David armano

611 Flips | 8 Magazines | 12 Likes | 42 Following | 4,164 Followers | @davidarmano | Global Strategy Director @Edelmandigital. Intrapreneur, dad, hubby, contributor @harvardbiz, co-founder #Allhat, road king & imperfect soul

Best Buy Should Be Dead, But It’s Thriving in the Age of Amazon

In Best Buy’s perfect world, all 380 of its new “in-home advisors” would park their clean, white Priuses in front of a customer’s house rather than …

Best Buy

Experts Explain Why 'Doin' it for the Gram' Makes Us Do Dumb Things

"As everything becomes a reality show, we forget that reality shows are actually staged, and we think that daily life is a reality show when it’s not."<p>Social media mishaps have been in the news a lot recently. On July 3, the #PlaneBae saga erupted on Twitter, was celebrated briefly, then quickly …

What happened to Tim Hortons? The downfall of Canada's brand

What makes Tim Hortons Canadian? Is it the fact that the coffee is quite bland? Chris Lloyd<p>“It’s your first time in Canada? Oh, you have to try Timmies,” a former colleague informed me, when I landed in Toronto for a business trip several years ago. There was a Tim Hortons next to us in arrivals …

Tim Hortons

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Robo sidekicks, AC for your bed, and more

<i>At any given moment, there are approximately a zillion different crowdfunding campaigns happening on the web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or</i> …

Crowd Funding

Facebook wants to tell you how much time you're wasting on Facebook

Tech companies are apparently a lot more interested in our digital well-being these days, with both Android P and iOS 12 showing off features that …

Young people still love Twitter — as screenshots on Instagram

Content from Twitter or Tumblr finds new, remixed life on Instagram<p>As social media platforms grow more popular, younger audiences tend to flee in search of newer alternatives. This generation is no different. Pew Research Center recently reported that fewer teenagers than ever are using platforms …

Chipotle's CMO wants the company to be 'a purpose-driven lifestyle brand'

Chipotle Mexican Grill isn't walking away from its "food with integrity" roots, but it is going to have a new tagline this fall. After all, the brand …

Infographic: What Consumers Expect of Brands When It Comes to Issues They Care About

There’s a good reason marketers and the C-suite alike continue to focus so determinedly on brand purpose—it’s important to consumers. According to a …

Ann Curry’s Ted Talk on Truth and Trust Is a Lesson for All Journalists

Former Today show co-anchor <b>Ann Curry</b>, who currently hosts We’ll Meet Again on PBS, has an idea of how to restore trust in the business of …

Facebook testing new feature to help you track the time you spend in its app

Amid a growing push towards improved digital health, Facebook is seemingly testing a new tool that would show users how long they spend on the platform per day. As reported by <i>TechCrunch</i>, the “Your Time on Facebook” feature was discovered in an unreleased version of the Facebook mobile app, with the …

Google employee protest: Now Google backs off Pentagon drone AI project

Google won't bid to renew its Project Maven contract with the Pentagon after it expires in 2019.<p><i>Video: Google puts AI team's work to good use in</i> …

The CEOs of Google and Apple both fell out of favor with employees this year — here’s why, according to a survey of tech workers

The past year hasn't been smooth sailing for the tech industry.<p>On Tuesday, Glassdoor released its annual 100 Highest Rated CEOs report, showing that CEO Mark Zuckerberg dropped six spots in the rankings. It's not particularly surprising, given Facebook's scandalous year — but Zuck still got off …

Marketers risk a consumer backlash linked to mobile-tech addiction

Amid the attention industry at Cannes Lions, former Google design ethicist Tristan Harris and Hearts & Science CEO Scott Hagedorn delivered a warning.<p>We spend an average of five hours every day on mobile apps. We interact with apps about 88 times per day. That’s compared to an average of 1.4 hours …

Mobile Devices

Autoplay Video Ads Are Coming to Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger users, brace yourselves: Autoplay video ads are coming.<p>The social network confirmed that the same autoplay video ads that have …

'We have no trouble walking away': The New York Times says it's not beholden to Facebook and Google

The New York Times<p><b>The New York Times plans to double digital revenue to $800 million by 2020, which means it must often rely on partners like Google</b> …

AMC is launching a MoviePass-like subscription service

It’ll be twice as expensive, but it boasts fewer restrictions than MoviePass<p>The largest theater chain in America has announced that it will now offer a subscription service that allows patrons to watch up to three movies a week for $19.95 a month. Called AMC Stubs A-List, the subscription will …

MoviePass

Facebook Groups may soon charge monthly subscription fees for access

Facebook is testing the new feature out with parenting and cooking groups first<p>Facebook will now let group administrators start charging $4.99 to $29.99 a month for exclusive membership in certain groups, the company announced today in a blog post. Parenting, cooking, and home cleaning groups will …

Tech Companies Push Back On Trump's Family Separations

“It’s heartbreaking to see the images and hear the sounds of the kids,” Tim Cook said.<p>Several of Silicon Valley’s top executives at its largest companies have spoken out against the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy that separates migrant children from their parents at the …

BarkBox cuts Facebook spending in favor of traditional channels

BarkBox has joined the growing group of direct-to-consumer companies that are redistributing their Facebook spending to traditional channels.<p>The …

What Generation Z’s Migration Away From Social Means for Marketers

For Generation Z, swiping, tapping and scrolling are about as second nature as breathing. For those born after 1997, life without the internet is a …

“What the f--- is happening to our business?’: As ad execs hit Cannes, New Yorker scribe Ken Auletta’s new book chronicles the industry’s various existential crises

As hundreds of high-powered advertising and media executives descend on Cannes this week for a flurry of meetings, marketing stunts, and boozy yacht parties, there's an undercurrent of deep uncertainly about the industry's future.<p>As well chronicled in New Yorker writer Ken Auletta's new book, …

A New Way to Say ‘Thank You’ to Co-Workers and Colleagues, From LinkedIn

LinkedIn Wednesday introduced a new way for its members to express gratitude to their co-workers and colleagues.<p>Product manager Hermes Alvarez …

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Goes Live With Google Analytics 360 Integrations

After six months in partnership with Google in an effort to improve marketing effectiveness via an alliance of their respective platforms and …

Domino's Promo Offers Towns Road Repair Funds

Domino’s Pizza is running a promotion encouraging people to nominate their towns or cities to win grants to help repave their roads.<p>The odd offer …

Why we owe it to ourselves to spend quiet time alone every day

<i>Dola Sun</i><p>By not giving ourselves the minutes — or hours — free of devices and distractions, we risk losing our ability to know who we are and what’s …

Meditation

The future of marketing belongs to hybrids, but don’t call them unicorns

I’ve grown to dislike the label “unicorn” in martech.In the early years of the marketing technology revolution, <b>marketing technologists</b> — hybrid …

Behind Facebook’s Ambitious Plan to Train 1 Million U.S. Small Business Owners by 2020

Facebook Friday announced a goal of training 1 million small business owners in the U.S. on digital skills by 2020.<p>Director of business education Amy …

PayPal Built An Artist-Created Pop-Up Bodega Shop In SoHo To Show How People Use Extra Cash

<i>Interested in commerce? Executives from Zappos, Facebook and other companies will be speaking at Adweek Ignite: Ecommerce July 10-12 in Seattle—apply</i> …

Country Time Offers 'Legal Ade' For Lemonade Stands

Believe it or not, it’s not unusual for towns around the country to shut down kids’ lemonade stands, thanks to arcane permit laws.<p>So this summer, …