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How Bad Was Uber's 'Apology?' - Posted November 21, 2014
You all saw Uber CEO Travis Kalinick's version of an "apology" earlier this week. We gave the company's official response to its SVP of business's "we will DESTROY you and your family" threat to Pando's Sarah Lacy a D+ for minimal effort, and Lacy herself agreed, telling CNN that the company... [FishbowlDC]

The Only #AlexFromTarget Lesson Worth Learning - Posted November 11, 2014
Here's a super-quick clip from Fast Company in which Senior Editor Jason Feifer explains the only real lesson brands can learn from Alex and the brouhaha that followed his viral breakthrough. Stick with it for a minute: Unlike Dorothy, most people on the Internet have no interest in seeing ... [FishbowlDC]

PR Is Essential for Startups...or Is It?! - Posted April 25, 2014
These guys (don't) get it... Many professional communicators will argue that every single worthwhile startup needs some public relations assistance by default--but some ambitious tech entrepreneurs disagree! Shocking, we know. A recent point... [FishbowlDC]

#NewKlout Helps Users Raise Their Score. Are These Scores Now Useless? - Posted February 7, 2014
Maybe you were one of the people who got an email yesterday introducing you to #NewKlout, which came with a ready-made hashtag and now offers suggestions for how you can raise your Klout score to something you can be proud of. "Klout helps people who want to be great at social media,"... [FishbowlDC]

Mattell's Top Designer Defends Barbie's 'Unrealistic' Body - Posted February 6, 2014
Here's one we found fascinating: Mattell has obviously gotten a lot of criticism in recent years for presenting young girls with an unattainable standard via Barbie, "the most popular fashion doll ever produced." We were particularly taken with the "... [FishbowlDC]

Here's Why We All Hate Conference Calls - Posted February 4, 2014
You may have caught this Tripp and Tyler video when it went live at the end of January, but we'd like to share it after seeing it for the first time yesterday via Fast Company because it couldn't be more accurate. ... [FishbowlDC]

Your 'Safest Man to Have Sex With in America' Pitch Can Only Work So Many Times - Posted January 15, 2014
Hey @PRNewser seen this twice. RT: @ron_fournier: Subject of email I just deleted unopened: "The safest man to have sex with in America. -- Gary Karr (@garykarr) January 15, 2014 That "safest man" would be Ramin Bastani, founder of "an STD app" called ... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Testing Different Fonts For News Feed - Posted January 10, 2014
When Facebook Co-Founder and CEO ... [AllFacebook]

Retail Startup Hopes You're Still Aware of the Cronut Craze - Posted December 16, 2013
For many, the "what the hell is that" cronut phenomenon has come and gone, wearing out its 12 minutes of fame to make way for other, less "innovative" pastry diversions. But a certain "... [GalleyCat]

Retail Startup Hopes You're Still Aware of the Cronut Craze - Posted December 16, 2013
For many, the "what the hell is that" cronut phenomenon has come and gone, wearing out its 12 minutes of fame to make way for other, less "innovative" pastry diversions. But a certain "... [FishbowlDC]

Will Alicia Keys/BlackBerry End the Celebrity 'Creative Director' Trend? - Posted November 4, 2013
In the past we've commented on the ridiculousness of big brands giving "creative director" titles to celebrities who can't open a successful movie: Justin Tim... [FishbowlDC]

Fast Company Wants to Know How You Manage Your Insane PR Lifestyle - Posted September 13, 2013
The obvious answer to the question "How do you get it all done?" is "I work my f*cking ass off", but Fast Company turned it into a bit of a game this week by encouraging readers who work in the always-insane media/communications world to demonstrate, via six second Vine clip, how... [FishbowlDC]

8,400 Developers Bought Facebook Mobile App Install Ads In 2Q, Vs. 3,800 In 1Q - Posted July 31, 2013
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said during... [AllFacebook]

MTV Movie Awards To Feature Facebook Integration - Posted April 10, 2013
The MTV Movie Awards April 14 will feature the social network ... [AllFacebook]

