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Walmart Blames Tracy Morgan for His Own Injuries - Posted 1 day, 3 hours ago
Walmart communications is apparently unfamiliar with the phrase "Don't kick a man when he's down." Tracy Morgan was not only down -- he was almost out. ICYMI: In June, Morgan suffered nearly fatal injuries when Walmart truck crashed into his tour bus on the New Jersey Turnpike. ... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Netflix's First Movie | Hong Kong Protests - Posted 1 day, 6 hours ago
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Instagram's Kevin Systrom Joins Walmart Board - Posted 1 day, 22 hours ago
Instagram co-founder and CEO ... [AllFacebook]

Walmart Comms VP to Resign Over Fake Resume - Posted September 16, 2014
In a peculiar story, David Tovar has announced his plans to resign from Walmart after spending more than eight years in various top PR roles at the big box chain. The reason? He was less than honest about his (alleged) status as a college graduate. Tovar's name isn't new to us or... [PRNewser]

INFOGRAPHIC: Dog Days of August, as Waggin' Train Dog Treats Leads Facebook Engagement - Posted September 11, 2014
The top 20 brands on Facebook boasted an average of 14,781,378 ... [Lost Remote]

INFOGRAPHIC: Dog Days of August, as Waggin' Train Dog Treats Leads Facebook Engagement - Posted September 11, 2014
The top 20 brands on Facebook boasted an average of 14,781,378 ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook-WhatsApp Deal | Rick Perry's 'Oops' on Twitter - Posted September 2, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Instagram Time-Lapse Video App | Snapchat Investment - Posted August 27, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

INFOGRAPHIC: Report Card for Retailers' Back-to-School Efforts on Facebook, Twitter - Posted August 26, 2014
Which major retailers have generated the most ... [AllFacebook]

Walmart's #PRFail Recognition May Win the Retailer $3 Billion - Posted August 20, 2014
In the wild and wacky world of corporate PR, it seems the larger the brand, the more difficult it becomes to acknowledge mistakes. The more transparent a brand is, the more vulnerable it becomes. That may explain what takes place in Bentonville, Ark. (the corporate home of Walmart) on a da... [PRNewser]

INFOGRAPHIC: Clearly Canadian Tops Brands in July U.S. Facebook Engagement - Posted August 8, 2014
The top 20 brands on Facebook boasted an average of 14,726,045 ... [AllFacebook]

THIS JUST IN: Goldman Sachs Thinks Walmart's Reign Is Coming To An End - Posted August 5, 2014
When the humble folks who run Walmart in Bentonville, Arkansas (and NOT the equally famous "People of Walmart") read the story that inspired this headline, they almost certainly voiced expletives and other t... [PRNewser]

Sprint's Virgin Mobile Prepaid Service Offering Facebook-Only Data Plan - Posted July 30, 2014
A Facebook-only data plan? It's one of the options being offered by Sprint's ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: A Very Good Day for Twitter | Instagram Launches Bolt Overseas - Posted July 30, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: New Messaging App for Instagram? | Pandora Earnings - Posted July 25, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

INFOGRAPHIC: the 'Average' U.S. Facebook User - Posted July 21, 2014
There is no such thing as the average Facebook user, but play along with us: Fialkov Digital used Facebook's ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Waggin' Train Dog Treats Tops Brands In June Facebook Engagement - Posted July 11, 2014
The top 20 brands on Facebook boasted an average of 14,657,305 likes at the end of June and averag... [AllFacebook]

Sears, Walmart Apologize for Selling Nazi Poster (No Comment from Amazon) - Posted July 9, 2014
Today we learned that three of the country's largest online retailers do not effectively screen the products they offer for evidence of Nazism. On Monday, Digiday reported on the news (first broken ... [PRNewser]

Walmart Comms VP 'Fact Checks' The New York Times - Posted June 24, 2014
The purpose of New York Times writer Timothy Egan's op-ed on income inequality last week was to highlight the inability of our political parties and corporate entities to reach agreement on the best ways to help the millions of working Americans who struggle to provide themse... [PRNewser]

INFOGRAPHIC: San Pellegrino Fruit Beverages Tops Facebook Post Engagement For April - Posted May 15, 2014
The top 20 brands on Facebook boasted an average of 14,551,045 likes at the end of ... [AllFacebook]

School Isn't Over Yet, But Facebook Offers Advice To Brands For Back-To-School Season - Posted May 12, 2014
School isn't even over yet, but Facebook is already urging marketers to prepare for the upcoming ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Durex USA Tops Facebook Post Engagement For March - Posted April 15, 2014
The top 20 brands on Facebook boasted an average of 14,499,364 ... [Lost Remote]

INFOGRAPHIC: Durex USA Tops Facebook Post Engagement For March - Posted April 15, 2014
The top 20 brands on Facebook boasted an average of 14,499,364 ... [AllFacebook]

