All articles published in October 2013
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October 30, 2013
Caramel Frap, Please! Starbucks Lets You Tweet a Coffee to Your Buds
As Starbucks puts it, "It's an easy and fun way to say you're awesome...this Starbucks is on me."
YouTube Parody Song 'Don't Tweet' Is Funny, No Doubt
YouTube maven Franchesca Ramsey has something to say about those that simply don't know how not to share on Twitter.
Death by Too Many Reviews:When is Enough Enough?
With fewer reviews being posted, travel marketers work harder to exceed customer expectations.
October 29, 2013
Hootsuite's Julio Viskovich Talks Social Selling and Advanced Tweet-Fu Tips
This week we have an awesome guest, Julio Viskovich, Social Selling Sensei, corporate trainer, consultant and implementation specialist at HootSuite.
Snapverse launches "Selfieoke" and more
The self-expression app for social, music and interactive communication has launched some new features that carry some pretty interesting backing.
The Yugo of Phones? Google Backs DIY Mobile Project Ara
Did Google just mix things up in a big way, or did they lend their good name to a mobile Yugo?
October 28, 2013
YouTube Treat Recipes for Minecraft Maniacs
Know someone who seems to have lost his or her mind to Minecraft? YouTube has a variety of related treat recipes to keep the creative juices flowing.
October 27, 2013
Can You Smell My Text? Scentee Sends You Scent Alerts
With all manner of ways for your phone to let you know someone is trying to get in touch, why not engage our noses, too?
Video Genius: When Beyonce Meets Cinderella
American Idol finalist Todrick Hall has put together Cinderoncé, an 8-minute Disney-esque tour de force based on songs from none other than Beyoncé.
October 26, 2013
Sing Along to Monster Mash with The Walking Dead
With over 100,000 hits thus far this week, the folks at the OfficialComedy YouTube Channel appear to have a soon-to-be hit on their hands this Halloween season...
October 25, 2013
Pinterest updates guidelines on "pin it to win it" contests
Pinterest appears to be growing weary of brands and bloggers using their network to win contests, but are they making the right decision on whom they choose to enforce their guidelines?
October 24, 2013
Death Benefit: Why Can't We Sell Our Social Data When We Pass Away?
A McAfee survey finds that the digital assets we leave behind are worth a lot more than we are...
October 22, 2013
Why Visual Story Telling Isn't Really Happening
Strong visual story telling is critical to entice travelers to book. But where are those images?
Apple unveils iPad Air, Mac Pro Desktop, OS X Mavericks and more
Today Apple unveiled their new slate of Apple products, including the new iPad Air, Mac Pro and much, much more. Here's a rundown of what you need to know.
October 20, 2013
Jaguar! Omaha! Nascar! A Video Guide to Quarterback Lingo
I swear, San Francisco 49er Quarterback Colin Kaepernick sounds like he is shouting "Hey Lady" to his teammates...in Sports
Spooky Poster Ads Dare You to Stay at Most Haunted Hotels
Just in time to get into the frightful spirit of Halloween... Stay in one of these haunts, if you dare...
October 19, 2013
Wolfram Alpha Wants to Teach Your Kids Math
It was only a matter of time before the Web knocked on classroom doors and asked to help out as an instructional aide.
Will Social Media Relics Rise Again?
An infographic showcasing some of the early days of social media and networks that are now called relics
October 18, 2013
Television Fanatic? It has never been a better time to be one.
Innovation is creating another golden age of televisionin TV
October 17, 2013
Windows 8.1 and a ton of app updates now available for download
Windows 8.1 is out, and consumers are already saying that this update is what Windows 8 should have been. But will the market finally embrace it as a mobile OS leader?
October 16, 2013
Why Travel Marketers are Wasting Time on Social Media
Are hotels and destinations wasting their time on Facebook, Twitter and other Social Media?
October 15, 2013
5 Key Takeaways from Lifecycle Messaging Conference #LCMC13
“Email Marketing in an Omni-Channel World.”
5 Rules to Online Video Marketing [Infographic]
"The next big thing in content marketing is video," Justabout Everyone, Company ABC.
Rumor Mill: Amazon to enter smartphone market with HTC
Is Amazon working on a smartphone with HTC? Will it be running Windows instead of Android? The answer is — who knows?
