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5 Healthy Habits for the Next Digital Generation

Payam Zamani | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Payam Zamani

Our behavior online affects our behavior in the real world and vice versa. Making an impact starts with small habits of positive action.

Digital Business Transformation Is a Team Sport

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.27.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Matt Preschern is Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of HCL Technologies, a US$6.0 billion global information technology services company.

Is Social Media Worth the Risk for Small Businesses?

Debra Carpenter | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
Debra Carpenter

As a small business, you might have heard horror stories about social media. For every story about a waitress funding a wheelchair for her father after paying for a fire fighter's breakfast, there are many more stories about business owners behaving badly and their reputation being trashed online.

Where Are the Free-Range Digital Parents?

Megan Egbert | Posted 08.24.2015 | Parents
Megan Egbert

I am always surprised when these parents -- the same ones who are encouraging their children to walk to the park alone, to venture out into the woods, to play without adults around -- say things like "but we always supervise their technology use." Technology. Where even free-range parents seem to stumble.

When Your Husband Disagrees on Screen Time Limits

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 08.24.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Few parents are crystal clear about how much is too much when it comes to giving their kids access to technology. It hardly surprises me that two adults from different backgrounds and with different sensibilities don't see eye to eye on how much screen time their children should have. Here are my thoughts

Digital Business Leaders Value Velocity Over Speed

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.21.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Adriana (Andi) Karaboutis is Executive Vice President, Technology and Business Solutions at Biogen. Biogen was founded in 1978 by a group of visionary scientists. Today Biogen is one of the oldest independent biotechnology companies in the world.

The Reinvention of Telling the Truth

Russell C. Smith | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

In everyday communications, we prefer that someone tell us the truth. But why has it become so difficult in the digital age?

Artists, Apps, and Money: That Great App Isn't Enough

Seth Schachner | Posted 08.19.2015 | Arts
Seth Schachner

While they come from widely different backgrounds, all of these apps seek the same goals: grab an artist's audience, engage them, and monetize that engagement, digitally of course--with advertising, brand sponsors, "in app" purchases, or on rarer occasions, by selling recorded music.

6 Tips To Help Teens Navigate Online Friendships Safely

Diana Graber | Posted 08.11.2015 | Parents
Diana Graber

In this new and different world of friendship-making, parents need to readjust their parenting skills in order to help young people learn how to make new relationships that are safe and positive.

Embracing Transgender Communication

Kerri Allen | Posted 08.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Kerri Allen

Communications and the media are powerful vehicles, and as the conversation about the gender spectrum gets louder, communication pros need to hone their facility with talking -- and writing, producing and Snapchatting -- about it.

Have I Lost My Mind -- Or Only My Car Keys? Technology's Effect on Memory

Ossa Fisher | Posted 07.30.2015 | Technology
Ossa Fisher

Whoever invented the key fob for cars did not design it for women with more than one purse. I feel like I am playing a constant game of hide-and-seek with my keys.

How Do Marketers Reach and Attract Customers?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Scott MacFarland

The next time you're thinking about how to best reach your customer. Take a look at how big brands are effectively using content marketing and the way they are presenting their message and how they use a specific writing style.

Redefining Big Data

Steven Clough | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Steven Clough

If we're going to nominate a buzzword for 2015, big data is already a major contender for the title. It seems to be all the rage these days -- the promises are huge -- yet very few businesses are leveraging big data well.

Politico Reporter Gets A Big Yes From Bernie Sanders On Media Unions

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 07.28.2015 | Media

Mike Elk has led an outspoken campaign to unionize Politico since arriving at the publication last year. On Tuesday, the labor reporter broached the ...

Formula 1 CIO: 11 Ways to Build a High Performance IT Organization

Vala Afshar | Posted 07.28.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

In Formula 1 racing the difference between a champion and a second place finish can be a matter of seconds of indecision, imprecise execution, or error in judgement. To win, the entire Formula 1 racing team, including the information technology (IT) and the CIO, must perform at the highest level.

4 Organizations Changing the Global Narrative for Women

Sarah Hillware | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Sarah Hillware

While gender inequality is a complex issue, many of the unseen barriers girls and women face can be solved with simple, cost-effective solutions. I have been incredibly lucky to meet some innovative women leaders and entrepreneurs working to bring about change for women and girls.

Building a Brand of Influence

Alex Pirouz | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Alex Pirouz

In today's world, starting and growing a business is becoming more and more challenging. With the increasing number of companies competing to provide similar offerings, if you want to thrive, having a great product or service is simply not enough.

An Unplugged Sigh of Relief

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 07.21.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Breathe in the sounds, the smells, and the peace of a summer day or evening with your kids. Let the beeps beep, the pings ping and the alerts land on deaf ears. Turn away from your screen, and toward your children. You won't regret it.

Progress -- for a New Wave of Growth

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 07.20.2015 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

Demographics and the anticipated rise of a middle class in developing economies do not seem to unlock much growth potential in the short term. Hence, we should not look for more of the same, but for what could be truly new.

Cannes 2015 #Shingerview: Henry Tajer, IPG Mediabrands

David Shing | Posted 07.20.2015 | Media
David Shing

"I'm a real big believer that the more things change, the more they stay the same. We are not rushing out to reinvent content marketing. We are embr...

Cannes 2015 #Shingerview: Phil Thomas, Cannes Lions

David Shing | Posted 07.16.2015 | Media
David Shing

At the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity this past June, I had the great fortune of spending some time with Phil Thomas, CEO of Cannes Lions.

Digital Relevance Often Comes in a Package

Sean Donahue | Posted 07.17.2015 | Media
Sean Donahue

Though it would be quite unwise to call all content marketers insane, it's clear that we're actively living out Einstein's definition in the online world: Consistently producing content in the same way and expecting more influential viewers, fans and followers to sing our respective praises.

Shame on Facebook: How Zuckerberg's Confusing "Real Names" Policy Hurts More Than It Helps

Lil Miss Hot Mess | Posted 07.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Lil Miss Hot Mess

Facebook's policy disproportionately affects certain categories of users, and whether intentional or not, that's discriminatory as well as dangerous for many. So, Zuck, let's cut through the confusion and make things perfectly clear: it's time for Facebook to be accountable to its community and delete this policy once and for all.

How Big Is the Internet of Things? How Big Will It Get?

Philip N. Howard | Posted 07.15.2015 | Technology
Philip N. Howard

Bullish industry estimates suggest that in five years there will be billions of devices connected to the IoT generating trillions of dollars of value for the economy. So why even compare these numbers?

Cannes 2015 #Shingerview: Linda Yaccarino, NBCUniversal

David Shing | Posted 07.14.2015 | Media
David Shing

At the Cannes Lions Festival this year, I spent some time with Linda Yaccarino, Chairman, Advertising Sales and Client Partnerships at NBCUniversal. Linda oversees all advertising sales and market strategy for the company's entire TV portfolio including two broadcast, 17 cable and more than 50 digital properties.