Walmart's Next Victim Is Organic Food, and You Can't Blame Them - Posted April 15, 2014
Wait, what? Hey, when you're Godzilla, you try to step on everything else, crush it, and keep on moving. Why? Because you can. Meet Walmart. You may have seen a store or two around your neck of the ... [PRNewser]

Gyft Adds Retail Giant Walmart to its Bitcoin Gift Card Network - Posted March 25, 2014
(CoinDesk) San Francisco-based mobile gift card app provider Gyft officially added U.S. retail giant Walmart to its merchant network on Monday. The company took to Twitter to release the news that the largest physical retailer in the U.S., which earned more than $325 billion from its U.S. ret... [Bitcoins Insider]

INFOGRAPHIC: Evolution Fresh Had Highest Facebook Post Engagement Rate In February - Posted March 11, 2014
The top 20 brands on Facebook boasted an average of 14,481,490 ... [AllFacebook]

How Can Walmart Cause Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs to Die? - Posted February 28, 2014
Mike Rowe has a face only a network can love. The TV pitchman got his name for dipping his toe (among other parts of his entire body) in the muck and the mire of humanity for Discovery's Dirty Jobs. The show, which shined a spotlight on... [PRNewser]

All You Expands Outside Walmart - Posted February 24, 2014
All You, the Time Inc. publication targeting readers on a budget, is taking a big step. All You has been sold exclusively in Walmart's and Sam's Club's since it launched in 2004, but starting in April, it will be sold in other retailers, such as Safeway, Target, CVS, Walgreens and Barnes... [morningmedianewsfeed]

All You Expands Outside Walmart - Posted February 24, 2014
All You, the Time Inc. publication targeting readers on a budget, is taking a big step. All You has been sold exclusively in Walmart's and Sam's Club's since it launched in 2004, but starting in April, it will be sold in other retailers, such as Safeway, Target, CVS, Walgreens and Barnes... [FishbowlNY]

INFOGRAPHIC: Socialbakers Reveals Facebook Stars For January, Completes Financing Round - Posted February 18, 2014
The top 20 brands on Facebook boasted an average of 14,442,075 likes at the end of January and ave... [Lost Remote]

INFOGRAPHIC: Socialbakers Reveals Facebook Stars For January, Completes Financing Round - Posted February 18, 2014
The top 20 brands on Facebook boasted an average of 14,442,075 likes at the end of January and ave... [AllFacebook]

Ex-Facebook VP Tom Arrix Named To Advisory Board At SPMD Ampush - Posted January 16, 2014
Former Facebook Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions, U.S. Tom Arrix, who left the soc... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Which Brands Excelled On Facebook In December? - Posted January 14, 2014
The top 20 brands on Facebook boasted a total of 287,374,995 ... [Lost Remote]

INFOGRAPHIC: Which Brands Excelled On Facebook In December? - Posted January 14, 2014
The top 20 brands on Facebook boasted a total of 287,374,995 ... [AllFacebook]

And the Award for Corporate #PRFail of the Year Goes to... - Posted January 3, 2014
If we hadn't been busy spending our holidays doing everything but shopping at Target, then we would have covered this story a little more aggressively. As is, we can reflect on its status as the worst crisis comms case of 2013. The retailer's big failure... [PRNewser]

The 10 Biggest PR Losers of 2013 - Posted January 2, 2014
Sure, he's happy now. Just wait 'til he wakes up tomorrow. Now that 2014 has granted us nearly 48 hours' worth of hard-earned hindsight, we'd like to pull out our overgeneralizing caps and name the ten biggest losers of the past ... [PRNewser]

Walmart's Chinese Donkey Meat Got a Little Too Foxy - Posted January 2, 2014
In what may be 2014's biggest revelation to date, we now know that the fox says "I'm not a donkey." Three things we learned from today's Wall Street Journal story: ... [PRNewser]

UK's ASDA to Roll Out 3D Printing Across 50 Stores - Posted December 27, 2013
(3Ders.org) The UK's ASDA, a subsidiary of Walmart and the UK's second largest chain after Tesco, is rolling out its 3D printing service to 50 stores in January 2014, according to Retail Week. In October ASDA started a new in-store 3D printing service at its York store that allows shoppers to be... [3D Maker Insider]

#PRWin: 'Layaway Santa' Rings Up $20K for Walmart Shoppers - Posted December 18, 2013
Attention Walmart Shoppers: Your favorite discount store hasn't had a slew of great news lately. In fact, you could fill one of its 18-wheeler trucks full of the bad PR they've collected recently. From ... [PRNewser]

Facebook Among Companies, Groups Aiding Department Of Commerce On Voluntary Facial-Recognition Code - Posted December 16, 2013
The use of fac... [AllFacebook]

