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Social Data: Stop Listening and Start Thinking

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This article was originally posted on WhatWorksWhere.com Social Data is currently the fastest growing discipline in Social Media Marketing. Many brands have embraced “Social Listening” (the process of capturing conversations from the social media). So why am I now telling






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How to leverage social gifting for your brand

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As the adoption of Facebook and other social media matures, a new crop of companies have developed that leverage the social graph to mine data in a way that can increase the viral ability of a product, and increase the






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How to earn digital cultural currency




Variations on a theme: How consumers are turning elements of pop-culture into digital cultural currency While selling is what we do as marketers, culture is the milieu in which that selling occurs. And since we’re often the ones using the






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Five Insights Into Content Strategy




  This article was by Josh Johnson and originally posted on “The Content Marketeer.” You can visit the source article here. Kohlben Vodden, Head of Social Media and Content Strategy at OgilvyOne, offers unique guidance to every client, informed by






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The Power of a Good (Creative) Idea




Take Something Boring and Make It Beautiful My favourite ideas involve products or tools that no sane creative person would bother with. You know the sort; high fiber cereal, wall paint, dog food, the stuff that surrounds us but has






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Facebook ads aim to boost esteem in women




A new campaign from Ogilvy UK, currently running in Australia and Brazil, the Dove Ad Makeover, passes the power of advertising to women by displacing negative ads with empowering, positive messages sent through a Facebook application, found at facebook.com/dove. “Dove






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The Rough Diamond: Fostering New Talent in Today’s Digital Age




There are many challenges we as marketers face in today’s digital age, such as the constant evolution of technology, changes in the consumer landscape, social innovation, collaboration, environmental sustainability and transparency to name a few biggies. But what about the






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The Not-So-Standard Rules of Engagement with Digital Consumers.




Brandon Berger, Ogilvy & Mather Chief Digital Officer Worldwide, presented The Not-So-Standard Rules of Engagement with Today’s Tomorrow’s Yesterday’s Digital Consumers at the Consumer Engagement Technology World (CETW) conference in San Francisco on Thursday, March 29th. What we think we






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Social Media & Employee Backlash: How to Respond to Criticism




One of the most surprising public relations kerfuffles to hit Goldman Sachs came on March 14th with Greg Smith’s exhortation in the now infamous New York Times Op-Ed, “Why I am Leaving Goldman Sachs.” “I believe I have worked here






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Display Adverstising: Pay-Per-Touch?




A brief history of CTR: When the first display banners appeared in the 90’s, they were greeted with much fan fare and significantly higher Click Through Rate (CTR) as compared with today’s CTR. Over the years, display advertising has been






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