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How sriracha helped an association go viral


The American Chemical Society created a video about the science behind sriracha – which, at the time of writing, has 476,680 views on YouTube. For those organizations whose subject matter lies far outside the realm of the chemical makeup of hot sauce, Dylewski recommended identifying the absolute most interesting thing you are about and make a video around that. (My bold.) 

Humanize Public Workshop, DC Tuesday 10/16


CAE, Assistant Secretary, Strategy Development,  American Chemical Society. We are VERY excited to invite you to our very first public workshop. Join us on Tuesday!!  We’re going to have a great discussion with some top execs who have been actively working through some of the concepts we talk about in Humanize, like collaboration, transparency, and social business. Rich, Ph.D.,

Firebelly Begins Working With Real Purity


Real Purity is an environmentally-conscious cosmetics company that has been developing and producing all natural, organic and cruelty-free body care and cosmetic products for chemically insensitive and environmentally conscious consumers for four generations. We’re excited to announce that we have started working with cosmetics company Real Purity.

Why are CEOs Afraid of Going Social?


The blogosphere is abuzz with the results of a new survey which looked for social media accounts for all of the CEOs of the Fortune 500, and found that 70% of CEOs are not using social media. This is from a post by Adi Gaskell on Technorati : Does it matter if CEOs tweet? argued  earlier this year  that yes, it does matter.  We provide discreet, personalized executive coaching for social.

Social Media is Changing Leadership [DATA]


Bob Rich from the American Chemical Society talked about how they transformed their strategy process to make it more agile and real to the employees–but were able to do it through a series of smaller (and easier to swallow) process changes. GET THE SURVEY RESULTS REPORT HERE.   The report is free. GET THE SURVEY RESULTS REPORT HERE. ————– ( photo credit ).

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How Vine Can Spice Up Your Brand’s Next Marketing Push #brands #branding

Blue Focus Marketing

And here’s GE teaching users some fun things about chemicals. And this one shows the chemical composition of coffee. Since it’s debut in January, Vine has quickly captured the imaginations of businesses large and small. Brands have used Vine to offer short, often witty, messages to their customer bases. Take this little gem from a recent Next campaign. No confusing the message here.

Internal Communications: It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World

Spin Sucks

selected this title because it is a pretty true statement when it comes to working in the chemical and oil and gas industries, both of which I’ve worked in for most of my career. Here is how I did it back when I worked for global specialty chemical company that was eventually bought by BASF. I was based in North Carolina, home to textiles and tobacco. Recognize that title? No problem.

19 Twitter Best Practices That Show the Real You

Ari Herzog

Afterward, visit my guest blog post on SteamFeed that explains why Raytheon, Dow Chemical, Jay Leno, Britney Spears, and others tweet among the best. You may not know I curate a Twitter list that includes over 300 social media managers and marketing professionals at some of the world’s most well-known organizations. frequently peruse the list to get inspiration. Among those represented are Jetblue, Sony, McDonald’s, Lockheed Martin, Keurig, Walmart, MTV, and Coca-Cola. Here are examples of tweets from today that have no links and no mentions of other people. It felt great!

How to Write a Killer Lead

Spin Sucks

From an Article about Using Salt Instead of Chemicals as a Weed Killer It’s a warm spring day in Central Florida. By Stacey Zinn Roberts The cursor blinked at me. Blink. Blink. Blink. White page staring back. Blank. Blank. Blank. How could I do it one more time? How could I write a compelling story about a subject matter so dry it made my lips crack. Me, too. Not in the lead. Go ahead.

Why Social Media Is Like Getting Stoned

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

People who use social media correctly tend to exhibit some of the more overt characteristics of people chemically influenced (and those who use social media badly exhibit either characteristics of teetotalers or people over-chemically influenced). Opinions expressed in the article are those of the guest author and not necessarily Techipedia/Tamar Weinberg. You’re too tight.&#

When Did We Get So Nasty?

Social Media Marketing

Vitriolic" means caustic or severely harsh, and it's quite clear that those who have physically used the chemical compound to attack other s have clearly meant harm. Vitriolic. That's the only word I can think of that effectively summarizes what I've seen online lately. In case you're not familiar with the term, it's derived from the word vitriol , which is another term for sulphuric acid.

The Challenges of Cross-Cultural Communications

Spin Sucks

Methylmercury is a nasty chemical and can damage the central nervous system of humans and animals. Today’s guest post is written by  Bhaskar Sarma. In 1969 and 1970, a large part of Iraq was hit by a severe drought and famine causing a shortage of wheat. The wheat, however, was laced with a fungicide called methylmercury , which was to prevent spoilage during shipping. Why?”.

Keep Calm And Carry On - 5 Steps To Getting Rid Of Stress And Anxiety

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Once those wires are connected (and they connect for a ton of different reasons - traumatic moment, a chemical imbalance, genetics, etc.) - it is ever-complicated to disconnect and untangle those wires. Some people produce more types of hormones and chemicals than others. chemical imbalance. Are you feeling a little stressed? Anxious? Having a panic attack here and there?