Walmart Drops a Leg (and the Law) on a Disabled Wrestler with a Lifetime Ban - Posted December 12, 2013
Walmart has a nice slogan, "Save money. Live better." While "savings" and "living" are two universal goals for most people, Walmart has seemingly decided that one dude isn't allowed to save any longer, anywhere. Meet Joe Cantrell of San Tan Valley, Calif. He's a former "professional" wrestler... [PRNewser]

INFOGRAPHIC: Which Brands Finished November Strong On Facebook? - Posted December 10, 2013
The top 20 brands on Facebook boasted a total of 284,438,503 likes at the end of ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Black Friday Social Media Disappointing | Walmart Tops Social Media on Black Friday - Posted December 2, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

#WalMartFights = PR Nightmare - Posted November 29, 2013
Today we give thanks for the fact that we didn't spend Thanksgiving night in jail after stabbing a fellow shopper over a Walmart parking space. What, you didn't notice that lots of people are making fun of Walmart today? Dear Walmart: As videos of Thanksgiving shopping... [PRNewser]

New York Filmmaker Captures Walmart Mayhem - Posted November 29, 2013
Brian Spain's return to North Carolina for the holidays has taken an unexpected, major-media turn. Thanks to having filmed and posted one of several videos showing the early Black Friday craziness at Walmart, he was on CNN this morning with Carol Costello and is also featured in this ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

New York Filmmaker Captures Walmart Mayhem - Posted November 29, 2013
Brian Spain's return to North Carolina for the holidays has taken an unexpected, major-media turn. Thanks to having filmed and posted one of several videos showing the early Black Friday craziness at Walmart, he was on CNN this morning with Carol Costello and is also featured in this ... [FishbowlNY]

About That Time Ashton Kutcher Punk'd Walmart - Posted November 22, 2013
2001 called, and it wants its celebrities back. Seriously, though: this story is three days old but it's worth re-watching this guy take a break from his demanding job as "product engineer" to give Wa... [PRNewser]

Walmart Goes On Twitter Defense When Ashton Kutcher Attacks - Posted November 21, 2013
Walmart workers are collecting Thanksgiving fixings for those in need . . . coworkers in need, that is. Think that sucks? So does Ashton Kutcher - as ... [SocialTimes.com]

Walmart Goes On Twitter Defense When Ashton Kutcher Attacks - Posted November 21, 2013
Walmart workers are collecting Thanksgiving fixings for those in need . . . coworkers in need, that is. Think that sucks? So does Ashton Kutcher - as ... [AllFacebook]

Ohio Walmart Holding A Food Drive For Its Own Employees Makes Us All Feel So Many Things - Posted November 20, 2013
In the midst of a nationwide discussion over whether we should raise the minimum wage, a Walmart in Canton, OH seems to be answering the question. The store is holding a Thanksgiving food drive to help the needy. The needy, in this case, are... [PRNewser]

Sarah Palin's Media Relations Strategy: Keep 'Em in the Back Room at Walmart - Posted November 15, 2013
Sarah Palin has made millions telling people how much she hates every media outlet that doesn't pay her, and this week she revealed that her ... [PRNewser]

From Walmart To Bitcoin: The CEO Behind the Chinese Exchange Sending BTC to New Highs - Posted November 11, 2013
(Forbes) Bitcoin continues marching to new highs this month, despite the rather ominous news this week that one of the major wallet services, Inputs.io, was robbed of over 4,000 BTC, or $1 million worth of U.S... [Bitcoins Insider]

It's the End of Mass-Market Retail with 3D Printing - Posted November 7, 2013
(Quartz) Walmart became the powerhouse retailer it is by building the largest, broadest, most efficient supply chain. Amazon mastered the strategy of advanced analytics which allowed companies to determine what products to suggest next to the product you were already buying, or to provide add-ons that any specific buyer might want. Now... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Walmart Turns Internal Promotions Into Holiday Publicity Stunt - Posted October 30, 2013
Who else but Walmart (or is it still "Wal-Mart", because we lost track) could turn a string of standard promotions into a PR campaign? Don't get us wron... [PRNewser]

Pay for Groceries with Bitcoin Via eGifter's New Walmart Giftcard - Posted October 21, 2013
(CoinDesk) The lives of people attempting to live solely on Bitcoin just got much easier, at least in the U.S. "Social" gift card seller eGifter has started selling cards for retail behemoth Walmart. eGifter began accepting Bitcoin at the beginning of October, and in doing so opened up a new universe of... [Bitcoins Insider]

Walmart: Save Money. Live Better. Tweet Haters? - Posted October 18, 2013
Walmart. Say the name and see vitriol spew all over your new graphic tee, on-sale Dickies and imitation Crocs (all sold at the Bentonville empire). Why? Ask the question and ... [PRNewser]

The Secret to Winning CSR: Become a Better Company - Posted October 10, 2013
We just read this month's Harvard Business Review piece on corporate reputation by former Edelman vice chairman and Walmart... [PRNewser]

