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Brands Make the Most of the Oscars on Social

Feb 23, 2015 - Last night's Academy Awards gave many brands a reason to celebrate on Twitter. We've rounded up the best and worst of Oscar night social media campaigns. Comments

(Social) Engagement Shouldn’t Just Happen on Valentine’s Day

social-sharing Feb 20, 2015 - Devising ways to engage with your social media audience shouldn't be a seasonal occurrence. These tips can help you work it into your editorial calendar year-round. Comments

Movie Marketing Strategies Are "Fifty Shades of Social"

movie-theater Feb 19, 2015 - The recent release of "Fifty Shades of Grey" was surrounded by a huge social media blitz, but it isn't the only film to jump on the social marketing bandwagon. Comments

ANZ Australia Creates Digital GAYTMs for Mardi Gras

anz-only-gaytm-in-the-village-pic Feb 17, 2015 - In a first for Australia's banking industry, ANZ has reinvigorated its 2014 GAYTM initiative with a digital-only media campaign and online voting element. Comments

Facebook to Boost Businesses' Sales With New Ad Unit

facebook-brand Feb 17, 2015 - The social media giant introduced a new ad solution called "product ads" today, which was created specifically to help businesses sell their products on the platform. Comments

I Saw the Future and Then It Was Gone

disappearing Feb 17, 2015 - The future of social media is in ephemeral content, but the question of just how to monetize that content remains. Comments

Tic Tac Turns to Digital to Lure SE Asian Millennials

tic-tac-indonesia Feb 15, 2015 - Tic Tac is drawing on celebrities in Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines to target Millennials in a design-your-own packaging contest. Comments

E-Commerce: Southeast Asian Style

thailand-e-commerce Feb 15, 2015 - There are a number of challenges to the growth of e-commerce in Southeast Asia, but that shouldn't stop any brand from having a strategy for the region. Comments

Alibaba Pushes Into Indonesian E-Commerce Market

shutterstock-163502138-online-payment Feb 12, 2015 - China's AliExpress is working with local Indonesian e-payment and logistics service providers for a major push into Southeast Asia's e-commerce market. Comments

Pinterest Teams Up With Apple to Promote App Pins

pinterest-log-in Feb 12, 2015 - App Pins will let Pinterest users download external apps without leaving the platform. Comments

Brands Love Twitter's #WhatIsLoveIn4Words

whatislovein4words-petco-twitter-hashtag-pug Feb 12, 2015 - The hashtag #WhatIsLoveIn4Words trended on Twitter in the days leading up to Valentine's Day, and many brands got in on the fun, though some were more successful with content than others. Comments

Weibo Boosts User Numbers With Chinese New Year Cash Giveaway

chinese-new-year-hongbao Feb 11, 2015 - Weibo has partnered with Alipay to launch a Chinese New Year lucky gift campaign in a bid to recruit users back to the site, and offer greater exposure for brands. Comments

Don’t Get Shacked

radioshack-store Feb 11, 2015 - What contributed to the failure of RadioShack? Could a a better use of social technology have made a difference for the brand? Comments

Adidas Connects Fans With Soccer Stars via Twitter’s New Group DM

adidas-logo Feb 10, 2015 - The sports company is the first major brand to use Twitter’s private group messaging for marketing. Will more follow suit soon? Comments

Pizza Hut Australia Pulls Vegemite Ad in PR Blunder

pizzahut-australia-promotion-image Feb 9, 2015 - Pizza Hut has pulled a YouTube ad after failing to gain approval from Kraft for its Australia Day Vegemite and cheese stuffed crust pizza promotion. Comments

Twitter Wins Advertisers But Fails to Draw Users

twitter-logo Feb 9, 2015 - Twitter reports record earnings for 2014, but the company has been slow to draw in new users, leaving some to wonder if all these ads are finding an audience. Comments

Coca-Cola Duped Into Tweeting Racist Content

coca-cola-coke-soda Feb 5, 2015 - Pop culture site Gawker built a bot that fed passages from Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf into the brand's #MakeItHappy tweet generator, which then turned the quotes into cartoon characters. Comments

Tweets to Appear in Google Searches

twitter-logo Feb 5, 2015 - Twitter has reportedly partnered with Google, continuing its mission to expand the reach of tweets. Within the next three months, tweets will appear in Google searches automatically. Comments

Romanian KFC Campaign Taps UGC to Parody Rich Kids of Instagram

kfc-logo Feb 5, 2015 - To promote KFC Romania's value meals, MRM Worldwide launched a user-generated content (UGC) campaign based on Millennials mocking a famous Instagram feed full of photos flaunting wealth. Comments

How to Speak With Customers on Social When You Aren’t the Target Audience

how-to-speak-with-customers-on-social Feb 5, 2015 - In order to connect with consumers, you must use language they relate to and can understand. How can you do that if you're not in their same demographic? Comments

Instagram Adds Video Looping to Rival Vine

instagram-mobile Feb 4, 2015 - Facebook-owned Instagram has opened up its advertising capabilities to include auto-replay videos, a feature similar to Vine’s loop counts. Comments

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