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  • 8 Essential Social Media Etiquette Rules for Business

    There are etiquette guides for almost any situation, from table settings to international business meetings. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that a communication medium as culturally transformative as social media also comes with its own code of common courtesies and customs. Businesses in particular need to adhere to this etiquette, since social media is such a public forum.

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  • The pivot to reality for digital media

    Forget the pivot to video; the pivot to reality is in full swing in digital media. The culprits are well-known. Google and Facebook have an iron grip on digital ad revenue. Publishers are trying to save themselves by making wholesale shifts in their business models, but they can’t transition fast enough.

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  • The boss goes first

    If you want to build a vibrant organizational culture, or govern with authority, or create a social dynamic that's productive and fair, the simple rule is: the rules apply to people in power before they are applied to those without. It's easy to rationalize the alternative, to put yourself first. After all, you've somehow earned the ...

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  • Access over money: How Sephora is quietly supporting female entrepreneurs

    For the past two years, Sephora has been quietly supporting female-founded beauty businesses with an incubator-like program called Accelerate. More than money, it’s access and education that the program looks to provide. “We are passionate about using our strengths for the greater good and recognized a gap in female leadership, even in the beauty industry,” said Corrie Conrad ...

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  • Yelling upstairs

    When you're cooking breakfast and the school bus is coming in just a few minutes, it's tempting (and apparently efficient) to yell up the stairs. If a recalcitrant teenager is hesitating before heading off to school (I know, sometimes it happens), go ahead and yell. Good luck with ...

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  • The last Black Friday

    Four years ago, I wrote about the media trap that retailers invented. With nothing much to write about the day after Thanksgiving, the media engage in a stampede to encourage everyone to go shopping on the busiest, least satisfying shopping day of the year. They spent millions to create a social dynamic that pushes people to engage in an orgy of spending, merely because everyone else is.

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  • ‘It’s not just for banner ads anymore’: The New York Times is making all of its ads available programmatically

    The New York Times is growing its programmatic business by allowing machines to sell its custom ad units. In the third quarter, the Times began selling its custom Flex Frame ads programmatically, which helped it double its programmatic direct revenue over the previous quarter, said Sara Badler, director of programmatic advertising at the Times, declining to share precise figures.

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  • Cheatsheet: Everything you need to know about Amazon Advertising

    Amazon Advertising has grown up this year, a function of the company’s growing investment in its $1 billion-plus offering, but also increased attention from agencies and brands. We break down how the offering stands. Amazon Marketing Services Offers self-serve, DIY, paid search media. Brands can have ads appear in headline search and product listings ads.

    Shareen Pathak/ Digiday- 27 readers -
  • ‘Jack-of-all-trades, master of none’: Why Mashable flamed out

    Few images better capture the unfettered optimism and indignity of digital media than 2014 at South by Southwest, where a line of hoodie-wearing attendees snaked around the block at Mashable House, a pop-up lounge run by the tech news site, to get their picture taken with Grumpy Cat. Nearby, AOL “digital prophet” Shingy swung on a Mashable-branded wrecking ball.

    Lucia Moses/ Digiday- 23 readers -
  • How Petco is Amazon-proofing its e-commerce strategy

    When Brock Weatherup needed a mailbox after moving to San Diego for a job at Petco, he did what a lot of people do and went on Amazon. After he made his purchase, Amazon recommended other mailboxes he could buy. “I don’t know about you, but I’ve bought one mailbox in my life,” said Weatherup, Petco’s evp of strategic innovation and digital experience.

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