Walmart Plans to Double Beer Sales by Being Less Difficult - Posted October 3, 2013
Walmart is already the largest beer retailer in the US (yes, really -- it seems to be the top of mind choice when people want to buy a cheap kid's toy, groceries, a gun, and some brews all in one place), but beer distributors haven't exactly found the company easy to... [PRNewser]

Hooray For Semantic Tech In The Film Industry - Posted September 30, 2013
[caption id="attachment_39957" align="alignleft" width="304"] Image courtesy popturfdotcom/Flickr[/caption] The story below features an interview with Kurt Cagle, Information Architect Avalon Consulting, LLC, who is speaking this week at the Semantic Technology And Business Conference in... [semanticweb.com]

How to Help Your Brand Connect to LGBT Audiences - Posted September 18, 2013
Now that the majority of Americans (if not the majority of American states) have accepted same-sex marriage and effectively welcomed the LGBT community into mainstream culture, brand strategists ... [PRNewser]

REPORT: Walmart Still Top U.S. Brand On Facebook For August; DealDash Leads Post Engagement Rate - Posted September 12, 2013
Walmart remained the top brand on Facebook in the U.S. for August, with nearly 31 million local fans, while ... [AllFacebook]

Is Social Media the Wrong Place for 9/11 Tributes? - Posted September 11, 2013
As the 12th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks comes and goes, we're left with a number of big misses by some pretty major brands who tried, and I would argue, frequently failed, in getting the tone just right. It's a tricky day for social med... [AllFacebook]

Is Social Media the Wrong Place for 9/11 Tributes? - Posted September 11, 2013
As the 12th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks comes and goes, we're left with a number of big misses by some pretty major brands who tried, and I would argue, frequently failed, in getting the tone just right. It's a tricky day for social med... [SocialTimes.com]

How Do Fans Of The New York Giants, Jets Compare On Facebook? - Posted August 24, 2013
The National Football League's ... [AllFacebook]

Labor Groups Question The Impact The Latest Bangladeshi Safety Pact Will Have On Safety - Posted July 10, 2013
Under pressure to take action to improve the safety conditions at Bangladeshi factories that make their goods, 17 American retailers including Walmart, Target, and Gap have signed on to the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety. However, the plan is already coming under fire from labor and human rights group... [AgencySpy]

Labor Groups Question The Impact The Latest Bangladeshi Safety Pact Will Have - Posted July 10, 2013
Under pressure to take action to improve the safety conditions at Bangladeshi factories that make their goods, 17 American retailers including Walmart, Target, and Gap have signed on to the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety. However, the plan is already coming under fire from labor and human rights gr... [PRNewser]

Back-to-School Ads Before Fireworks? How Early is Too Early? - Posted July 8, 2013
Okay, we realize that the back-to-school shopping season is -- next to the winter holiday season -- the most important time of year for retailers, but as infuriating as it is to see Christmas lights in stores before Halloween, we find it equally jarring to see back-to-school ads running between sp... [PRNewser]

INFOGRAPHIC: How Walmart Hit 30M Facebook Likes - Posted June 26, 2013
Walmart cruised past 30 million likes for its Facebook page, and social medi... [AllFacebook]

Profane Status Update Briefly Appears On Walmart Facebook Page Over The Weekend - Posted June 24, 2013
Mistakes happen. Facebook users who are also page administrators often erroneously post content intended for their personal profiles to the pages they work on. However, when the page where a ... [AllFacebook]

Why Two Industry Giants -- Walmart and Viacom -- Have Semantic Technology In Their Sites - Posted June 3, 2013
The opening keynotes at this week's Semantic Technology and Business Conference saw two industry giants pump up the volume about how, and why, to apply semantic technology in the enterprise. At Viacom, the largest pure-play medi... [semanticweb.com]

Semantic Web Jobs: WalmartLabs - Posted May 14, 2013
Walmart is looking for a Big Data Engineer in San Bruno, CA. The post states, "Do you like big data? Like really big data? Like multi-terabyte data sets with billions of rows? Do you like the idea of pulling, pushing, slicing and dicing this data in rea... [AllTwitter]

Semantic Web Jobs: WalmartLabs - Posted May 14, 2013
Walmart is looking for a Big Data Engineer in San Bruno, CA. The post states, "Do you like big data? Like really big data? Like multi-terabyte data sets with billions of rows? Do you like the idea of pulling, pushing, slicing and dicing this data in rea... [semanticweb.com]

Garment Industry Opts for Makeover After Bangladesh Disaster - Posted May 14, 2013
The factory collapse that killed more than 1,100 people in Bangladesh this April is by no means the first tragedy to strike the garment industry in recent years--but it does look like the culmination of an ongoing PR challenge that could reshape the way major cl... [PRNewser]

Facebook Joins Fortune 500 - Posted May 6, 2013
Facebook is in some great company right now, with Amazon, eBay, and Yahoo, ... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: What Do Millennials Like On Facebook? - Posted April 10, 2013
One of the most important groups on Facebook -- in terms of marketing -- is millennials. These young adults are the most active on Facebo... [AllFacebook]

