Played Joe the Policeman in the What's Going Down episode of That's My Mama.

Meet The Brand Bots

cmo.com — When the next anniversary or birthday rolls around, you don't have to visit 1-800 Flowers' website to make an order. You don't even have to leave Facebook Messenger. In April, the company became one of the first brands to take advantage of the fact that Facebook had opened up Messenger to branded bots-software that performs automated tasks.

Mobile Ad Blocking A Bigger Threat Than Desktop Version?

cmo.com — Last September, shortly after Apple announced its support for mobile ad blockers in iOS9, Marco Ament, a developer known for being one of the first Tumblr employees, released Peace. The app, a mobile ad blocker, was a huge hit. But Ament pulled it a few days later.

Why Users Are More Engaged With Social Media on Fridays

mashable.com — Rebecca Black's not the only one who thinks there's something special about Friday. Two separate pieces of research out this week show that the end of the work week is the best time to get traction on status updates and tweets.

Old Spice's Latest Gambit: A Bear-Shaped Deodorant Holder [VIDEO]

mashable.com — Old Spice, looking to maintain the social media momentum that began with its breakthrough "The man your man can smell like" campaign from 2010, is making the leap from tongue-in-cheek advertising to tongue-in-cheek product releases. The product: A bear-shaped deodorant holder.

Gotta Catch ’Em All: Big Brands Missing The Pokémon GO Craze

cmo.com — Pokémon Go has been a runaway hit but also a huge missed opportunity for marketers. While local mom-and-pops have benefited from foot traffic generated from the game, it took a week or so for its publisher, Niantic, to consider adding "sponsored locations" for larger advertisers.

‘Mobile’ Poised To Take Gold At Rio Summer Olympics

cmo.com — Every four years, the world's top athletes converge to compete on the world stage. For marketers, this year's Games of the XXXI Olympiad, a.k.a. the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero, will find them vying in a media landscape that's very different from the 2012 games in London.

Pandas Play on a Slide, Cuteness Ensues [VIDEO]

mashable.com — And now for something completely different: Pandas playing on a slide.What better way to celebrate Chengdu Panda Awareness Week than with this video showing said pandas frolicking on a wooden playset? They slide, they hug...as US magazine might say, "Pandas, they're just like us!" Bonus: A crow that enjoys sledding.

50 Cent Helps The World Meet Hostelworld In New Video

cmo.com — A few months ago, rapper 50 Cent made headlines by declaring he was broke. While his statement supplied ready-made jokes for headline writers, it also laid the groundwork for a spot-on yet unlikely endorsement for Hostelworld, a site designed to help young travelers find cheap lodging.

8 Best Practices For B2B Marketing

cmo.com — Just a few years ago, B2B marketing meant cold calling. Boiler rooms staffed with young salespeople worked the phones all day using procured lists--an expensive, grueling tactic that netted a low percentage of sales and leads. At the time, it was better than nothing. Now it's a bit anachronistic.

Analytics helps police in different jurisdictions fight crime

ibmbigdatahub.com — Advanced analytics can help law enforcement officials across jurisdictions assist one another in predicting and preventing criminal activity. In particular, analysts, investigators and detectives can collaborate to share information to help detect threats and identify criminals. Federal money often fuels local law enforcement programs that mine big data and create automated data searches.
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Sep 26, 2016

RT @joshuatopolsky: I feel like that 400lb comment just offended a lot of Trump supporters

Sep 20, 2016

Looks like @skittles hasn’t yet weighed in on this refugee thing. Probably a bad idea anyway

Sep 01, 2016

@MikeIsaac I hope this doesn’t mean he’ll unfriend him

Aug 22, 2016

That moment when you text your wife about something important and hear the text alert in the next room b/c she didn’t bring her phone

Aug 16, 2016

Great moments in fill-in-the-blank pr pitches: "First off I must say that I can not get enough of your articles on Freelance."


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