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Where Were The Puppies? “Big Game” Marketing Trends 2017

February 7, 2017
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Where are the puppies? Big game ads 2017

The “Big Game 2017” – what did you think? There was political commentary (after this election season that’s to be expected I guess), a half-time show that had some people saying it was the best ever, lots of expensive commercials, and oh yeah, Brady and Belichick and the boys won another football trophy. But who […]

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Era of modern robotics

January 31, 2017
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The robots are taking over! Right. Well, I guess we need to somehow talk about this take-over without imposing our own crazy ideas about how the world should be run—oh wait .. n’er mind A TechReview post highlights the significance of the game of poker for  the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and why a computer […]

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Tools of the Trade. Join #smchat #contentseries as we launch our 2017 series on tools.

January 24, 2017
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Tools for writing? If you want, start with paper and a pen. Can’t go wrong. The solution’s been in vogue for centuries. But times have changed. Look in the mirror. A tired lot, aren’t we? Writers today are busy. We’re slicing time in ever thinner slices. We need platforms and tools that let us move […]

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Customer Service in 2017 – Trends and Tips

January 18, 2017
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Did I really just type 2017? It seems like time is really flying…I guess I’m having fun. We are nearly 3 weeks into the new year and every one is moving full steam ahead into achieving Q1 results, but as they are moving ahead, are they looking ahead? It is important to be aware of […]

Talk WITH Us, Not AT Us: #SMChat/#SoloPR Combo

January 6, 2017
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SMChat and SoloPR

We’re starting off 2017 by doing a combo chat with #SMChat and #SoloPR. We would love your feedback and insights as well. Please join us and be sure to tag your Tweets with both hashtags! During a recent #SoloPR Twitter chat, host Karen Swim asked, “What areas/skills do you want to learn/improve in 2017?” Proactive […]

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Balancing life and work, one email at a time

January 2, 2017
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One of the most intriguing phenomena that’s managed to quietly grace the whimper-like onset of 2017 is happening in France: organizations with 50+ employees are now mandated by law “to negotiate the terms of sending work emails after hours, and define the rights of employees to ignore such communication.” You wanna talk work-life balance? So […]