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WE’VE DONE THE DIRTY WORK FOR YOU, SCOURING THE WEB FOR OUR FAVORITE FINDS OF THE WEEK. HERE’S OUR QUICK ROUNDUP OF THE MOST IMPORTANT, INTERESTING AND INSPIRING THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE DIGITAL WORLD, COURTESY OF YOUR GDD INTERACTIVE TEAM.

 

People aren’t always sunshine and rainbows, why should brands be? #sadvertising (AdWeek) – Stephanie Bursa, Senior Director of Digital Media

IF you’re a content marketer AND you missed these 17 IFTTT tips, THEN you need to check them out. (Content Marketing Institute) – Guy Dineen, CEO & Founder

How much does the Internet know about you? This app creates your own digital profile through data it scrapes from the web, then filters its findings through an algorithm that sorts you into one of 64 personality types. (Fast Company) – Kylie Paul, Social Media Manager

If you know GDD, you know we are big fans of data. Read why you should be, too! (MediaPost) – Lauren Geary, Account Supervisor

Who says laziness doesn’t have its merits? Kmart and Joe Boxer have teamed up to fulfill your loftiest goals of lethargy. Meet the Inactivity Band. (Fast Company) – Gina Tagliarino, Senior Copywriter

Mysterious changes in ranking since the beginning of May? Another “Phantom Update” from Google may be the cause. (Search Engine Land) – Stephanie Bursa, Senior Director of Digital Media

People don’t hate advertising, they hate bad advertising. A new ad filter browser extension blocks boring ads by replacing them with award-winning ones. Motivation to make more interesting ads? We think so. (Fast Company) – Daniel Loehr, Lead Paid Search Specialist

The Internet will have 3.2 billion users this year. That’s almost half of the world’s population … and the numbers just keep rising. (NBC News) – Kyle Jordan, Senior Developer 

Is someone else making big bucks off your Instagram photos? (The Daily Beast) – Carolyn Haynes, Director of Content Marketing

3M makes banner retargeting sticky by turning them in Post-it notes, of course. (AdWeek) – Guy Dineen, CEO & Founder