By now we know that Vine, Twitter's new(ish) video app, sometimes referred to as "Instagram for video," is a great storytelling tool. But you may be wondering, like we are, is Vine just a flash in the pan?
Need a new perspective? It's always cool to see our own city through someone else's eyes. Here are a few of our fave local Instagram feeds to follow.
Pre-Internet, nerds were a lonely bunch. But now, finding someone who shares your eccentricities and outré obsessions is a simple Google or hashtag search away.
In an effort to Fakestagram my travel photos, I found a few web-based alternatives that still allow that Instagram-ish feel, without being tied to a phone. And they're all free.
Do you know what you were doing exactly one year ago? Now, with services like TimeHop, you can travel down digital Memory Lane each day.
Lemonade. How can the simple combination of lemons, sugar, and water have the power to make us feel all warm and fuzzy inside? We turned, as we often do, to Mad Men's Don Draper for a lesson on the power of emotion and nostalgia in advertising.
The new Timeline can help you create a visual, multimedia chronological history of your brand. Here's what you need to know.
Because you can't be everywhere at once, we rely on Indy bloggers to keep us in the cultural loop. Here are some of our favorites from the local music, food, and art scenes.
This week we put together mood boards for each of our favorite Indianapolis neighborhoods. Wondering what a mood board is? Let us show you.
Social media for brands who'd rather show than tell. We take a closer look at Instagram, Pinterest, and Tumblr.
Remember the Polaroid? It developed photos within minutes and allowed nearly instantaneous sharing of your memories. Fast forward to 2011; Polaroid is fighting to survive and mobile photography is gaining steam. The top player? Instagram.
What's all the chatter about Yelp? How can you use it to promote your business? We've got a few tips and tricks to provide you with a little Yelp help.
It’s a fact: technology has a limited shelf life. We all know by the time you understand it, implement it and train people on it, it’s obsolete. Now that people are finally comprehending QR codes, we’re about to see another major shift. What is this game-changer?
Musings on the misusings and overusings of people, places and things I can never look at quite the same way again because of Twitter.
An edible spaceship? New technology can create 3D objects from food. Consider the same concept for your brand. Would your message reach more people if it was repackaged?
In 2002, while drinking a mocha latte and watching an episode of Sex and the City, you might have Googled yourself. Today, you have a new option: Klout.
This year’s Blog Indiana conference was buzzing with communication smarts and social media know-how. Here’s a quick highlight of advice gleaned from the two-day powwow.
$100 concert tickets for $50? Yes, please! It’s obvious why Groupon is a bargain shopper’s best friend — but what if you're on the flip side of the table? Is Groupon a good idea for your business?
Tracking QR codes can shed some light on how your audience is interacting with your content and subsequently help you learn how to improve it.
2011 might just be the year of the QR code—and for good reason. Those small squares have been popping up everywhere. Here are a few pointers to make the most of them.
Whether you’re selling shoes or serving salads, these 3 free online accounts will make it easier for people (and search engines) to find you.
I attended my cousin's wedding this weekend. It was a great night at a lodge in the woods of Eagle Creek. The groom and his family are from Mexico, and the evening blended traditions.
Interested in Twitter but haven't taken the plunge yet? At the very least, here are three good steps for every business or organization to take...
As of today, here are the top 20:
Grover’s Old Spice spoof strikes the right balance of grown-up humor and kid-friendly content in this video.
Facebook is a veritable “field of dreams" for nonprofit organizations. Why?
The Indianapolis Star reported Wednesday that a group of supporters staged a "Read In" to peacefully protest the closing of Indianapolis libraries. It seems most of Indy's branches will remain open — at least for another year — but what happens after that?
Come on in the water's fine! This summer start socializing and expand your business. Begin with the "Big 3"
Last month, Shama spoke at an IABC (International Association of Business Communicators) event in Indianapolis. I was impressed with her approach. Her recent book "The Zen of Social Media Marketing" offers practical advice for joining the social media fray.
Recently, The New York Times ran a story about "grammar vigilantes" who spend their time correcting linguistic blunders on Twitter. They're probably very busy. Do you proofread your Tweets?
A few years back, or so it seems, Paris, Lindsay, Nicole & Britney were very popular. Do you know how I could tell? In every paparazzo photo, the girls had cell phones pressed to their ears.