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Big Data
Even Chocolate Needs Smart, Big Data – Vosges Haut-Chocolat Case Study

As published to SmartDataCollective How do you sell chipotle-accented chocolates and truffles with bourbon mash to those in the chocolate-loving populace who dream of pepper-laced confections and Kentucky sauced nuggets? You get smarter. The chocolate business, it turns out, is a lot like other conservative industries. Medical, construction, financial trading, and others are often reluctant […]

Growth Hacking
Growth Hacking 5,000 Twitter Followers in Three Weeks

As published to Huffington Post In March of this year, a group of social media enthusiasts and developers of the@Crowdfire Twitter Premier League set out to challenge one another to see who could amass the greatest number of Twitter followers in a given period of time. Growth hacker Karan Thakkar won this challenge, growing a […]

Latest
What Twitter’s Awkward Teen Phase Means to Marketers

Twitter is one of the largest and most recognized social media companies in the world. It currently boasts over 300 million users, over three fourths of which reside outside of the United States. It has become almost culturally ubiquitous, with hashtags migrating into other forms of media and traditional news outlets using it as a […]

Case Study
Measuring ROI in Collaborative Project Management Platforms

As published to Huffington Post Ten years ago, when I was a product manager at Intel, the state of the art in project management was isolated, desktop tools like Microsoft Project that required logging and tracking what everyone was doing. We would hold long meetings where everyone in the project took turns updating action items […]

Emerging Technology
Four Vastly Different Industries Primed for Wearable Tech

As published to Entrepreneur Wearable technology got its greatest initial growth in the fitness industry, and it’s come a long way since 1984’s Casio’s Databank calculator watches. The true line of demarcation was introduction of 2008’s original FitBit, with true industry validation and surge generated by the Nike Fuel band in early 2012. Three years later, […]

Advertising
Keep It Real and Other Proven Ways to Market to Millennials

Published to SocialMediaToday Members of the millennial generation are expected to spend $10 trillion over their collected lifetime. This is a generation even bigger than the baby boomers, and quickly becoming the most important market segment for advertisers. So big, in fact, Goldman Sachs has identified which brands are most poised to capitalize from this […]

Business Intelligence
A New Wave of HR Technology Is Disrupting the Market

As published to Entrepreneur There’s a pattern in the lifespan of human resources (HR) technology companies of the past two decades: they get gobbled up. The pioneering firms in HR technology from the late 1990’s to early 2000’s were mostly acquired by bigger enterprise companies in need of a few product parts. IBM acquired Kenexa, Oracle […]

Andre Bourque (SocialMarketingFella) is Editor Emeritus of Technorati.

He covers emerging trends and news in social, mobile, cloud, and related technologies.

Based in San Francisco, he can be contacted via his social channels and at: andrefbourque@gmail.com

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