Boomerang hace que regalar sea una experiencia local | socialconsultingmedia.com


 

Por Justin Lafferty

Boomerang hace que regalar sea una experiencia local  El “Social gifting”,  se está volviendo muy popular en Facebook, en gran medida se ha llevado a cabo a través de tarjetas de regalo y los minoristas más importantes. Boomerang quiere hacer “Social gifting”,  una experiencia local. El programa con sede en Chicago se está expandiendo a Nueva York, Indianápolis, Austin y Texas, ofreciendo a las empresas pequeñas y minoristas locales la oportunidad de llegar a la diversión de “Social gifting”.

Boomerang tiene ubicación de un usuario de Facebook y datos de interés para sugerir un presente basado en la experiencia. Digamos que tienes un amigo en Nueva York que goza de una buena cerveza de fabricación local o está en necesidad de unos masajes en un spa. Un usuario puede dar un regalo de una pequeña empresa local, por lo que es un poco más especial que una tarjeta de regalo en general.

Boomerang comenzó en Chicago, pero ahora ha abierto sus puertas en Indianápolis, Austin y Nueva York. Si  no tienes amigos en estas ciudades, aún puedes utilizar Boomerang para regalos más generales, de minoristas como Foot Locker, Barnes & Noble, y Victoria Secret. La gente también puede dar el don de la caridad, donando a organizaciones como The Greater Chicago Food Depository y Mercy Corps. Los usuarios pueden canjear los regalos online o utilizando sus teléfonos.

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Cuando un usuario decide dar un regalo, Boomerang ofrece una manera muy agradable a la vista, con un envolvente atractivo virtual. El acto benevolente también crea una acción gráfica abierta cuando se entrega.

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Link: http://allfacebook.com/boomerang-social-gifting_b104842

 

El cerebro de Einstein, en una aplicación para iPad


 

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La app NMHMC Harvey fue desarrollada por el Museo Nacional de la Salud y la Medicina de Chicago, EEUU, y permite ver de cerca la neuroanatomía del físico mediante imágenes tomadas durante su autopsia

El cerebro de Einstein, en una aplicación para iPad

Cuando Albert Einstein murió, en 1955, el patólogo Thomas Harvey realizó una autopsia a su cuerpo y removió el cerebro del físico nacido en Alemania para analizarlo en detalle con la esperanza de que le pudiera revelar los secretos detrás de su inteligencia.

Durante el procedimiento, Harvey tomó imágenes del cerebro de Einstein y las plasmó en diversas láminas que hoy están disponibles para los usuarios de iPad por un costo de u$s9.99.

El Museo Nacional de la Salud y la Medicina de Chicago, en los Estados Unidos, es el responsable de desarrollar la aplicación que ya se puede descargar en iTunes. “Creo que Einstein habría estado entusiasmado”, dijo Steve Landers, un consultor del museo, a la agencia AP. Leer más “El cerebro de Einstein, en una aplicación para iPad”

Walt Disney, fabricante de sueños | Biografía


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Walt aplicó su propia filosofía: “todos nuestros sueños pueden ser verdad si tenemos el coraje de perseguirlos”

Nacido en Chicago en 1901, Walter Elías Disney comenzó su carrera en 1920 como dibujante de caricaturas en una empresa que fundó con unos amigos. Sus productos eran buenos pero el pequeño mercado local de Kansas, donde se estableció la compañía, era insuficiente para absorberlos. Tras la quiebra de la empresa, Disney se mudó a Hollywood donde creó, con su hermano Roy, la Disney Brothers Studio en el garage de su tío.Tras una serie de caricaturas que pasaron sin pena ni gloria, llegó el sensacional éxito con el debut del ratón Mickey en el histórico cortometraje sonoro Steamboat Willie. La espectacular recepción del público impulsó el crecimiento de la empresa y abrió campo para nuevos experimentos: efectos tridimensionales, la incorporación de música y el lanzamiento deBlancanieves y los Siete Enanitos, el primer largometraje de dibujos animados. Walt insistió en producirlo a pesar de que sus asesores le decían que era una locura y que llevaría a la ruina al estudio. Leer más “Walt Disney, fabricante de sueños | Biografía”

25 Unmissable Social Media Articles Worth Reading This Weekend

The future of paywalls, memberships and advertising and why the writing on the wall is starting to appear.
The end of RIM & Blackberry as we know it.
If you think ‘Social’ Means Viral, you’ve got it all wrong.
The managing director of Microsoft Research Cambridge, Andrew Blake, talks about Kinect and the future of computer interfaces.
Five reasons the new iPad has finally won me back.
And speaking of iPads, how much do you about yours? This video will teach you a few tips and tricks that you may not have known about the tablet.


