Social Media Breakfast: SMS or Die

SMS or Die. That was the message conveyed at the most recent Seattle Social Media Breakfast, held in Bellevue, Wash. on May 18, where Derek Johnson, CEO of Tatango, spoke about the various opportunities to incorporate SMS strategies as part of your marketing efforts. As the growth of mobile extensions of social networks like Facebook, […]

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1st Take with Lance Morgan: From The Telegraph To Twitter

We are thinking, reacting and communicating faster than ever before. Lance Morgan, Chief Communications Strategist in Weber Shandwick’s Washington, D.C. office, specializes in developing and executing communications strategies for public policy debates, crisis communications and media training sessions. As the language gets shorter and the speed increases to meet tighter deadlines, Lance stresses the importance […]

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Royal Wedding Buzz – 2.2M Tweets and Counting.

Prince William and Kate (Catherine) Middleton are officially the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. And we here at Weber Shandwick Seattle send our sincerest congratulations to the new royal couple! In terms of media impact, it was pretty much a given that all forms of traditional media would be dominated by coverage of the #royalwedding. […]

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Suds Go Social at Safeco Field

Fans heading to the Mariners home opener tonight won’t need to leave their seats to grab a beer in between innings. Kevin Zelko, a special education teacher and beer vendor at Safeco Field, will use Twitter during M’s games to bring cold ones direct to fans. Just tweet your order and seat number to @MsBeerVendor and Zelco […]

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It’s All About Timing – When to Tweet, Post and Send Email

Dan Zarrella is a social media guru who gets tens of thousands of registered attendees to his free HubSpot webinars. Let’s get down to the goodies. In a recent session entitled “The Science of Timing!” Dan Zarrella presented on “how to time” for three online categories: social (Twitter and Facebook), email and blogging. He shared the results of […]

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Twitter Celebrates 5th Birthday, Launches New Website

Twitter has turned five. And it’s almost hard to believe, considering how much it’s grown in the short time since its inception. To commemorate its fifth year, Twitter has launched discover.twitter.com. Featuring 16 of its most prominent users from around the world (@SnoopDogg, @MarthaStewart and astronaut @astro_paolo to name a few), the celebratory site culminates […]

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The “Blogs Are Dying” Debate Continues…

My online routine was turned upside-down the other week when my usual “dose of pop culture” from the highly-visited Gawker.com was interrupted by a new site format. After months of knowing what to expect from the pop culture blog – a front page of witty headlines and paragraph posts and pictures (contained perfectly in rectangular […]

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Twitter Bans UberTwitter, Twidroyd.

When I heard that Twitter had banned UberTwitter and Twidroyd for policy violations, my heart dropped. Since getting my Android phone a few months ago, Twidroyd has been my mobile Twitter client of choice. In my despair, I took to our Weber Shandwick tools to see if the Twitterverse shared my sentiment. Check out what […]

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Will 2011 Be the Year of the Brandvocate?

I found an incredibly interesting new follower in my inbox the other weekend. Meet Domino’s Redmond Fan. This is the first time I have encountered this intense of a brand advocate (brandvocate) on Twitter. We all of course witness social media brandvocates in a variety of shapes and forms in the social space on a […]

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