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#TornadoWeek Targets Interns

As the semester is winding down, a lot of use are finishing up our internships or on the search for one for the summer. We’ve all been in the position where we’ve had to work tireless hours and drain our…

140 Characters to 6 Seconds of Branding

 Vine, released just a few short months ago, has already made a big impact in the social and mobile advertising world. Vine has already been employed by various brands to promote their products. Advertisers now have 6 second spots to…

Branding Yourself on LinkedIn

Throughout many of my classes, the majority of the teachers have been strong in pushing the professional use of social media. Facebook and Twitter are easy for us to use because they cross with our personal social lives. We know…

The Free Journal Project

    I recently came across an amazing project developed by Kelly Clawson, a fellow advertising student here at Temple and President of the Temple Ad Club. The Free Journal Project is a socially based art project founded in providing free…

Gozaik: The Twitter Resume

  A friend of mine actually tweeted about this great new company today called Gozaik, a social job application only that is saying goodbye to 8.5 x 11 paper resumes and hello to job-landing digital, mosaic-style multimedia resumes. Gozaik’s services…

Tweet Tweet Hack Hack

This week has been quite an adventure for twitter fans, followers, tweeters, and oh right…hackers! Twitter account hacks have been a problem in the past, but this week, new hackers have taken control of major, public watched accounts in a…

Sandy & Social Media

Unfortunately this past week the East Coast experienced the wrath of the super storm Sandy. Leaving millions of people without power and thousands without homes, the social media frenzy began growing in size alongside the hurricane.  It was no surprise…

Never say No

This summer I am working at Lorel Marketing Group in King of Prussia. Lorel is a full service marketing agency that has a main focus in commerce and the healthcare industry. I am working in the interactive department that focuses…

FACEBOOK AND TWITTER…GASP!…PRODUCTIVE????

WE ALL DO IT. Sneak onto Facebook and Twitter in the middle of doing our work. Well here is something to make you feel less guilty about it. Make it …. productive… (GASP!!…FACEBOOK, TWITTER PRODUCTIVE???) How, you ask? Use Facebook…

Why didn’t you respond to my TXT?

As indirect communication steadily becomes the standard form of communication these days, it is imperative that businesses and advertisers adapt to remain relevant in the consumer’s mind. A surefire way to lose a customer, in this new era of digital communication, is to overlook…

THE Charlie Sheen… On Twitter.

Yes, that’s right. Now you can follow Charlie Sheen and all that he has to say to out loud on Twitter. At 9 am yesterday morning, Sheen decided that he wanted to start a Twitter account to share his side…

Social Media, An Essay

In 2003, Mark Zuckerberg co-created a new definition for connectivity in his Harvard dorm room–He called it Facebook. He gave “people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.” Today, 500 million users worldwide are connected…

Twitter and Copywriting

Young copywriters, heed my words, embrace that unfamiliar technology you know as Twitter. Many advertising students scoff, laugh, and sneer at the suggestion of starting a Twitter account. Why? Its simplicity? Perhaps, it’s the stigma attached to it, that the…

Social Media in Action

Today JetBlue airlines surprised it’s Twitter followers by announcing that they would be giving out free airfare in Manhattan. The only perk is that you have to “find” them. This is a perfect example of how businesses are beginning to…

Are You "In" the loop?

Social Media sites such as Myspace, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter have changed the way we communicate with others and the way businesses communicate with us. Nowadays, any business large or small can create a profile on a social media site…