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Mellow Ello

Oct 21 2014 4:01am CDT | Source: reveries

The hottest new social network appeals to the highest common denominator, reports Lois Parshley in Bloomberg Businessweek (10/16/14). Ello, as the network is known, is an invitation-only network launched August 7th that by late September "was receiving 50,000 requests per hour to join." Ello describes itself as a "simple, beautiful, and ad-free social network created by a small group of artists and designers." Ello, as co-founder Todd Berger explains, involves "absolut ...
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INTUITION Exceeds 500,000 Per Month Milestone for Brand Monitoring

Source: Ad Balla | Jun 1 2014, 2:04am CDT | by PR.com

Orlando, FL, June 01, 2014 --(PR.com)-- INTUITION is a brand marketing service operated by Perspective Group, the...
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Counter Intelligence

Oct 20 2014 4:01am CDT | Source: reveries

Cosmetics counters are getting a Google-inspired facelift in the e-commerce age, reports Bee Shapiro in The New York Times (10/9/14). At Bloomingdale’s, the "latest counter program" employs Google Glass to help customers learn how to use the products they buy. "A YSL makeup artist wears the gadget while applying the client’s makeup. The video, which also includes shots of the products used, is emailed to t ...
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Literate Sunday

Sep 29 2014 4:01am CDT | Source: reveries

A dive bar in Brooklyn is doubling as a "short-story workshop" for unknown authors, reports Sheila McClear in The New York Times (9/28/14). Unknown — literally. Authors of submitted short stories remain anonymous. Some are famous writers but others are not. Each Sunday — known as Literate Sunday — Matthew D’Abate "puts out a new crop of five stories … during his bartending shift" at the Plank, in Williamsburg, from 2 pm to 10 pm. Patrons can enjoy the ...
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Journalist shot dead in Paraguay
Asuncion, Oct 17 (IANS/EFE) A reporter with Paraguay's ABC Color newspaper was shot dead Thursday in the eastern town of Curuguaty, the third journalist to be slain in the country in 2014. | by IANS
 
Journalist missing in Mexico
Culiacan (Mexico), Oct 15 (IANS/EFE) The editor of the Nueva Prensa political magazine based in Ahome, a city in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, has disappeared, his family said. | by IANS
 
Bush shoe-tossing painting hits record at Doha auction
Doha, Oct 15 (IANS/EFE) A controversial painting by Iranian artist Mahmud Obaidi, depicting an Iraqi journalist throwing shoe in 2008 at then US president George W. Bush, was sold for $62,500 at a Sotheby's auction in Doha. | by IANS
 
 

Havas study: Millennials want branded content as part of the online experience

Sep 23 2014 10:57am CDT | Source: pr week

Six in ten Millennials say brands play a key role offering them content that they can share on social med ...
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Diet Coke gets fashionable

Sep 23 2014 9:33am CDT | Source: Strategy Online

To reach millennials, Diet Coke is dipping into the fashion space. Partnering with luxury online retailer Gilt.com, Diet Coke will unveil five curated collections inspired by qualities of the soft drink, says Shelly Walia, marketing manager, Diet Coke. These lines will all be available for purchase on Gilt.com and folks can check them out in person at a pop-up shop in downtown Toronto. The partnership was born out of the insight that the modern-day ...
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How India's BJP used data analytics to swing voters

Sep 17 2014 1:33am CDT | Source: pr week

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won a landslide victory earlier this year on the back of a carefully scripted communication and public relations strategy. While it is no secret that it used social media effectively to communicate its message very little is known what went behind the scenes. Arvind Gupta the national technology head of India's ruling party finally reveals h ...
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So you think you know social media

Sep 8 2014 8:53pm CDT | Source: pr week

The advent of social media has been the biggest challenge facing brands. The shift from offline to online has turned businesses on their heads, and strategies that were on ...
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Bissell’s subway dining for one

Aug 25 2014 9:21am CDT | Source: Strategy Online

The self-admitted "conservative" brand took a risk, ditched the ads, dumped food on the floor and dug in for its latest social media push. Re ...
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