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[9 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
Westjet Christmas Surprise Video

WestJet, a Canadian Airline created this sweet video that will undoubtedly bring a smile to your face. Not only is this an incredible way to build a great brand and advertise, they were able to make this Christmas time, a wonderful memory for all the travelers that were involved.

WestJet created a fun way to ask their travelers what was on their wishlist. Then during their flight, more than 150 WestJet employees ran around, purchased these gifts, wrapped them and delivered them at baggage claim.

This is the type of clean cut advertising I can get on board with. Pun intended.

Internet, News »

[3 Dec 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Cyber Monday Sets a New Sales Record. Mobile Soars.

Was it ever in doubt?

This year’s Cyber Monday set a new one-day online shopping record.

Cyber Monday Online Sales increased by over 20% year over year. Sales were boosted by a strong 55% growth in mobile sales according to IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark. Mobile sales accounted for 17% of all total online sales. 11.7% of sales were from tablets. Amazing.

News, Social Media »

[16 Oct 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Facebook Now Allows Teens to Post Publicly

Facebook is now allowing teenagers of age 13 to 17 to post publicly and get followers on their profiles. Previously, teens were not allowed to post publicly. They were only able to share content with friends, friends of friends and custom groups. Now teenagers are allowed to post anything they’d like for the whole world to see.

Good Idea or Bad Idea?
Like or Dislike?

Find out more!

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[11 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]
Christopher Columbus Sold Slaves & Fed Natives to Dogs

Christopher Columbus Day – Celebrating a Hero or Horrible, Horrible Man!
So Columbus Day has arrived. A nice national holiday to celebrate great Christopher Columbus who found the new world and proved that the earth was round. That is what he did right? Or did he?
We celebrate Christopher Columbus Day just as we do with the likes with the likes of Martin Luther King & Abraham Lincoln. An amazing group to be associated with. There must be good reasons right?
There is no way we celebrate a man who heartlessly murdered the …

Internet, News »

[27 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]
Google Celebrates it’s 15th Birthday with Pinata

15 years ago, two Stanford Grads, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, founded a little company called Google. Google Incorporated was established on September 7th, Google.com domain was registered on September 15th but the official birthday was formalized to September 27th. Don’t ask me why. With the goal of showing the best results through simplicity and speed, Google entered a fragmented market search engine lanscape. Now it owns more than 70% of the search market…

News, TV Shows »

[10 Apr 2013 | 5 Comments | ]
FCC considering allowing F-Words & Nudity on Network Television

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it is considering dropping current broadcast decency standards that ban explicit profanity and “non-sexual” nudity. This means that if enacted, the new FCC policy would allow networks to use profanity and frontal female nudity regardless of viewing hours. This includes times when children may be watching…

Advertising, News »

[13 Mar 2013 | 7 Comments | ]
Is Marketing why Samsung got so big this year?

This past year there was a significant shift in the smartphone world. Samsung has vaulted up the charts and have become a huge player alongside Apple. With the launch of Apple iPhone, the smartphone industry was for a while a one big-player industry. As blackberries and palms faded into obscurity, there was Apple and everyone else.

Here’s a question: How much of that has been due to Samsung’s increased marketing spend?

Internet, News »

[13 Dec 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
How to use Content Marketing to Grow your Business

How do attract a steady stream of new users on my site?

How do I go about creating the kind of content that will attract users?

How do I use podcasts and videos to attract users?

Whether you are a big business owner, a start-up or an owner of blog you are trying to get off the ground, consider Content Marketing.

This article below will help explain what content marketing is and how it could be a great strategy to grow your user base. It will also give a little preview of a new content marketing summit that is conveniently all-online and very cheap to attend. Let’s dig in.

Internet, News »

[2 Nov 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Can’t Sleep? It’s the iPad’s fault. Study says so.

A recent study by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lighting Research Center, studied the impact of backlit devices such as the iPhone and iPad at on our production of Melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland that helps induce drowsiness and lower body temperature, both important to help us to fall sleep. The research shows that two ours of tablet use before bed can suppress melatonin production up to 22%. In English, that means tablet use is making it harder for us to fall asleep…

Movies, News »

[31 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
Colorado Theater Massacre – Who to Blame?

The Colorado Theater Massacre is such a tragic story. I am incredibly saddened by what happened and much prayers go out to the families and loved ones involved.

The alleged shooter is 24 year old James Holmes, who faces 142 criminal counts for shooting at a packed midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises. For whatever reason, motive still uncertain, he proceeded to open fire into the crowds leaving 12 dead and 58 injured.

In most circumstances as people try to make sense of this kind of senseless killing, our first instinct is to want to blame something or someone…

Art & Design, News »

[21 May 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Top 10 Creative iPhone 5 Design Mockups

Apple has always been a leader in design and usability. As each new product nears it’s launch period, numerous design mockups and speculations start to appear around the web. The iPhone 5 is nearing it’s speculated launch date. See below some of the excellent mockups “guessing” what Apple might do. I’ve ranked 10 different designs in my own personal top 10 based on 3 factors:

creativity | realistic | awesomeness

News, Social Media »

[11 Apr 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Social Media Success Summit 2012: Awesome Conference

I know that many of the readers here on Clean Cut Media have strong interest in Social Media. Whether you are marketing professionals, business owners, or perhaps just curious on how Social Media is being used to reach various audiences, I would recommend you check out this Social Media Summit 2012.