Stephen Colbert Forces Bill Clinton to Tweet Like the Rest of Us - Posted April 9, 2013
You'd think former President Bill Clinton, master of shameless self-promotion, would know all about hyping himself on Twitter, right? Apparently not! In his famous state of perpetual insecurity, Clinton asks Stephen Colbert, "What if you tweet and nobody tweets back?" Colbert isn't just a genius when it comes to self-promotion: he knows... [FishbowlDC]

How to Pitch Your Tech Product/Client to FastCompany - Posted April 3, 2013
If you have tech or startup clients, your dream score would be a feature in Fast Company, the magazine of choice for those obsessed with the tech biz. The mag's Chris Dannen, editor of the software-focused Co.Labs, recently published a "... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Disabled Website At HQ, Prompting Employees To Use Mobile - Posted March 22, 2013
Facebook has been big on dogfooding its employees, and it appears the latest round came when the company shut off its website internally, forcin... [AllFacebook]

Applebee's Makes the Most of Its 'Casual' Reputation - Posted January 9, 2013
Ask the average guy on the street for a prime example of a generic, mediocre "casual dining" chain and chances are very good that he'll name Applebee's, The Olive Garden, or both (though you might get the occasional Outback Steakhouse or T.G.... [GalleyCat]

Applebee's Makes the Most of Its 'Casual' Reputation - Posted January 9, 2013
Ask the average guy on the street for a prime example of a generic, mediocre "casual dining" chain and chances are very good that he'll name Applebee's, The Olive Garden, or both (though you might get the occasional Outback Steakhouse or T.G.... [FishbowlDC]

Crowdfunding via Kickstarter: A New Kind of PR? - Posted September 20, 2012
Chances are you've heard the name Kickstarter, the fundraising startup that calls itself "the world's largest funding platform for creat... [FishbowlDC]

Ogilvy's MediaXchange Mixer Was a Blast - Posted September 14, 2012
This week the people of Ogilvy PR's Media Influence group did a bit of what they do best: hosting an informal get-together for representatives from some of New ... [FishbowlDC]

Ogilvy's MediaXchange Mixer Was a Blast - Posted September 14, 2012
This week the people of Ogilvy PR's Media Influence group did a bit of what they do best: hosting an informal get-together for representatives from some of New ... [GalleyCat]

What Are Your 'Social Media Rules'? - Posted August 17, 2012
If you missed Fast Company's "Rules of Social Media" feature last week, now's the time to check it out. In a great example of crowd-sourcing con... [FishbowlDC]

Thunderclap Migrating From Twitter To Facebook - Posted June 21, 2012
Thunderclap, a mass-messaging service that gained popularity on Twitter, has set it... [AllFacebook]

4 Questions With Anjali Mullany, Social Media Editor at Fast Company - Posted May 21, 2012
"Four Questions With ..." is a monthly series of interviews with different social media and community editors in the news industry. So, what is it like to be a social media or community editor? What are the job responsibilities and how does one end up landing such a gig? The goal of... [10,000 Words]

Break into Business Mags With Inc. - Posted April 24, 2012
If you've been following start-up culture and are looking to break into business magazines, you might find a home in Inc. While Inc. occupies the same shelf space of other business publications like Entrepreneur, Fast Company and Forbes, the magazine has a distinction that separates itself from i... [10,000 Words]

Earn $2 a Word for Startup Stories - Posted April 24, 2012
While Inc. occupies the same shelf space of other business publications like Entrepreneur, Fast Company and Forbes, the magazine has a distinction that separates itself from its competitors. "We are a magazine about people who are incredibly passionate and have the will to start a business from scratch," ... [FishbowlLA]

TabCo Set to Launch It's Predictive-UI Tablet - Posted August 12, 2011
TabCo is set to release it's new product on Monday, and the industry is buzzing ab... [semanticweb.com]

How to Get Called "a F&#%ing Idiot" and Other VisID Observations - Posted October 25, 2010
Today on FastCoDesign, Steve McCallion ran a piece called "The Real Lesson of the Gap Debacle: Log... [GalleyCat]

Interview: Jennifer Risi, EVP, Weber Shandwick - Posted September 22, 2010
On Tuesday, October 5, Weber Shandwick will be hosting its third annual VOICEBOXX event in New York City. This year's topic of discussion is "Breaking Through the Sound Barrier: How to Get Heard in a Death-by-Information-Ov... [FishbowlDC]

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