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Can One Wrong Post Smear a Brand?

Social media can make or break the success of a brand. But can one post ruin a long history of great social media strategy? Tarte Cosmetics is a brand that includes makeup and skincare products. The brand is known for … Continue reading

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Barbie’s Looks Diversify Image

Barbie is every girl’s favorite doll and a name associated by some as the “ideal image” of a woman. Barbie debuted March 9, 1959 and for decades her image changed only slightly. She wore updated clothes or maybe appeared with new … Continue reading

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Discounts Pinching Luxury Brands

Recently, Business Insider reported companies that usually offer consumers up-scale products for a high price will open more discount outlets to drive sales. Stores like Nordstrom have already been doing this with more than 200 Nordstrom Rack discount stores across … Continue reading

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HoHoHo #RedCups or HoOhNo

The holiday season is back and in full force. It’s almost as if the clock struck midnight on Halloween and we woke up on Christmas morning. Whole Foods has Christmas lights up, Target welcomes you with red and white-checkered throw … Continue reading

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REI Co-Op Values People Over Products

Seattle-based outdoor equipment retailer, REI, announced last week that it would be closed for Black Friday this year—a decision made in line with the company’s values, according to the company’s president and CEO, Jerry Stritzke. Not only will all 143 … Continue reading

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Connection, Control Keys to Millennials

Most brands are taking a swing at marketing to Millennials (born between 1977-2000). This demographic poses new difficulties as to how to effectively connect with them as consumers.  I believe that a preference for high levels of connectivity and content … Continue reading

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PSL Tumblr: Fans in a Froth Over Pumpkin Portal

It’s September and you know what that means…it’s Pumpkin Spice Latte season. Americans’ love for the PSL is so strong and so widespread—I wouldn’t be surprised if fall officially became known as PSL season in the not-so-distant future. Why? Because … Continue reading

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What’s Old Is New Again

The past successes seem to be overtaking current trends in a crowded marketplace of ideas. Dusty mascots, throwback products and retro packaging are now used by diverse brands. KFC, Pepsi and General Mills have recently released these types of products … Continue reading

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Hashtag Hijack Detours Campaign

Fill in the blank at the end of this hashtag: #ImA                 . Is it that difficult to confine yourself to one hashtag? The “Republicans Are People Too” campaign doesn’t think so. The goal of this campaign, according to Boston.com, “aims … Continue reading

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‘Paper’ App Sidesteps PR Presence

On Feb 3, Facebook launched a new media-reading app called Paper. It’s designed to ease the task of keeping track of the latest headlines, photos and video by putting the content into one user-friendly app. The day after Paper launched, … Continue reading

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