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The NYPD Learned A Very Valuable Lesson About Asking The Internet To Use A Twitter Hashtag

A request for pictures of members of the New York Police Department went horribly wrong. WARNING: This post contains graphic photos of alleged police brutality.

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Mariano Rivera to Be Honored by American Bible Society

Rivera Encourages Hispanic Community to Increase Bible Reading<p>On Thursday, April 24, one of baseball's greatest pitchers will be honored for his work …

Twitter UK MD Bruce Daisley describes Oreo 'Dunk in the Dark' tweet as a setback for marketers aiming to create effective real-time social ads

Twitter UK managing director Bruce Daisley has described the Oreo 'Dunk in the Dark' tweet as a "slight red herring" when used as an example of how …

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How to Be an Educated Consumer of Infographics: David Byrne on the Art-Science of Visual Storytelling

Cultivating the ability to experience the “geeky rapture” of metaphorical thinking and pattern recognition.<p>As an appreciator of the art of visual storytelling by way of good information graphics — an art especially endangered in this golden age of bad infographics served as linkbait — I was …

Are Brands Getting Their Own OKCupid Profiles? Pizza Hut Looks for 'The One'

If anyone is feeling lonely this Valentine's Day, Pizza Hut is on OKCupid looking to find "the one."<p>The largest pizza chain in the U.S. claims that …

How To Market a Boring Business

PR, Advertising and Marketing Strategies for Regular, Button-Down Brands<p>The problem with a lot of marketing advice is that the examples they use are …

Business Strategy

How PR landed humans on the moon

<i>"Because without public relations . . . we would have been unable to do it."</i><p>-Dr. Wernher von Braun, director of NASA's Marshall Spaceflight Center …

Facebook "Paper" App Attempts To Reimagine How You Read The News

Facebook has a long-stated desire to be the first and only place you go on the Web to get news. Recently though, Facebook had been failing in this mission as its News Feed became cluttered with advertisements and sponsored stories, babies, wedding announcements and “viral” news by the likes of …

The digital marketing bar is higher than your competition - Christopher S. Penn Marketing Blog

In case it was unclear: <b>you are not competing against your competitors in digital marketing.</b><p>Well, yes you are, but they’re probably not all that much …

Social, Digital & Mobile Around The World (January 2014)

This report presents all the key statistics, data and behavioural indicators for social, digital and mobile channels around the world. Alongside regional pictures that capture the stats for every nation on Earth, we also present in-depth analyses for 24 of the world's largest economies: Argentina, …

Facebook Is Still Copying Twitter—This Time With Its 'Trending' Feature

Today Facebook announced “Trending,” a new feature that puts a list of trending topics in the top right corner of the News Feed. The company began testing this feature last fall, and is now rolling it out to a larger audience.<p>Users in the U.S., UK, India and Australia will begin to see the list of …

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Bible Translation Champion Named Next President of American Bible Society

Dr. Roy Peterson to Take the Reigns of Leadership in February<p>American Bible Society has selected a new leader to helm the historic ministry. Dr. Roy …

5 brands making the most of PR-specific Twitter accounts

Does your company or client need a PR-specific Twitter account?<p>It’s probably a question reserved for larger companies, but PR teams have wrestled …

Answer gun violence with forgiveness: Column

Survivors say that when you hold onto anger, it poisons your soul and you can't heal.<p>This week marks three years since Jared Lee Loughner opened fire in an Tucson parking lot, striking Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and 18 others. Along with the violence at an elementary school in Newtown, …

Why Burger King Gave Away Free Big Macs And Asked 'Sellouts' To Unlike Its Facebook Page

After all, just because I "liked" IHOP's Facebook post wishing me "A Merry Little Breakfast" doesn't mean I'm about to ditch out on Christmas morning to grab a Rooty Tooty Fresh 'N Fruity combo.<p>In a refreshing bit a of self-awareness, Burger King's Norway division made light of the frivolousness of …

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Finally, an Alternative to the Much-Hated QR Code

Marketers have been trying to make print and outdoor ads interactive for years, but despite their efforts, consumers are largely rejecting QR Codes. …

404 Error: The webpage is dying

The standalone webpage as we know it might soon be a thing of the past.<p>A growing number of publisher sites are now shunning the concept of finite …

Newspaper to Put All Reporters Through Social Media Boot Camp

One of the country's oldest remaining big city newspapers, <i>the San Francisco Chronicle</i>, is set to announce a radical plan to arrest circulation …

10 Awesome Infographics to Guide Your Marketing Plan for 2014

Infographics seem to be getting more and more popular lately. They’re certainly fun to look at, and they convey useful information in a format that’s …

The Lingering Power of Geography Over How We Communicate

Twitter Launches Vine for the Web

Twitter today launched Vine for the Web. The service is available now: just head to vine.co and login with your Vine account.<p>The new site lets users browse their home feed, view videos in full screen TV mode, as well as like, comment, and share Vines. You can also visit your favorite users’ Vine …

Pic A Moment Lets You Discover Public Instagram Photos From Moments – Or Even Months – Ago

If you’ve ever wanted to travel back through time to see what was happening in a given location on a particular date, a new, simply designed mobile application called Pic A Moment can help. The app is an Instagram search engine of sorts, allowing you to enter in a place name – be it a city, a …

The Biggest Social Media Moments That Got People Talking In 2013

<i>ReadWriteReflect offers a look back at major technology trends, products and companies of the past year.</i><p>Astronaut selfies, national tragedies, invasions of privacy and heartwarming events all made our list for the most notable social media moments this year.<p>Social media is more prevalent now than …