Sam Mallikarjunan, Head of Hubspot eCommerce, shares killer conversion tactics
For this round of Social Brands and Influencers, we chat with Sam Mallikarjunan, Head of eCommerce Marketing at HubSpot.
Facebook Bought a Little Company that Could Hand it All the Web
Keep your eye on this purchase. Facebook's likely got something big, interesting and long-term up its sleeve.
Technorati Product Review: Create Landing Pages in Minutes with Lander
There's a market for turnkey, effective landing pages, and Lander has a terrific product to serve it.
October 14, 2013
Foursquare ad platform banks on small and local business
Foursquare is entering the social media ad network fray with a very pointed platform aimed at small and local businesses.
October 13, 2013
Shades of Microsoft: iPhone 5S Gets Own Blue Screen of Death
iPhone 5S users are finding their mobile devices freezing up and displaying something very familiar to haters of Microsoft-driven devices.
SNL Mocks 'Gravity' of Government Shutdown
Who else but Saturday Night Live can take a laughable swing at an out-of-this-world partisan situation affecting so many here on Earth?
October 11, 2013
Box: Before and after Moore’s Chasm
If Box can keep pace with the growth of its target customers, which may play in the Fortune Global league of the next generation, it is certainly looking like an “Oracle empire” in the making.
Technorati Product Review: AtContent's Blogging Tool Suite
AtContent is a WordPress plugin that enables bloggers to feed content from other sources into their blogs, properly cited and credited, and without fear of accidental plagiarism.
Much Ado About Soda
Do we really have to give up soda?in Lifestyle
Study Says: Long Live the Online Forum [Infographic]
ProBoards, the world’s largest host of free Internet forums, wanted to know if they still mattered. So they asked.
October 9, 2013
Consolidate your online presence at PixelHub
PixelHub offers tons of customization options for a simple to use site builder. Clean interface and a social media integration will enable you to solidify and create a central location for your online life.
Samsung Shows Off First Curved Display Phone, the Galaxy Round
This is likely the beginning of a trend toward devices that actually fit our faces (and pockets).
October 8, 2013
Can Nude Travel Increase the Bottom Line?
Nude vacations are big business, and apparently a lot of fun. Anyone's bucket list?
Jay Baer Talks “Youtility” and About How Effective Marketing Is About Being Useful
Jay Baer is a hype-free marketing strategist, speaker, and author and President of the social media and content marketing consultancy Convince & Convert.
Yahoo Mail gets a 16th birthday make-over
Yahoo Mail is continuing their re-branding efforts by releasing a totally new look email client across all devices.
Engaged Employees Build Engaged Customers - How Does Addvocate Help You Engage?
There are a growing number of amazing tools to engage and empower employees. Addvocate is a leading Employee Advocacy Solution.
October 4, 2013
Meet Susan Bennett, the Real Voice Behind Siri
CNN reporter Jessica Ravitz was interviewing a voice-over actress, when she came to the realization that the voice she was hearing was very, very familiar....
Sprint M2M OBD2 Devices Can Curb Teens Texting and Driving
We all know texting and driving is bad, yet we can't seem to stop ourselves or our teens. Sprint M2M offers a solution in a simple OBD2 device.
October 2, 2013
Waze and Eminem team up to inadvertently promote distracted driving
Whoops. Waze (owned by Google) is running a contest with Eminem to promote his new album. Of course, it requires their target demographic in this — teens — to stare at their phones while driving.
October 1, 2013
Six seconds to a clean mouth with 3D-printed toothbrush
A clean mouth in only six seconds? Nine out of ten dentists are probably shaking their heads in disbelief.
Bryan Srabian of the San Francisco Giants shares secrets to sports social media success
Tasked with keeping the Giants' fanbase engaged throughout the entire year, Srabian discusses strategies for keeping your marketing messaging on the social forefront during even the slowest times of the year.
Discussing marketing's future at FutureM
Interview with Debi Kleiman, President of the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange and the Host of FutureM, the annual event experience about the future of marketing.
Moving Past Dedicated Review Sites
Dedicated review sites are less important as reviews pop up everywhere on the Internet