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Food Photography Tips for Social Media: Basics and Tricks for Engaging Hungry Audiences

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Marketing for restaurants should be straightforward via social media. Food photography rarely fails to entice hungry audiences. However, some food photography can actually deter potential customers if not following certain guidelines. Here are some key food photography tips for engaging audiences via social media. Continue reading

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Facebook Video Advertising

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On Wednesday morning Facebook announced plans to unleash new video technology. New features include automatic audio play for videos and a feature that pulls videos to the sidebar as users scroll through their timelines. These changes restructure the way Facebook video advertising is crafted in a number of ways.  Continue reading

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Media: Combining Advertising and Public Relations

Although advertising and public relations both fall on the same side of clients’ balance sheets as staff functions, they have lived in separate offices for many years. Each of them produces media; however, they usually differ.

There are many differences between advertising and public relations that make them unique. A paid source of media is advertising. Advertising provides a guarantee that the client’s goods or services will be placed in the publics’ eye. Advertising’s complete creative control makes the messages targeted and purposeful. An earned source of media is public relations. The media and its viewers hold the lifespan of the organic content produced by public relations. Continue reading

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Apps have potential to revolutionize wrist PR

Most people don’t think about PR and wrists together, but then again, the Apple Watch wasn’t out either.  Apple Watch coupled with apps designed specifically for it – opens a whole new world of PR possibilities  – not just at our fingertips but now right above our hands.

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Is Shopping Online the Safest Way?

 

Online ShoppingSitting in class each day, I easily see over twenty people, mostly girls, scrolling through different online shopping websites. I always wonder if they are actually buying things, or just browsing to pass the time. This unremitting search seems to have become an addiction, and whether people are buying items or not, this habit serves as a major advertising mechanism, as well as a means for companies to compile information about these personal shopping habits for later use.

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The Importance of Reputation on Social Media

With the viral world of technology at our fingertips, organizations need to have a crisis communication plan since the social media world is uncontrollable.

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Endorsements in the Online Community

Popular vloggers have a connection with their followers and have more influence and attract certain audiences. Like vloggers, businesses cater to their own specific audience and, by employing prominent members of the online community to endorse their product, the company can create a following online and produce viral campaigns. Continue reading

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Dave & Buster’s: Arcade or Sports Bar?

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Dave & Buster’s:

Arcade or Sports Bar?

Dave & Buster’s is an American restaurant and entertainment business headquarters in Dallas, Texas. Most think of D&B as strictly an arcade, however it is so much more. D&B’s arcade reputation makes it seem as though it is only for children, however each D&B has a full-service restaurant and bar, attracting an older crowd.

Attracting the older crowd:

While the new D&B keeps its arcade intact with over 120 games, they have made an effort to expand into an older demographic. In recent years D&B has brought on their “Eat and Play” deal. This deal starts by giving the customer about 10 different items to choose from including; burgers, chicken fingers, Philly cheesesteaks, and other bar items. Then you can choose the $16.99 deal( includes a $10 play card for games) or a $24.99 deal(includes a $20 play card). All of this while sitting at a booth or at the bar, with a plethora of televisions giving the customer a true sports bar feel.

This Eat and Play combo deal brings in an older crowd of sports fans and college students to come grab some bar food, watch the game, and after getting nice and lubricated, drunkenly competing against their friends at the variety of different racing and shooting games.

Oh did I forget to mention that they have beer towers everywhere? 

They have even begun to advertise their sports bar. Click here

Keeping the younger crowd:

The new D&B in Dallas has over 120 games readily available for the younger crowd. While some of these games include Fruit Ninja, Mario Cart, and Doodle Jump, D&B has done a fantastic job integrating addicting iPhone and console games into their lineup.

As always, the ultimate goal still remains to collect as many tickets as humanly possible to buy that sweet ice cream maker, or even the Xbox. However, as adults, lets be real, it would take thousands of dollars to win those gifts…

Trust me, I have tried… Many times.

