What makes a perfect Christmas ad?
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What makes a perfect Christmas ad?

Until that tree comes down it’s still Christmastide… You would think by now that everything had already been tested. Thankfully, the secret of the perfect Christmas ad, with just enough emotion to bring a tear to your eye without descending into embarrassing schmaltz, is elusive. I say thankfully, otherwise we would be all weeping every … Continue reading

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POLITICA Y COMUNICACION (y 2)

El caso Podemos La formación  Podemos ha revolucionado la política española tras la obtención de 5 parlamentarios en la últimas elecciones europeas. Su éxito se explica en gran medida por el desencanto y la frustración con los partidos tradicionales, principalmente el Partido Popular y el Partido Socialista, responsables para muchos españoles de la crisis económica … Continue reading

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Starbucks and Apple team up in music and book venture

by John Reynolds, 17 October 2011 Starbucks is teaming up with Apple to launch a digital initiative called ‘Pick of the Week’, which will offer Starbucks customers a free selected iTunes music track or book to download. Starbucks: offers James Morrison iTunes download The marketing initiative is being rolled out across all Starbuck’s UK outlets … Continue reading

Banning Bossy: Language and Social Perceptions
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Banning Bossy: Language and Social Perceptions

It’s an interesting question: By removing a word from our lexicon, can we change the way we perceive things? That’s the premise behind a new campaign called ‘Ban Bossy.’ Created by LeanIn.Org, a non-profit founded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, the campaign is intended to encourage girls to lead by removing the negative stigma associated … Continue reading

Turning Surveillance on its Head
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Turning Surveillance on its Head

It’s hard to do anything these days without someone noticing. Between revelations by the now infamous Edward Snowden that the US government is monitoring metadata from a plethora of communication technologies, and evolving social norms that are increasingly accepting of making private information public, it’s becoming clear that our lives are on display. We’re seeing an … Continue reading

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Live from the Enterprise 2.0 Summit #e20s

Hello from ESCP Europe Business School in central Paris where the Enterprise 2.0 Summit is taking place today and tomorrow. An impressive lineup of speakers and sponsors are here from IBM, Bosch, TELUS, Jive, Soleilles Cowork, Renault, bluekiwi, etc. Key themes today around the topic of the social enterprise: employee engagement, case studies, whether or … Continue reading

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Faith, lost and found

The cobbler may wear tatty old shoes and the confectioner might tire of chocolate, but journalists never stop reading the news. We can’t help ourselves; it’s an addiction. My own habit includes Google’s newsfeed, the New Yorker and National Public Radio. While these latter two are generally excellent mediums, I had begun to fret over … Continue reading