Daily Dish for June 13, 2012

Hope you didn’t miss us yesterday… in case you did, here’s a DOUBLE Dose of Daily Dish!

We scour the Interwebs to bring you random happenings and news… so you don’t have to!
Today on the Daily Dish:

Beloved “Mini Darth Vader” to Undergo Heart Surgery Today

Max Page, the lovable 7-year-old actor from Volkswagen’s/Deutsch LA’s Super Bowl ads featuring “Mini Darth,” will undergo open heart surgery today. We at thinkLA are sending the positive vibes to Max and his family… view the story on TODAY

New Twitter Bird, and fun with the original logo

In case you didn’t hear, Twitter has a new logo for the summer, along with new usage guidelines… gone are the “Twitter” wordmarks, and the Twitter Bird is sleeker and “swoopy-er.” But a story artist at Disney Interactive, Adam Koford (aka @ApeLad) misses the old bird and created some pop icon renditions of it… see them on Mashable

An Infographic on Ads: Facebook vs. Google

How Much Is Facebook Really Worth? from Wordstream

An interesting tidbit shared at our thinkLA Digital 101 event last night: Wordstream compares the online ad mechanisms for the two Internet giants to see where you can get the most bang out of your buck. The winner: Google… for now… read more

Facebook, comScore Say Facebook Marketing Doesn’t Suck

by Tim Peterson – Adweek

When Facebook filed to go public back in February, it simultaneously unveiled its advertising revenue for the first time and lost the ability to publicly discuss those numbers or refute critics because of a quiet period mandated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. That quiet period is over, and now Facebook is shouting back at its critics… read more

How Social Media Will Save – Not Kill – the Television Ad

by Dave Copeland – ReadWriteWeb

“I personally find that most television ads are gutless and self-obsessed,” said Griner, director of digital content for the ad agency Luckie and a regular contributor to AdWeek’s AdFreaks blog. “They don’t take risks because television doesn’t reward risk taking. TV rewards pretty mediocre advertising…” read more

How Nonprofits Can Supercharge Engagement with Viddy

by Brian Honigman – AdLibbing

Viddy is the new mobile social network that focuses on sharing short videos with friends. Along the same lines as Twitter’s 140 character limit, the platform only allows for 15 second video uploads… read more


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