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What Happens When Your Future Boss Finds You Online?

kevin_colvinSometimes you get fired. Before you get hired.

That’s the subject of a recent article on CNN.com, titled “How social media can hurt your career.”

In it, gory details of how job seekers ruin their chances of gainful employment by prematurely posting unflattering status updates and sending Tweets that have led to rescinded job offers, reprimanding at work and pink slips.

Not all of the examples are tragic, however. Some are quite funny. Depending whose side you’re on.

Like this Tweet, for instance, from a potential Cisco employee who wanted the world to know about a recent job offer:

“Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work,” read the Tweet.

Not missing a beat, Tim Levad, a “channel partner advocate” for the company, responded: “Who is the hiring manger, I’m sure they would love to know that you will hate the work. We here at Cisco are versed in the Web.”

Ouch!

And the pain without gain doesn’t stop there.

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Don't Underestimate the Power of Offline Marketing

we_the_savers_bubblesA few weeks ago we published a post on Staples’ “Gift It For Free” Sweepstakes, a contest that promises 10,000 winners.

We discovered the campaign while standing in front of our building in Manhattan as a school bus drove by with only the sweepstakes’ Web address – http://www.GiftItForFree.com – scrawled across the windows. Such enigmatic advertising was enough to pique our interest, eventually driving us to check out the site. The rest is history: we loved it so much that we immortalized it on our blog.

Something similar happened a few days ago while we were in a Grand Central subway tunnel, where we noticed a blanket of advertisements, the subject of which was a Web site called WeTheSavers.com. Each ad contained some sort of tag line and a logo (an orange sphere; simple and unrecognizable to the untrained eye) in the lower right-hand corner, but it was clear that whoever was behind these ads wanted people to visit the site.

It worked; we visited the site as soon as we sat down at our computers.

Continue reading ‘Don't Underestimate the Power of Offline Marketing’

Don't Underestimate the Power of Offline Marketing

we_the_savers_bubblesA few weeks ago we published a post on Staples’ “Gift It For Free” Sweepstakes, a contest that promises 10,000 winners.

We discovered the campaign while standing in front of our building in Manhattan as a school bus drove by with only the sweepstakes’ Web address – http://www.GiftItForFree.com – scrawled across the windows. Such enigmatic advertising was enough to pique our interest, eventually driving us to check out the site. The rest is history: we loved it so much that we immortalized it on our blog.

Something similar happened a few days ago while we were in a Grand Central subway tunnel, where we noticed a blanket of advertisements, the subject of which was a Web site called WeTheSavers.com. Each ad contained some sort of tag line and a logo (an orange sphere; simple and unrecognizable to the untrained eye) in the lower right-hand corner, but it was clear that whoever was behind these ads wanted people to visit the site.

It worked; we visited the site as soon as we sat down at our computers.

Continue reading ‘Don't Underestimate the Power of Offline Marketing’

Style.com Adds Juice to Apple's iPhone With Couture and More

Invitation to New York Fashion Week get lost in the mail? Ours too. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get your fishtail-train fix.

Thanks to Style.com, the Spring ’09 ready-to-wear collections of Charles Nolan, Diane Von Furstenberg, Preen and 14 other designers are now available via an application made exclusively for iPhone and iPod Touch. According to a recent New York Times article, the app offers pics and vids from last July’s couture collections as well as daily updates from many of this week’s runway shows.

Hot on the heels of design demigods Ralph Lauren and Chanel, both of which recently launched mobile apps, Style.com’s app isn’t one of Apple’s forgettable third-party throwaways; to fashionphiles, it’s the equivalent of Gianni Versace rising from the dead to revive what lil’ sis Donatella destroyed. It’s also as comprehensive as apps in this category come, with show listings, blog items, and images that when tapped reveal a model’s name and a short review of the show in which he or she appeared.

So what does all this mean for you, ye of double-breasted Diors and Hervé Léger handbags?

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Style.com Adds Juice to Apple's iPhone With Couture and More

Invitation to New York Fashion Week get lost in the mail? Ours too. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get your fishtail-train fix.

Thanks to Style.com, the Spring ’09 ready-to-wear collections of Charles Nolan, Diane Von Furstenberg, Preen and 14 other designers are now available via an application made exclusively for iPhone and iPod Touch. According to a recent New York Times article, the app offers pics and vids from last July’s couture collections as well as daily updates from many of this week’s runway shows.

Hot on the heels of design demigods Ralph Lauren and Chanel, both of which recently launched mobile apps, Style.com’s app isn’t one of Apple’s forgettable third-party throwaways; to fashionphiles, it’s the equivalent of Gianni Versace rising from the dead to revive what lil’ sis Donatella destroyed. It’s also as comprehensive as apps in this category come, with show listings, blog items, and images that when tapped reveal a model’s name and a short review of the show in which he or she appeared.

So what does all this mean for you, ye of double-breasted Diors and Hervé Léger handbags?

Continue reading ‘Style.com Adds Juice to Apple's iPhone With Couture and More’

Why Website Updates Are Important, Courtesy of “The Office”

It happens every now and then. You may come across a page that is “Under Construction.” It used to be a common phenomenon, but the incidence has been dwindling steadily since its heyday back in the late 1990s. (There are more “Under Construction” search results than ever, but that is due to the much higher number of sites online.) Continue reading ‘Why Website Updates Are Important, Courtesy of “The Office”’

Why Website Updates Are Important, Courtesy of "The Office"

It happens every now and then. You may come across a page that is “Under Construction.” It used to be a common phenomenon, but the incidence has been dwindling steadily since its heyday back in the late 1990s. (There are more “Under Construction” search results than ever, but that is due to the much higher number of sites online.) Continue reading ‘Why Website Updates Are Important, Courtesy of "The Office"’


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