Sony Pictures Entertainment sent a letter to various media outlets including The New York Times and Bloomberg demanding that the outlets cease publishing internal materials leaked from a massive cyber-attack on the studio last month. Certain outlets have been giddy to publish stories on embarrassing emails between Sony executives released by the hackers. One scandalous exchange featured Amy Pascal
By Barry Eitel on Dec 15, 2014
The crowded email inbox: It’s a demon that almost everyone faces today and every day. Gmail’s new inbox folder system has found a way to keep promotional email out of the main inbox and free services like Unroll.me have given consumers a way to quickly unsubscribe and remove promotional emails onto an entirely different website. Marketers now need to become rock-solid, intriguing writers or at lea
By Christa Avampato on Dec 15, 2014
Instagram announced this week that it has over 300 million members, making the image-sharing service bigger than Twitter. Twitter, as of six weeks ago, has 284 million active monthly users, according to the company. “Over the past four years, what began as two friends with a dream has grown into a global community that shares more than 70 million photos and videos each day,” Instagram CEO Kevin Sy
By Barry Eitel on Dec 12, 2014
It is the responsibility of every business, whether large or small, to lower their carbon footprint. This doesn’t necessarily have to be an onerous task and in fact it makes good business sense. Many of the eco-friendly steps for companies, as outlined by Macair in their in-depth report, will also often save you money. To ensure that your business take a holistic approach to improving your eco-fri
By James Timpson on Dec 12, 2014
What’s the story? It’s an age-old question as everyone loves a good story. For marketers, a good story has far greater pull than those watercooler ditties at the office ever had. While the notion of ‘brand storytelling’ has been around for a while now, it is taking on some new forms that are worth keeping on your radar. The general idea, in a marketing context, has always been to combine emotion a
By Michael McEnaney on Dec 11, 2014
Just a year ago, it was unthinkable, but now Facebook is a bigger player than YouTube for online videos, at least by one metric. According to Socialbakers, there are now more videos uploaded to Facebook than to YouTube. The social analytics company looked at 20,000 Facebook pages, from advertisers, content producers and individual users, and concluded that the social media site is seeing more nati
By Michael Foster on Dec 11, 2014
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