Just because the ad says “Declutter”...

I find it very frustrating when companies try to jump on board with New Year's Resolutions people make to “get organized” or “declutter”. Granted, there are very handy tools that can help get organized, namely file folders, shelving, etc but at the end of the day, you cannot organize clutter...you can only get rid of it. Getting rid of it could include either giving it to other family members (it becomes their storage “problem” then, right?), to charity, recycle it, or throw it away....more

Some great ideas Bev! Thanks for sharing!

Meghanmore

Facebook Sponsored Stories: A Brilliant Idea or Consumer Abuse?

Anyone working in marketing and advertising today knows how powerful recommendations from people we know can be, and it was only a matter of time before a social network began to seriously capitalize on that. And why not? For most of us, this kind of content is already on our social media profiles. That's the logic behind Facebook’s new advertising offering "Sponsored Stories," anyway. ...more

Why Facebook is Your New Home Page

Facebook is pretty plain-looking compared to most blogs and other participatory social media sites like Twitter and MySpace.  There aren't many simple ways to customize a page, therefore, everyone's page looks pretty much the same.  But, for some reason, it appears that design doesn't matter much considering recent news and statistics surrounding Facebook.  ...more

James Caan is Stalking Me

James Caan is stalking me.  The former Dragon’s Den millionnaire entrepreneur is following me around on the Internet.  Clearly he doesn’t have time to be on Dragon’s Den anymore because he’s too busy following me around, popping up on the web pages I visit....more

Why Blogging turned me off....

I blogged for years...started in 2001 I think...  I guess Dooce was the first blog I ever read....then I started reading our on line newspaper where Dana Loesch wrote a column.. then I found Danny Evans.. and I was hooked. I could go on and on I knew some of the now uber popular bloggers when they first started out. I was one of those people that commented early on. I would post daily on my own blog and was so incredibly faithful about commenting on my friends blogs.. both people who would read my blog and comment back.....more

I know what you mean, but I guess I don't begrudge anyone for taking advantage of the ...more

How to Sell Ice to Virtual Eskimos

Attached is an article by our CEO Bob Speyer discussing the benefits of selling in the digital space.The art of selling in today’s digital workplace has never been easier and never been harder at the same time. That’s definitely a contradiction, but so is Selling Ice to Eskimos. On first inspection, they “obviously” don’t need ice. And it’s a hard, if not impossible sell at best!...more

Are You There Google? It’s Me, Karen

I just debuted my new flashy blog site that required over 40 hours of labor with no epidural....more

Downside of Social Media?

Are You a "Glee" or a "Housewives?" TV Survey Says You Are What You Watch

If you're creative, you like "Mad Men." If you're a rule-breaking rebel, you like "Family Guy." If you're an experimentalist, you like "Glee." If you're an obnoxious, in-your-face type, you like "The Real Housewives of Orange County." And if you're a superior snooty puss, you like "The Office." So says a new survey, anyway. ...more

See, it's just like going to a therapist, you never know what you might ...more

Trust For Sale! Media, Money and the Fragility of Brand

Forbes is about money. Markets, investment, moguls, industries. As a serious publication, it's also about trust. There are publications whose editorial leanings you may agree with or disagree with, but in general you can at least trust that their editorial leanings are their own. At least that's what we're led to believe. ...more

My husband works in TV news, so the blurry lines between editorial and advertising content are ...more