 

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Every week, we have a look at some of the biggest social media stories that are out there, sift through the thousands of articles on offer and bring you 25 stories that you simply have to read.

These are never breaking news stories but rather some of the deepest thinkers and smartest minds from the world of technology and social media, offering their thoughts and views regarding the biggest stories of the week.

You won’t make it through them all in one sitting but it’ll bring you up to speed with this week’s happenings. So just sit back, grab a coffee and enjoy.

Want to get users hooked on your product? Start driving them crazy!
Why achieving a viral success online doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll earn something from it.
How Google’s organic links have lost value.
How Chicago is beating Silicon Valley at the start up game.
Making a web film/show and want to know the different services that allow it to earn revenue. Then this guide to ad-free distribution resources will help.

Leer más “25 Unmissable Social Media Articles Worth Reading This Weekend”

CEOs Who Use Social Media Boost Company Image

BRANDfog CEO Ann Charles said America is at a point where business leaders can’t afford to shirk social media.

“As consumers begin to seek out brands that serve a broader social purpose, the best way to articulate company values is through the voice of the executive leadership team,” Charles said. “This bolsters confidence in business leadership and provides a halo effect for the entire brand.”

Among those surveyed, more than 80 percent said they were more likely to trust a company whose CEO and leadership team engage in social media.


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Despite many business executives’ reluctance to use Facebook and Twitter to communicate with customers and clients,

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new research shows leaders who buck the trend and use social media help raise a brand’s profile, instill confidence in a company’s leadership team and build greater trust, brand loyalty and purchase intent among customers.

In a study by social media branding firmBRANDfog, more than 80 percent of those surveyed believed CEOs whoengage on social media are better equipped than their peers to lead companies in today’s technology-laden world. Additionally, 93 percent believe that executive engagement on social media helps communicate company values and grow and evolve corporate leadership in times of crisis. Leer más “CEOs Who Use Social Media Boost Company Image”

Agencias indiferentes a Timeline

La mayoría de las agencias más grandes, como BBDO, Ogilvy, McCann Worldgroup, CP&B y McGarryBowen todavía no han hecho el cambio. La excepción es Leo Burnett, que muestra una secuencia temporal muy rica que cuenta la historia de la agencia que comienza el 5 de agosto de 1935 en Chicago.

Pero lo que más sorprende, comenza Advertising Age, es que ni siquiera las agencias digitales se suman a esta novedad. Digitas, dee Publicis Groupe, Profero y R/GA, 360i y AKQA, tampoco dieron ese paso. Sorprende, porque como ha dicho fortune, timeline ha convertido un servicio social en un poderoso medio para contar historias.


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La misma semana en que Facebook activó su secuencia temporar las anunciantes se apresuraron a adoptar la nueva plataforma, pero no así las agencias de publicidad.

Muchas agencias se especializan en asesorar a sus clientes sobre la mejor estrategia en Facebook, pero son pocas las que hacen lo que dicen y crearon un “timeline” para sí mismas.

La mayoría de las agencias más grandes, como BBDO, Ogilvy, McCann Worldgroup, CP&B y McGarryBowen todavía no han hecho el cambio. La excepción es Leo Burnett, que muestra una secuencia temporal muy rica que cuenta la historia de la agencia que comienza el 5 de agosto de 1935 en Chicago.

Pero lo que más sorprende, comenza Advertising Age, es que ni siquiera las agencias digitales se suman a esta novedad. Digitas, dee Publicis Groupe, Profero y R/GA, 360i y AKQA, tampoco dieron ese paso. Sorprende, porque como ha dicho fortune, timeline ha convertido un servicio social en un poderoso medio para contar historias.

10 Crazy Job Interview Mistakes People Actually Made

· On the way to the interview, the candidate passed, cut off and flipped his middle finger at a driver who happened to be the interviewer.

· The candidate took off his shoes during the interview.

· The candidate asked for a sip of the interviewer’s coffee.

· When a candidate interviewing for a security position wasn’t hired on the spot, he painted graffiti on the building.

