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Cydney Strommen
Cydney StrommenAccount Director

Words With No Friends
October 24, 2012


zynga

While Apple was announcing its iPad mini, online game company Zynga quietly executed a round of serious layoffs, a first for the struggling company.

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The Case For A Rebrand Of The Learning Channel
September 26, 2012


After being subjected to Honey Boo Boo, Cydney calls for a rebrand of The Learning Channel. Due to, you know, absolutely zero educational programing.

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Diet Coke, Fast Horse Celebrate Fashion and Design
August 31, 2012


Cydney shares the details behind a Diet Coke announcement that’s been months in the making. With Fashion Week, new designs, high fashion designers and ice-cold Diet Coke involved, what’s not to love?

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Bringing The Olympics To Minneapolis
August 7, 2012


Cyd explores how close Minneapolis has come to landing the Olympics in the past — and decides that bringing the 2024 Summer Olympic Games to Minneapolis may not be a totally ridiculous concept.

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New For iPad: A Netflix-Style App For Magazines
July 11, 2012


A new app for the iPad offers unlimited access to its entire catalog of premium magazines for an incredibly low price. Yeah!

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Fifty Shades Of Green
June 13, 2012


One year after the salacious ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trilogy was published, Cydney takes a look at the popularity of the series and the overall health of the romance genre.

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Reality Television Is No Longer A Cheap Thrill
May 18, 2012


With the recent announcement of a $15 million contract for Britney Spears on ‘X Factor,’ Cydney looks at how reality TV is no longer a cost-effective programing alternative.

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The British Are Coming — And They’re Bringing Music!
April 30, 2012


We take a look at One Direction, the boy band from the U.K. that has American tweens screaming for the next British invasion.

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Crispin CEO Shares Recipe For Building Cider Brand
April 11, 2012


Cydney sits down with the CEO of a local hard cider company to learn how marketing and branding have contributed to the company’s spectacular growth.

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The Very Public Future Of Awkward Teenage Photos
March 22, 2012


For future generations, awkward teenage moments will no longer be hidden away. We share our own awkward pictures to illustrate why this is bad. Really bad.

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