Did you hear about the guy who lost his left side in a car accident? Yeah, he’s all right now. Thank you
—I’ll be here all week. Whether a stand-up comic is controversial or family-friendly, communicators can learn a great deal from these often vulgar rib-ticklers. In fact, OPEN Forum
presents seven lessons
that we, as public speakers, should take away from a comedian’s set.
As for The Egotist
, it wants marketers to take away one thing from Emart’s newest “Sunny Sale” promotional effort—how to make good use of those frequently abused and rejected QR codes.
QR codes aside, in our age of emerging technologies, you might be surprised to learn what Forbes
recommends as the No. 1 productivity tool you aren’t using
: That old, neglected journal.
In the Digital Age, there are journals of the Web variety—blogs and Tumblr, the latter of which is giving some of its users the chance to step out from behind their dashboards. Billed as a new editorial project
for the company, the micro-blogging platform and social network is launching Storyboard
, highlighting one new story each day to build more in-depth conversations within the site’s community.
If you’re looking to build the same rapport within a community of readers through your own blog, Social Media Examiner suggests 19 ways
to do so through comments and author replies.
Britney Spears was hoping for an overwhelming response from her 16 million-plus Twitter followers to grant a nine-year-old cancer patient his wish of seeing his name listed as a trending topic
on the popular online network.
Meanwhile, Morgan Spurlock has joined forces with a number of his friends—although not merely the Facebook variety—to launch a new commercial production company. Reports AgencySpy
, the “Super Size Me” and “Greatest Movie Ever Made” documentary filmmaker will try his hand at professional advertising with the start of Warpaint Productions.
Speaking of advertising, kudos to the genius behind a new interactive domestic violence awareness billboard
. The work from JWT London for the National Centre for Domestic Violence in the U.K. enables passersby at Euston Station to drag away the abuser from one billboard to another, removing him further from the victim.
Yahoo probably wishes it could remove itself from newly minted CEO Scott Thompson, who’s been outed by disgruntled board member Dan Loeb for padding his résumé
with a false degree in computer science. Time to induct another dis
honoree to the Résumé Liars Club
The kin to Pepsi developer Richard Ritchie—great name, by the way—are in a legal dispute with the beverage distributor for the ability to sell the rights to their father’s life story, including documents that detail the soda’s 1931 formula
. PepsiCo asserts that the documents are company property and warrant trade secret protection.