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There is an intense digital boxing match going on right now. In one corner, we’ve got Facebook – the behemoth, social heavyweight champion of the world. He’s got a mean right hook called EdgeRank. In the other corner, we’ve got nonprofits – the small but mighty collection of do-gooders just trying to make it to the […]

Back in the day, PR folks primarily focused on story placements and impressions. Marketers and PR professionals eventually combined forces to enhance brand storytelling across owned and earned media efforts. Eventually, online advertising made an aggressive upward shift to add a third layer of support to the integrated marketing mix. Needless to say, the convergence of […]

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“Billboard ads. We’ve got to do the billboard ads again this year.” Sound like a familiar demand from your communications or marketing director? Don’t get me wrong, there is a time and place for billboard ads as part of a larger integrated marketing campaign. Surround sound brand awareness is always an important driver for pushing […]

Yesterday can best be categorized as a Facebook flurry. Tied into fMC 2012, Facebook rolled out their announcement of the new timeline format for brand pages. As with any new Facebook announcement, marketers lit up the blogosphere with a flurry of posts to guide strategic planning and tactical implementation before Facebook automatically rolls all brand […]

It’s been a crazy couple weeks for the world’s largest social network. Questions about privacy, profile adjustments, brand engagement changes and advertising seem to be flying a mile a minute. I’ve gathered together a few good reads below to help guide thinking around some of the knowns and unknowns relevant to recent changes on the […]

If you haven’t seen it already, check out this brilliant marketing piece from John St. Kudos to @cathycalhoun for the pass along. A mock case study indeed but a great spark to get you thinking about your own internal marketing efforts.

I’m a PR/marketing guy. Sure, I’ve dabbled in some advertising for various clients, but I’m certainly not handling media buying or million dollar ad budgets. That’s why I’ve found good value in utilizing Facebook ads. Now, I fully realize that Facebook ads remain a work in progress and that the high degree of targeting can […]