Social Media History via One Giant Infographic

Who wants to simply read something when it can be presented in a much more visual fashion.   I believe we are becoming an increasingly visual culture, relying on the image more than the text to convey a message.   However, I also believe the happy medium between the two forms of communication is the infographic.

To prove my point, take a look at this infographic from Brand Flakes (@brandflakesblog).  It’s a visual representation of the history of our social media world from 1971 to today…yes it goes back that far.  The topic is presented in a way that is visually pleasing while still very informative.

What do you think?

brandflakesforbreakfast: social media history in one giant info-graphic.

Facebook Store, The Want Button, Twitter’s Ad Platform, & the Mobile Election

An interesting podcast regarding the continued influence of social media…from advertising to politics, 2nd screen viewing, Twitter’s new Nielsen Brand Impact poll (interesting), and so much more.

Created by the group SoLoMo (Social Location Mobile), the podcast is about an hour long, and filled with a lot of info…but it’s a good listen.

Reminds me of the days when I tried my hands at podcasting 5 years ago.

Facebook Store, The Want Button, and Twitter Shapes Their Ad Platform.

http://solomoshow.com/facebook-opens-a-store-episode-40/

Push the Button…I Dare You

Indeed TNT does know drama.

..well in Belgium at least.  Check out this clever marketing stunt gaining a lot of attention.

Would you push the button?

A DRAMATIC SURPRISE ON A QUIET SQUARE – YouTube.

Clever Marketing – Spill Proof Beer

Often times you’ll find that a product and its respective commercial have nothing in common.  Just look at Dos Equis, Old Spice, Geico, etc.

I’ve never had Hahn beer before, but if its as good as their marketing department, then I’m in.  Check out this clever gem from the Australian brewer.   I’ve only seen this one so far, but I must assume the others are of the same caliber (at least I hope so)

Hahn – Spill-Proof Beer – YouTube.