Walmart Is America's Greatest Source of Love - Posted April 8, 2013
Today in News That Has Absolutely Nothing to Do with PR, we are pleasantly surprised to learn that, despite all the millions spent on eHarmony's "algorithm of love" (which presumably had... [PRNewser]

Walmart Testing App for Self-Checkouts - Posted March 22, 2013
Walmart is a small player in the game of online shopping - but it's hoping to leverage that by using apps to improve the shopping experience of its physical stores. The company has been testing out mobile apps for self-checkouts whi... [Inside Mobile Apps]

3D Technology is a Terrible Technology for Making Guns - Posted March 11, 2013
(Wired UK) It's easier to buy guns in Walmart than using 3D printers to build guns, said Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics and former editor of Wired. Anderson told the audience at The Economist's Technology Frontiers event: "3D printing is a terrible technology for the working components of a gun.... [Inside 3D Printing News]

What Are America's 10 'Most Trusted' Brands? And Why? - Posted February 14, 2013
A few weeks ago we gave you a list of the 10 brands Americans hate most and tried to figure out why. Today we're taking the opposite approach with ... [PRNewser]

Muzak Faces the (Lame) Music, Rebrands as 'Mood Media' - Posted February 7, 2013
You know someone's got the branding game down when the public sees the name of the product and the company that makes the product as interchangeable. Examples include Ziploc, Kleenex, Tylenol...and the sadly defunct Muzak. We don't know about you g... [PRNewser]

The AllFacebook Guide To Super Bowl XLVII - Posted January 31, 2013
On Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens will meet in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII -- a topic already hugely popular on Facebook. The 49ers, led by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, are the most-talked-about team on the social network by far. However, the two fan bases ha... [AllFacebook]

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Uses 4Q Earnings Call To Tout Advertising Success Stories - Posted January 31, 2013
Facebook Chief Operating Officer ... [AllFacebook]

Wall Street Lukewarm At Best After Facebook's Fourth-Quarter Earnings Call - Posted January 31, 2013
The sentiment on Wall Street following Facebook's ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook: The Mobile Network - Posted January 30, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said ad nauseum that the social network is becoming a mobile company. It appears that the statement has finally come true. As announced during Wednesday's fourth quarter earnings report, Facebook now has more people accessing the site via phones and tablets than on desktop.... [AllFacebook]

Has Facebook Made Enough Progress In Mobile Monetization? - Posted January 29, 2013
The main knock against Facebook in financial circles has been its inability to prove it can be a solid buy for investors, especially in the way of ... [AllFacebook]

Target's 'Live Tweet-to-Runway Show' Was...Strange - Posted January 24, 2013
Last week we posted on Target's sleek new TV ad campaign, which seems to aim for that crucial "real housewives" demog... [PRNewser]

Call Button: An Answer To Facebook's Mobile Ad Woes? - Posted January 23, 2013
Ever since Facebook went public last year, the company has been looking for ways to monetize, especially on mobile. Jason Spievak, C... [AllFacebook]

Retailers Beat Celebs and Entertainment Brands on Facebook - Posted January 18, 2013
This is something of a surprise: a new study from WSL/Strategic Retail tells us that Kim Kardashian... [AgencySpy]

Walmart Announces Plans to Hire 'Any Veteran' Who Applies - Posted January 15, 2013
Walmart has certainly faced its share of PR struggles over the past few months, but today the big-box leader annou... [PRNewser]

J.P. Morgan Analyst Doug Anmuth Reverses Course On Facebook Outlook - Posted January 2, 2013
Facebook got its first good news from Wall Street in 2013, as ... [AllFacebook]

Pinterest Drives More Traffic to Niche Retailers Than to Major Sites - Posted December 21, 2012
Pinterest users aren't clicking over to big-name e-commerce sites at the rate that some industry watchers have suggested, according to a ... [SocialTimes.com]

Cond Nast Creates a Magazine for Walmart - Posted December 21, 2012
Cond Nast and Walmart sure are strange bedfellows, but as we all know, money can make anything happen. That's why Bruce Willis agreed to star in Die Hard sequels until he dies (the last installment is tentatively titled Oh You Dead Now). ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Cond Nast Creates a Magazine for Walmart - Posted December 21, 2012
Cond Nast and Walmart sure are strange bedfellows, but as we all know, money can make anything happen. That's why Bruce Willis agreed to star in Die Hard sequels until he dies (the last installment is tentatively titled Oh You Dead Now). ... [FishbowlNY]

Tide Pods Overcome Bad PR with Big Sales Win - Posted December 18, 2012
Finally, thanks to Tide Pods, laundry-doers everywhere have been delivered from the painstaking multitude of steps required to open a bottle of laundry detergent, measure it out in the cap and pour it into the washing machine. Rejoice! The convenient, colorful, pre-measured pouches have been advertiz... [PRNewser]