The 5 C's of nurturing the Human Element in Social Media

Josh S Peters

Hu is the Human Element and is the main element to social media. Yes it’s greater than Facebookadium, more essential then Twitterloride, and far more important than Wikipedialine. It’s why social media exists, it’s why it continues to grow and it’s without a doubt the most vital part of any social media plan. To help with this here are 5 C’s that will help nurture the Hu of any endeavor. 1. 

How Paleo Eating Embraces Your Inner Caveman

Ari Herzog

Silk is a popular manufacturer and their ingredients have the fewest chemicals. Growing up, we were told by doctors, teachers, and our parents that it is unhealthy to eat too many eggs because of their saturated fat and cholesterol levels. They lied to us but it’s not their fault. Eggs increase our good cholesterol, HDL; and they positively change the physical composition of LDL.

Three Lessons from Rebranding an Established Brand 

Spin Sucks

Lucky Goldstar was a successful and growing chemical and electronics company in Asia, when it decided to expand to the international market. By Danny Iny. Remember when you had to choose a name for your business? You must have felt a lot of pressure. After all, your business name forms part of its identity. It influences people’s first impression of your company. Take the case of Tropicana.

Why is Storytelling Biologically Important for Survival?

Convince & Convert

Oxytocin, or the moral molecule , and its acute, chemical effect on the brain. Steps to build stories that have a distinct chemical effect on the brain and influence others. Tear Jerker: The Moral Molecule and Storytelling. Dr. Paul J. Zak is a fascinating man. Dr. Zak studies oxytocin, a molecule that our brains release when we engage in positive social interactions. In This Episode.

The Top10 Fiction Books Every PR and Marketing Pro Should Read

Spin Sucks

The trilogies, like the new Chemical Garden rage, provide lots of creativity.  Today’s guest post is written by Molli Megasko. A few weeks ago, Gini Dietrich wrote how reading fiction can stimulate your brain to think more creatively and help you in your career. The idea really stuck with me. I’m in a couple book clubs and always push for fiction when it comes time to vote.

What’s the ROI of Laughter?

Convince & Convert

But at the beginning, they needed to have established a strong voice that didn’t confuse or diffuse the message.” —@hassanisms. “I do believe that you get someone to laugh at a piece of content and that instantly triggers whatever funky chemicals are in our brain. Branding Voices and Choices. Hassan is also an active Viner, with 12 million loops. In This Episode. ” —@hassanisms.

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Are You Ready For The Social Business Revolution?

Engaging Brand

If you take the Industrial revolution which brought mass production - it was a series of inventions from steam power, iron, chemicals which all made possible the development of the transport system which was central to  business success as it was the network of canals, railways that delivered the product to the market. So as ''power'' became available.the people became empowered.

Social Media Management From the Trenches


Andy’s Answers: How Dow Chemical made storytellers out of scientists  (SBOSM). Here are three great examples of social media management in the trenches from the last couple of months.   Are you doing anything cool you’d like us to write about? Have you seen other good examples? Let us know. Andy’s Answers: How Aetna enables 35,000 employees to engage in social media  (SBOSM).

Online Video Is Just As Expensive As TV Advertising

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And, in that same instance, while you may have no interest in some documentary on chemical engineering, it is content like this that offers a corporation a very unique opportunity to connect with a specialized audience. You have to wonder just how power online video advertising really is. Targeting is - more often than not - the most significant value proposition that is given to brands from media professionals as to why online video is such a wise advertising investment. For years, the argument has also been that online video is that much more cost effective. That works. content. media.

Writing About the Science of Kissing

Ari Herzog

In fact, when we’re engaged, our bodies release a cocktail of chemicals related to social bonding, stress level, motivation, and sexual stimulation. I like to kiss. There’s something about brushing my fingers across her hand, her hair, her ears as I kiss her lips. Looking at her eyes like she is a birthday present I’m about to unwrap drives me crazy. We’re exchanging pheromones.

How Organic Valley Plans to Save the Bros

Convince & Convert

To save these rare specimens and encourage them to fuel up with Organic Valley’s new Organic Fuel, a new high-protein milkshake with all the protein bros love—without the “chemical junk.”. Image via Have you ever met a bro? He’s the overly muscled dude, frequently found at the gym bench pressing and fist pumping at the club à la Jersey Shore. The mission?

7 iPhone Apps To Pick The Best Make-Up


It turned out that the brand was a knockoff, despite the price, and used a chemical ingredient that was horrible for sensitive skin like mine. I have a full blown addiction with beauty products, but especially when it comes to cosmetics. love makeup, and my bathroom is a testament to this fact. should probably go on Hoarders if they ever have a beauty edition. Lancôme Makeup App. Lady Gaga?

What do you measure?