· Candidate was arrested by federal authorities during the interview when the background check revealed the person had an outstanding warrant.

· Candidate told the interviewer she wasn’t sure if the job offered was worth “starting the car for.”

“It may seem unlikely that candidates would ever answer a cellphone during an interview, or wear shorts, but when we talk to hiring managers, we remarkably hear these stories all of the time,” said Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources for CareerBuilder.

Lucky for interviewers, she notes that standing out from the crowd – in a good way – is typically a bigger issue for most job-seekers than avoiding a big mistake…


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·         The candidate put the interviewer on hold during a phone interview. When she came back on the line, she told the interviewer she had a date set up for Friday.

·         The candidate wore a Boy Scout uniform and never told interviewers why.

·         The candidate talked about promptness as one of her strengths after showing up 10 minutes late.

·         On the way to the interview, the candidate passed, cut off and flipped his middle finger at a driver who happened to be the interviewer.

·         The candidate took off his shoes during the interview.

·         The candidate asked for a sip of the interviewer’s coffee.

·          When a candidate interviewing for a security position wasn’t hired on the spot, he painted graffiti on the building.

·         Candidate was arrested by federal authorities during the interview when the background check revealed the person had an outstanding warrant.

·         Candidate told the interviewer she wasn’t sure if the job offered was worth “starting the car for.”

“It may seem unlikely that candidates would ever answer a cellphone during an interview, or wear shorts, but when we talk to hiring managers, we remarkably hear these stories all of the time,” said Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources for CareerBuilder.

Lucky for interviewers, she notes that standing out from the crowd – in a good way – is typically a bigger issue for most job-seekers than avoiding a big mistake… Leer más “10 Crazy Job Interview Mistakes People Actually Made”

Las lecciones de Philip Kotler, maestro del marketing moderno ***RECOMENDADO PARA TENER A MANO***

Si hubiera que otorgar a alguien el título de padre del marketing moderno, el nombre de Philip Kotlerestaría probablemente en todas las quinielas. Nacido en Chicago en 1931, Kotler es economista y profesor de la Universidad Northwestern de Illinois. A lo largo de su dilatada trayectoria profesional, Kotler ha sentado cátedra en el marketing moderno, convirtiéndose en referencia obligatoria para todos los profesionales de esta disciplina. A continuación, recogemos algunas de las lecciones de marketing del “maestro” Kotler:

1. El marketing es el reparto de experiencias.

2. El marketing puede aprenderse en un día, pero lamentablemente se tarda toda una vía en dominarlo.

3. Si la marca hace un buen trabajo en la identificación de las necesidades del consumidor, el desarrollo de un producto adecuado, el precio, la distribución y la promoción, la venta será en realidad muy sencilla.

4. El arte del marketing es el arte de construir marcas. Si no eres una marca, eres una una mercancía y entonces el único ganador es el que produce a menor coste.

5. La clave para construir una marca es tener algo bueno y desarrollarlo de manera inteligente…


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Si hubiera que otorgar a alguien el título de padre del marketing moderno, el nombre de Philip Kotlerestaría probablemente en todas las quinielas. Nacido en Chicago en 1931, Kotler es economista y profesor de la Universidad Northwestern de Illinois. A lo largo de su dilatada trayectoria profesional, Kotler ha sentado cátedra en el marketing moderno, convirtiéndose en referencia obligatoria para todos los profesionales de esta disciplina. A continuación, recogemos algunas de las lecciones de marketing del “maestro” Kotler:

1. El marketing es el reparto de experiencias.

2. El marketing puede aprenderse en un día, pero lamentablemente se tarda toda una vía en dominarlo.

3. Si la marca hace un buen trabajo en la identificación de las necesidades del consumidor, el desarrollo de un producto adecuado, el precio, la distribución y la promoción, la venta será en realidad muy sencilla.

4. El arte del marketing es el arte de construir marcas. Si no eres una marca, eres una una mercancía y entonces el único ganador es el que produce a menor coste.

5. La clave para construir una marca es tener algo bueno y desarrollarlo de manera inteligenteLeer más “Las lecciones de Philip Kotler, maestro del marketing moderno ***RECOMENDADO PARA TENER A MANO***”

Check List para gestionar la reputación y la visibilidad en Linkedin

Hace tiempo publicábamos acerca de la gestión de la Reputación Profesional , en esta oportunidad tomamos a LinkedIn como una de las plataformas que nos generan mayor visibilidad profesional. La recomendación es que optimicemos todo lo factible de ser optimizado, para lo cual sigue a continuación una lista de chequeo de 10 factores en los cuales debemos trabajar para asegurarnos mayor visibilidad y gestionar nuestra presencia en esta red social profesional.


