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Amy Derjue
When Mad Men ended, I cut my cable package before I could get addicted to any new shows. Netflix would give me plenty of content to watch and my local sports bar would be a fine venue in which to view any can’t-miss sports events. Problem solved. But I forgot about the 2016 election. In...
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HUBweek, Boston’s first innovation festival, is in full swing. Individuals and organizations driving innovation in Boston and Cambridge are celebrating and moving forward the big ideas that will define our region and world for years to come. CBT takes a new spin on innovation and design this Friday with WorkBeat: A pop-up community at Atlantic...
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When Jon Stewart took over hosting duties for The Daily Show in 1999, most Americans still accessed the Internet via dial-up services like America Online. Fast forward to his final show in 2015, and viewers from around the world shared video of his last on-air moments on Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat on devices from smartphones...
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“Did you watch the VMAs last night?” It’s a question people have asked of each other since 1984, when Madonna set the tone for decades of debauchery by writhing on a stage to her hit song “Like a Virgin” at the first MTV Video Music Awards. While I don’t remember that particular controversy, I do...
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While checking my twitter feed yesterday afternoon, a post from Hillary Clinton caught my eye. How does your student loan debt make you feel? Tell us in 3 emojis or less. — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 12, 2015 My first reaction: Oh, that’s not going to go over well. My second reaction? …But it could be...
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Was it really only eight years ago that a young senator from the state of Illinois made headlines for embracing nascent social media technologies in his campaign for President? Since then, social media has become a necessary part of political campaigns, whether you’re Barack Obama, Marty Walsh, or running for Mayor of Dorchester. With the...
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Now that Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics has ended, how will the city’s reputation fare? The Boston Business Journal asked local public relations experts to weigh in on the failure of the bid from a reputation management perspective. Solomon McCown & Company CEO Helene Solomon shares her thoughts in this slideshow. Do you...
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The Solomon McCown digital team let out a cry of glee at the news that Facebook is experimenting with “lead ads.” This new objective will make it easier for Facebook users to sign up for newsletters, to receive business information from an organization and the like without clicking off of Facebook. Instead, users will give...
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One of the best parts of my day is the time I take to read on my train ride home from Solomon McCown. As an avowed reader of paper-and-ink books, I recently picked up David Ogilvy’s Confessions of an Advertising Man. Originally published in 1963, the book has been required reading for advertising types since...
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Throughout the seven seasons of the award-winning period drama Mad Men, we’ve been wowed by the creative advertising work of protagonist Don Draper and his colleagues at the various iterations of Sterling Cooper. However, the public relations savvy of our favorite advertising professionals of the 1960s was often lacking. In honor of the series finale, we...
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