Walmart Biltzed Facebook Mobile News Feed During Black Friday, Cyber Monday - Posted December 17, 2012
Facebook users who noticed an unusually strong presence by retail giant Walmart on... [AllFacebook]

Walmart, Linked to Deadly Factory Fire, Claims Ignorance - Posted December 13, 2012
If you're a PR rep attempting to perform damage control and the ever-popular regret-ridden mea culpa appears too risky, there's always another option: total denial and claims of complete head-in-the-sand ignorance. In the tragic and terrible case of the fire that killed 112 worker... [PRNewser]

Black Friday Influenced Most Popular U.S. Facebook Pages Of November - Posted December 12, 2012
If you've been following any of AllFacebook's posts about Black Friday, holiday shopping, and Facebook, it's probably no surpris... [AllFacebook]

Black Friday Influenced Most Popular U.S. Facebook Pages Of November - Posted December 12, 2012
If you've been following any of AllFacebook's posts about Black Friday, holiday shopping, and Facebook, it's probably no surpris... [Lost Remote]

Facebook Sponsored Stories Can Harbor Suspicious Likes - Posted December 11, 2012
Facebook users have been seeing more sponsored stories in their mobile and desktop news feeds, saying, "(Friend) likes (brand)." But as a report on ReadWrite notes, several users have seen their names (or those of their friends) attached to pages they haven't liked. Th... [Lost Remote]

Facebook Sponsored Stories Can Harbor Suspicious Likes - Posted December 11, 2012
Facebook users have been seeing more sponsored stories in their mobile and desktop news feeds, saying, "(Friend) likes (brand)." But as a report on ReadWrite notes, several users have seen their names (or those of their friends) attached to pages they haven't liked. Th... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Walmart, IPhone, And The Hottest Holiday Tech Trends On Facebook - Posted December 10, 2012
Walmart was the most-talked-about brand on Facebook over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and it appears that the major retailer has carried that momentum through the holiday season. According to an infographic from Compass Labs, Walmart is again one of the most popular Facebook brands, wi... [AllFacebook]

Walmart Boycotts HuffPo for 'Unfair' Coverage - Posted December 6, 2012
Walmart--no stranger to bad press--made a rare PR decision to cease all communication with a major news outlet, announcing that it will no longer provide comment to The Hu... [PRNewser]

Walmart, Toys "R" Us Saw Biggest Facebook Gains On Black Friday, Cyber Monday - Posted November 30, 2012
As millions of people opened their wallets last weekend for Black Friday and ... [AllFacebook]

PR Challenge: Fast Food Workers Stage Mass Walk-Offs - Posted November 30, 2012
The fast food industry can't seem to catch a break these days. Just kidding, those chains make billions of dollars a year--and most have see... [PRNewser]

What Can Small Businesses Learn From Big Brands On Facebook? - Posted November 26, 2012
Even if your business doesn't have the marketing budget of brands such as Taco Bell, Zappos, and Walmart, you can still make an impression on Facebook by studying their tactics for success. Mike Maghsoudi, co-founder of PostRocket... [AllFacebook]

Black Friday Fever On Facebook: Retailers Make Up Entire Top 25 In Terms Of PTAT - Posted November 26, 2012
Facebook had Black Friday fever during the week o... [AllFacebook]

Semantic Tech Checks In As The Holiday Shopping Begins - Posted November 26, 2012
  [caption id="attachment_33612" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo credit: FlickR/crd![/caption]   With Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday behind us, and Cyber-Monday right in front of us, it is clear the holiday season is in full force. Apparently, retailers - both online and real-world - are doi... [AllTwitter]

Semantic Tech Checks In As The Holiday Shopping Begins - Posted November 26, 2012
  [caption id="attachment_33612" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo credit: FlickR/crd![/caption]   With Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday behind us, and Cyber-Monday right in front of us, it is clear the holiday season is in full force. Apparently, retailers - both online and real-world - are doi... [semanticweb.com]

Walmart Employees Plan 'A Thousand' Holiday Protests - Posted November 20, 2012
Walmart's holiday season PR troubles now look to extend beyond a ... [PRNewser]

Facebook Highlights Black Friday Campaigns, Apps - Posted November 19, 2012
With Black Friday just days awa... [AllFacebook]

Backlash Builds Against Retailers Starting Black Friday on Thanksgiving - Posted November 19, 2012
Over the years, retailers have begun opening earlier and earlier on Black Friday in order to make the most of the biggest shopping day of the year. This bottom line-driven phenomenon is not-so-lovingly known as "Black Friday creep," conj... [PRNewser]

Public Relations After a Tragedy - Posted November 6, 2012
With every disaster comes opportunity. Last week Hurricane Sandy brought disaster, tragedy and heartache--along with the opportunity to help others while displaying compassion and courage. When people are in need, most feel that oth... [AgencySpy]