 

Hace tiempo publicábamos acerca de la gestión de la Reputación Profesional , en esta oportunidad tomamos a LinkedIn como una de las plataformas que nos generan mayor visibilidad profesional. La recomendación es que optimicemos todo lo factible de ser optimizado, para lo cual sigue a continuación una lista de chequeo de 10 factores en los cuales debemos trabajar para asegurarnos mayor visibilidad y gestionar nuestra presencia en esta red social profesional. Leer más “Check List para gestionar la reputación y la visibilidad en Linkedin”

Online Copywriting: Make Your Website Copy Dazzle

If there’s one generalization you should make as a website writer, it’s that your visitors have short attention spans and are overly saturated with information.

If you’d rather generalize, then just think about this fact: search is the most popular function on the internet. This means most visitors to your site are looking for something in particular. If they click on your site and can’t tell whether you will provide what they are looking for, they will leave.

Internet users think of their time as precious and the internet as a never-ending trove of information. Your visitors are information scavengers with little loyalty and even less time; this means you need to tailor your writing specifically to them to get their attention.

You may be interested in the following related articles as well.

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* How to Boost Your Online Portfolio
* Are You Just a Freelancer? Or a Successful One?
* Bulletproof Email Marketing: Overview, Tips and Tools

Please feel free to join us and you are always welcome to share your thoughts even if you have more related tips that our readers may like.
Things To Remember While Writing Online
instantShift – Make Your Website Copy Dazzle

Headings

Headings should have one purpose: force your readers to stay. Most readers will happily read your headline, but a much smaller percentage will stick around. Be descriptive, compelling or interesting.
Profiles

You’re a real estate agent and you have two types of clients: buyers and sellers. You could try to weave around both objectives, selling to buyers one moment and sellers the next. Or, you could target both of them with gusto. To do the latter, you must segment your audience; persuade both types of visitor to read different copy. You could place the copy under different headings or link to where visitors should go.
Importance First

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If readers want to know what your site is about as quickly as possible it makes sense to explain the most important things about your site early. Take a cue from daily newspaper’s inverted pyramid style. Newspapers give the most important information (the “who,” what,” “where,” “when,” “why” and “how”) about an event as early as possible and fan out the details in the rest of the paragraphs.

Newspaper readers want the latest news, but also want to be able to move quickly to another story if it isn’t relevant to them. For example, if there is dangerous flooding in Chicago, but if you live in California you most likely don’t care. This is why it’s important for a newspaper reporter to note where the flooding is immediately so readers who aren’t concerned can move to the next story that does pertain to them. The same applies to websites.


InstantShift - Online Copywriting: Make Your Website Copy Dazzle

If there’s one generalization you should make as a website writer, it’s that your visitors have short attention spans and are overly saturated with information.

If you’d rather generalize, then just think about this fact: search is the most popular function on the internet. This means most visitors to your site are looking for something in particular. If they click on your site and can’t tell whether you will provide what they are looking for, they will leave.

Internet users think of their time as precious and the internet as a never-ending trove of information. Your visitors are information scavengers with little loyalty and even less time; this means you need to tailor your writing specifically to them to get their attention.

You may be interested in the following related articles as well.

Please feel free to join us and you are always welcome to share your thoughts even if you have more related tips that our readers may like.

Things To Remember While Writing Online

instantShift - Make Your Website Copy Dazzle

Headings

Headings should have one purpose: force your readers to stay. Most readers will happily read your headline, but a much smaller percentage will stick around. Be descriptive, compelling or interesting.

Profiles

You’re a real estate agent and you have two types of clients: buyers and sellers. You could try to weave around both objectives, selling to buyers one moment and sellers the next. Or, you could target both of them with gusto. To do the latter, you must segment your audience; persuade both types of visitor to read different copy. You could place the copy under different headings or link to where visitors should go.

Importance First

instantShift - Make Your Website Copy Dazzle

If readers want to know what your site is about as quickly as possible it makes sense to explain the most important things about your site early. Take a cue from daily newspaper’s inverted pyramid style. Newspapers give the most important information (the “who,” what,” “where,” “when,” “why” and “how”) about an event as early as possible and fan out the details in the rest of the paragraphs.

