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Why Social Media Influencers are a Valuable Asset for Your Brand

By Al Cadena The popularity of this year’s fifth-annual VidCon, which saw 18,000 people swarming Anaheim to meet their favorite YouTube stars, is just the latest piece of evidence proving that Yo

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Sep. 01 2011

Beauty Marks

One of Estée Lauder’s favorite sayings was Tell-a-phone, tell-a-graph, tell-a-woman, based on her strong belief that once a woman tried and liked a product,



Aug. 09 2011

Ben & Jerry’s Mixes Sweets & Tweets 1

At the Vermont headquarters of Ben & Jerry’s, we’re always looking for the next fun and funky thing. Whether it’s a flavor with late night’s Jimmy Fallon or a quick turn-around response to a timely opportunity like the legalization of gay marriage. While we hear all the time that “there are no new ideas” and that every marketing effort has been done before—we refuse to believe it. And that is how we came up with a new twist on Twitter to support our commitment to Fair Trade.



Aug. 04 2011

7-Eleven Zynga Promotion

In 2010, 7-Eleven needed to drive trial for 27 languishing private label products from fresh fruit to hot foods. Convenience stores were known for quick-sell items. Just 8% of consumers thought of c-stores for meals. In addition, the recession had pushed convenience store sales down 20%



Aug. 03 2011 Success Stories 8

With unemployment at a record high, online job site wanted to help by doing what it does best: providing people with opportunities to improve their lives by inspiring them to follow their passions and get jobs in the fields they love



Jul. 28 2011


Jul. 02 2011

Uni-ball Leaves Broadcast Behind for Social, Retail Campaigns

Uni-ball has typically been a broadcast kind of brand, running TV spots to show how its pens are better than its competitors—in both price and performance. But the brand has made a major change this year, migrating all of its spending on broadcast media to a social and digital program, supported by an overarching national retail promotion.



Jun. 13 2011

7 Simple Steps to Successful Social Media Promotions

In the last few years, brands have quickly gone from seeing social media as frivolous to including social media as a necessary part of any marketing and communications plan. But while there is great promise, when it comes to promotions, many have struggled with how to go about it.



Jun. 06 2011

Visa Memory Mapper Lets Users Build and Share Vacation Memories

As the peak travel season gets underway, Visa is working to show that it should be traveler’s preferred payment method. Visa has introduced a new tool on its Facebook page called Memory Mapper, the free app uses Google Maps satellite technology and cardholders’ own photos, videos, captions and selected music to produce a unique, visual keepsake of their travels. The promotion calls for users to, not only use the tool to create a keepsakes for themselves, but to spread word about the tool virally by sharing the keepsake with family and friends.



May. 10 2011

Dos Equis Taco Truck Makes Life “Interesting” for New Yorkers with Exotic Fare

If you ate a grasshopper, or cow tongue, veal brains or ostrich, you’d want to tell someone about it. Probably a bunch of people, in fact-either as a boast or perhaps to find an antidote



May. 04 2011

Frito-Lay Thanks Fans for Record “Likes” after NYC Live Event

A highly integrated Facebook promotion run for a few days last month by Frito-Lay was very productive in drawing likes to the brand’s Facebook page.