Announcing the final speaker line-up at the 2014 We First Brand Leadership Summit

September 10, 2014 Comments

Announcing the final speaker line-up at the 2014 We First Brand Leadership Summit – join us to build your social marketing plan for 2015 together. Getting your social marketing right is no easy task with technology and consumer behavior changing …

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3 Reasons Why Vine Will Be Part of the Future of Social Marketing

March 13, 2014 Comments

Vine was launched way back in January of 2013, and since then its popularity has exploded across the social world. By April it had become the most downloaded app in the iOS store. What started as a fun and exciting …

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How building your brand with your community grows both

March 19, 2013 Comments

One of the constant themes of my blog posts over the last year has been the need to cop-create content for your brand with your community. One great example is You Tube sensation, ‘Epic Rap Battles’. Here’s just one example …

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Who will win the war for eyeballs between TV and social media

December 3, 2012 Comments

Many people are wondering who will win the advertising war between TV and social media. It seems like TV is as popular as ever and yet so many people have their eyes glued to their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts? So who …

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Move over New York: What happens in an Internet minute

March 30, 2012 Comments

Last week I wrote about how important timing is to the success of your brand from a macro and micro point of view. Well, this is thrown into even starker relief when you consider what happens on the web in …

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Robert Tercek: The rising impact of social media, big data and media disruption

March 21, 2012 Comments

I was so thrilled when Robert Tercek kindly agreed to speak at the We First seminar. His talk was inspiring, confronting, educational, and rousing in equal measure. Everyone loved it and got so much out of it. For those that …

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Robert Tercek: The Future of TV, Social Media and Storytelling

January 9, 2012 Comments

We’re super excited to announce that Robert Tercek is a special guest speaker at ther We First Seminar on February 1-2 at the Marina del Rey Marriott in California. Robert is one of the world’s most prolific creator of interactive …

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Sherry Turkle of MIT: How social media impacts to your identity (Part 2)

October 10, 2011 Comments

Last week I shared Part 1 of my interview with Sherry Turkle on the ‘Human Cost of Social Technology.’ Here is Part 2 where we discussed the impact of social media on our own sense of identity. SM:  Hi, I’m …

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