 

So what to change?

Dave & Buster’s has done a great job at what they do for many years (they are an arcade that still exists…) But it is time to bring in the big guns. Launching a social media campaign to bring out that group of 18-30 year olds, that do not have children, is the final goal. With the new Dallas location, they have the goods to get it done. Time to start advertising those happy hours and posting pictures of those beer towers.

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by | January 31, 2014 · 7:11 pm

A Look Back At The Best Super Bowl Commercials

With Super Bowl XLVIII two days away, many Americans are gearing up by buying 12-packs of Budweiser, procuring pounds of chicken wings, and dusting off their crockpot’s for the tradition ‘Super Bowl party.’

Last year 108.4 million people watched the big game, about a third of the American population, but the Super Bowl isn’t just about football. During a regular football game, many rush to the bathroom or grab an ice-cold beer during commercial breaks, but during the Super Bowl all eyes stay on the TV to see some of the best commercials of the year.

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Emily White Making Her Rounds In Social Media

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Many technology companies have been criticized for not having females on their executive boards. Apple and Twitter has been criticized for having only white males on their executive board. Last October, Apple CEO Tim Cook hired Burberry Angela Ahrendts to run both online and retail stores, as well being Apple’s first female to join its executive leadership team.  Today, Twitter announced after being criticized for its all-male lineup hired Dame Majorie Scardino to join its executive board. But the most popular and more recent companies Instagram and Snapchat are battling for one woman, Emily White.

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Pinterest Partners with Getty Images

Pinterest Partners with Getty Images

Pinterest partners with Getty Images in hopes of improving search results and to obtain more accurate data on what Pinterest users pin to their boards. Getty will provide Pinterest with shared data and accurate attribution to where the pictures came from for an undisclosed fee. Continue reading

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Locket: Get Paid to Unlock Your Android

 

Calling all Android users: there’s now an app that will give you money for one small price – advertisements on your smartphone’s lock screen.

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Instagram Introduces Ads

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US Instagram users will soon be seeing new changes on their Instagram feeds. Facebook owned Instagram is letting users know that it will slowly start inserting video and photo advertisements into the application over the next few months to avoid potential criticism from more than 150 million current Instagram users. Continue reading

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Blurred Lines

No, this is not a post about Robin Thicke’s rapey song. But it is about the blurred lines in advertising. As a creative advertising student in this age, making ad campaigns has been difficult and complex. With the boom of new technology and social media, ads aren’t just print in magazine or a commercial spot on TV anymore.

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Offensive Advertising

When we think of offensive advertising, we think of an ad with a racy photo or campaign with a questionable slogan. Typically, we don’t associate an advertising failure to a poor font selection. Well, Pepsi has made this error. Earlier this week, Pepsi released this poster.

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Google Glass in Any Industry

Google Glass was first introduced to the world in April of 2012. Since then, the high-tech device that creates an augmented reality right before the wearer has been utilized in several different industries for innovation, communication, creativity, and knowledge. Continue reading

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WARNING: Don’t Try and Capitalize on 9/11

Wanting to engage your brand with 9/11 and its anniversary is tough, but can be done smartly. People find it insensitive when brands try to use such days of remembrance as attempts to capitalize and bombard the public with product placement.

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#incorporated

Facebook Inc. is in efforts to incorporate Twitter’s infamous hashtag symbol, a move that would establish Facebook as the paramount social platform. facebook-hashtags-elite-daily1-485x323While Twitter successfully rivals Facebook in the social-media atmosphere, it is still a fraction of the size of Facebook Inc. and needs to maintain proprietoriship over all its trademarks the best it can. Continue reading

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Targeting Voters through Video Ads

BlogAs technology advances, political campaigns are finding more sophisticated ways of directly targeting voters. Campaigns constantly use television spots to appeal to voters, but now they are transitioning to online video ads. However, the big question is how campaigns are able to only play ads for voters that are likely to vote for them. Continue reading

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