British-born philosopher, writer, and speaker Alan Watts (1915-1973) asks listeners in this brilliant video, “what would you like to do if money were no object?” Many, when Watts would ask this question, would respond with culturally-enriching (albeit low-paying) careers such as painters, poets, and writers. Many shied away from these because there is simply no … Continue reading
Today, Instagram introduced its new ‘Instagram Direct‘ feature, which they bill as a “new way to send photo and video messages to friends.” Instagram Direct will be the social network’s first foray into a more private, user-to-user experience that combines elements from Facebook, Twitter, and SnapChat – the latest social network to soar in popularity … Continue reading
Social media predictions for 2014: The rise of Snap Chat?
Great news from Twitter regarding their keyword search feature.
The Dutch word “gezellig” does not have a direct translation into English, but it can loosely be translated to mean “the relaxed feeling that comes from general togetherness.” When used in the world of advertising, it’s a word that refers to giving a brand a human voice. In general, brands can be considered either fast, … Continue reading
Today, CNN.com posted a great opinion piece written by Dean Obeidallah about the different ways Twitter can kill a career. I highly recommend checking out the entire article (you can do so here). In a nutshell, here are the different ways Twitter, and any social network, can kill a career: Forgetting to proofread With just about every … Continue reading
Original list courtesy of Business Insider. To read their article, click here. Last week, I looked at the Facebook Studio Awards, which celebrated the year’s best ad campaigns on the social media site. This week, I will be looking at some of the year’s worst ads, as compiled by Business Insider; these ads cover both … Continue reading
According to their website, “the Facebook Studio Awards celebrate the agencies and brands that are helping people and businesses connect.” Since 2012, the Facebook Studio Awards have highlighted some of the best Facebook pages around using the following criteria: Craft & Execution – Was there a focus on high quality visuals, aesthetics and copywriting? Did your creative … Continue reading
Before I talk about how awesome Jean-Claude Van Damme is, check out this recent Volvo commercial featuring the famed action movie hero: Now, I can assure you this video is real (you can watch the full making-of video here). If he were to have slipped, he would not have fallen to the road below, as … Continue reading
Justin Bieber, pop music icon (if you ask 13 year-old girls), has invested over $1 million in the new social network app “Shots of Me,” (marketed by RockLive) which focuses solely on “selfies,” which if you don’t know what those are, are basically pictures taken of yourself using your cellphone. Selfies have come a long … Continue reading