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360 Degree Digital Influence

Though I consider myself a marketing-guy at heart … the past few years of my career have been spent working first in advertising agencies, and most recently in a large public relations agency.  Ok, I know they’re all connected – but today I’m glad that I’m in public relations.  With the rise of blogs, and

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What Comes First – Creative or Media Planning?

An article released today from Media Life focuses on the rise of media planning and buying jobs in the market – with online recruiting website Talent Zoo reporting that "the number of media jobs available is roughly three times greater than it was this time last year, with the heaviest demand for these hard-to-find mid-level

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Contextual Advertising – The Cure for Database Poisoni ...

Using Procrastination

Waiting until the last minute for anything is a way of life, one that is instilled in each of us through our many years of education — elementary through university.  Sure, it would be smarter to do things ahead of time, plan things out … but when it comes to school work, and eventually, "real"

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Are Bloggers the Historians of our Time?

This weekend I came across Joel Achenbach’s weekly article in the Washington Post Magazine on the topic of blogs.  In it, he satirically notes the growing influence of bloggers and blog culture on himself and his readers: I constantly tell myself: Ignore the blog. Do your work. You are an enormous literary figure and cultural

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Geotagging, Virtual Earth, and Local Search

With all the recent press about the largely two player race towards local search with Yahoo and Google battling for control of the bulk of local searches – I came across an interesting blog from Mark Law, MSN’s lead project manager for Virtual Earth.  Ok, we knew Microsoft would get in the game – and

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Lessons from Dumb Spokesperson Campaigns

In the PR world, I have witnessed no better way to throw hundreds of thousands of dollars down the drain than to pay some expensive and questionably effective spokesperson to do a range of marketing activities, satellite media tours, and limited half-day appearances.  True metrics supporting celebrity spokesperson choices are often difficult to find.  As

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Yahoo Taps Celebrities to Blog about Cancer

In a fascinating combination of blog culture and pop/celebrity culture (something Yahoo is getting better and better at – probably thanks to Terry Semel) – the new Blog for Hope is a partnership between the site and the American Cancer Society designed as a 30-day event which enlists the help of celebrities such as Sen.

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The Rule of Recency – Why Updating Content Matters

Who wants to be an Interactive Marketer?

In a MarketingVox piece posted today, Jennifer Nastu explores the relative importance and respect offered to interactive marketing professionals in both the marketing world, as well as in "mainstream agencies."  I work at a mainstream agency right now.  I have worked in pure interactive agencies in the past.  The question is, has a rise in

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