With the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announcing today that it is officially stripping Lance Armstrong of all of his Tour de France titles as a result of numerous banned substance charges, we’re getting to see a real-life lesson is crisis communication from Armstrong and his camp.
A recent study, commissioned by eBay’s UK office, predicts that in 2014 the site’s sales coming directly from social media will climb to £290M, roughly $460.6M. That’s a boost of more than £90M ($143M).
While an increase in traffic and sales stemming from popular social media sites should come as no surprise, one must look deeper at Facebook and Twitter to see what’s the draw for prospective buyers.
Many colleges started class back this week and with the another school year beginning comes another crop of freshmen, the latest addition to the seemingly ever-present market that’s become more and more focused upon in the age of the smart phone and social network – the college undergrad.
ClickZ reported today that the U.S. Online Video Rankings for July 2012 showed that 184 million U.S. Internet users watched 36.9 billion online content videos – up from 180 million users in 2011. Additionally, comScore Media Metrix found that the online video was approximately 6.7 minutes in length (5.3 minutes in 2011).
The late, great Tony Scott has often had his directorial style described as kinetic, quick cutting and exciting. From Top Gun to Taking of Pelham 123, Scott’s unique brand of direction was constantly on display.