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Entrepreneurialism Weathers the Yearly Fashion Storms

Twice a year, in February and September, Bryant Park opens its doors for the biggest media flock in New York City – Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Since 2010, it’s been housed at the world renowned Lincoln Centre and remains one of the four major fashion weeks held worldwide, along with Paris, Milan and London. This […]

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Amex’s Grand Slam in Innovative Marketing

Here in New York, the end of summer means the U.S. Open – the biggest, noisiest event in Grand Slam tennis. It ended earlier this week, but it isn’t too soon to reminisce. For folks getting off at the 7 train stop at Flushing Meadows, the first sign they saw welcomed New Yorkers and right […]

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Will Job Recovery Begin in 2013?

The unemployment rate in the United States has remained over 8% since February 2009 and one of the most common questions about the economy is when will significant and sustained job growth return.  The 2012 NYSE Euronext CEO Report, released on August 27th, provides some interesting answers and insight into this subject matter. The outlook […]

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Google’s Girl is Set to Make Management Moves at Yahoo!

The chief executive officer of any organization holds the highest responsibility in communicating, decision making, leading and managing. Appointing a new CEO can be an exciting time for a company, but needless to say, it can also present a huge challenge. Case in point, Yahoo!. The last five years have been a tumultuous time for […]

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Pearls in a Minefield

A couple of months ago, I posted on The Health Care Blog, suggesting that not all conversations merit participation from biopharma, but more should be heard. Since then, GAO’s Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has announced its first post-pilot research funding to “support comparative clinical effectiveness research that will give patients and those who care […]

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Tripping Through Social Media

When your city has world-class art museums, lush boardwalk beaches or one-of-a-kind historical attractions, you expect those outside the state to take notice. But what if they don’t? Two years ago, Delaware Governor Jack Markell’s office invited social media thought leader Chris Brogan to address strengthening Delaware via networks such as Facebook and Twitter. After […]

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Blackberry 10 Gets Positive Reaction

It’s no secret that Research In Motion (RIM), maker of the once popular Blackberry, is in trouble. Recent analyst reports estimate the company’s market share in the smartphone space may fall below 5% and its financials show that year-over -year fourth quarter revenue dipped a whopping 25%. In an effort to reverse its downward trend […]

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Asking for Employees’ Social Media Passwords is bad for Business

Online privacy has been a growing issue over the last few years, but a new practice of employers requesting access to potential and even current employees’ social media accounts (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) has brought it to the forefront. It has become such a hot topic that Maryland is on the cusp of becoming the first […]

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Instagram is having the Best Week Ever

In the span of one week, photo sharing app Instagram finally became available to Android users- quickly amassing five million downloads in just six days– and was acquired by Facebook for $1 billion. In other words, Instagram is having its best week…ever! Not surprisingly, both the acquisition and the launch of an Android version have […]

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Nokia’s Lumia 900 Generating Positive Buzz Ahead of Release

Nokia’s new Lumia 900 Windows phone is set to hit AT&T stores April 8 and pre-release buzz has been very positive. An ORC Social Buzz (powered by Infegy’s Social Radar) search dating back to January 2012 reveals that positive sentiment for the phone is at 87%, while negative sentiment is just at 9%. The Passion […]

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