Public Relations After a Tragedy - Posted November 6, 2012
With every disaster comes opportunity. Last week Hurricane Sandy brought disaster, tragedy and heartache--along with the opportunity to help others while displaying compassion and courage. When people are in need, most feel that oth... [PRNewser]

Walmart Kicks Off 12 Days Of Giving On Facebook - Posted November 1, 2012
With the holiday season approaching, it's also giving season at ... [AllFacebook]

PR and Porn Part 4: Joanna Angel, Superstar - Posted October 11, 2012
In yesterday's third chapter of our week-long "PR and Porn" series, performer/producer Joanna Angel ... [PRNewser]

Study: Brands On Facebook Fail To Take Advantage Of Consumers' Attraction To Promotions - Posted October 8, 2012
Retailers' Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

Is Walmart Afraid of Kindle (and the Future)? - Posted September 21, 2012
The public understands why Walmart wants the Kindle off of its shelves. What kind of r... [AgencySpy]

Is Walmart Afraid of Kindle (and the Future)? - Posted September 21, 2012
The public understands why Walmart wants the Kindle off of its shelves. What kind of r... [PRNewser]

Why Walmart's Local Facebook Experiment Hasn't Worked So Far - Posted September 20, 2012
Last year, retail giant Walmart announced that it would try to deepen its market share on Facebook by setting up individual local pages for 3,500 of its stores across the U.S. Walmart knew that it ... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Back To School Posts Fail On Facebook - Posted September 17, 2012
As summer turns to fall, there's one phrase that makes kids hide in fear: "Back to school." Apparently, it has the same... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Faces Another Patent Suit - Posted September 13, 2012
Facebook was hit with another patent-infringement suit, ... [AllFacebook]

Report: Coca-Cola Added Most Facebook Likes In August - Posted September 10, 2012
Users of Facebook and other social networks were thirsty for ... [AllFacebook]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted September 6, 2012
Miami-based Schwartz Media Strategies is expanding its real estate, hospitality and consumer affairs practices with the addition of four new clients. Schwartz Media Strategies' work on behalf of these companies will include regional, national and international media rel... [AgencySpy]

Walmart Launches Internally-Built Search Engine, Polaris - Posted August 31, 2012
Ryan Kim of GigaOM reports that Walmart has built its own search engine called Polaris. He writes, "Walmart is deploying a new internally-built search engine to power Walmart.com and ultimately increase sales conversions from searches. T... [semanticweb.com]

Walmart Launches Internally-Built Search Engine, Polaris - Posted August 31, 2012
Ryan Kim of GigaOM reports that Walmart has built its own search engine called Polaris. He writes, "Walmart is deploying a new internally-built search engine to power Walmart.com and ultimately increase sales conversions from searches. T... [AllTwitter]

Report: Chick-Fil-A Facebook Engagement Skyrockets 1,572 Percent In July - Posted August 2, 2012
Even negative engagement ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: YouTube Partners | Facebook-Walmart Meeting | Tweet Archives - Posted July 20, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook, Walmart To Explore Relationship Options - Posted July 19, 2012
Facebook and Walmart have been in the news this week for comical reasons. Now the heads of the two companies ... [AllFacebook]

Amazon Adds 900K+ Facebook Likes In Two Weeks - Posted July 18, 2012
Online retailer Amazon added more than 908,000 ... [AllFacebook]

Update: Pitbull Responds to Pranksters and Will Appear at Walmart in Alaska - Posted July 18, 2012
As we report... [PRNewser]

It's Official: Facebook Contest Sends Pitbull To Kodiak, Alaska - Posted July 17, 2012
Miami-based rapper Pitbull calls himself Mr. Worldwide and mentions exotic locales such as Rio de Janiero, Madrid, and Puerto Rico in his songs. Thanks to ... [AllFacebook]

Pitbull Going to Alaska Because of a Facebook Stunt Gone Awry - Posted July 9, 2012
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Walmart's Facebook Contest Might Send Rapper Pitbull To Alaska - Posted July 3, 2012
Walmart and Energy Sheets teamed up for a simple Facebook contest: The individual Walmart ... [AllFacebook]

Report: Facebook Likes Must Lead Fans To Purchase, Consider, Recommend Brands - Posted May 9, 2012
The latest attempt to quantify what a Facebook like is worth comes from ... [AllFacebook]

Walmart Feeling the Pinch of Bribery Scandal - Posted April 25, 2012
Walmart is feeling the repercussions of The New York Times' massive story about the Walmart bribery scandal in Mexico. Rep... [AgencySpy]

Roll Call: Walmart Exec Joins H+K, Groupon Exec Joins Weber, and More - Posted February 9, 2012
George Shelton has been named SVP at Hill + Knowlton Strategies, leading the reputation management and corporate practice starting Februar... [PRNewser]

