DiGiornos Pizza Shows Us How To NOT Use Hashtags

Social Media SUCKS for DiGiorno Pizza with one careless tweet last night that put their reputation at risk.

After a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee Janay Palmer surfaced, which led to his termination from the Baltimore Ravens, thousands of women jumped on Twitter to discuss their physically and emotionally negative experiences in abusive situations. They used the #WhyIStayed hashtag to contest the victim-blaming attitude which was that of Palmer’s critics, who constantly questioned why she would marry someone who would knock her out.


Jumping onto the popular hashtag, DiGiorno clearly didn’t look into its context before tweeting, “#whyistayed You had pizza.”

SOCIAL SELLING: An Overview for Sales Executives

Hootsuite just produced a detailed white paper on “Social Selling” specifically geared towards Sales Executives.

The report shows the impact that Social Media is having on the sales process including, but not limited to, faster connections and easier buying decisions simply because today’s buyer is more informed and educated about the brand’s product.

“The need for social selling stems from a fundamental shift in the way people buy goods and services in an online world. Simply put, today’s purchasers are better informed and far better connected, thanks to social media.” –Hootsuite.com

Check out the white paper here: http://bit.ly/SocialSellingHootsuite

A Look Into The New York Times Innovation Report 2014

As my friend C.C. Chapman so brilliantly put it, “I don’t say this lightly, but this is a MUST read for anyone creating content of any sort in today’s digital world. It is long, but they went through the leaked internal report and highlighted the main talking points. It is full of great nuggets and this is better than any ‘Top 10 reasons….’ posts you’ll read today. I promise.”

I couldn’t agree more. The only thing I might argue is that the leak is never an accident. This needed to happen, both internally and externally to help get a more accurate read of how the New York Times fits into this gigantic digital space, and what is to come.

Neimen Lab wrote a great post/recap of the leaked report. You can read the entire article here: http://bit.ly/1nX2fPR

Below is a copy of the NYT Innovation Report 2014 by BuzzFeedDocs