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Social Media – The New Call Center?

January 25, 2013 | by Civilian | Digital Trends

Raise your hand if you like: automated voice-messaging systems that cannot understand the pronunciation of the number two. Two thumbs up from anyone who appreciates: long waits on the phone with a beep in your ear or the soothing sounds of elevator music. And, a big whoooraahhh from the anonymous lovers of being transferred to…

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AdEase Has Messages for Zuckerberg

January 16, 2013 | by Civilian | Advertising News, Digital Trends

Facebook recently announced that consumers could send CEO, Mark Zuckerberg a direct message if he or she were willing to pay $100. We asked our staff what they would want message Mr. Zuckerberg and here’s what a few of them said: 1.   “I see an opportunity for Facebook to capitalize on the Health Care…

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Facebook Unveils Social Search Feature

January 15, 2013 | by Civilian | Digital Trends

If information is power, then wouldn’t having more information about your friends be powerful enough to bring you closer together? It would appear that the masters at Facebook would agree. How do I know? CEO Mark Zuckerberg just unveiled a new search feature on Facebook.

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And the Grammar-Style Wars Continue

January 7, 2013 | by Civilian | Advertising News, Creative Find

Those of you who write for PR will love this story published today at The Onion. Which grammar gang do you subscribe to?     4 Copy Editors Killed In Ongoing AP Style, Chicago Manual Gang Violence New York – Law enforcement officials confirmed Friday that four more copy editors were killed this week amid…

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Jell-O May Save Us from the Apocalypse

December 20, 2012 | by Civilian | Creative Find

According to the Mayan calendar, the world may end on Dec. 21, but the Jell-O brand is introducing a tongue-in-cheek commercial about its own effort to avert the apocalypse. Check out their awesome ad.   Sherry LeCocq Public Relations Account Manager Mood: Relieved

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