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Facebook Shuttle Bus Drivers Voting Wednesday on Whether to Join Teamsters - Posted November 19, 2014
The drivers of Facebook's shuttle buses, who actually work for ... [AllFacebook]

Uber Really F*cked Up This Time - Posted November 18, 2014
Uber, but for corporate PR debacles -- Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) November 18, 2014 You've probably heard by now that Uber is in extreme crisis mode. More so than usual, even! Why? To sum it up, the company's SVP of business ... [FishbowlDC]

Notice Any Interesting Artwork Around Facebook's Menlo Park Headquarters? - Posted October 27, 2014
Employees or visitors to Facebook's main campus in ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's U.K. Corporation Tax Bill in 2013? 0 - Posted October 22, 2014
Guess how much Facebook paid in U.K. corporation taxes for 2013? Hint: If your guess was a positive number, you were too high. ... [AllFacebook]

Snapchat Snaps Up Another Facebook Executive - Posted September 22, 2014
Former Facebook head of diversity and inclusion Sara Sperling left the social network in August to become director... [AllFacebook]

Senator Blasts Zuckerberg, in Speech - Posted September 12, 2014
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, had some strong words for Facebo... [AllFacebook]

How to Game Facebook's News Feed with Keywords (Until the Next Algorithm Update) - Posted September 10, 2014
Margarita Noriega, director of social media a... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Fires Back at Critic - Posted August 4, 2014
Most companies respond to criticism in the press with statements by executives or spokespeople, but Facebook answered a column in ... [AllFacebook]

'Watch More' Call-To-Action Button Appears On Business Insider's Facebook Page - Posted May 9, 2014
The "watch more" call-to-action button uncovered by ... [AllFacebook]

DataPoint: On IPO Day, Tops 300M MAUs - Posted March 26, 2014 broke 300 million month active users on Facebook Wednesday, according to AppData. That puts the newly publi... [AllFacebook]

New Wall Street Journal Blog 'CMO Today' Has the Marketing Industry Covered - Posted March 24, 2014
Today The Wall Street Journal officially launched "CMO Today", its new site for marketing/advertising news directed at marketing officers. ... [FishbowlDC]

PHOTOS: An Updated Look At Facebook's Frank Gehry-Designed West Campus Expansion - Posted March 19, 2014
Facebook's West Campus expansion of its headquarters in ... [AllFacebook]

Startup Founder Gets a Little Too Flirty with Journalist - Posted February 7, 2014
The latest News You Should Know from Valleywag, aka "Tech Douche Daily": a certain startup founder may have taken the phrase "media relations" a bit too literally. Well, this is definitely the strangest thin... [FishbowlDC]

How Facebook Continues To Reshape Business - Posted January 28, 2014
Gone are the times of toting around a massively bulky cell phone. Today, wherever you turn, everyone -- even children -- is on a sleek, elegant smartphone that has the capacity to do many of the things our computers ... [AllFacebook]

Valentine's Day Heartbreak: Facebook Won't Accept 'New' Dating Site Advertisers Until Feb. 15 - Posted January 21, 2014
Facebook is telling dating sites looking to begin adverti... [AllFacebook]

Here's Why Your Facebook Engagement Numbers Are Way Down - Posted January 20, 2014
One fact we didn't know: the average Facebook user still shares nearly four posts every day. One fact we did know: no one sees any of those posts anymore, especially if that user happens to be a client who doesn't care to pay for each update. We'll let blogger Derek Muller explain why... [FishbowlDC]

Spider Turns Mark Zuckerberg To Jelly - Posted January 13, 2014
Jelly, the new photo-based question-and-answer application from ... [AllFacebook]

Snapchat's Spiegel Applied Some Heavy Spin to His Zuckerberg Bromance - Posted January 7, 2014
This morning we bring you the five words Evan Spiegel needs to hear, via the 2008 Internet: Dude. You're doing it wrong. Spiegel's ... [FishbowlDC]

Everything You Need To Know About Facebook's Test Of Video Ads - Posted December 17, 2013
The Facebook feature that has been long anticipated by marketers and long dreaded by users is one large step closer to becoming a reality, as the social network announced Tuesday that it will officially b... [AllFacebook]

In Which Dewar's Responds to Our Post on Its Sexist Ad Controversy - Posted December 11, 2013
Yesterday we posted on an ad for Dewar's Scotch that we found particularly annoying for its ridiculously obvious sexism; the fact that Business Insider ... [FishbowlDC]

