Spring of 2007- Estonia is brought to a standstill as ping floods and DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks crash the websites of the parliament, banks, ministries, and media. The level of sophistication of the digital onslaught is unprecedented.
Titan Rain- Code word for one of the biggest cyber-espionage cases in history, it refers to a series of coordinated attacks labelled an Advanced Persistent Threat. Hackers infiltrated computer networks for years and stole ‘classified’ data from Lockheed Martin, Sandia National Labs, NASA, and more.
Heartbleed- A malicious bug that attacks vulnerabilities in OpenSSL encryption software to steal logins, passwords, and secure keys. It affected the servers of the world’s most popular sites — Google, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Yahoo!, etc. Most worryingly, it impacted mobile (iOS and Android) devices and hardware. The full extent of its damage is still unknown.
I wish the above were from a film script titled, Dark Dawn over Cyberia. But these are real, reported incidents. Even more alarming is that cyber-attacks are getting stronger, bigger, faster, sneakier, and stealthier. (more…)
As trends change and consumers become increasingly empowered, retailers are facing a unique set of challenges in making sure they keep pace with the changing social media landscape.
So how do you engage with the social consumer while navigating the digital superstorm? And how do you stay up-to-date with all the latest articles and trends?
To help you access valuable information faster and easier, we put together this compilation of social media stories — specially created for the retail industry. (more…)
Google recently proved that one pixel makes a huge difference. The global juggernaut recently updated its logo to slightly move the “l” and “g” in order to improve the overall look and feel. Why make such an insignificant change?
Companies invest billions in branding — making sure that every swatch, word and letter placement is completely in sync with the persona of the brand. Yet when we move away from ads and posters, the same protective obsession cannot be found online. (more…)
It seems like a no-brainer that social media and technology would go hand in hand. However, as new technology is churned out everyday, tech companies are facing their own set of challenges in making sure they never lose sight of the voice of the customer.
Few things in enterprise social are hotter right now than the social media command center. Agencies are pitching them to clients, design houses are crafting beautiful iterations of them, and social data vendors are selling them like lemonade on a scorching summer day.
But do you really need a command center? (more…)
This piece was inspired by a LinkedIn post by Marcy Massura of MSLGROUP. If you haven’t read, it highlights a few learning opportunities for tech/social/digital vendors when approaching brands.
As the founder and CEO of an enterprise social media management company – yes, a vendor – I wanted to take a moment to provide a different perspective.
Here goes… (more…)
Ask any marketer how important user-generated content (UGC) has become to his or her marketing strategy and they will answer with a varying degree of conviction about the importance. What every marketer can’t say as confidently, is whether he or she knows the laws and regulations that govern content usage in the social media echo chamber. (more…)
Sprinklr is excited to present the first edition of the Social@Scale Journal: a comprehensive resource for practical advice, original research, and valuable data about how social is transforming business.
We’ve included case studies and lessons from:
News moves fast. Social moves even faster. So we get it — staying up-to-date with all the latest articles and trends in enterprise social media isn’t easy.
That’s why we put together this compilation of thought-provoking pieces on how the world’s largest financial brands are optimizing social experiences. It’s the same valuable and practical information you need, but hand-selected for easy consumption.
Creating great social experiences for consumers is now an integral part of any retailer’s marketing strategy. Listening to the voice of your customer has never been more critical to social engagement. (more…)