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Good Marketing & Good Deeds

In Build Audience, Fan-centric Marketing, Media, Social Media by lisavgray

I’m just discovering the great work that Robert/Boisen & Like-Minded of Denmark has done for Danish chocolatier Anthon Berg. In February 2012, Anthon Berg created a pop-up “Generous Store.” Open for one day only, the store sold chocolate, but instead of cash, the currency of the day was the pledge of doing a good deed. Watch this terrific video for …

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Move Over – I’ll Drive

In Build Audience, Fan-centric Marketing by lisavgray

WPP and MillwardBrown have just come out with the 7th annual BrandZ™ analysis of the Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands for 2012. It’s 100+ pages, chockablock full of delectable insights: what’s hot where, who’s cooling down and where the smart money goes next. I’ve only just started my study of the study, but I want to linger for a …

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“Never Mind the Homepage,” say Google + Facebook

In Design, Media, Social Media by lisavgray

Did you see Robert Andrews’ article entitled “How tech giants want to re-invent journalism?” Andrews gives a brief summary of presentations by Google’s head of news products and Google+ programming Richard Gingras and Facebook’s journalism manager Vadim Lavrusik at the Paley Center’s International Council of Media Executives in Madrid on Thursday, April 26. The techies prefer to think of themselves as platforms, …

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Orange County Register Plays Ball!

In Fan-centric Marketing, Media by lisavgray

So did you see how the Orange County Register is covering baseball’s opening day today? They’re taking the flash mob concept to new heights and forming a News Mob – 100+ reporters to cover the Angels’ first game of the season. One Hundred. Plus. In an online article, OCR Angels’ Editor Keith Sharon rundowns some of the coverage: Photos from Opening …

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Happy Birthday, Oreo!

In Fan-centric Marketing, Social Media by lisavgray

On March 6, 1912, the oreo was born. And Nabisco indulged in some pretty wonderful social media recently to kick-off the 100th b-day celebrations. Oreo launched a lively game of #oreopinata on Twitter: every tweet using the #oreopinata hashtag constituted another thwack on the vitual papier maché. At seemingly random points in the day, the pinata burst open, sending a …