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18 best branded Vines from September 2014

It’s your one-stop shop for all things six-seconds in length with a commercially creative twist.

September saw brilliant Vines from Samsung, Disney and Chrysler covering a broad range of topics including Halloween, classic sports footage and laptop smashing.

For even more economically delivered branded marvels, check out last month’s Vine round-up.

Digital dose with Carolyn Carden, HP

Each week, we will be talking to marketers across the globe about what top tips they think will help other marketers excel in their day to day practise.

Today, we hear from Carolyn Carden from Hewlett Packard on why you should always focus on the customer first.

Video: What happened at Digital Cream San Jose

Econsultancy recently held its first ever Digital Cream in San Jose, our invitation-only event for senior client-side digital marketers.

Opened by Econsultancy EVP, Craig Hanna, Digital Cream San Jose had marketers from companies such as HP, AOL, Macy’s, ModCloth and eBay participate in the roundtables, with a keynote by Chris Tolles, the CEO of Topix, on how marketers can apply techniques from presidential campaigns to their own campaigns.

2011 was a bad year for the PC

Q4, which includes the holiday shopping season, was good to many industries last year – but the PC industry wasn’t one of them.

According to IDC, some of the biggest PC manufacturers, including HP, Dell and Acer, recorded declines in sales.

Performance was so bad that IDC described 2011 as “the second-worst year in history” for PCs, as total sales declined 5% from 2010.

HP TouchPad: the iPad’s first real contender?

The market for tablet devices, which basically didn’t exist at this time last year, is now a major focus for just about every large computer and mobile manufacturer.

Yet despite this, one company is reaping almost all of the rewards: Apple.