Newspaper readers want the latest news, but also want to be able to move quickly to another story if it isn’t relevant to them. For example, if there is dangerous flooding in Chicago, but if you live in California you most likely don’t care. This is why it’s important for a newspaper reporter to note where the flooding is immediately so readers who aren’t concerned can move to the next story that does pertain to them. The same applies to websites. Leer más “Online Copywriting: Make Your Website Copy Dazzle”

Finding Alternative Sources Of Typographic Layout In Our Surroundings

The Framework Of Sources For Typographic Layout

According to Wucius Wong in his book Principles of Form and Design (page 42), point, line and plane can be considered conceptual design elements because, although they are not always explicit or visible, they seem to be present by implication. He explains how an angle, for example, implies the existence of a point and how lines, by marking the contour of an object, imply the presence of a plane.

In most art and design classes, students are asked to analyze the structure of a painting or design in order to better understand principles of organization. These linear studies usually have no relevance to the student outside of the class. But these exercises hold an important lesson, which is about learning to abstract images — and even our surroundings — into linear structures in order to learn about layout organization.


The Framework Of Sources For Typographic Layout

According to Wucius Wong in his book Principles of Form and Design (page 42), point, line and plane can be considered conceptual design elements because, although they are not always explicit or visible, they seem to be present by implication. He explains how an angle, for example, implies the existence of a point and how lines, by marking the contour of an object, imply the presence of a plane.

In most art and design classes, students are asked to analyze the structure of a painting or design in order to better understand principles of organization. These linear studies usually have no relevance to the student outside of the class. But these exercises hold an important lesson, which is about learning to abstract images — and even our surroundings — into linear structures in order to learn about layout organization.

Learning To Abstract What We See

Most of us live in a relatively static environment, whether urban or rural. Recognizing that this environment is framed by points, lines and planes will help us abstract the environment. Let’s consider a photo of an urban environment. Below is a photo of a city escape in Chicago:

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(Photo courtesy of the Urban Studies Department, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois.)

Here we have a worm’s-eye view of buildings. We can already discern interesting spatial relationships. The white space in and of it self has interesting shapes. These shapes alone give us creative ways to apply copy. Let’s see an example of how this space could be abstracted:

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Linear abstraction.

Here, the city escape photo has been abstracted to simple lines. The lines converge at a conceptual point. The lines enclose spaces to create a conceptual plane. Although I did not mark the plane as such, lines that converge at any four points or angles become a plane. Abstracting spaces can, of course, be done in infinite variation. There is no right or wrong. Feel free to experiment!

In looking at the linear abstraction above, we see several lines converge at a certain point, which is towards the right and a bit off center. We can call this a point of hierarchy. Let’s clean up the abstraction and take another look.

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Linear abstraction #2.

Now we have a cleaner and clearer version of the first abstraction, perhaps making it a bit easier to start thinking about a possible typographic layout. So, let’s experiment with type placement.

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Typographic layout using the linear abstraction as a grid.

As you can imagine, we could do hundreds of variations of this. We can also play with the intersection of some of the lines and points in the layout:

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Typographic layout using the linear abstraction as a grid and as visual punctuation.

These simple exercises in layout composition help us see how a photo of an urban landscape holds unexpected inspiration. Now, how do we use this for other applications? What if an article that we need to design does not have interesting or arresting photographs? One way to solve this is to think about the subject matter and find your own sources for inspiration. Leer más “Finding Alternative Sources Of Typographic Layout In Our Surroundings”

In the crude wake of BP fiasco, biking to work takes on new meaning.



Just do it!

Last year, I took a fall from my bike riding into work. There was a gash in the sidewalk and then a gash in my knee! Given I hit the pavement full on, it could have been a lot worse. I waited out the momentary shock –you perspire, you shake- and got back on my horse.

A copywriter by trade, you’d think I could come up with a better opening to a story about biking to work, especially given this is bike-to-work week in Chicago. But I won’t lie to you. Safeness is not a bicycle’s preeminent calling card, and if one elects to take surface streets in lieu of bike paths, it can get even harrier. Don’t forget to wear a helmet. Leer más “In the crude wake of BP fiasco, biking to work takes on new meaning.”