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The Psychology of FDNY & Pinterest

After my college life, facing the reality of the real world, like most people, I began to wonder if I got the right degree. I started off in the science world, biology and zoology, but quickly changed my mind to marketing after the likes of Kantian Deontology made my head hurt just trying to pronounce [...]

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Measuring for Business Results: Social Media

I love when KPIs come up. The question of “How is Social Media driving results in my organization?” or “That’s a great strategy and all, but how will it make me more money?” The crux of KPIs and ROI on social media is simple: What is the return? The crux of KPIs and ROI on [...]

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Super Bowl | Hashtag #FAILs

Some said that this year’s Super Bowl was going to be the “Year of the Hashtag” which was something that I was fairly excited about. Something about real-time, individual interaction coupled with Mass reach is something that is such a great opportunity but hasn’t really been harnessed to its fullest possibility. However, the Super Bowl [...]

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Here’s to 2012!

2011 brought some amazing things in the tech, digital, social, mobile, brand world. We witnessed Siri take our imaginations by storm; we saw Twitter spike in relevance; Digital spend skyrocketed while showing true ROI; A sense of community and sharing propelled offers and applications. We have been pushing through this digital world with analog blinders [...]

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Static Brands to Dynamic Organisms

The great thing about many Fortune500 brands is that they have extensive research and strategy about what their brand is, what it stands for, and what it means. All of this information is documented in tidy little brand guideline books and style guides stashed away in the brand managers desks waiting to align new ideas [...]

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Marketing’s 99% & the // digital immersion program

As one year ends and another begins, we always see an influx of what the cool trends are going to be next year, especially in the digital age where social media, mobile, and digital branding are moving at a more rapid pace. The thing with these trend forecasts is that it overlooks the majority of [...]

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A Big Game of Digital Catch-up

There’s no doubting that the digital landscape has permeated every aspect of our lives as consumers as well as marketing executives. The speed of which this permeation is happening is practically paralyzing marketing organizations around the globe. If I were to say Social Media 7 years ago, you would have no clue what I was [...]

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