Here are a few of the more ingenious Halloween gadgets I’ve seen recently all in one handy post. List updated constantly.
I am happy to report that updates and additions to my big user stat post and pdf report were just completed and the list grew quite a bit. There were a few notable updates this month including WhatsApp, WeChat and Spotify and a bunch of new entries. I have been meaning to start working in some totals for video games sales/downloads/users, so you may see a few recognizable games pop up in this months report like World of Warcraft and Civilization.The full list now contains over 900 entries!
Looking for a new gig? Countless new jobs have been added to the DMR advertising/communications/marketing jobs board recently. This week’s board features awesome opportunities from employers like the NFL, HBO, Adobe and NBCUniversal. If you are actively seeking new employment or just window-shopping, be sure to check out what is available here.
More and more often, you have been seeing articles on DMR written by someone other than me. These pieces are written by members of my Insider Community.
The DMR Insider Community is a guest contributor program where other members of the marketing, advertising and public relations worlds offer up their tips or takes on current trends. There are now more than 300 members of the DMR Insider Community and I am always looking to expand it.
If you are looking to build your personal brand and gain a little more exposure on a site that sees more than 10,000 visitors a day and has a subscriber list of more than 100,000, sign up today to join the Community!
My most recent round of user total updates was a big one. Between public companies reporting quarterly earnings, a few private companies offering new tallies and a few gems from earlier this year that I missed in previous rounds, this round includes some of the biggest names in the digital world.
Below are the newly updated totals. For about 800 more user totals, be sure to visit my big list.
In the United States, freelancing has experienced a boom over the last several years. Currently one third of all workers in the US are considered to be “independent,” and that number is expected to grow exponentially over the next several years. Some estimates indicate that by 2020, freelancers will make up 40 percent of the workforce.
Some fields lend themselves to freelancing, while others do not. It’s not likely you’ll find many freelance dentist in your city, but you will likely find many freelance IT professionals. Last year, of the $6.8 million earned by freelancers, 54 percent was paid to those working in the technology industry.
Tumblr recently released a series of 2014 recap stats, which gave me the perfect excuse to make some long-overdue updates and additions to my Tumblr stat post. In this round, I’ve included a few 2014 superlatives, but more importantly updated some of the more critical stats like number of Tumbler users, blogs and posts.
Below are some of the new and updated Tumblr stats from this round in my new Slideshare format. As always, for many more stats, please visit the full post.
Every year, it seems like more and more digital companies are getting into the holiday spirit and showing off their creativity by offering fun ways for kids of all ages to reach out to Santa Claus.Most of this Santa-stalking started with NORAD’s online Santa tracking 60 years ago and really took off once digital heavyweights like Google and Microsoft entered the picture.
Now there are countless ways for kids to make a last-minute plea to the big guy and get on the nice list and to track his journey on Christmas Eve. In what has become a sort of tradition here at DMR, here is a quick rundown of my four favorite online Santa campaigns.
Last month, Waitrose boss Mark Price concluded that social media has led to dramatic changes in the way we now perceive food, which in turn has sparked a dilemma for food industry giants.
The report has found that Britons have recently developed more cosmopolitan taste buds, born out of the sharing of food images online. As social media provides a way for the globe to share images and ideas, it’s no wonder we are now taking food inspiration from people all over the world.
According to the report…
Every few years most sites do a website redesign to catch up with the new features and trends in the design industry. Your website is how you are going to show off your brand. It’s all about having the best user experience, so if you haven’t updated your website in quite some time, maybe you should consider it. There are plenty of reasons why you should hire a professional designer. Don’t try and save money to do it yourself, because in the end you will probably just end up hiring a web developer anyway.