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Using Qualitative and Quantitative Social Proof to Build Credibility: A Brief Guide

Jul 11, 2014 - Social proof can be an extremely effective way to increase conversions and build trust with consumers - but what are the best ways to establish social proof in the marketing space? Comments

5 Engagement App Strategies for Converting Fans & Followers into Content Marketers

shutterstock-131691863 Jul 11, 2014 - Social engagement apps are shareable digital experiences that invite consumers (and their friends) into a social relationship with a brand. Done right, engagement apps can also create snackable, sharable content that is perfect for kicking off a content engagement relationship between brand and consumer. Comments

Twitter and Pinterest Lead Mobile Sharing Growth as Desktop Declines

sharethislogo Jul 10, 2014 - In Q2 of 2014, shares from smartphones and tablets increased by approximately 31 percent, while desktop shares declined by 6 percent. Twitter and Pinterest were the biggest drivers of mobile sharing growth. Comments

Pinterest Adds New Follow Button to Boost Brand Discovery

pinterest-log-in Jul 10, 2014 - An upgraded Follow button with a pop-up window makes it easier for customers to keep track of their favorite companies' Pinterest activity. Comments

Brands on Yo: Cheap Move for Press or Legit Marketing Maneuver?

yo Jul 10, 2014 - While brands begin to try out the single-tap communication app for themselves, experts remain pessimistic about its potential as a marketing tool. Comments

Vine Your Way to ClickZ Live San Francisco

San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge from below Jul 7, 2014 - ClickZ wants to bring out your inner child, by launching a Vine competition that encourages you to show off your favorite action figure. The winner will be whisked away to San Francisco for our upcoming event. Comments

A Social Generation Comes of Age at the World Cup

social-world-cup Jul 4, 2014 - This year's World Cup showed the confluence of the Internet and the real world and the impact that access and live action can have on people. Comments

Can Facebook Rival Google With LiveRail Acquisition?

facebook-brand Jul 3, 2014 - The social network has agreed to purchase video ad-tech start-up LiveRail, a move indicating the company is expanding its ad business outside its own properties. Will Facebook now be able to rival Google in terms of video advertising? Comments

Facebook Creates New Ad Solutions in High-Growth Countries

cellphones Jul 3, 2014 - The social platform is creating new local ad solutions on mobile (primarily feature phones) in high-growth countries, so that marketers can tailor the way they serve their ads to international destinations. Comments

Vine's New "Loop Counts" May Cause Video Marketing Deception

vine Jul 2, 2014 - The platform has developed a number of new features, among them "Loop Counts," a new metric that allows Vine users to observe in real time how popular their videos are. Comments

Building Advocates, and Why It Really Matters

social-advocate Jul 2, 2014 - Social advocates are important for your brand for more than just the good recommendations they could potentially write - loyal advocates will also defend your brand if it is unfairly characterized. Comments

Facebook Enhances Remarketing Capabilities With New Features

facebook-brand Jun 30, 2014 - The social media giant’s two new enhancements make remarketing on Facebook more powerful. So how can marketers benefit from the new features? Comments

Conquering Social Marketing Fears– Part 2

social-media-tv Jun 30, 2014 - Corporate executives can overcome their fears about social marketing and become confident social ambassadors by starting with these practical techniques. Comments

Foursquare to Charge for Location-Based Data

foursquare-checkin Jun 27, 2014 - The location-based platform will charge certain businesses for access to its check-in information, a move that indicates social data is becoming more valuable. Comments

Twitter's MoPub Expands Native Ad Capabilities

Twitter Money Jun 27, 2014 - Now, publishers who use MoPub can manage multiple native ad networks instead of just a single ad source. Will this new feature pose a threat to Facebook and Google? Comments

Is Social Automation the Future of Social?

facebook-automation Jun 26, 2014 - The combination of a social automation tool and a full understanding of its limitations, used in conjunction with the new advertising options from these social channels, will be your best approach to social marketing. Comments

3 Social Media Marketing Takeaways From Gallup's Study

State of the American Consumer Jun 25, 2014 - A sizeable 62 percent of consumers believe that social media has no influence on their purchasing decisions. But is that really the case? Comments

Instagram Direct Remains Uncharted Territory for Brands

buffalo-wild-wings Jun 24, 2014 - Buffalo Wild Wings is joining in on World Cup fever and using Instagram Direct to reward select fans. That makes it one of only a handful of brands to employ the one-to-one communication platform. Comments

What Is "Rich Media" in a Social Mobile World?

Social Media Jun 24, 2014 - Social media is inherently "rich," but it is more than 75 percent mobile, which presents a slew of new challenges for marketers. How can we embrace social mobile rich media in our marketing efforts? Comments

Facebook Amends Video Rankings to Include Watch Time

facebook-video-update Jun 23, 2014 - In order to deliver more relevant content, Facebook has improved its video rankings to include factors such as whether a user has watched a video. Comments

SnappyTV Acquisition and GIF Support Mean New Ad Opportunities on Twitter

snappytv Jun 20, 2014 - The SnappyTV deal also means brands will have new ways to target and interact with consumers on Twitter during live events. Comments

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