IBM Gets Aggressive in Countering Bridgestone Lawsuit - Posted December 3, 2013
In case you missed it (yeah right), The debacle just provided the entire world with a painful reminder of the challenges inherent in IT projects. On that note, here's an interesting case we missed last week: IBM, a company... [FishbowlDC]

How Publishers Are Benefiting From The Most Recent Tweak To Facebook's News Feed Algorithm - Posted December 2, 2013
Facebook constantly tweaks its News Feed algorithm, which determin... [AllFacebook]

NYT Nip Slip Photog Says It Was an 'Unplanned Moment' - Posted November 27, 2013
Yahoo columnist Virginia Hefferman tweeted that she likes the photo. Forbes columnist Clare O'Connor re-tweeted her agreement. What do you think of this morning's hot-button New York Times front page? ... [AllTwitter]

[Video] Watch Business Insider's Joe Weisenthal Go To War With CNBC's Jeff Cox Over Bitcoin - Posted November 8, 2013
(Business Insider) Business Insider's Joe Weisenthal appeared on CNBC's Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo to debate the merits of Bitcoin with NetNet's Jef... [Bitcoins Insider]

3Q EARNINGS CALL: When Will Facebook Finally Debut Video Ads? - Posted October 31, 2013
The subject of Facebook's long-rumored and perpetually delayed launch of ... [AllFacebook]

The NFL Still Deserves Bad Press for Breast Cancer 'Pinkwashing' - Posted October 30, 2013
As the month of October winds down it's time to revisit what is becoming an annual controversy involving breast cancer, the National Football League and "pinkwashing." ... [GalleyCat]

The NFL Still Deserves Bad Press for Breast Cancer 'Pinkwashing' - Posted October 30, 2013
As the month of October winds down it's time to revisit what is becoming an annual controversy involving breast cancer, the National Football League and "pinkwashing." ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer Compass Labs Bids Farewell To Social Ads Business - Posted October 3, 2013
One of Facebook's Preferred Marketing Developers no longer prefers to continue in the F... [AllFacebook]

Dressing Mark Zuckerberg - Posted September 20, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is expanding into ... [AllFacebook]

Most Major Industries Are Lacking in Female Leaders...But Not PR - Posted September 19, 2013
Everyone with an internet connection knows about the lack of strong, highly visible female executives in the tech world. There's a reason Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer stand out so prominently, and the ... [FishbowlDC]

In Which We Consider Business Insider's 'Top 50 Tech PR Pros' List - Posted September 13, 2013
It's safe to say that this week's story about the Business Insider CTO with a penchant for offending everyone in s... [FishbowlDC]

PR Is One of the World's Top 10 'Most Misunderstood' Jobs - Posted September 12, 2013
Do your parents understand what you do for a living? Should they, or do you want them to think PR is all about throwing fancy, Diddy-style parties and ... [FishbowlDC]

PR Fail: Business Insider CTO Pushed Out Over Horrible Tweets - Posted September 10, 2013
You mean there are puerile misogynists working at Business Insider? -- Irin Carmon (@irin) September 9, 2013 Apparently so--and "all opinions my own" statements on Twitter accounts aren't quite enough when said opinions are as noxious as those of Pax Dickinson... [FishbowlDC]

George Washington University Students Document Poor Housing Conditions On Facebook Page - Posted August 19, 2013
Students at George Washington University who were fed up with the conditions of their housing created a Facebook page, GW Housing Horrors,... [AllFacebook]

What Does the Publicis/Omnicom Merger Mean? - Posted July 31, 2013
We've all heard enough about this weekend's Publicis/Omnicom merger to know that it's too big for our limited minds to even fathom, much less evaluate. So many questions followed: will it lead to mass layoffs or protracted battles over antitrust laws? Will it doom boutique agencies that ... [GalleyCat]

Latest Facebook Video Ads Rumor: Launch Later This Year, Cost Of Up To $2.5M Per Day - Posted July 30, 2013
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg may have clammed up about ... [AllFacebook]

Video Ads On Facebook: 3Q? 4Q? 2014? - Posted July 24, 2013
The next big revenue-driver for Facebook will likely be its long-rumored introduction of video ads... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Loses Ads Product Director Gokul Rajaram To Square - Posted June 27, 2013
Facebook's ongoing revamp of its advertising will have to go on w... [AllFacebook]

GAY PRIDE: Will Grey Poupon Be This Year's Oreo? - Posted June 25, 2013
Exactly one year ago, Oreo showed its support for gay pride, posting a picture on its Facebook page of an Oreo ... [AllFacebook]

