Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Fast Company: "Three Ways Google Predicts Your Smartphone Will Change The Future Of Work'

Quoting from yesterday's posting on Fast Company by Google's Rich Rao:

"When people imagine machine learning, they tend to think about talking cars or humanoid robots—the stuff of sci-fi fantasy, or else dystopian fiction. But machine learning is neither, and it's already changing what computers can do. In the near future anyway, it's going to transform the way we work—starting with that smartphone in your pocket."

Link to read the full posting (Five Minute Read/The Future of Work)

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Media Relations Case Study: Community Build Day/Denver

From the Saturday, August 5, 2006, Media Advisory for this Countrywide Home Loans, Financial Services Roundtable and Rebuilding Together Metro Denver community project:

What: Repair and fix-up of the home of a disabled resident in Metro Denver occurs 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. by volunteers from Countrywide Home Loans (a national co-sponsor of Community Build Day); Congressman Bob Beauprez will be on site at 10 a.m. to celebrate Community Build Day’s 5th anniversary year and thank local volunteers. Since inception, the national CBD effort has brought 6,300 volunteers in 61 cities together to help more than 275 families. On the August 5 Community Build Day, there will be 64 builds going on in 45 states concurrently.

When: Saturday, August 5, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Where: 520 South Clarkson Denver, Colorado 80209

Schedule: Two house captains arrive at 7:30 am, volunteers at 8am, lunch at 12 noon and day to end around 5pm (media coverage best before 3 p.m.)

Volunteer Appreciation: 10 a.m. Congressman Bob Beauprez Family/Project Profile: The homeowner is disabled and lives alone. He is unable to lift, bend, or twist due to a back injury from his work as a machinist. The scope of work includes: weatherizing windows, tile replacement in bath, replacement of rear entry door, painting, installation of smoke detectors, and repairs to 2 exterior porch pillars. 

Number of Volunteers: 30, supplied by Countrywide Home Loans, Metro Denver team

Media Response: We had media coverage from La Voz Nueva, Denver Post YourHub (Denver section), Denver Business Journal Good Works, 850 KOA (phone interview with the volunteer captain) and KCNC CBS4 6 pm news. Photos by Steve Groer.

Link to the Facebook Album

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

HubSpot Blog/Excellent Information: "When Do People Unsubscribe From Email Marketing Campaigns? [Infographic]"

Quoting from HubSpot's March 25th posting:

"...an unsubscribe isn’t the end of the world. In fact, it can actually serve as a helpful signal. For example, if you notice that your unsubscribe rate is starting to climb, it might mean that you're overloading your audience or failing to target them with sufficiently relevant content."
 
Link to the full HubSpot posting by Mike Donnelly

Sunday, March 20, 2016

USA Today: "Hospitals texting to calm nerves' [video]

Quoting from the March 8th USA Today posting:

"Some hospitals are now using texts to communicate with patients and families before, during and after some surgeries to help alleviate anxiety."

Link to USAToday.com to view the video

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Adweek Great Read: "Inside the Relentless Marketing Push Behind Every Oscar Winner"

Quoting from the Feb. 21 Adweek.com posting by Terry Stanley:

"In this eventful and entertaining election year, the campaigning is not limited to Hillary and Bernie and Marco and Trump. Also out there stumping—for another high-profile and much-coveted albeit very different kind of prize—were Leo and Brie and Saoirse and Sly. And Spielberg and Pitt. And Paramount and Fox and Disney."
 
Link to the full article

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Good Read From PRNews: "The 4 C’s of an Insightful PR Dashboard"

Quoting Mark Renfree in the PRNews online posting from February 1:

"But the PR dashboard should not be thought of as just another reporting document to be shuffled out during meetings. Instead, this valuable tool should be used as a crucial learning device that senior leaders want to see early and often so it can be used to inform business decisions."

Link to read the article at PRNewsonline.com

Friday, January 22, 2016

Observer: '5 Big Changes Coming to Social Media in 2016'

Quoting the January 20th Observer.com opinion piece by Ryan Holmes:

"Expect to see new technologies fundamentally change how we interact with social media, opening up new options like shopping and enabling us to share ever-more vivid, real-time experiences. But new functionality and the widening universe of social options also threaten to leave some users in the dust."
 
Link to Observer.com read the full article.