Social Media Blunders: An Infographic

Blunders abound throughout the social media sphere — often due to shooting from the hip or not thinking through all of the possible reactions to a post. Look at this infographic for some good examples of social media blunders. by MDGadvertising  Post suggested to KCJ.  

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Is Axe Going Too Far in Its Ads (Wink! Wink!)?

Unilever’s Axe brand, which is targeted toward young adults, frequently pushes the envelope with its advertising. This is once again evident in a new campaign aimed at college students. As Bruce Horovitz reports for USA Today: “Unilever, one of the world’s largest consumer product makers, this week will unleash a controversial online ad campaign for […]

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A Nice Infographic on Advertising and Promotion

Look at these trends in advertising and promotion.   by erinferro. Browse more data visualization.

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Smart Water: Humorous Advertising with Jennifer Aniston

Check it out — a celebrity playing on the constant media fascination with her.   Clever, but will it sell Smart Water? [thanks to JFE for the link.]

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Lady Gaga’s New Social Media Effort

To her fans, Lady Gaga is a great performer with a unique and popular style. To her critics, Lady Gaga is viewed as loud and eccentric, at best. But, what is frequently overlooked is how savvy a businesswoman that Lady Gaga is. She is often cutting edge in the way her performances are staged, and […]

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How Coca-Cola Is Enhancing Brand Engagement

Coca-Cola has been a worldwide leader for more than a century, and this is no accident. The company has been an innovator in both its product positioning and its marketing strategies. Here is one more example. As Jeff Bullas writes: “Creative excellence has always been at the heart of Coca Cola’s advertising and they have […]

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Small and Medium-Size Businesses Struggling with Social Media

According to a report by eMarketer, social media activities differ dramatically by the size of the firm. This is yet another competitive advantage for big firms: “Many larger companies and brands are active on social media, but small and medium-sized businesses still lag behind when it comes to using social media and integrating it throughout […]

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Businessweek Calls ESPN the “Everywhere Sports Profit Network”

In a Businessweek cover story, Karl Taro Greenfeld, reports on ESPN’s ever-growing presence as a sports marketing behemoth: “The company’s revenues are growing at 9 percent a year, with a projected $8.2 billion in revenue in 2012, according to research firm SNL Kagan. Head count has doubled in the last seven years to 7,000 employees […]

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Surprise: Twitter Beating Facebook in U.S. Mobile Ad Revenues in 2012

More bad news for Facebook: In an interesting turn of events, Twitter is now generating more advertising dollars from mobile media than Facebook. Google is the dominant force in this arena, with more than six times the mobile ad revenue of second-place Pandora. The good news for Facebook: By 2014, its mobile ad revenues are […]

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