The Blur

How Social Media is Reshaping Today’s Education System

by Lori Wade
There’s no denying that, ever since social networks and social media made way into our lives, everything is different. Beginning with the way we socialize, interact, plan for parties or even how often we go out. We won’t go into a debate regarding the ethical aspects of the way Social Media is influencing our lives. Instead, this article proposes to focus on the numerous ways in which social media is changing the way […]

Changing Perspective to Change the World

by Kelley Slone
How do you know if you are truly making a difference in this world?
How can change happen?
How can the world really use you?
I wasn’t sure.
These questions were difficult and uncomfortable for me to answer. But StartingBloc believes that we need to sit in that discomfort in order to create deep, systemic change in ourselves and in our world.
Imagine a place where deep topics aren’t off-limits. Where hard conversations aren’t pushed to the side, […]

CSR Matters: Harnessing Emotional Insights to Bring Brand Purpose to Life

by Ryan Rudominer

CSR Matters: Harnessing Emotional Insights to Bring Brand Purpose to Life

A Q&A with Billee Howard, CEO, BRANDthropologie

Brandthropologie.com

When it comes to harnessing the power of emotional insights to bring a brand’s purpose to life and using cognitive technologies to purposefully shape a brand’s future, few are savvier than Billee Howard, the Founder and Chief Engagement Officer of Brandthropologie.

For more than twenty years, she has successfully positioned some of the world’s leading companies and C-suite executives […]

Why Public Relations Should Play a Role in Your Social Media Marketing

by Paul Bates

The use and impact of social media marketing have drastically increased in recent years. With every person, from baby boomer to millennial, being a member of at least one social media network, it is safe to say that the new way of word of mouth marketing is social media marketing. But why do companies engage in social media marketing? Most would say it is to connect to their consumers, to have […]

Fake News Is As Real As We Make It To Be

by Michael Fox

I just finished a well-written piece on healthcare reform. The author did a brilliant exposition on profit-driven insurance providers and how shareholder value is dictating life and death for seriously ill patients. I’m alerting everyone I know to give it a read. I’m also alerting them that it’s fake news.
The proliferation of online platforms for both accredited, and problematically, anointed journalists has created a need to sort information from disinformation. We […]