As emails fly back and forth and smart phones beep incessantly, some companies are beginning to invest in mindfulness training to increase the productivity of their distracted employees, writes Georgia Hitch.
2013 was a year of exploration for brands on social media. From testing Vines to launching Instagram ads, many companies were dabbling in social media efforts across the Web just to see how customers would react.
Now, in 2014, brands are geting serious. They’re using the wealth of data as well as the human connection that social media can provide to develop deeper relationships with customers.
Visit the link for more on these seven ways brands are using social media to increase customer loyalty this year.
(Kevin Systrom/Instagram) The honor of being in the first Instagram snap, which was posted four years ago today, went to co-founder Kevin Systrom’s dog.
The pet pooch is so cute that she didn’t even need one of Instagram’s now ubiquitous filters. At the time, the photo sharing network hadn’t gone public and went by a different moniker: Codename, according to a post on the company’s website from two years ago.
Instagram launched to the public in October 2010 and now boasts more than 200 million active members per month, according to the company.
An average of 60 million photos are uploaded every day…
"Teaching students that intelligence can grow and blossom with effort – rather than being a fixed trait they’re just born with – is gaining traction in progressive education circles. And new research from Stanford is helping to build the case that nurturing a “growth mindset” can help many kids understand their true potential."