You Could Attend The AWNY Impact Awards As Our Guest!

October 18, 2013 at 11:45 am

AWNY Impact Awards

AWNY will select the top Impact Awards Social Media Ambassadors to attend the November 6th event for FREE and sit at an exclusive Social Ambassadors table.

Ideal candidates will:

  • Be active and have a large and/or niche following on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
  • Be willing to post updates about the Impact Awards to all approved networks.
  • Post to networks during the event and provide takeaways for the AWNY blog within 24 hours of the event.
  • Write about event on their own blog (optional.)

Please email assistant@awny.org with the following:

  • Your name.
  • A paragraph about yourself and why you would like to be a SMA.
  • Your experience live tweeting and/or providing coverage for events, if applicable.
  • Links to your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn Profiles (feel free to include others.)
  • A link to your blog, if you have one.

Deadline for applications is 10/25/13 and ambassadors will be chosen on 10/30/13

Samsung Smartwatch At The Top Of The Viral Video Charts

October 17, 2013 at 8:00 am

Mobile phones, specifically Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 3 smartphone and the Galaxy Gear “smartwatch”, is at the top of the viral video charts.

The clever video ad which features smartwatches from fantasy, sci-fi and futuristic movies and television shows of old, brings to life what we never thought was possible years ago.

Check out what other videos made the list for this week’s Ad Age Viral Video Chart…

Will Blackberry’s Founders Buy Back The Company?

October 16, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Woman with BlackberryBlackberry used to be one of the most popular mobile devices, but in recent years the companies earnings have decreased. With most of the company’s shares being bought off, its founders are looking to buy back what shares are left of the corporation.

Mashable explains that:

Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin, BlackBerry’s founders, revealed in an SEC filing Thursday that they are considering making a possible bid to buy back all remaining shares of the company that they don’t own.

Blackberry is also weighing offers to sell other parts of the company to other businesses such as Cisco and Samsung.

Are you still loyal to Blackberry and hope they buy the company back?

Now Small Businesses Can Advertise On Foursquare

October 16, 2013 at 8:00 am

foursquare ads for business

In an effort to generate revenue, Foursquare has now opened its advertising platform to all businesses, big and small.

Creatively named Foursquare Ads, the service allows companies of any size to create an ad by uploading a picture of the business, along with content, either a discount, review or tip. A monthly budget is set and companies are charged only if someone takes action: clicks on the ad to get more information about the business or visits the location.

Get the full scoop on Foursquare’s latest move.

Find Out The Top Most Loved Brands

October 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Most Loved CompaniesWe all have those brands that we stick too whether it is transportation or food. Walt Disney, Yahoo, Google, Sony and Nestlé are amongst the top picks throughout the world that people choose.

AdWeek lays out the results of APCO Worldwide’s survey of 70,000 consumers that focused on eight feelings toward the brands: understanding, approachability, relevance, admiration, curiosity, identification, empowerment, and pride.

Five particularly intriguing findings from the study:

  1. PepsiCo (No. 17) trails Coca-Cola (No. 14), but not by as much as one might expect;
  2. Six out of the top 22 brands were born after the Internet;
  3. Whole Foods (No. 8) is more than 60 spots ahead of McDonald’s;
  4. Digital stalwarts eBay (No. 76) and Facebook (No. 81) didn’t rank super high—but their “approachability” scores probably hurt them;
  5. Cat, the heavy machinery brand, made the list at No. 92.

What are your most beloved brands that you use?