Bookmark This Tool: Adobe Voice

I’ve struggled over an opening sentence to this post for quite some time. For moments like this, Adobe Voice can help.

This app allows you to create short, compelling videos using your tablet or phone. You can create an inspirational video using your own photos and music (or borrow some of theirs). This tool also automatically creates “closing credits” for your video to cover any usage rights.

The best part? You don’t need any graphic design or development skills to be able to create your video. The interface is very intuitive, allowing for drag/drop of images, music, and …read more

Tech News Roundup

No time to catch up on the latest tech and social media news? No worries! All Things E has you covered. Here’s your weekly dose of what’s happening across the web.

HowTo.gov: 65% of All Email Gets Opened First on a Mobile Device – While composing email on mobile phones is still a tricky feat, email reading is quickly shifting away from the desktop. According to data from the US Consumer Device Preference Report: Q4 2013 from Movable Ink, way more than half of all email — a full 65 percent — is now being accessed via mobile devices in …read more

It’s A Smart World After All

 

Photo from GeekGadgets.com

The “Internet of Things” is exploding. It’s made up of billions of “smart” devices — from minuscule chips to mammoth machines — that use wireless technology to talk to each other. Our IoT world is growing at a breathtaking pace–from 2 billion objects in 2006 to a projected 200 billion by 202. SOURCES: IDC, Intel, United nations:

VIDEO: The Smart Work in 2020

In his post When Things Matter More than People, author and marketer, Geoff Livingston shared that:

The Internet of Things is beginning to drive the tech industry and soon the marketing …read more

How to Engage Your Facebook Audience with Contests

I learned this week about the challenging world of Facebook contest/promotion guidelines. As an administer on your Facebook page, I recommend you checking out their guidelines in full. Many people see being an administrator of a page as no different then managing their personal page, but there are many rules that you should be aware of to keep your organization’s page on the up and up. I’m sure we’ve all seen “like this post to win a prize” from your local radio station or pizza place. Little do they know that they are in direct violation of Facebook’s guidelines. You …read more

Thirsty For the Chance to Participate in a Real Product Launch? Redd’s Apple Launcher Says Take a Virtual Seat

What do you find at the (hazardous?) intersection of beer and tech worlds? Redd’s Apple Launcher, of course, the Internet player-steered, live machine that launches apples at targets in a remote warehouse with the chance for users to win prizes from Redd’s Apple Ale.

The game, set in a fictional bar with (at times) zombies, hovercrafts, dunk tanks, and bears, is active and available for play through June 14, 2013 during bar time, which somehow equates to noon – 7 p.m. ET.

As virtual worlds, instruction, and job fairs continue to make advances in connecting people across the …read more

Tinu Abayomi-Paul Shares her Social Media Tips of the Trade

Tinu Abayomi-Paul, website promotion specialist and author, is also the principal consultant of Leveraged Promotion, a website promotion company. Their specialty is bringing companies with an existing offline presence the local, national or international exposure they need to increase profitability by leveraging the cost-effective tools available on the web.

Tinu was recently featured in the second installment of the Age of Conversation 2 and has written over 30 ebooks and multimedia guides to using the web to increase

business profits, currently being updated and moved to the Kindle platform

In September 2012, Tinu was quoted in the CNN …read more

Digital Was the Theme at What’s Next DC

What’s Next DC isn’t your average conference. In fact, it’s not even your average unconference. Now in its third year, What’s Next DC brings together speakers who are boots-on-the ground pros from areas across the country working in the field of communications. With panel topics like “Competing in the Instant Era”, “Facebook and the Power of Mobile”, and “Stop Drowning in Data”, it was clear that the topic of “digital” was the common theme among the presenters.

What’s Next Organizer and Host, Tod Plotkin, talks about this year’s What’s Next Conference and the changes from years past:

Zac Moffatt, …read more

Tips of The Trade – Nicolette Pizzitola Gives Us Expert Insights

 

 

 

A career strategist, coach and speaker, Nicolette Pizzitola is the founder of Compass Point Associates, a coaching and consulting firm providing services ranging from career management for individuals, executives and entrepreneurs, to talent management initiatives and leadership coaching within organizations.

An expert in career and talent management, Nicolette is dedicated to teaching individuals to define their success, shape their professional identities, and manage their career.

In addition to speaking at TEDxAdamsMorganWomen in 2012, Nicolette is a frequent speaker at academic institutions, corporations and associations. She has taught career management strategies at The George Washington University School …read more

Viral for a Cause

Few people understand why Korean pop star PSY’s Gangnam Style video has taken off in the US. Fewer still know the meaning behind the song that has become an international sensation with 100 million views on YouTube.

Popular for its ridiculous dancing, which PSY describes as “Dress classy, dance cheesy,” the video also provides commentary on economic inequality in Korea.

Power, privilege, and money all lie in the heart of one district in Korea: Gangnam. Forty percent of Seoul’s registered assets were concentrated in the district. To properly understand its power, imagine combining Wall Street, Silicon Valley and Hollywood …read more

Moving to a Landmark Near You

We love our fans. Without them our Facebook pages, YouTube channels, Twitter feeds, Pinterest boards, the entirety of our social media outreach would be worthless. Though you’ve probably never met them, your fans can make your day with a witty post, words of encouragement, or a terrific review of your organization.

So how do we recognize the vital force our online fans bring to our organization? One great way is to move your fans into your real-life workspaces.

Mashable thanked their 800,000 fans by creating a real-life Facebook wall. Thousands of photos of their fans adorn the walls of their …read more