Need a little spring in your step? Dying to name drop the latest, hippest stories in social media marketing, blogging and digital branding? Then our 5 Things You Might Have Missed list is just for you! And if not, you can’t blame for us trying, right?
1.) 5 Google+ Hangouts You Might Have Missed: Google’s serious social media contender has a standout feature you might be missing: Hangouts. Hangouts are cool virtual spaces where you and your Google+ homies can do things like learn to cook, start a book club or have a family reunion. You heard it from us first: Hangouts have serious branding and marketing possibilities, meaning we’ve only seen the tip of this social media iceberg.
2.) Creepy German Bowling Balls: This spooky ad for a German horror network has been getting serious YouTube play for doing the impossible: turning bowling into something terrifying. It’s cool, scary fun that reminds us fall is right around the corner.
3.) And Speaking of Spooky: Rob Lowe plus Butterfinger shouldn’t equal a truly scary ad campaign. But it does — and it achieves a whole lot more too. Butterfinger the 13th isn’t just scary, it’s funny, tongue-in-cheek goodness from a Facebook and viral candy campaign we can’t wait to see more of.
4.) A Little Bit More: Bit Rebels is straight up a geeky, gorgeous and great-to-read blog that inspires us to be better bloggers (while simultaneously teaching us how to make Pac-Man toast or show us brightly-colored photos of evil people holding Jell-O). In other words, it’s awesome.
5.) Going for a Digital Jog: Nike’s visual digital visualization project through Nike+run allows New York runners to make art while showing where they’ve been in incredible graphics. It’s a visual feast from a brand who continues to run ahead of the digital pack.