Monthly Archives: August 2012

Seeing The Tebow Brand

I recently caused a bit of a stir on my Facebook Wall and Twitter Sunday night when I stated after having watched the NY Jets’ preseason game vs. the Carolina Panthers “I’m sorry fans but Tim Tebow is PATHETIC as an NFL QB!”

When I look at Tim Tebow, I look at him through the lense of a football fan and I see a gifted football player while simultaneously seeing a deeply flawed quarterback (QB) who — on his best day — struggles to be average. 

In seeing him this way I, like many others, am missing the point. Here’s why….

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3 Little-Known Social Media Misconceptions that Can Destroy Your Marketing Strategy | Social Media Today

I think this cartoon pretty much says it all! LOL

Social Media Cartoon Comic - Going Viral

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I’m sorry fans but Tim Tebow is PATHETIC as an NFL QB!

They should call these LOWlights instead of highlights.


Radical technology No. 1: Virtual shopping from the living room



45% of Shoppers Buy Items Online They Wouldn’t In Person [INFOGRAPHIC]


Interesting article on how brands have marketed product based on culture

The Racial Divide on … Sneakers

What the history of footwear reveals about a cultural divide — and the appropriation of African American style.

Everybody wears them sometimes: to run, to bum around the house, to move furniture. Some people wear them as a fashion statement. Others have been killed for them.

There have been murders over Air Jordans in black communities for years — yes, Air Jordans in particular. Sneaker-related violence is so infamous among African Americans that in December 2011, when Nike introduced an update to that model, a widespread hoax on the Internet had it that an 18-year-old named Tyreek Amir Jacobs was murdered while shopping for a pair.

Meanwhile, mostly white hipsters, rockers, and other subculture types perennially buy new Converse every fall. It’s comparatively rare to see them in Jordans or Dunks, and it’s virtually unheard of that they’re subject to sneaker-related violence. What accounts for the contrast?

Jordans and Chucks come from the same originary sneaker, a canvas plimsoll from the mid-19th century. Both are named after basketball stars (one black, one white, we might note). So why is the former Jay-Z and the latter Dylan? How did the first become associated with black street culture and the second with white-dominated hipsterism? And what happens when said mostly-white hipsters decide they want to wear dunks too — as they did in the mid-2000s, for about 10 minutes?

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Why Your Employer Shouldn’t Ban Facebook [INFOGRAPHIC]