Ian Ettinger

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Why Influencer Marketing Will Explode In 2017

A recent survey revealed 84% of marketers plan on executing at least one influencer marketing campaign during the next 12 months.<p>But what exactly is “influencer marketing”? Well, it’s the grey territory between an official testimonial and a subtle product mention, which is done almost in …

Public Relations

10 Bold Rebrands That Made A Big Difference

How Banana Republic, IBM, and other companies made smart, meaningful changes to their names and logos.<p>1. Bell System, 1969<p>AT&T’s Bell System hired legendary graphic designer Saul Bass to overhaul its look. He came up with a bold, stylized outline that he used to unify its visual identity, …

Here's The One Dessert Spot You Should Try In Every Single State

Whenever we travel, we're always interested in one thing — local eats! And what better way to experience America's many food traditions than by …

Slightly More Than 100 Exceptional Works of Journalism

This fantastic nonfiction from 2015 is still worth discovering and pondering today.<p>Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction that I encounter as I publish The Best of Journalism, an email newsletter that I curate weekly for its subscribers. This is my annual attempt to bring some …

How to visit nearly every national park in one epic road trip

This month, the National Park Service marks its 100th anniversary. One of Wonkblog's favorite data scientists, a guy named Randal Olson who's a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, decided to mark the occasion by creating a map of the shortest possible road trip through all 47 national …

National Parks

Celebrate July 4th With the Best Modern Protest Songs For America

Get woke while you're grilling.<p>This country was founded on rebellion. When our Founding Fathers signed that piece of paper, it was an act of protest—a big "fuck you" to an oppressive king on the other side of an ocean.<p>Yet every Fourth of July, the playlists roll out with the same classics ("God …

Music

The World’s 24 Best Commercials of 2015-2016

The 2016 Cannes Lions festival has come and gone, but we’ll be doing some roundups this week of the big winners and some interesting work from the …

Solar Mason Jar

California-based Moonshiner Co. have given the classic mason jar a creative and useful twist, they have equipped it with a solar panel lid and …

Exploride

Exploride is a new head-up display for your car. You get all sorts of important info on it, such as text messages, maps, music, even onboard …

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment

Luma debuts a Wi-Fi router that uses mesh networking to provide quality Internet at home

A few years ago, I needed to buy a router, but when I looked at the ones at the store, it was daunting. The associate wasn’t really able to help me, so I went with one based on brand name. That wound up being a bad decision, as that router didn’t provide the most reliable service in my apartment.<p>If …

Wi-Fi

10 Useful Gifts For The Freelance Creative

<b>With the promise</b> of the year-end festivities right around the corner comes the annual daunting task of searching for the perfect gifts for your loved …

Paperless Office

Spotify told us the top 20 songs people listen to in the shower — here they are

At a conference earlier this week, Ek revealed that there are 39,000 active playlists named "Shower." And these playlists get 550,000 streams every day. (No pun intended).<p>But what songs are these people listening to in the shower?<p>Business Insider reached out to Spotify to find out which songs go …

All Entrepreneurs Should Watch These 6 TED Talks Right Now | Inc.com

Some entrepreneurs are fortunate enough to have connected with a valuable mentor to guide them as they jumpstart a new business idea or venture. The wise words of a person who has walked the path before you can be a pivotal part of your success--but finding someone willing to coach you is not …

Entrepreneurship

Tesla is in the middle of a huge debate about the future of driving

On one side is Morgan Stanley's lead auto analyst, Adam Jonas, who last week revisited his futuristic theory that individual ownership of cars is going away and that the "potential end of human driving" could be coming.<p>On the other side is an unlikely team of insurance analysts at Citi led by Todd …

Frightening proof that crocodiles can take off vertically

Technically Incorrect: You might think that crocs just crawl around all day. However, their tails can propel them vertically if they see something they like.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Not too long ago, I wrote about a Russian fighter …

Nature Photography

Climate-smart cities could save the world $22tn, say economists

Green buildings and better infrastructure would not only spur economic growth but also cut carbon emissions equal to India’s annual output<p>Putting cities on a course of smart growth – with expanded public transit, energy-saving buildings, and better waste management - could save as much as $22tn and …

Smart Cities

This Robot Is like Roomba for Your Lawn

Whether it’s the last few weeks of a hot and muggy summer or the freezing temps of winter, yardwork is rarely makes our fave chores list. Sure, the benefits of a gorgeous yard are amazing (hello, backyard soirees!), but crazy temps and bugs galore can be enough to make us procrastinate on those …

See-Through Solar Could Turn Windows, Phones Into Power Sources

"It's a whole new way of thinking about solar energy," says startup CEO about using transparent solar cells on buildings and electronics.<p>Anyone who has sweltered in a south-facing office during the summer knows the power of solar energy streaming through a window.<p>In fact, no reputable urban …

Holus brings 3D holograms to the home and office

Can we truly say mobile technology puts the world in our hands, when all we can see is 2D images in a flat (or slightly curved) screen? Technology continues to improve and I say it’s time for the true next-generation devices to hit the store shelves. VR and Augmented reality are the first things …

Augmented Reality

Now anybody can use Robinhood, the no-fee trading app backed by Snoop Dogg and Marc Andreessen

And after months of waiting, it's now open to anyone who wants to join.<p>Robinhood, a zero-commission brokerage app for iPhone that launched in December to a 700,000-person waitlist, is now available to the general public.<p>Here's why Robinhood is unlike any existing stock market app.<p>For starters, it's …

Animated GIFs Reveal the Retouching That Went Into Composited Photos

Ashot Gevorkyan is a professional photographer and retoucher based in Kaliningrad, Russia. He recently created a series of animated GIFs that offer a …

3D printed sculptures spin to Fibonacci sequence

John Edmark, a professor of design at Stanford University, has mashed together geometry and art to create these 3D printed kinetic sculptures based …

Sculpture

#SocialMedia And Search Advertising Trends: Q4 2014 - #infographic

Digital marketing continues to grow as advertisers increased spending in Q4 in both search and social on the strengths of mobile adoptions and …

Incredible Aerial Photographs Of New York City Taken At An Astounding Height

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has spent the past 15 year taking daring helicopter rides to capture some of the most incredible aerial images from around the world.<p>But his latest photo mission — to photograph New York City at night from above — was "the scariest of his life," …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Inventions

Best Trips 2014

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

Travel Photography