United Launches Online Coalition to Win New Beijing Route

In my inbox today, I recieved a plea from United to support their "Capital to Capital" initiative lobbying the US Department of Transportation to allow them to add a new nonstop direct flight from Washington DC to Beijing, China.  The email drives travellers to a website launched on September 12th for the Capital to Capital

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The World's Biggest Short Film

For anyone who ever wanted to be listed on the closing credits of a film, your chance has arrived online.  The 1 Second Film is a nonprofit collaborative film project that has stated a single simple aim … to create "The World’s Biggest Short Film."  To do it, the project is enlisting donations of $1

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Google Sightseeing Promotes the Concept of Virtual Tourism

Everyone loves the idea of an exotic vacation, but not everyone loves all the difficulties that can come with it.  From the pains of the actual travel experience to the time required, sometimes a vacation to an exotic destination is not quite possible.  Google Sightseeing (not affiliated with Google) may have one answer for deskbound

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Blog Day 2006 at Influential Interactive Marketing

Add to: | blinklist | del.cio.us | digg | yahoo! | furl | rawsugar | shadows | netvouz This is my second year participating in the huge global movement known as Blog Day (set each year for August 31, due largely to the fact that the numbers 31-08 together can spell the word "Blog").  Blog

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JupiterResearch Tries to Redefine "Social Marketing&quo ...

Today’s Adotas email newsletter carried the story of JupiterResearch’s new initiative they are calling their "Social Marketing" service.  The offering is described in the language below and is further explored in a launch announcement blog post from Emily Riley, their lead analyst: Social Marketing helps companies capitalize on cutting-edge marketing techniques. Through best-practice analysis and

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Singelringen Promotes "Single Power" As a Way of L ...

Everywhere you turn online there is another site that introduces new ways to find that special someone.  From personality profiles on eHarmony to focusing on finding "recreational" friends on sites like AdultFriendFinder.com – there seems to be some online service for everyone.  Public perception of online dating, too, has changed from assuming it was just

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Ritz Camera Puts Carmen Electra Behind the Lens

In a promotion for charity announced yesterday and noted on the Cancer Blog, Ritz Camera will partner with Carmen Electra to promote two new printing services, standard square print sizes of 5" and 6", and the ability to also get large prints in 1 hour (previously unavailable).  Aside from the interesting partnership with Head for

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YouthNoise.com and Teens Changing the World

When I give presentations to Social Marketing folks, one of my favourite statistics is this interesting point: In the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, 13 million Americans made donations to relief efforts online and 7 million set up their own hurricane relief efforts using the internet. (Pew Internet) Think about that for a second. 

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Wikimapia, Google's Green Summer and Marketing Mashups

Wikimapia is one of the most recent mashups with Google maps getting a lot of love on del.icio.us lately.  The site is a global effort to get people to describe the places they live in the same way that Wikipedia has become a global encyclopedia of knowledge on nearly every topic in the world.  The

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The Hyper-Satisfaction Challenge

Several months ago, I read The Ultimate Question, a book from Fred Reichheld about how to measure your company in relation to how likely your customers are to recommend you to a friend or family member.  The result is what he calls your Netpromoter score.  The book represents a good reminder for companies on how

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