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"Tell Us Your Story" Ribs Brands for Nonsensical Tweets

Mar 26, 2015 - Advertising copywriter Brian Eden's humorous Tumblr, "Tell Us Your Story," mocks brands that invite ill-advised user-generated content on Twitter. Comments

Twitter Debuts Periscope to Rival Meerkat

twitter-logo Mar 26, 2015 - Immediately following Facebook’s embedded video player announcement yesterday, Twitter introduced a new livestreaming video app this morning. Why are these major social media platforms looking to win the video space? Comments

Facebook Messenger Adds E-Commerce Capabilities

facebook-messenger-mobile-image Mar 25, 2015 - One of the Messenger features introduced on the first day of Facebook’s F8 conference in San Francisco is specially designed for commerce and shopping. How can brand marketers leverage it to improve their campaigns? Comments

Facebook Offers Free Analytics for Apps Tool

facebook-app-analytics Mar 25, 2015 - At today's F8 conference Facebook unveiled a new developer tool that will help app marketers segment and target audiences as well as understand consumer path to purchase and in-app pain points. Comments

New Facebook Features Provide Training for Marketers

Facebook Like button on a keyboard Mar 24, 2015 - Because training resources are Facebook's top request from its advertisers, the social media giant launched a series of courses on everything from how to create an ad to digital buying. Comments

Century 21 and Hootsuite Partner to Simplify Social

century-twenty-one-logo Mar 24, 2015 - Two new products from Century 21 and Hootsuite will train Century 21 brokers and agents in best practices for social selling and give individual realtors access to exclusive branded content. Comments

12 Social Media Posts That Are Funnier Than Yours

funny-social-media Mar 24, 2015 - Brands that let their hair down on social media and get consumers to laugh have a leg up on the competition. Check out these 12 companies that are doing it right. Comments

Twitter-Foursquare Partnership Will Allow for Better Location Targeting

twitter-mobile-image Mar 23, 2015 - Twitter is partnering with local search and discovery service Foursquare to integrate precise locations into tweets. How can this partnership benefit marketers? Comments

Why the #TwizzlerChallenge Won't Become Another #IceBucketChallenge

twizzlers Mar 23, 2015 - The cause marketing "Twizzler Challenge" is sweet and fun, but what’s holding it back from becoming as successful as last year’s "Ice Bucket Challenge"? Comments

Connecting With Hong Kong's Youth: 3 Key Strategies

millenials-asia Mar 22, 2015 - Millennials, Generation Y, the Post-Generation: a look at how marketers can most effectively reach Hong Kong's digital natives. Comments

VIDEO: How Wendy’s Leverages Social and Native to Target Millennials

brandon-wendys-image Mar 20, 2015 - In this video interview, Brandon Rhoten, vice president of digital and social media at Wendy's International, talks about the brand’s approach to social and native advertising for its 6,500 locations worldwide. Comments

Don’t Outsource Audience Engagement — Why Your 2015 Social Strategy Must Include Your Brand Website

brand-community Mar 20, 2015 - How can you make your brand website, an area that may traditionally be static and non-social, into a socially charged environment? Comments

Quick Guide to Picking Up Facebook PPC

facebook-like-button-light-blue Mar 20, 2015 - These resources, broken down by the marketing skill level they target, can help you master the world of paid Facebook ads. Comments

Twitter Experiments With Carousel Ads

twitter-logo Mar 19, 2015 - Following Instagram's recent foray into carousel ads, Twitter jumps on the bandwagon, promoting apps with a new unit. But is Twitter hurting itself with large, intrusive ads? Comments

Facebook Integrates Mobile Payments Into Messenger

image-facebookmessenger Mar 18, 2015 - The social media giant has unveiled a mobile payment feature for its Messenger app. Will this new product help Facebook conquer the peer-to-peer payment space? Comments

IBM Teams Up With Twitter for Social Media Data Analysis

Twitter and IBM have announced a big data social media analytics partnership Mar 17, 2015 - The collaboration between IBM and Twitter will allow brands to incorporate Twitter's social data into other data sources in an effort to improve marketing decision-making. Comments

Is Ex Machina’s Tinder Tactic Clever or Deceptive?

ex-machina-tinder-sxsw Mar 16, 2015 - The movie "Ex Machina," which premiered this weekend at South by Southwest, tricked Tinder users in Austin with its promotional campaign. Is this marketing ploy smart or sneaky? Comments

SXSW 2015: Pinterest Tackles Users' Fear of Missing Out

pinterest-logo Mar 16, 2015 - Raashi Bhalla, creative strategist at Pinterest, spoke with ClickZ at South by Southwest about how the Internet has hardwired our brains to leave us constantly in search of something better. Comments

Instagram Followers Don't Equal Engagement [Study]

instagram-icon-large Mar 13, 2015 - A new study by digital think tank L2 found that Instagram content, rather than audience size or posting frequency, helps brands like Nike and Starbucks maintain strong engagement. Comments

Alibaba Bets on Social Commerce With Snapchat Investment

snapchat logo Mar 13, 2015 - The largest e-commerce company in China plans to invest $200 million in Snapchat. How will the Alibaba-Snapchat relationship evolve in the future? Comments

Your Social Media Images Can Now Be Turned Into Facebook Ads

social-media-image-sharing Mar 11, 2015 - A new ad format enables brands to turn user-generated images into sponsored Facebook posts. Comments

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