BIGnews in the Tech World

It’s not quite August yet, but we can already feel summer beginning to slip through our fingers. While tan lines may start to fade, tech news is still hotter than ever. To keep you up to speed, your favorite informers from the BIGfish team are back with another tech news roundup, all while we’re soaking up the sun during our last beach days thanks to our Summer Fridays perks!
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Meet Our New Team Member, Jen!

After working closely with the BIGteam at Pepcom for years, we are excited to welcome Jen Ferency to BIGfish! Taking on the position of Director of Business Development, Jen is already working to find great companies who are looking for even greater PR results.
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A Beginners Guide to Blockchain

The BIGfish team is always on the lookout for the latest emerging technologies that are on the verge of disrupting business and driving innovation. One of the most prominent new technologies generating press is blockchain, a new way of interacting digitally that is poised to drastically change finance, trade, legal systems and digital media.
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How To Be More Creative: 3 Strategies You Can Use Everyday

Creativity is as elusive as it is coveted, making it one of the most intriguing professional qualities in demand today. There are entire award shows and magazine features dedicated to recognizing those who demonstrate this superior kind of imaginative thinking, and it is consistently deemed one of the most important “soft-skills” an employee can have. But honing this skill is no easy task.
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What Brands Can Learn from Amazon Prime Day This Year

Nothing tells you more about American consumerism than an annual holiday designated specifically for online shopping deals. Last week was Amazon Prime Day: the company’s yearly one-day sales event that offers deals and discounts on hundreds of products available for Amazon Prime delivery. And for the first time ever, Prime Day surpassed Black Friday and Cyber Monday in number of online sales. This was quite a surprise to everyone as Prime Day hasn’t always been a success. The first ever Prime Day in 2015 was a flop as the company saw itself down hundreds of millions of dollars from the anticipated value of sales. In 2016 the hashtag #PrimeDayFail began trending as customers took to social media to complain about website interruptions, checkout issues and more.
But to everyone’s surprise, Prime Day 2017 was Amazon’s biggest sales day to date as sales grew by more than 60% from 2016. Take a lesson out of Amazon’s book on how to leverage Prime Day for brands, how to make the most of the deals and how to prepare for next year:
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BIGnews in the Tech World

The dog days of summer are well underway and the tech world is bringing some fire announcements to go along with ‘em, which can only mean one thing. That’s right gang, it’s time for another “BIGnews in the Tech World” roundup. Here’s what we have for you this week:
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The Best Podcasts According to the BIGteam

The members of the BIGfish team are BIG fans of podcasts. We listen to them on our commutes to the office, at the gym or at the beach while enjoying our Summer Fridays (how lucky are we to have these perks?). Today, I went around the office and asked the BIGteam to weigh in on which podcasts are worth giving a listen. Whether you’re looking for a new podcast to start or have never even listened to a podcast before, look no further than here for suggestions on the most binge-worthy ones:
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How #Boycott is Affecting Brands

It’s become almost automatic to #boycott a brand when they do something we don’t agree with. Social media gives consumers the power to spread their disapproval of a brand’s recent actions to people across the world. Do these boycotts actually have an effect on brands? What can PR professionals do to prepare themselves for a #boycott? Let’s take a look at some examples while we brainstorm solutions to the #boycott movement.
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