#SMdayBos 2012

by Julian Greene Over 400 cities joined forces last Saturday on the third annual Social Media Day – founded by Mashable’s head guy, Pete Cashmore – to celebrate the prominence of the digital age around the world. In Boston, more than 1,000 social media savvy students and professionals came to #SMdayBos, hosted by Boston University’s College […]

Dad 2.0: The Year of the Dad

by Caitlin Melnick The first annual Dad 2.0 Summit was held last weekend outside of Austin. The inaugural conference drew 200 dads from around the country, an indication of the growing dad factor in the parenting blogosphere. The men who attended Dad 2.0 made it clear that they want brands and readers to see them […]

Social Media: From Layer to Leader

Many brands have been leveraging social media as part of their communications strategy for several years now.  But our thinking about how to use social media has evolved tremendously, especially during the past 12 months.  And it’s not just the digital natives who get it. The most senior-level marketers, with 20, 30, or more years […]

Social Media Lessons from ’08 Campaign Resonate Today

By Rob Bratskeir At last week’s Critical Issues Forum, Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs boldly declared, “2012 will be the Twitter election,” adding that in today’s Washington, rapid response comes by the tweet, not the press release.  Gibbs’s thought-provoking keynote address at the Council of Public Relations Firms’ annual meeting illustrated and interpreted […]

10 Minutes with…Laura Tomasetti

Time flies when you’re having fun!  It’s been 10 years since 360 launched.  So, in the spirit of celebrating the past 10 years – and with an eye to the next 10 – we’ll be sharing some of the things we’ve learned along the way.  Be sure to check our 10th site for a look […]

Social Media: Where Life is Happening

Yesterday marked day one of the first Radian6 User Conference – Social 2011. After a full schedule filled with engaging keynote speeches, fun sessions (note: want to get an audience’s attention? Crank some Lady Gaga), and Radian6 product announcements that will certainly change the way marketers listen to the conversations surrounding their brand, the day’s […]

Pining to Pin; New Social Bookmarking Site Pinterest

If the Favorites folder on your browser is chock-full or you often find yourself saving links and images to re-visit them down the line, you’ll want to keep tabs on Pinterest, self-described as “a place to catalog the things you love.” Essentially, Pinterest is a virtual bulletin board where users ‘pin’ things they find interesting […]

Forget Physical – Get Social on Valentine’s Day!

By Amanda Gonzalez It’s Valentine’s Day! Have you already picked up your card, chocolates, flowers, jewelry, etc?! If not, you better get on that pronto. But these Valentine’s Day staples aren’t the only way to show that special someone you care. In a recent USAToday.com article, the newspaper shows us how marketers are using social […]

Top Social Media Moments of 2010

You may remember 360 Social’s round-up of 2009 social media moments from last year. Well, in 2010, we turned the proverbial mic over to Lindsay Durr and Skye McIntyre. In this video, Lindsay and Skye recap some of the top moments from this year including everything from the Old Spice campaign and the surge in […]

Eleven Takeaways from Thirteen Women at Table Fifty-Two

As the saying goes, sometimes the best conversations take place around the dinner table. This was certainly true at the M2Moms conference . Colleague Caroline Pierce and I crossed paths with incredible mom marketers at the conference and enjoyed amazing ideation conversations over dinner with eleven amazing women. Didn’t hurt that dinner was at Table […]

What is PR’s true value?

I just spent a couple of days surrounded by leaders in the PR industry, at the Council of PR Firms annual Critical Issues Forum.  One clear take-away for me is that this is an industry that’s more than bouncing back.  It’s invigorated – with ideas, new technologies and new ways to help brands fuel conversation, […]

Email and Social Media – A Match Made in Marketing Heaven?

Some say that email is dead, but while email may be considered an “older” form of communication in the context of the “social media revolution”, it is still integral to direct-to-consumer communication. And, the two mediums are actually complimentary. Email is alive and well. In the simplest sense, social networks still rely heavily on email […]

Video Grabs The Spotlight at BlogHer 2010

Bloggers felt the embrace of brands who planned out involving and playful interactions for them at BlogHer10. There was every manner of entertainment at the show, from happy mascots and hi-energy dance floors, to coloring stations and full-on hair salons! At this year’s event in particular, I was struck by how many bloggers were turned […]

Social Media & Charity: A Perfect Fit

The little black dress has always been a classic addition to any woman’s wardrobe, but could you wear one for a whole year? Sheena Matheiken did. Sheena set out on a one-year journey, the “Uniform Project,” last May to exercise sustainable fashion and raise money for children in India. Every day she reinvented her outfit […]