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For Want of a Better Word: The Rise of the Emoji

The relationship between the emoji and the professional world is a tense one. There are some who would argue that the humble emoticon :-) has no place in a corporate setting, let alone its more animated successor, the emoji:

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Some Focus for Your Summer Reading: "The One Thing" by Gary Keller

As I’m writing this blog post, I’m also keeping an eye on email, proofreading a document, and drinking a cup of coffee.

Nah, just kidding. But for the vast majority of us in the business world, this scenario likely feels familiar. We’re challenged every day to keep multiple plates spinning, shifting our attention from one matter to the next – all in the name of increased productivity and success.

Or so we think.

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#GOOOAAALLL!!! Hashtag Lessons from the Women’s World Cup (#FIFAWWC)

June 19, 2015 by Stephanie Malkus

Last year’s men’s World Cup in Brazil broke records on Facebook and Twitter, and had brands of all shapes and sizes clamoring for a piece of the conversation. This year it’s the women’s turn, and while the audience for the Women’s World Cup is smaller, this live event still offers plenty of social media lessons to be learned.

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Sixty Seconds for Social: Social Takeaways From Mary Meeker’s Report on Internet Trends

June 12, 2015 by Mary Pavlu

Venture capitalist Mary Meeker, a partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and former Morgan Stanley analyst, has published her Internet Trends Report annually for two decades, and with each one come fascinating insights on the direction of the Internet industry and related technologies. The report has taken on “must-read” status for those of us in the industry. The presentation, in its entirety, covers some of the biggest changes in tech, mobile and media - as well as what’s to come.

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Finding Inspiration in the Changing Face of Storytelling

It’s not news that increasing numbers of people are turning to social media as a primary source for daily news. This week’s latest report from Pew confirmed this trend with stats on millennials and political news, finding that an astounding six-in-ten online Millennials (61%) report getting political news on Facebook in any given week, a much larger percentage than any other news source.

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