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Friday5: Thoughts on Communicating Data Breaches

If you’ve been following the news recently, you’ve seen the torrent of information about Sony’s recent hacking. Given the increasing prevalence of major data breaches in every industry, there are lessons for large organizations hidden among the public reaction. Here are 5 insights I’ve gathered:

1: Digital includes risk

The average employee sends and receives 30,000 emails per year (115 per day in 2013 * 260 workdays per year). That’s just email. Much of our lives have migrated online—banking, SMS,…

Facebook introduces Graph Search to mobile and Instagram rolls out verified badges

Facebook introduces Graph Search to mobile, Instagram announces verified accounts and more of the latest digital news.

Facebook Brings Graph Search To Mobile And Lets You Find Feed Posts By Keyword

Earlier this week, Facebook released Graph Search for mobile iOS users. Graph search is an in-depth way of searching for past News Feed posts by keyword. The offering is currently ad-free and is a major step for Facebook in challenging Google’s search engine.

Instagram Debuts Verified Badges for Brands

Following the announcement of Instagram reaching 300 millio…

Friday5: Why Email Marketing Rules

Do your clients want to reach people…and get them to do something? Then consider the power of email for consumer marketing, public affairs, and corporate campaigns. Here are five reasons why email rules.

1. Volume

The statistics of email use and ROI are mind bogglingly impressive. Every minute there are 204 million emails sent compared to almost 6 million combined social engagements on Facebook, Pinterest, Vine, Instagram, and Twitter.[i] But this doesn’t mean email is an oversaturated channel. In fact, e…

Twitter introduces Tweet Stats, YouTube’s InVideo Programming Feature

Twitter ramps up its analytics, YouTube brings in new features and more of the latest digital news.

Twitter May Soon Show Your Tweets’ Stats

Twitter plans to roll out new mobile analytics offerings to a small percentage of users in an initial test period. If fully released, users will be able to monitor statistics on a tweet-by-tweet basis, using a new “View Analytics Details” button located at the bottom of each tweet. The statistics will initially only be available in the iOS app.

YouTube’s InVideo Programming Feature Adds Interactivity to Videos

Through its …

Friday5: Five Ways Brands Amplified Their Giving on #GivingTuesday

What comes after Black Friday and Cyber Monday? #GivingTuesday, of course! It’s an opportunity for brands and consumers to kick off the holiday season with good will and purpose. #GivingTuesday was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. With the support of consumers around the world, campaigns activated by brands and organizations on this year’s #GivingTuesday raised nearly $46 million for nonprofits globally. With its increased popularity, #GivingTuesday has created a global conversation about how brands and consumers …

Snapchat introduces Snapcash and Twitter updates search

Snapchat users can now send money to friends, Twitter makes significant updates to search and more of the latest digital news.

Snapchat Now Lets You Send Money to Friends through Snapcash Deal with Square Cash

In an interesting move, Snapchat launched “Snapcash” payment options on its app through a deal with Square Cash – entering the competitive mobile payment market alongside Google Wallet and Venmo. Users can link their debit card to their Snapchat accounts and type a dollar amount into Snapchat’s text-chat feature to instantly send a friend money. Currently th…

Friday5: Five Phases of Filmmaking

From short films and branded documentaries to Vines and tabletop photography, production teams specialize in bringing big creative ideas to life.  We are made up of filmmakers, producers, animators and creative directors from all walks of the industry—from comedy writers to comic book illustrators to live show producers – and work in constant collaboration to produce video content.

When it comes to making videos, we get all sorts of questions, so we’re here to lay it all out and take you through the Five Phases of Filmmaking.

Facebook rolls out News Feed updates and Instagram updates caption editing options

Facebook rolls out more options for its News Feed, captions become editable on Instagram and more of the latest digital news.

More Ways to Control What You See in Your News Feed

Facebook announced new user control options that make it easier to follow/unfollow brands and people that appear in News Feeds. This update allows for easier interaction with pages (even if they aren’t being followed) and will display a list of top people that have been seen in the News Feed each week. Read on to learn more.

Discovery and Caption Editing on Instagram

This week Instagram ro…

Friday5: The STEM Moment in a Post-Network Age

The Five Forces Supporting STEM Students and Their Educators

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking at the annual summit for one of our clients, Project Lead the Way. PLTW is the nation’s leading provider of learning programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), which not only includes K-12 curricula but professional development for teachers as well.

My talk focused on what I felt were five defining forces that make now a critical moment for STEM education.

1. “The market…

YouTube’s 60 Frames per Second Video Feature

YouTube’s 60 frames per second video feature, Snapchat’s recent update and more of the latest digital news.

YouTube Can Now Play Videos at 60 Frames per Second

After years of only being able to play videos at 30 frames per second, YouTube is raising the bar on playback standards with its new 60 FPS capability. This feature has been highly anticipated since June and is currently only compatible with certain browsers. EA Sports is one of the initial brands to release 60 FPS videos on YouTube.

Snapchat Is In Partnership Talks with Buzzfeed, Time, Others

Snapchat is…

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