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700k Reasons Why NY Times Has An RSS Feed, Not A Facebook Page

The number stops them in their tracks every time. When I tell people that the New York Times has more than 700,000 fans of their Facebook page, they say something like, “They have THAT MANY?” Yes they do. There’s a whole lot of hullabaloo these days in the social media world about Facebook fan pages – and with good reason.

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August 17, 2010 Author Guest Author In The Social Web
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Reader Question: Why Are Most Agency Blogs Unreadable?

The other day, I wrote a post on the fact that most marketing and PR agency blogs are unreadable. In it I shared my observations that this bothered me – but didn’t provide any real reasons why (pretty much just a rant on the situation).

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August 12, 2010 Author Adam Singer In Digital Marketing and PR
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The Chive Rips Off Idea From Photographer

Not everything is new (or even true) on the Internet, we know this. Yet still, yesterday TheChive.com – a site which if you clicked around you’d realize was not the most trustworthy – ran a story that suckered the whole internet. A few people called it out for being fake initially, but even less picked up on the fact that the concept behind it (a stream of pictures with someone holding a white board) was not even an original idea.

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August 11, 2010 Author Adam Singer In links, quick bits
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Most Marketing And PR Agency Blogs Are Unreadable

One of the reasons I was compelled to join TopRank Online Marketing more than one year ago was the agency’s A-list blog – Online Marketing Blog (and I’ve enjoyed writing more than 40 posts there since joining the team). Prior to joining TopRank I had regularly been approached by other digital consultancies and turned them down. One reason why?

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August 10, 2010 Author Adam Singer In Digital Marketing and PR
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Pillsbury Risks Brand Reputation By Threatening Small Business

Recently, a small bakery in Salt Lake City called My Dough Girl received a legal threat from General Mills. What was the threat exactly? As reported by KSL.com:

The owner of My Dough Girl received a legal “cease and desist” order from Pillsbury in May, stating she had to change her business name or face a lawsuit.

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August 5, 2010 Author Adam Singer In Digital Marketing and PR
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50 Viral Images The Web Shared In 2010

As a perpetual observer/analyzer of what people share and why, it’s fascinating to me to study content that spreads. As such, I document/bookmark much of the web’s hottest content for my own insight/analysis, but I also share with readers here too.

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August 2, 2010 Author Adam Singer In The Social Web