I spend a lot of time testing, tracking, and analyzing data. I’m not talking about the work I do here at Ogilvy–I’m talking about all of the daily efforts I undertake to manage my Type 1 diabetes. My life is full of numbers and tech gadgets, from a meter to test my blood glucose to [...]
Archive for the Social Media Category
Valentine’s Day is over – as shown by the discounted boxes of candy, wilting flowers, and picked-over rows of red greeting cards. What’s not quite finished is the flu season.
I recently came across a Valentine’s Day-themed e-card from the American Public Health Association. The text reads: “I wanna hold your hand. But only after you [...]
This morning we welcomed more than 100 social media and health enthusiasts to the Ogilvy Washington office for our social media week panel, The Impact of Social Media in Healthcare.
The panelists and audience discussed many facets of the same challenge: leveraging social to improve health.
A few highlights and common threads throughout the morning:
Using online [...]
This blog post was co-written by Debra Noll, Account Director, Ogilvy Social Marketing.
Generation Y, also known as the Millennial Generation (or Millennials), Generation Next, “eighties babies,” describes the demographic cohort following Generation X, generation born after the Western post-World War II baby boom ended. Millennials generally describes those born in the 1980s and early 1990s. [...]
You might think that after the Super Bowl there’s nothing to look forward to until President’s Day weekend – but you would be wrong! Washington, DC is one of 12 cities worldwide hosting Social Media Week from February 13-17 and Ogilvy Washington would love to see you at one of our events.
In social marketing and [...]
My apologies to Shakespeare, but the recent The Year in News 2011 put out by The Pew Research Center for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ) is helping me answer that question. PEJ has been putting out their analysis for five years and it is an excellent tool to help us media relations professions better understand what’s [...]
“Proceed until apprehended,” the rallying principle for social media experimentation & execution shared by Brandon Friedman, Director of Online Communications for the Department of Veterans Affairs captured the pioneering spirit of all of the panelists from the October 6th Ogilvy Exchange: Can the Department of Defense realize the full power of social media? The experienced [...]
Nielsen reported recently that social networks and blogsites now account for more than 22 percent of Americans’ time spent online, more than twice than that of online gaming. To put that in perspective, Nielsen lists 75 categories as “other,” which combined accounts for only 35 percent of Americans’ time online. Read the full report here: [...]
Quiz of the day: What is the most typical way in which people tell others about social issues and causes they want them to get involved with?
a) In person
b) Over the phone
c) Via text messages
d) Via social networking messages and invites
e) Via personal emails or email forwards
The answer: a) in person!
New findings from the Dynamics [...]
Social media, including Facebook, Google, Twitter, and location-based services like Foursquare, are forever changing the way epidemiologists discover, track, and study the spread of disease. Instead of waiting for health authorities to investigate an outbreak and not report on results for weeks or even months, victims from all over the world are coming together and [...]