AOL Names Jolie Hunt Chief Marketing & Communications Officer. Jolie Hunt has been named to the AOL team. Hunt was previously Senior Vice President, global head of brand and public relations at Thomson Reuters. In this role, Hunt will oversee AOL’s global communications strategy, including internal and external communications, social media, corporate social responsibility, cause related initiatives, and corporate events.
Arnold WorldWide Adds to New York Digital Team. The communications company added to its staff with the hiring of Matt Baker as VP, group planning director and director of digital strategy. Baker previously worked at Rapp NY. The company also added Jabari Simmons as director of user experience.
PulsePoint Names Sloan Gaon CEO. The New York City based digital technology company announced the appointment of Sloan Gaon as chief executive officer. Gaon joins the new staff from the online food e-commerce company Dotmenu, where she served as CEO.
New Hires and Re-launch at USA Today’s High School Sports Site. The sports media group announced the re-launching and re-branding of its high school sports site, formerly HighSchoolSports.net as USA Today High School Sports. With the re-launch, the group has also announced the new hiring of Ben Sylvan as executive producer and David Weiss as VP of sales. Along with these new hirings come Dick’s Sporting Goods, Gatorade, and Under Armour as re-launch partners.
Nearby Now Releases Platform for Local Reviews. The iPhone, Android, and web-based app allows local contractors and technicians to proactively request reviews from their customers while still at work and generate keyword-rich content.
In an often fragmented workplace, where various departments have varying opinions and goals, it can be challenging to get everyone on the same page and make strategy meetings productive.
In part one a few weeks ago, we discussed what brand TLDs (top level domains) are, which brands are applying for them and why they might be important. Today, we’ll take an in-depth look at the potential benefits for brands, and explore the challenges brand TLDs could help solve.
According to a report, references to hashtags appeared in just 30% of Super Bowl 51's commercials this year, down from 45% a year ago.
The explosive growth of video in 2016 makes 2017 an important year for video content and as more publishers are tempted to use it, it’s useful to consider the best strategies to maximise its effectiveness.