Daily Dish 8-27-12: Most Followed Brands, Facebook Change, and What happened in Vegas

The 10 Most-Followed Brands in Social Media

By Giselle Abramovich – Digiday

Track Social has compiled a list of the most-followed businesses on social media, taking into account the number of fans each has on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn. Read more…

Marketers Mixed on Facebook Changes

By Mark Walsh – MediaPost

Given the intense pressure the social network is now under as a public company, it’s clear why Facebook is encouraging greater use of paid ads now, in combination with earned and owned media. Read more…

Las Vegas Ads Salute Prince Harry, Denounce the Traitors in His Midst

By Tim Nudd – AdWeek

In a pretzel-like bit of exploitation masquerading as outrage, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has released a flood of marketing materials in the past week pretending to be angry about by the Prince Harry scandal—not over his behavior, of course, but over the behavior of bystanders who took photos of Harry’s naked backside and posted them everywhere, callously ignoring the rule that what happens in Vegas should stay in Vegas. Read more…

thinkLA Corporate Member: The Phelps Group

Ad man Howie Cohen built a reputation one line at a time

By Meg James – Los Angeles Times

Howie Cohen is partner and chief creative officer at the Phelps Group, a Santa Monica advertising agency. His commercials are among the most memorable in the industry. Read more…

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