are

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Social commerce is about to explode. According to Booz and Company, social commerce will be a $30 billion dollar opportunity by 2015. Tretorn is one brand that’s busy pursuing the gold at the end of the social rainbow. With the help of Moontoast’s Distributed Social Commerce platform, Tretorn launched a series of social commerce campaigns […]

The Social Media Monthly Brings The Conversation Back To Print

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Today at the Seattle Interactive Conference the discussion was focused on all things digital. But among the vendors in the conference hall was a seemingly old school idea: a new magazine, online, and offline, called The Social Media Monthly. Now on its third issue, and available at newsstands across the country, the magazine contains thinkpieces […]

Social Isn’t Corn, So What’s It Doing In A Silo?

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While social media is a key part of almost every agency’s offerings, a number of agencies are now launching separately branded and operated social media entities, according to DMNews. Ahead of the curve is shopper marketing agency Mars Advertising, which created Collective Bias more than two years ago to tap the power of bloggers and […]