Monthly Archives: June 2012

Ahhhh……Freak out!

Social media is all the rage these days.  And these days, rage might be an understatement. Last week, Twitter experienced the longest service disruption since its hour long outage in October 2011, causing an internet freak-out.  Known for its history of similar outages, it didn’t take long for the user base to divert attention to […]

 

Rise of the New South

Forget the clichéd confederate rallying cry “the South will rise again!” The American Southeast has, in fact, recently managed to change the nation’s perception and rebrand itself as arguably the most up-and-coming region in the country. As its unofficial “capital” city, Atlanta, GA is a perfect example of the rise of this “New” South. Over […]

Sticker Shock

Earlier this year, JC Penney unveiled a rebranding and a new strategy that eliminated discounts and coupons in favor of an ‘everyday’ low pricing structure along the lines of Walmart and Target. The shift didn’t necessarily come as a huge surprise, after former Michael Francis, a former Target Executive, took the reigns as president in […]

London Calling

In a time when all of Europe is feeling the effects of a low point in its economic recession, the summer of 2012 is shaping up to be a game changer for at least one major city: London, England. Earlier this month, Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee celebrated 60 years of her reign over the […]

Tag, You’re It!

The internet marketing research firm comScore, Inc. provides periodic reports illustrating website metrics including tangibles like traffic and more subjective insights like social media and advertising effectiveness and user engagement. In the company’s latest review, Tagged.com was ‘tagged’ ahead of giants Facebook and Twitter as the United States’ most engaging social network. Considering most people […]

3 Clever Social Campaigns

Social media has arguably been the single largest trend in marketing over the course of the past few years. As more and more businesses shift their strategies and increase marketing spend on these social platforms, it is becoming harder to make a brand message stand out. Social is unique in that marketing to these networks […]

Sharing A Social Snapshot

Two months after Facebook announced the acquisition of the mobile photo editing and sharing app Instagram for $1B in cash, the social media giant has become the favorite subject of scrutiny in the financial media. The 10-figure purchase was made in anticipation of an IPO on the NASDAQ; part of a feverish run up to […]

Visual Search Revolving Around Axis

Last week, Yahoo! officially released its new “visually enhanced” web browser for desktops and iOS devices. Known as Axis, the browser is an innovative spin on visual searches that aims to streamline the searching experience by effectively eliminating the concept of a ‘results’ page. Yahoo!’s demo video shows why Axis’ technology could be the key […]

Junction Sponsors Second Annual Optimist Club of Gettysburg Golf Tournament Supporting Local Youth

Junction was proud to sponsor The Optimist Club of Gettysburg’s Second Annual Golf Tournament on May 31, 2012. Held at The Links at Gettysburg, the event drew more than 100 golfers competing while raising funds for programs supporting youth in the Gettysburg area. Junction joined other sponsors including ACNB, the Historic Cashtown Inn, Interfaith Housing, […]