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Obama Will Nominate Former P&G CEO Bob McDonald as Secretary of Veterans Affairs Announcement expected today

President Obama has chosen former P&G CEO Bob McDonald as his new secretary of veterans affairs, according to White House officials cited by The Washington Post. The decision follows a report on…

June 30, 2014, 6:01 PM EDT

Gallup's Buzzy Social Media Report Appears 'Deeply Flawed' 2012 called and wants its data back

Gallup released a report yesterday called the State of the American Consumer that said 62 percent of U.S. consumers believe Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, etc. do not affect their purchase…

June 24, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT

Celebrities Join White House PSA Against Sexual Assault 'Help her ... never blame her'

The White House has issued a new PSA empowering people to stand up against sexual assault as part of its "1 Is 2 Many" campaign. Seeing President Barack Obama, Vice President…

April 30, 2014, 12:25 PM EDT

How Samsung and David Ortiz Roped the President Into a Promotional Selfie Obama photo was a planned social stunt

Has Samsung gone selfie crazy? The smartphone maker behind the Oscar selfie tweeted 'round the world has now brought President Barack Obama unwittingly into its marketing act. Unbeknownst to the leader of…

April 2, 2014, 2:41 PM EDT

Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight Resurfaces Just in Time for March Madness Picks Louisville to win it all

Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight is back up today with predictions for the forthcoming NCAA tournament, tabbing Louisville as the odds-on favorite even though the Cardinals are only a fourth seed in…

March 17, 2014, 3:34 PM EDT

6 Ways Twitter Stole the Oscars Record retweets for Ellen selfie with stars

Twitter stole the Oscars last night, reaching new milestones and just dominating the conversation. It’s not a stretch to say Twitter outshined the actual show. Ellen Degeneres’ selfie with the…

March 3, 2014, 11:26 AM EST

The Top 50 People Most Retweeted by Mid‐Size Marketers, Per Study Vala Afshar, Barack Obama, George Takei are killing it on Twitter

DNN and Leadtail collaborated to analyze the Twitter behaviors of mid-size marketers—those with 50 to 5,000 employees—during Q4 2013 to see what content they most often shared. For instance, the…

February 7, 2014, 6:17 PM EST

SNL Helps Obama Through Presidential Depression With Paxil Second Term Strength Three more years of meds

Most presidents go through a second-term depression, but Obama's has been particularly dismal. To help out, Saturday Night Live has introduced Paxil Second Term Strength, a depression medication for the…

November 19, 2013, 11:17 AM EST

Starbucks' End-the-Shutdown Petition Spans Social, Mobile and Print Other brands jump into fight over government funding

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz doesn't exactly shy away from politics, and he's gone all-in today on affecting the national debate about the federal government shutdown. The coffee retail exec appears…

October 11, 2013, 11:52 AM EDT

Nate Silver Dumps New York Times for ESPN FiveThirtyEight wunderkind joins forces with sports giant

The New York Times has let statistics wunderkind Nate Silver slip from its grasp, much to the delight of ESPN and ABC News. Silver, the political number cruncher who predicted the…

July 20, 2013, 5:39 PM EDT

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