Best practices in social marketing, social commerce, and community management.


Tweets of the Week: Brands Cracked Up as Facebook Was Down

Oct 2, 2015 - Between Google's news and Facebook's outage, this week on Twitter was dominated by tech giants. However, National Coffee Day was also this week - we're calling Dunkin Donuts the winner. Comments

Should Your Brand Be on Snapchat?

snapchat-mobile Oct 1, 2015 - Snapchat has certainly gained in popularity as a marketing tool for Millennials but it isn't for every brand. Find out what industry participants think about the platform. Comments

Social Content Helps Fast Food Brands Beat Stigma

Cheeseburgers Oct 1, 2015 - Fast food bucks today's healthier dining trends, but brands like Burger King and Taco Bell still get lots of love online. Are solid content strategies a factor? Some industry experts say yes. Comments

Jennifer Convertibles Comes Back with Influencer Content

Different coloured sofas Oct 1, 2015 - Reemerging from Chapter 11 as a more modern digital brand, Jennifer Convertibles partnered with content-creation platform SheSpeaks for its first foray into influencer-driven content marketing. Comments

Standing out with Instagram: Q&A with Creative Lead, Eric Oldrin

eric-from-instagram Oct 1, 2015 - Eric Oldrin, creative strategy lead at Instagram speaks about the evolution of social photography as a content tool and how ad execs can leverage the platform for branding. Comments

How Is UGC Changing Content Marketing?

usergeneratedcontent Sep 29, 2015 - Consumers find the word-of-mouth nature of user-generated content to be particularly trustworthy, which has resulted in a surge of popularity comparable to that of influencer marketing. Comments

Snapchat vs. Facebook vs. YouTube: When Is a View a View?

competition-shutterstock-263835740 Sep 29, 2015 - Because Facebook, Snapchat, and YouTube each have different standards for measuring viewed content, marketers must contribute video in diverse formats to comply with each platform. So, what is a view? Comments

Social Media Marketing Budgets and ROI: How to Plan for 2016

budgetshutterstock-112261523 Sep 28, 2015 - Today, social platforms are essential to digital marketing strategy. These insights can help you organize an effective plan to prepare your social media marketing budget for next year. Comments

Tweets of the Week: Everyone Loves #PizzaRat

pizza-image Sep 25, 2015 - This week #PizzaRat captured the hearts of meme lovers, receiving as many mentions and retweets as Emmy Awards and Pope Francis’s historic visit to the U.S., if not more. Comments

5 Online Freemium Tools for Start-Ups and Agencies

tool-box-1 Sep 23, 2015 - Freemium tools are the basics needed to get things going for free – here are five to help start-ups on their way. Comments

How Customers Perceive Your Social Media Challenges

customer-review Sep 22, 2015 - These four solutions counter common challenges - lack of resources, engagement and revenue, and siloed channel strategies - that arise while cultivating strategy for marketing on social media. Comments

Tweets of the Week: Prime Ministers, Bachelors, Clocks and Video Games

tweets-of-the-week-the-bachelor Sep 18, 2015 - The season finale of #TheBachelorAU and #VideoGamesDay kept things light on Twitter during a week of heavy news. Comments

How Snuggle Is Using a Brand Community to Engage Customers Like Never Before

snuggle-and-blanket Sep 17, 2015 - Rather than depend exclusively on social media platforms, brands like Snuggle have cultivated their own online communities to effectively boost customer engagement and product sales. Comments

Is Kim Kardashian’s #CorrectiveAd Aligned with MRC’s New Social Media Guidelines?

social-media-image-september-2015 Sep 16, 2015 - The Media Rating Council’s newly-released guidelines require that sponsored user-generated content (UGC) appearing on a social media platform should be clearly labeled to distinguish between what is paid advertising and what is organic. And paid UGC should not be counted in reported measurement. Comments

China’s E-Tail Revolution: Transform or Fail

china-mobile-commerce Sep 15, 2015 - As e-commerce continues to grow in China, the only companies to survive will be those that are willing to adapt and let their consumers dictate the purchase journey. Comments

Mark Zuckerberg’s First Live Stream Shows Facebook’s Video Ambition

facebook-video-image Sep 15, 2015 - In order to obtain more video inventory for advertising, Facebook could eventually roll out its live-streaming feature to the masses. Comments

Why Periscope Is the Next Big Thing in Social Media

local-innovation Sep 15, 2015 - With more brands emphasizing the importance of a solid presence on media platforms like Facebook and YouTube, this article predicts that the next big marketing frontier is the Periscope app. Comments

Tweets of the Week: Labor Day Was No Match for Apple's Day

twitter-logo Sep 11, 2015 - While holidays always bring out brand Tweets, Labor Day was drowned by the attention Apple received on Twitter, where the hashtag for its annual event was trending for two straight days. Comments

4 Strategic Tips for Building a Lasting Social Campaign in China

wearesocial-logo Sep 10, 2015 - We Are Social's Pete Lin shared his secret sauce for developing lasting creative campaigns during his keynote address at ClickZ Live Shanghai. Comments

Instagram to Expand Ad Base, Integrates Facebook Targeting Capabilities

instagram-image Sep 9, 2015 - Industry participants are excited about Instagram’s new ad formats as these capabilities make ads more targetable. It's predicted that these changes will make the photo-and-social-sharing platform more appealing to advertisers than Twitter and Snapchat. Comments

How to Ruin Your Start-Up Culture

start-up-hbo Sep 8, 2015 - Enhance the company culture of your start-up by implementing some of these practices. These insights will allow you to sustain an efficient and productive work environment. Comments

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