Visual Mosaics In The Stream

Words that mean something

“We’ve been too busy to hire a press person yet,” Ben Silbermann, CEO of Pinterest, said. Which is funny because his company doesn’t need a publicist–the public is all over it. According to Open Forum, Pinterest is the 16th most-visited website in America with 12 million users (like me). As I cozy up to the […]

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 […]

Google+ Debuts New TV Campaign

TV spots for a social network… That’s a plus. I have a Google+ account, but like so many services that I sign up for, it’s goes mostly unused. Because I am already committed to updating Facebook, Twitter, my blogs, Flickr, Instagram and Tumblr. So Google needs to get my attention. They’re using celebrities to do […]

Brands Beg of Thee

How does brands get people to “Like” them on Facebook? You can read all about it on best practices lists by social media marketing experts, or you can see what NOT to do, care of North Social. Brands fumbling all over themselves in pursuit of follower counts are easy targets, of course, but that’s okay. […]

Brands Use Instagram to Paint 1000 Words

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Ann Handley, Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs loves Instagram, the iPhone app that encourages users to share filter-treated photos. “Instagram allows you to create visual stories with an artfulness and elegance and a special kind of gravitas that’s at the heart of good content,” Handley writes. She adds, “The images on Instagram are at once […]

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

8 Million Americans Found Their Current Job On Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

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, […]

MINI Is In The Google+ Driver’s Seat

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Inspired by the deep and promising potential of Google+ as a platform and its user base of tastemakers, MINI has joined Google+ in the interest of opening new doors for community interaction and engagement. MINI and its social media agency KKLD believe Google+ is remarkably well-suited for the MINI fan base, which is engaging and […]

Roger McNamee On HTML5 And The Future of The Web

Elevation Partners Director and Co-Founder Roger McNamee recently gave a talk at The Paley Center For Media. I haven’t had time to listen all the way through, but BusinessInsider was kind enough to recap many of his key points. For example: Microsoft’s share of internet-connected devices has gone from 95% to under 50% in 3 […]

Bring Your Big Ideas To Boulder

Do you have a big idea that will change the world for the better? Do you have the support you need to bring it to life? If you answered yes to the former and no to the latter, you’ll want to be in Boulder on August 19th. That’s the day budding social entrepreneurs will have […]

The Biggest Internet IPO Since Google’s In 2004

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The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Business Insider are all closely watching LinkedIn’s initial public offering today. LinkedIn’s IPO, which priced last night at $45 a share, has more than doubled in early trading, to prices north of $90 a share. Which means LinkedIn’s valuation shot to roughly $8.5 billion in a […]