The Black Friday Battle On Twitter: Kohls Vs. Macy's Vs. Walmart Vs. Target [STATS] - Posted November 29, 2011
A record-breaking Black Friday has come and gone, and shoppers can now rest easy with their discounted purchases in hand. But just how did all of those Black Friday commercials influence shoppers? ... [AllTwitter]

Sesame Street to Address Hunger with New Muppet - Posted October 5, 2011
Sesame Street, in its continuing efforts to be wonderful in every way, has intr... [PRNewser]

Walmart SVP Tony Rogers: Getting Moms Involved is the Hardest Part of Marketing to Them - Posted October 3, 2011
Advertising Week kicke... [PRNewser]

How Orabrush Got Into Walmart Using Nothing But YouTube & Facebook For Advertising - Posted September 22, 2011
Orabrush is the first company to take their product from zero sales to nationwide distribution using nothing but YouTube and Facebook for advertising. The tongue cleaner that rose to fame on YouTube, garnering nearly 40 million total views and over 160,000 subscribers, is the third most-... [SocialTimes.com]

How Holidays Can Increase Facebook Fan Engagement - Posted June 16, 2011
One of the most important things a Facebook marketer should do when they are engaging fans is remaining relevant. A Facebook page can remain relevant to current and prospective fans by either staying consistent with their own branding, meeting fans' c... [AllFacebook]

Research Finds Women Really Like Gaming Apps - Posted June 8, 2011
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Apple Charges Ahead of Google on Brand Ranking Chart - Posted May 9, 2011
Apple leads the sixth annual BrandZ report put out by WPP research firm Millward Brown. The brand, valued at $153.3 billion, overtakes Google, which is valued at $111.5 milli... [PRNewser]

Walmart Buys Kosmix for $300M - Posted April 21, 2011
According to a recent article, "Wal-Mart Stores paid just over $300 million in cash for Kosmix. The six... [semanticweb.com]

Fashion Blogger Focuses on Walmart for Content - Posted March 30, 2011
[caption id="attachment_18310" align="alignnone" width="357" caption="A screenshot from today's Penny Chic."][/caption] The fashions featured on Shauna Miller's blog Penny Chic can be found at your local Walma... [PRNewser]

Battling to Build in NY, Walmart Takes Out Ads on Radio Stations, Newspapers - Posted January 11, 2011
As Walmart looks to crash the five boroughs with a superstore in East New York, City Council members have been vocal in their displeasure for the company. Now Walmart is taking to the streets--by way of radio. Walmart paid for ads that ran on 14 stations Monday. Area newspapers also were targeted. Crain's... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Battling to Build in NY, Walmart Takes Out Ads on Radio Stations, Newspapers - Posted January 11, 2011
As Walmart looks to crash the five boroughs with a superstore in East New York, City Council members have been vocal in their displeasure for the company. Now Walmart is taking to the streets--by way of radio. Walmart paid for ads that ran on 14 stations Monday. Area newspapers also were targeted. Crain's... [FishbowlNY]

Walmart was Most Tweeted Brand on Black Friday [Report] - Posted November 30, 2010
American consumers spend more on Black Friday than almost any other day of the year, and they often talk (or tweet) before they buy. E.Life wanted to find out which brands were the most talked about on Twitter during the Black Friday rush, and the results may surprise you.... [AllTwitter]

Wal-Mart And Best Buy Running Pre-Black Friday Deals - Posted November 5, 2010
Retailers are preparing their big Black Friday deals and Wal-Mart and Best Buy are starting early with special holiday sales this weekend. Wal-Mart is running a two-day sale on electronics November 6-7. While they don't have any of their fres... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Wal-Mart To Carry Kobo Wireless eReader - Posted October 21, 2010
Wal-Mart is going eReader crazy. This morning the big box retailer said that they would start selling Barnes & Noble's Nook eReader and now Kobo just announced that Wal-Mart will be selling Kobo's new Wireless eReaders. From the ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Apple's iPad Is Coming To Walmart - Posted October 11, 2010
Apple is gearing up to push iPads this holiday season by stocking up on the popular devices in big box retail stores. The iPad is going to go on sale at Walmart this season, and according to reports, it could be any day now. ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Bloomsbury Press Publisher Talks Book Price Wars and Social Media On The Menu - Posted November 4, 2009
Yesterday was all about advertising, but today's mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast was all about publishing. Hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy's... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Bloomsbury Press Publisher Talks Book Price Wars and Social Media On The Menu - Posted November 4, 2009
Yesterday was all about advertising, but today's mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast was all about publishing. Hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy's... [FishbowlNY]

Scary News On The Pre-Halloween Menu: WSJ Closes Boston Bureau - Posted October 30, 2009
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Scary News On The Pre-Halloween Menu: WSJ Closes Boston Bureau - Posted October 30, 2009
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LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted April 4, 2008
Weekend Box Office Predictions: Josh Friedman is betting on pro football. Apple Be... [FishbowlLA]

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