Community Managers Meetup Hosted at Etsy

The trip to Dumbo, Brooklyn and a cold 20 some degree night was most definitely worth it. I got to visit one of the coolest startup companies around and definitely one of the most innovative both in their workplace atmosphere. It’s clear that Etsy is the real thing. Everything in their workspace is original and/or handcrafted in some way. For those of you who don’t know Etsy, is the world’s most vibrant handmade marketplace. It give artisans selling their one-of-a-kind, original creations access to a huge community of people who steer away from the mass-produced and are drawn to hand-made goods. If you haven’t ever been on the site, you should check it out. http://www.etsy.com

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Ace Hotel Benefits from Social Media and Branded Content in Short Films

This entry is part of 2 in the series Social Media Case Studies

Apparently the Ace Hotel didn’t pay anything to be featured in 3 short films (“Charley”, “Shave”, and “Lulu at the Ace”), which will be promoted by Killer Films and Social Media site Massify . It simply didn’t charge any fees for the filming to take place on its premises and also gave complete editorial freedom to the filmmakers. This was also the case for Hilton in “Up in the Air”, although in that film it did seem more like overt product placement.

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A Humourous Look at Internet Addiction Thanks to Tracey Ullman [Video]

I’m so glad this was finally posted on Youtube. I laughed so hard the first time I saw this. It’s brilliant. My favorite line is when she’s telling her friend that she’ll use an app to diagnose a sist instead of having her doctor examine it. She says to her friend: Continue reading

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