Welcome to our latest blog series at MSL Chicago. Every week, we will pull together intriguing stories in public relations, marketing, technology, Chicago and more. Check out what we’re reading this week and stay tuned for future blog entries:
TechCrunch, “Amazon Beats Apple and Google to Cloud-Based Music Storage/Streaming” The next revolution in music streaming is here, and believe it or not, it is not the brain child of Apple or Google.
PRWeek, “FDA Once More Delays Social Media Guidance” After multiple delays by the FDA to release its first draft guidance for social media, some PR practitioners struggle without some direction.
TechCrunch, “Salesforce Buys Social Media Monitoring Company Radian6 for $326 Million”
With consumer conversations building online, social media monitoring services have become increasingly more important. Check out how Salesforce.com is strengthening their offerings with the acquisition of Radian6.
Chicago Tribune, “Goose Island Sold to Anheuser-Busch for $38.8 million”
With the rise in craft beer consumption, Anheuser-Busch is taking note, buying Chicago-based Goose Island. What will this mean for other craft beers, the brewery industry, and thirsty Chicagoans as a whole?
Hashable, “SXSW 2011: A Bird’s Eye View of all You #Winners”
Check out the networking trends from SXSWi 2011 in this creative infographic. You can also check out the MSL Chicago take on SXSW from our own director of digital strategy, Jason Steinberg, in his blog post from last week on other SXSWi digital trends.
Gizmodo, “The Most colorful Readable Radiation Dosage Chart Yet”
There has been a lot a talk about radiation levels in the news lately- we found this great illustration that charts Fukuishma, Japan’s maximum radiation levels in relation with other points of exposure.
PRNewser, “NBCUniversal and Etsy partner for Earth Week”
Earth Day is around the corner, and NBCUniversal and online selling community, Etsy, are teaming up to launch a “The Art of Reuse” contest. Check out this innovative partnership approach to cause marketing.