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Twitter relaunches Twitter for Business – see what you can do in 140 characters

Twitter has relaunched Twitter for Business on Monday, helping businesses learn how best to incorporate Twitter into their promotional campaigns. “Content brings the world closer through conversation,” says Twitter in their promotional video. “Those conversations lead to customers. Customers lead to business, and leading businesses say it on Twitter.” Twitter processes over 400 million tweets […]

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New social media network Yappem rewards people for talking about your brand

New social media network Yappem has launched out of beta earlier this week, ready to facilitate an online community to interact and share stories about their daily brand experiences. Yappem goes further than just being an online network though, as it actively rewards users for posting content about brands. It also has a gamification element where […]

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Agency: Grey London crowns Kate Moss, Victoria Beckham, Tinie Tempah as royalty

The Grey London agency has finished adding the final touches to their campaign for The Sunday Times in the UK, crowning celebrities Kate Moss as Queen Elizabeth II, Victoria Beckham as Queen Victoria, and Tinie Tempah as King Louis XVI. The ‘Fashion Royalty’ campaign is to promote The Sunday Times’ upcoming 2013 Best Dressed List […]

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Sesame Street is the first non-profit to celebrate 1 billion views on YouTube

The Count von Count, Sesame Street’s monster who loves to count, has just released a new video today marking Sesame Street’s massive milestone of over 1 billion views on YouTube by counting them. The video, called ‘Counting the “You”s in YouTube’, celebrates a first on YouTube for a nonprofit or US children’s media outlet to reach […]

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Win a trip to Paris: Mercedes-Benz invites your photos via Instagram and #Untamed

The latest global brand storytelling campaign that taps into the creative value of Instagram is German car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz. Users of the photo sharing platform Instagram can choose their three most unusual images to win a chance for them to be included in an international photo installation in Paris in April next month. Entitled #Untamed, […]

twictionary__storyism.net Cheats & Tips

The urban Twictionary: how to tweetup, twurvey, and twantrum on Twitter

Did you know that the act of being addicted to Twitter is referred to as being ‘attwicted’? So says Twittonary.com, an online Twitter dictionary and independent guide to Twitter-related words, acronyms and phrases that readers can vote up or down, according to whether they agree with the description. Marketo used Twittonary’s content to create this infographic, […]


 
 

 
Vintage Coca-Cola ad first appearing in National Geographic 1936

Coca-Cola gets a record 50 million likes on Facebook, launches app for social happiness competition

As of yesterday, Coca-Cola has surpassed 50 million fans to be the number one liked brand on Facebook, ahead of Disney, MTV, Converse, and Starbucks. And to celebrate, the company has created the Coca-Cola’s Sharing Happi...
by Evon Koprowski
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Visual storytelling rules: videos are shared 12x more than links & text posts combined

After the recent reports on the meteoric rise of Instagram and Pinterest, it’s clear that we human creatures do like our colour and movement. Yes, some of us are old school and actually read paper books… But when it...
by Evon Koprowski
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Banksy's take on Ecce Homo Potato Jesus?

Fake Banksy is a just parody of Ecce Homo Potato Jesus

Social media sites have been going crazy overnight with people trying to discover if acclaimed street artist Banksy did indeed himself pay homage to the Ecce Homo Potato Jesus meme in one of his public artworks. The image is a ...
by Evon Koprowski
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Picture storytellers Instagram & Pinterest emerge as top niche social networks

Global information services company Experian has released a study that shows niche social networks as having impressively high growth rates that may rival traditional leaders Facebook and Twitter. Between July 2011 and July 201...
by Evon Koprowski
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Mike Newell's Great Expectations stars Helena Bonham Carter & Ralph Fiennes

Mike Newell’s ‘Great Expectations’ will close BFI London Film Festival for 2012

The European premiere of Great Expectations has been chosen as the closing night film at the 56th edition of the BFI London Film Festival on Oct. 21. Announced today, the British Film Institute said the film features “an ...
by Evon Koprowski
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Doctor Who Series 7

Still three days to launch – but BBC is showing Doctor Who Series 7 prequel on Youtube now

The start of Doctor Who’s 7th series is nearly here, and the BBC is giving fans a glimpse of Doctor Who domesticity with Pond Life. Five one minute episodes are being posted on Youtube every day this week, showing what it...
by Evon Koprowski
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portrait of a redhaired girl by Samuel Silva done entirely in Bic pens

Bic’s Cristal pens for women lead to hilarious product reviews on Amazon

Worldwide stationery manufacturing giant Bic is being widely ridiculed for their woman-only pens on Amazon.com. The Bic Cristal for Her pens were launched last year, but recent comments have sparked more comical responses from...
by Evon Koprowski
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The Last Potato Supper

‘Worst art restoration in history’ spawns Potato Jesus meme makeovers

A Spanish retiree has inadvertently started an Internet craze that uses her ruined restoration of a painting depicting Jesus on top of famous works of art. Cecilia Giménez, an 81 year old grandmother, became a worldwide c...
by Evon Koprowski
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Dogshaming – the latest storytelling craze by Tumblr chief goes viral in less than 1 week

Dog owners can now get their own back on bad behaviour with a public display of their canine’s despicable capers in an online gallery of shame. Dogshaming has recently made headlines around the world only days after being...
by Evon Koprowski
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ENO's current production of the new opera 'Julietta'

Mini Operas – two small words, one giant idea says English National Opera

The English National Opera (ENO) is currently running a very fresh and creative worldwide campaign to search for new opera storyism talent. Entitled Mini Operas, ENO are about half-way through scouring for innovative script wri...
by Evon Koprowski
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Art as Advertising – Annie Leibovitz goes all Disney on us again

Famed photographer Annie Leibovitz has recently added to her collection of Disney character-styled Dream Portraits yet again. And yes, this lot is just as impressive as her others. Leibovitz first partnered with Disney Parks a...
by Evon Koprowski
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Facebook Stories

Facebook curates ‘Facebook Stories’ to showcase people using technology in extraordinary ways

Social media giant Facebook yesterday launched the Facebook Stories website that aims to showcase the extraordinary life experiences of its users. To get involved, users must install an application after which they are invited ...
by Evon Koprowski
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Anonymous

“The name of Anonymous will not be the whore of the world,” say hacktivists

French t-shirt site Early Flicker has closed their website, replacing the home page with a lengthy statement that explains their actions in trademarking the logo of notorious hacktivist group Anonymous. In the statement, manage...
by Evon Koprowski
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Chris Havercroft Album Review of Chris Brown

Honest music review goes viral for NO STARS EVER

America’s Gawker website calls it ‘the best album review you will ever read’. Music journalist Chloe Papas no doubt certainly agrees, but she had no idea that her review of Chris Brown’s album ‘Fo...
by Evon Koprowski
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