The Real News on Social Media Giants

By Dennis Culloton, CEO and president The investigation into alleged collusion by President Trump’s campaign with the Russians –and his protests of “fake news”--has overshadowed what may be the longer lasting impact of Russian meddling in U.S. elections-- the real news that the biggest media companies in the world were grilled on Capitol Hill.Social media giants

2017-11-06T14:54:15+00:00November 6, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

McDonalds Goes Rogue

Steve Hamilton – Digital Media DirectorAndrew Touhy – Senior Account Executive Within seconds of this being posted to the McDonald’s corporate Twitter account, it was retweeted over 1,000 times and spread across the internet. Knowing that the tweet would be short lived, many Twitter users made sure to archive it.McDonald’s has since released a statement reading

2017-03-28T15:28:35+00:00March 28, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Have You Looked Through Periscope Lately?

By Tracey Mendrek, Executive Vice President Flying below the radar, Twitter’s live-streaming app, Periscope, made its debut a week ago. If you know about Periscope you are likely the hippest person you know and a social media aficionado. So after watching for several hours some things come to mind: When the next world event or

2015-04-02T16:49:12+00:00April 2, 2015|Tags: , |

Politics and the Reddit Generation

By Dennis Culloton, President and CEO In preparation for last weeks election here in Chicago, politicians were doing whatever they could to secure the last minute vote. In the closing days, alderman and mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti took to the social media platform Reddit to reach out to Chicago's young people via an AMA. An

2015-03-03T14:28:51+00:00March 3, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

Did Chipotle Cry Wolf?

Tracey Mendrek, Executive Vice President It recently came to light in the media that Chipotle’s Twitter account had been hacked.  Horror of all horrors, it happened again.  First Burger King then Jeep.  What is the Internet coming to when respectable brands lose control of their Twitter feeds? Fast-forward a few days and the truth comes

2013-07-26T14:56:37+00:00July 26, 2013|Tags: , |


Julia Schatz, Consultant Prior to the BCS National Championship game on Monday night, Katherine Webb was known best as Miss Alabama 2012 or as the girlfriend of A.J. McCarron, University of Alabama’s quarterback. Thanks to two college football announcers she quickly became the star of the game. Thanks to Twitter she became an overnight celebrity.

2013-01-11T20:30:35+00:00January 11, 2013|Tags: , , , , |

Waffles Anyone?

CeCe Marizu, Account Executive “At least you can make waffles.”  That was the text from my mom when I told her for the third time Southwest Airlines had lost my baggage from Salt Lake City to Chicago. Of all the things I chose to carry on with me I chose a waffle maker… Yes, a

2013-01-04T17:54:19+00:00January 4, 2013|Tags: , , |

Reading Books vs. Reading Tweets

Tracey Mendrek, Senior Consultant Last week I learned that Dick Costolo, CEO at Twitter, and I have something in common.  We are both currently reading “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain.  I know this because at the end of the day, instead of reading my book I perused Twitter.  I recently heard Mr. Costolo speak

2012-12-13T22:13:29+00:00December 13, 2012|Tags: , , |
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