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Alan Watts asks “what would you like to do if money were no object?”

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

What will the new ‘Instagram Direct’ mean for the wildly-popular social network?

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

5 predictions for social media in 2014

Social media predictions for 2014: The rise of Snap Chat?

Twitter Broadens Its Keyword Targeting For Ads With Synonyms And “Twitter Lingo”

Great news from Twitter regarding their keyword search feature.

‘Gezellig’ – giving brands a human voice

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

How social media can kill your career

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

The 10 worst ads of 2013

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

Facebook Studio Awards – the best of the best

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

Jean-Claude Van Damme and Volvo make one of this year’s best commercials with ‘the most epic of splits’

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 is backing a new social network dedicated to selfies

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

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