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(Flappy) Bird is the (Key)word: Lessons from its Virality

If you’re an iPhone owner, chances are you’ve heard of a certain, maddeningly frustrating game called Flappy Bird. If you’re not an iPhone owner, chances are you’ve still heard of it – the simple, yet unnecessarily difficult app flapped to viral success, but took the application world by surprise when creator Dong Nguyen abruptly took the game down.

The Compete Weekly Pulse

September data is now LIVE at Compete! Check out the top growing sites for September in our announcement post. Pinterest impacts buyers. We know this, and we’ve proven it ourselves. In our study we found that 14% of Pinterest visitors shopped on eBay during the same session after engaging with Pinterest. That’s pretty fundamental evidence that Pinterest is folding itself into the path to purchase paradigm of ecommerce shoppers. What

Viral Marketing: Ain’t Nothing Old About Old Spice

Image from: Muscle Music Player / Oldspice.com It’s a paradox: Old Spice has been absolutely dominating viral media with its riotous commercials, yet their traffic is trending downward. If a brand is excelling in social yet suffering in unique visits, is this necessarily a case of cause and effect? Or is this just an example of leveraging a different platform to generate massive brand awareness? What Old Spice has done

The Weekly Pulse

We learned this week that Facebook will be bringing Timeline to brand pages. To help with the transition, Mashable published a guide for business to use in order to make the most our of their new pages. Similarly, we also enjoyed BostonInno’s list of top 7 companies who have successful Facebook Timelines. We loved Mashable’s infographic detailing the most “viral” new sources on Twitter. They must know what they are doing across the

Old Spice? New Spice!

It’s summertime! ‘Tis the season for deodorant. And while you manly men out there are out doing manly men things, you should consider deodorant to be a MANdatory part of your grooming routine (just a mild suggestion…). While Old Spice used to conjure up fond memories of my grandfather, those days are long gone. Old Spice came out with some “great smelling commercials” in February 2010 that’s given Old Spice