About the author: Stephen Yusko | SmartBlogs

Stephen Yusko Stephen Yusko edits media publications at SmartBrief, where he started as a copy editor for energy and chemicals newsletters.

GLOW, a New York-based social, digital and creative agency, has created campaigns for some of cable’s most-loved shows, including HBO’s “Veep,” USA Network’s “Psych,” and A&E’s “Duck Dynasty.” The agency’s work for the new Cartoon Network series “Uncle Grandpa” was recently named a finalist by the Cynopsis Kids !magination Awards in the digital marketing campaign category. The “Find It!” campaign centered on a series of interactive YouTube videos that challenged viewers to find certain objects during short clips of the show.[…] Continue Reading »

Caroline Bean is the director of social media at Visit Philadelphia, where she works to integrate a well-rounded social media strategy into every campaign and has helped to establish Philadelphia’s voice to consumers. She is part of a communications team that has won 55 industry awards, including a PR News NonProfit PR award for the With Love, Philadelphia XOXO social media campaign and two SMITTYs (Social Media in Travel + Tourism Award) from Travel + Leisure for Visit Philly’s Foodspotting and Twitter accounts.[…] Continue Reading »

David Spark is the founder of the brand journalism firm Spark Media Solutions. Spark blogs regularly at Spark Minute and you can hear him on his weekly podcast, the Tear Down Show. He is also the author of “Hazardous to Your Social Media Health: 50 Previously Condoned Behaviors We No Longer Recommend,” an ebook that was published earlier this month.[…] Continue Reading »

This past month, SmartBrief on Social Media ran a story on the success of stupidity as a social media strategy. Writer Carol Tice noted that “patently ludicrous” campaigns were more likely to get noticed, and less likely to face a backlash.

This past week, we got to see some social media stupidity in action, and we learned that there is a right way and wrong way to play dumb.[…] Continue Reading »

Debra Schwartz, vice president of equity research on the Internet team at Goldman Sachs, gave a presentation Wednesday at the 4A’s Data Summit in which she outlined eight predictions for the online-ad industry:

1. Ad dollars will continue to shift to online platforms
Schwartz said that online represented 20% of total ad spending in 2012, and she expects that to increase to 30% by 2017.[…] Continue Reading »