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Friday, July 8, 2016

Jul 8, 2016 - Fox31 Denver: 'Text to 911 now available in Denver'
Quoting from the July 8th posting on the Fox31/Denver news site:

"Denver is rolling out a new program that lets people text 911 during emergencies.

Denver gets about 1 million 911 calls per year, and that number is growing. Sometimes, dispatch operators are forced to put callers on hold because of volume. So more people are turning to social media to report crimes to police."

Link to the full posting.
3:12 pm edt          Comments

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Jun 7, 2016 - The Business Journals: "5 keys to crisis management communication"
Quoting from the May 27th posting by Raoul Davis:

"Crisis isn't a matter of if but of when, and when crisis strikes your company or organization, being a competent spokesperson is a critical component in effective crisis management."

For the full article, link to businessjournals.com now.
3:17 pm edt          Comments

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Jun 1, 2016 - Content Marketing Institute: "3 Earned Media Strategies to Incorporate Into Your Content Marketing Plan"
Quoting from yesterday's posting by Brian Kolb for the Content Marketing Institute:

"If you are just hoping that people will publish or share your great content, well, that’s like stepping up to the plate without a bat. Generating earned media today must be the clean-up hitter in your content marketing strategy lineup."
 
Link to the Institute website to read the full article.
1:18 pm edt          Comments

Monday, May 9, 2016

May 9, 2016 - LA Times: "YouTube now bigger than TV among advertisers' target audience" [18-49 Demo in US]
Quoting writer Stephen Battaglio's May 5th posting:

"YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki kept it simple Thursday in the digital video company’s annual pitch to advertisers.

'I’m happy to announce that on mobile alone YouTube now reaches more 18- to 49-year-olds than any network -- broadcast or cable,” she told a crowd of 2,700 gathered at the Javits Center in Manhattan. "In fact, we reach more 18- to 49-year-olds [in the U.S.] during prime time than the top 10 TV shows combined.'"
 
Link to the full article on LATimes.com
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Friday, May 6, 2016

May 6, 2016 - Fast Company: "Tips On Getting The Coveted Moms of Instagram To Love You, From A Brand That Did It"
Quoting from the May 5th Fast Company posting by Elizabeth Segran:

"Instagram recently conducted research that found that 93% of mothers in the U.S. use Instagram at least once a week, and 68% use it daily, checking it up to six times throughout the day. And given that one in four women over the age of 18 in the United States is a mom, that is a very large demographic. Women also tend to control the purse strings at home. Researchers predict that two-thirds of all consumer spending over the next decade will be driven by women."
 
Link to the full 6 Minute Read/Technology posting at FastCompany.com
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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Apr 5, 2016 - Fast Company: "Three Ways Google Predicts Your Smartphone Will Change The Future Of Work"

 

 

 

 

Quoting from yesterday's posting on Fast Company by Google's Rich Rao:

"When people imagine machine learning, they tend to think about talking cars or humanoid robots—the stuff of sci-fi fantasy, or else dystopian fiction. But machine learning is neither, and it's already changing what computers can do. In the near future anyway, it's going to transform the way we work—starting with that smartphone in your pocket."

Link to read the full posting (Five Minute Read/The Future of Work)

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Mar 31, 2016 - HubSpot Blog/Excellent Information: "When Do People Unsubscribe From Email Marketing Campaigns? [Infographic]"
Quoting from HubSpot's March 25th posting:

"...an unsubscribe isn’t the end of the world. In fact, it can actually serve as a helpful signal. For example, if you notice that your unsubscribe rate is starting to climb, it might mean that you're overloading your audience or failing to target them with sufficiently relevant content."

Link to the full HubSpot posting by Mike Donnelly
3:28 pm edt          Comments

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Mar 20, 2016 - USA Today: "Hospitals texting to calm nerves' [video]
Quoting from the March 8th USA Today posting: 

"Some hospitals are now using texts to communicate with patients and families before, during and after some surgeries to help alleviate anxiety."

Link to USAToday.com to view the video
3:21 pm edt          Comments

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Feb 23, 2016 - Adweek Great Read: "Inside the Relentless Marketing Push Behind Every Oscar Winner"
Quoting from the Feb. 21 Adweek.com posting by Terry Stanley:

"In this eventful and entertaining election year, the campaigning is not limited to Hillary and Bernie and Marco and Trump. Also out there stumping—for another high-profile and much-coveted albeit very different kind of prize—were Leo and Brie and Saoirse and Sly. And Spielberg and Pitt. And Paramount and Fox and Disney."
 
Link to the full article
3:03 pm est          Comments

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Feb 3, 2016 - Good Read From PRNews: "The 4 Cís of an Insightful PR Dashboard"
Quoting Mark Renfree in the PRNews online posting from February 1:

"But the PR dashboard should not be thought of as just another reporting document to be shuffled out during meetings. Instead, this valuable tool should be used as a crucial learning device that senior leaders want to see early and often so it can be used to inform business decisions."
 
Link to read the article at PRNewsonline.com
1:18 pm est          Comments

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