What You Can Learn From Profitable New Media Companies - Posted May 28, 2013
It ain't easy being in the media business these days, or so they say. There are in fact lots of people allegedly, or actually, raking in digital dollars, according to this ... [10,000 Words]

REPORT: Fate Of Israel Development Center, Employees Holding Up Facebook-Waze Talks - Posted May 13, 2013
Facebook's efforts to acquire satellite navigation startup Waze in a deal potentially valued at as high as $1 billion ha... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Hookup App Bang With Friends Launches $1M Seed Round - Posted April 29, 2013
Investors are always looking for a bang for their bucks, but maybe not the kind that users of Facebook application ... [AllFacebook]

The Art of Creating and Pitching Well Crafted Op-Ed Pieces - Posted April 22, 2013
Even Rodin, the French sculptor who created iconic images like The Thinker, (left) might have a hard time getting his opinions published in some media outlets today. That is, unless the artist also possessed a writing style with a strong viewpoint that was provocative or counterintuitive... [FishbowlDC]

Edelman's Content Strategist Explains the New 'Content Marketing' Model - Posted March 29, 2013
This week we posted on Weber Shandwick's decision to publicize its new content-creation wing, Mediaco, and what that means for th... [FishbowlDC]

Business Insider Seeks World Domination - Posted March 26, 2013
Business Insider is a relatively new company, but with Business Insider Australia just launching, BI's president wants everyone to know globa... [FishbowlLA]

The Washington Post Jumps on the 'Brand Journalism' Train - Posted March 5, 2013
Paid content--it's not just for blogs anymore! The Washington Post, currently known as the sad husk of one of our nation's most influential and respected newspapers, just launched "... [FishbowlDC]

Next Redesign For Facebook: News Feed? - Posted February 1, 2013
Facebook has overhauled its main profile page, introducing timeline. It has changed how people will find information on the site by launching ... [AllFacebook]

As Facebook Partners With Chango, Ads Can Be Bought Using Google Search Data - Posted January 4, 2013
Facebook and brands that market on the social network are constantly trying to figure out what users want to buy, but the data users pre... [AllFacebook]

The World's Greatest Brands: 2013 Edition - Posted January 2, 2013
Welcome back, dear readers! We hope everyone had a great holiday and survived t... [FishbowlDC]

Crack the Code: Pitching Tech and Startup Stories - Posted December 13, 2012
With the media echo chamber focusing on the same top tier tech companies, startups have a harder time getting noticed. But at least now your client's company doesn't have to be from Silicon Valley to gain media traction. New York's own Silicon Alley has ... [FishbowlDC]

Will General Motors Test-Drive Facebook Again? - Posted December 6, 2012
Facebook Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Executives Sitting On A Fortune Of Stock Value - Posted October 29, 2012
Several top Facebook executives, including Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, are sitting on hundreds of millions of dollars worth of their company's stock, ... [AllFacebook]

NYT, WSJ Drop Paywalls for Hurricane Sandy - Posted October 29, 2012
If you, like us, reside somewhere between Barbados and Sail Rock, Maine (and even if you don't), you've almost certainly spent the last two or three days following Frankenstorm/Zombie-c... [FishbowlDC]

How to Be Good at Instagram - Posted October 22, 2012
Today in Yes, We Know This Video Is a Couple of Weeks Old News: We just checked out Casey Neistat's nearly viral "Instagram I Love You" short, and we think he may be onto something (other than the fact that Rick Ross is kind of a badass). In summary: Neistat thinks Instagram... [FishbowlDC]

NFL's Breast Cancer Campaign Is Not Particularly Charitable - Posted October 15, 2012
Last week we joined a group of voices in questioning whether Breast Cancer Awareness Month and its primary sponsor, Sus... [FishbowlDC]

In Search Of The Facebook Want Button - Posted October 15, 2012
Do you want to play around with Facebook's want... [AllFacebook]

Why Is L'Oreal 'Bored' with Pinterest? - Posted October 9, 2012
L'Oreal is a beauty company--a very visual brand with a heavy female demographic. This would make them a prime candidate for brand expansion via Pinterest, right? Maybe not. Rachel Weiss, L'Oreal's vp of digital strategy and marketing, recently told Business Insider t... [FishbowlDC]

Who Are the Most Powerful Entertainment Publicists? - Posted October 5, 2012
This may come as a shock, but the most powerful PR folks in Tinseltown don't work for the Church of Scientology. Today Business Insider provides us with a ... [FishbowlDC]

Campbell Soup Exec Scalds Facebook's Ad Sales Team - Posted September 27, 2012
Facebook is apparently in the soup at Campbell Soup, as its global d... [AllFacebook]

