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Why the Newtown Shooting is an Amazing Case Study for Media & Mass Comm
(December 20, 2012)
Note: Like my last post regarding the Newtown shooting, I am not intending to make light of the tragedy that occurred or the 26 lives lost. This post is written strictly from the perspective of a mass communications scholar. 1) United States vs. China On literally the same calendar date as the Newtown shooting, a [...]
Preparing for the Last First Day of School – 13 Tips for the Class of 2013
(August 15, 2012)
For the Advertising/Marketing Class of 2013, I present you everything I’ve learned about this industry. 1) Get out now. Don’t go into advertising or marketing. People will hate you. Your parents will think you’re doing the devil’s work. You’ll never be able to adequately describe what you do when you meet strangers outside the industry [...]
The TIME Magazine Cover Controversy Marches On
(February 21, 2012)
Take a look at the latest covers of TIME Magazine: The different covers of the Feb 27, 2012 edition of TIME Magazine (click to enlarge) This piqued my interest for several reasons. The first was obviously that “Lil’ Kim” is the most clever headline that anyone could have come up with for that cover story. [...]
Live Tweeting Super Bowl XLVI Commercials
(February 5, 2012)
Great game. Congrats to the New York Giants. But to the majority of the creative ad agencies tonight, shame on you. #SBAds #brandbowl 10:04 PM Feb 5th B.D. Wong is back! This NBC show “Awake” actually looks promising. But then again, it’s NBC. #SBAds 9:41 PM Feb 5th That Samsung commercial started out boring and [...]
Validating Your Social Media Life
(January 19, 2012)
Note: This article is not about verifying identities in social media; that’s way too boring. This post is about the sense of validation that motivates people to use social media more and more. The need to be validated is what drives modern society. It falls within the top two sections of Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs [...]
Why Being an SEO is like Playing God
(January 5, 2012)
I’ll admit that the title of this blog post is a bit sensationalist, but walk down this path with me and maybe it will be justified enough to make sense. Alternative names for this blog post? “How to Sell SEO to a Non-Believer” or “Wagering on SEO” or maybe even “SEO is next to Godliness”. [...]
(December 31, 2011)
Just a short note about 2011: it was definitely one of my better years in recent memory. I switched from one good job to an even better one. I’m another year closer to being out of student debt (three more to go!). I’ve made considerable strides with my freelance work (including SEO and graphic design), [...]
Why Google Places Will Never Beat Yelp
(November 25, 2011)
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! This blog post will be (somewhat) in the spirit of food! It’s no secret that I love Yelp. I love utilizing crowdsourced reviews as a baseline filter for whether or not to visit/spend money somewhere. I love writing my own opinions and mingling with community members. And I love the community itself. [...]
Why the recent SSL Keyword Update to Google Analytics Sucks.
(October 18, 2011)
I’d like to preface this blog post by saying that I’m usually the first to poke fun at SEOs who blog about the “search impact” of every little thing that Google does, whether it’s changing a font, repositioning items slightly in the SERP, or whatever the case may be. So in order for me to [...]
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