” What I am interested in is Eric’s first question – who is doing “the hard work of engaging everyone to determine what to measure and how”?   I think that Bob Rich has been doing some of this kind of strategic work at the American Chemical Society – specifically in involving the whole staff in developing their strategic plan.  I would bet there are others too.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #72

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And few of those adjectives has been so heavily used as 'truffle.' So imagine my surprise when my wife sent me this spoiler: Truffle Oil is basically chemicals. In 2003, Vogue food writer, Jeffrey Steingarten , revealed that it was basically a chemical (2/4-dithiapentane) -- but restaurants have continued to feature it prominently. LA Weekly restaurant critic, Jonathan Gold , blames this on American diners, who, he says, have lost their taste for subtlety, forcing chefs to amp up even real truffles with the chemical concoction." " (Alistair for Hugh). Far from it.

The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

Penenberg’s ( @Penenberg ) Fast Company article: “Social Networking Affects Brains Like Falling in Love” examines research by neuroeconomist Paul Zak that suggests social networking triggers the release of the generosity-trust chemical in our brains: Oxytocin (known as the cuddle chemical). These men are indeed using Twitter to rewire and reorient the Web. According to Tom Grant , Ph.D,

Master List ?(A Wiki of Social Media Marketing Examples)?

For an additional 500, be sure to visit Master List 2.  And the third 500 has started on Master List 3. To learn how to contribute/edit, visit the Administration page. Wikis  Automotive  United States  David Bausola   Ford   Hurra Torpedo campaign   Presentation sharing  Automotive  United States  Philippe Deltenre   Ford   Where are the Joneses? adenin Facebook Page   Social networks  High Tech  United States  Meryl K. Evans   adenin TECHNOLOGIES Inc. Adenin Twitter   Microblogging / Microsharing  High Tech  United States  Meryl K. Whittemore   ePi Tech Inc.

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To Almost Die

Geoff Livingston

Science shows us the white light experience and other near death moments produce a strain on our minds, in turn creating a chemical reaction which in creates heaven’s limelight. Image by.mariols. Have you ever come this close to death? Morbid, but fascinating nevertheless. Draper, a character that faked his own death, obsesses with mortality throughout the overall show arc. hated it.

How BP Swept Dispersants Under the Rug

Geoff Livingston

Until pressure is brought to bear on BP , we can count on the company letting the toxic chemical versions of Corexit stay under the rug. The PR battle continues between Obama and BP ( image by boxhai ). More than 1,000,000 gallons has been deployed by BP in an effort to break up surface and underwater oil. Corexit is deadly. regulators. Details are here.

List of Brand-Side Corporate Social Strategists: Twitter Edition

Webbiquity SMM

It’s an outstanding list, categorized by industry including Automotive, Chemicals, Electronics, Telecommunications, and a dozen other sectors, but all of the names were linked to the individuals’ LinkedIn profiles—no Twitter links! Chemicals. •  Kristina Bobrowski – Social Media Manager, Dow Corning. •  Alison Buckley – Social Media Manager, Dow Corning. You can follow Marshall Kirkpatrick’s entire Social Strategists list, based on Jeremiah’s list, here , but what if you want to get a bit more granular and be a bit more selective in your following? link].

How Nano-Coatings Began and Where They Are Headed


It is a chemical and will actually lower the surface energy of the product. British military was seeking for a product that would protect their soldiers’ uniforms from any type of liquid, including chemical agents. Everyone knows someone who has dropped their phone into a toilet, if they haven’t done it themselves. The problem is that electronics are not water proof. They may be resistant to water in small dosages, but after being submerged in water, or dumped on by any other liquid, these electronics are destroyed beyond repair. How the Coating Works. How It Started.

Google Trends Adds Top Charts Lists

Small Business Mavericks

Chemical Elements. Just in case you need a new search tool, Google has added one. It’s called Top Charts and it’s a part of the Google Trends project. Top Charts allows you to search for the top searches in a variety of categories by region and by month. It goes back to January 2004. Categories you can view top searches for include: Actors. Animals. Athletes. Actors. Baseball Players. Baseball Teams. Basketball Players. Basketball Teams. Books. Business People. Car Companies. Cities. Cocktails. Colleges & Universities. Countries & Regions. Dog Breeds. Drinks. Foods.

2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men

Blue Focus Marketing

Penenberg’s ( @Penenberg ) Fast Company article: “Social Networking Affects Brains Like Falling in Love” examines research by neuroeconomist Paul Zak that suggests social networking triggers the release of the generosity-trust chemical in our brains: Oxytocin (known as the cuddle chemical).  These men are indeed using Twitter to rewire and reorient the Web.  Adam L. Andres Silva A.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Slow Motion Kitten


10 toxins that pollute a happy life – not chemicals, but mental and emotional toxins that hold you bak from living the best life. ­­This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media plus slow motion kitten action on The Resources Mashup. Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing. Making Money Online / Online Business. Can you trust online reviews ? Is this guide for you?

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #153

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"How Dow Chemical won the battle for the bromine market, in the US and Europe." dow chemical. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? "A week ago I had a chat with A Friend Who Should Know About Such Things about the ways investigators can get into your email. Some are deceptively simple (using Gmail , authorize another account to receive mails on your behalf). In this Forbes piece, Andy Greenberg looks at what a treasure trove your phone is." " (Alistair for Hugh). Quora. apple.