Reader Poll: Iconic Photo or PR Stunt? - Posted September 20, 2012
There's been a bit of a back-and-forth online today about whether this famous photo--which turned 80 today--was a classic example of in-the-moment photojournalism or a well-executed PR stunt. The pic, titled "Lunch atop a Skyscraper", depicts a crew of laborers in the pr... [FishbowlDC]

What Kind of 'Dirt' Does Facebook Have on You? - Posted September 17, 2012
Is Facebook starting to feel a little like Big Brother? Do you find yourself searching for cameras and other spy implements hidden in your laptop? (If s... [FishbowlDC]

Progressive Update: No Mo Flo? - Posted August 16, 2012
Hey, how is Progressive Insurance dealing with their ongoing PR imbroglio? If you guessed "running around like a headless chicken", then you just might be correct! According to ... [FishbowlDC]

Pinterest Opens Its Doors to the Public. Now What? - Posted August 10, 2012
Social media star of the moment Pinterest led the news yesterday by announcing that it has officially made the tra... [GalleyCat]

Google Purchases Wildfire, A Facebook Marketing Software Provider - Posted July 31, 2012
Google may struggle to keep up with Facebook in the social media world, but the search engine is working to change that. Google has purchased ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Could Buy Zynga, But Probably Won't - Posted July 30, 2012
It seems like every week, Facebook acquires a company or is rumored to do so. This time, ... [AllFacebook]

How Badly Did The Second Quarter Report Hurt Mark Zuckerberg's Wallet? - Posted July 27, 2012
News of Facebook's second quarter report didn't just hurt the company's stock, it left a bit of a dent in Co... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Second-Quarter Report: What Others Are Saying - Posted July 26, 2012
Today is the most anticipated day for Facebook since the company went public May 18. The social network will release its second-quarter financial report ... [AllFacebook]

Companies Are Asking Facebook Fans For Ideas - Posted July 16, 2012
Want to tell a company its product would be great if it just did one little thing differently? ... [AllFacebook]

Teen's Mobile App Earns Facebook Internship Offer, But She's Undecided - Posted June 25, 2012
A California teenager created a mobile app for The Home Depot, won $10,500 in a contest, and impressed a Facebook official enough to earn ... [AllFacebook]

Photos: Facebook Employees Take Aim In San Jose - Posted June 22, 2012
Facebook has been lauded as one of the best tech employers around, with plenty of perks for employees and ... [AllFacebook]

Some Questions Are Really Best Left Unasked Online - Posted May 29, 2012
Henry Blodget is co-founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief at Business Insider - and the talk of Twitter today for a misguided piece originally posted with the headline "... [10,000 Words]

Some Questions Are Really Best Left Unasked Online - Posted May 29, 2012
Henry Blodget is co-founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief at Business Insider - and the talk of Twitter today for a misguided piece originally posted with the headline "... [AllTwitter]

Revolving Door: Anthony Bourdain to CNN, Staff changes at the 'Times-Picayune,' and More - Posted May 29, 2012
Anthony Bourdain is heading to CNN and CNN International for a new weekend show. The network says the new programmin... [FishbowlDC]

RIM Source Says Branding Message is Part of the Company's Problem - Posted June 18, 2011
Research In Motion reported some unimpressive Q1 results on Thursday and its stock paid the price on Friday. ... [FishbowlDC]

GE Illustrates How Not to Use Twitter - Posted March 29, 2011
Last week, The New York Times published a story stating that General Electric paid no taxes, thanks, in part, to "fierce lobbying" that actually resulted in tax benefits. GE's public affairs division thought it would be wise to try and refute this... [FishbowlDC]

Blekko Pitch Gets a Thumbs Up from BI - Posted January 7, 2011
Business Insider has given its stamp of approval to a Blekko pitch it received and offers up tips for how to... [FishbowlDC]

Business Insider Sending Executive-Targeted Deals Down the Pipeline - Posted November 3, 2010
Business Insider has covered several deal-of-the-day-type Web sites, so it decided to launch one of its own: Pipeline, which is set to launch next week, will focus on more high-... [WebNewser -]

Huffington Post Fires Back While Tabloids Fail the Accuracy Test, Plus Other News of the Day - Posted September 28, 2010
- The Week is starting to look rather Radar-y. As the Business Insider points out, the weekly publication has attempted to booster its website over the past year, and in doing so it has brought on six new digital hires, including three from the now defunct magazine Radar. Sounds like an... [MediaJobsDaily]