The Weekly Compete Pulse

Weekly Pulse

First of all: July data is now live on Compete.com!

It’s been an interesting week to be a marketer in social media. There’s been upsets, pranks, and controversy, all of it involving marketing strategy and branding tactics. Here are some highlights:

These are exciting times we live in, but Marketing Prof’s wants to make sure that we’re able to keep up with the modern marvels of marketing. Recently they put out an expanded list of seven To-Don’t from the 1960s, just in case any of us were trapped in the past. Take a look!

With back-to-school season upon us a lot of people are writing about school supply trends (including our own blog!), but Mashable has cut through the noise and announced something that is simultaneously startling but entirely expected: Kids want tech, not clothing, for back to school shopping. Modernization, right?

About Ryan LaSala:
Ryan La Sala joins Compete as the Digital Marketing Co-op for Compete.com, sovereign of all things social media. Ryan is a current attendant of Northeastern University, dual-majoring in Cultural Anthropology and International Affairs (with minors in Biology and Psychology), with career interests in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Consumer Anthropology. Aside from acquiring aspirations with big words, Ryan’s other interests include reading cheesy fiction, writing in any capacity, singing and cooking. Find Ryan on twitter @Ryality or connect with him on LinkedIn.