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Brian Kendall

Influencers Spread Equal Rights on Social Media like a Fast Moving Virus

When I get to the Speak Social office in the mornings, my routine is simple: I take my laptop out of my black messenger bag, plug it in the outlet behind my desk, and open Internet Explorer (no judgments please)…. Continue Reading →

Au revoir, West Anderson Lane

“The house you were born in.” It’s a romantic sentiment that equates to an eternal fondness for the place where one takes his or her first breath of life. One visits the place later in life, perhaps during one’s mid-life… Continue Reading →

A Journalist Wrote this Blog … and I have a Degree to Prove it

I recently attended a press event for the grand opening of a restaurant. There, sticking out among all the slacks, dresses, and neatly pressed shirts, was a young man, hair in disarray, wearing a black tank top and cargo pants…. Continue Reading →

How Cheerios Scared the Hell Out of Their Facebook Fans

The story was all over the internet on Friday, “If you like Cheerios on Facebook, you’re not allowed to sue us.” General Mills, the overseer of such brands as Chex, Cheerios, and Betty Crocker, changed its legal terms, and what… Continue Reading →

Three Ways to Improve Foursquare

With the announcement of Foursquare’s $15 million deal with Microsoft that will see Foursquare integrated with Bing on all Windows platforms, it got the Speak Social team thinking about the struggling Social network. In recent years, Foursquare proved unable to keep up… Continue Reading →

How Social Media Won the Super Bowl

If you’re going to have an event televised and viewed by over 100 million people, it’s safe to say marketers will be licking their chops at the opportunity such an event affords them. And it’s not just a big day… Continue Reading →

10 Events & Conferences to Attend in 2014

If we’ve learned anything from past years, it’s that typical January blogs attempting to prognosticate major advancements in the coming year are worthless. The unpredictability of Social Media (who saw Snapchat taking over the world?) and technological advancements makes peeking… Continue Reading →

2013: The Year of Social Media Evolution, Revolution & Hijinks

5 Social Media Enlightenments of 2013   According to the great science fiction writers from the days of yore, by the year 2013 we were supposed to have flying cars and hoverboards. Well, that didn’t happen, but in many ways… Continue Reading →

Who Reigns Supreme in a World of Internet Wars?

Click on Image to Enlarge   The internet wars have waged for over 20 years. And with it, we’ve seen the fall of titans (AOL, MySpace, AltaVista), the longevity of steady powers (Google, Yahoo!, Amazon), and the rise of sleeping… Continue Reading →

Embedded Posts Offer Brands the Power to Control their Message

Google+ (the long ignored middle-child of Social Media) has been a tough sell for the forward-thinking Google Empire. Between big brother Facebook – and its rebellious little sister Twitter – Google+ has done everything it can to stay relevant, mostly… Continue Reading →

RIP Vine: Facebook & Instagram Announce Killer New Video Features

UPDATE:  Looks like Instagram Video will only work on Android phones with the Jellybean Operating System (4.1.2) or higher. We apologize if your phone can’t handle it … but who’s fault is that really? Thanks to Instagram, the world I… Continue Reading →

“Don’t Be Evil” … How Google Messed Up, Big Time (Part 1 of 2)

This is a long story. This is a story that will take two parts to tell in full, and in order to understand my anger toward Google, you must read every word of this. The casual, headline-and-first-paragraph-reading audience need not… Continue Reading →

“Don’t Be Evil” … How Google Messed Up, Big Time (Part 2 of 2)

Read Part 1 of this Blog Series   So where did we leave off? Oh, yes … It’s not like you can call Google and tell them what’s what. A common thread amongst websites these days is the inability to… Continue Reading →

Watch Your Heine … What To Do When Your Brand Accidentally Sponsors a Dog Fight

  Heineken, the Dutch brew known for its golden hue and complex taste (and likely to become a favorite of Michael Vick’s), sponsored a dog fight.   Don’t believe me? After seeing this photo, what else could you think?  … Continue Reading →

Hey GOP: It’s About the Marketing Strategy, Not the Candidate

                                          <Article Co-Written by Adam Price>       The dust of the election has settled a bit, giving analysts… Continue Reading →

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