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Banner Ad? No Whey!

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When’s the last time you clicked on a banner ad? Or felt anything but annoyed by one? After years of increasingly aggressive banners – flashing, expanding, even sneaking onscreen – we’ve started to train ourselves, when not actively despising them, to ignore them. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be worth the investment. So why… Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

Every Day is a (Food) Holiday


As the taste of Thanksgiving fades with the last leftover turkey sandwich, we begin to anticipate the arrival of upcoming holidays and the dishes that will mark those occasions. While Christmas or Hanukkah may come to mind, there are a number of lesser-known holidays right around the corner. Take November 30th, for instance; it’s National… Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span>

The Technology of Trust: Building Brand Equity on Social Media

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Typically, I pay more notice to my VHS collection of MacGyver episodes than to political conventions, but in 2004, even I cared about politics, as a handful of bloggers was issued press credentials for the Democratic and Republican conventions. This small act of validation signaled a large-scale shift in the way that Americans consume media.… Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span>