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Reaching Millennials With Snapchat

Dec 3, 2014 - Many brands are finding Snapchat to be a great place to reach the coveted Millennial generation. Could it work for you? Comments

The Difference Between Like and Love

subscriber-love-shutterstock-57283450 Dec 3, 2014 - While "likes" on social media may be nice, what marketers, and in turn social networks, really love, are key sources of first-party data: email addresses. Comments

6 Brands That Are Killing It on Instagram

instagram-collage Dec 2, 2014 - These six brands are showing how the social media platform's visual capabilities can be used to engage consumers more effectively than other platforms out there. Comments

2015 Trend to Watch — The Social Homecoming of Brands

Social Media Sharing Dec 1, 2014 - As competition on traditional social platforms grows fierce, many brands are realizing that they can create engaging social spaces for consumers on their own websites. Comments

Nikon Gives Cameras to Consumers With #IAmGenerationImage

shutterstock-179811038 Nov 26, 2014 - Nikon gave several people one of its cameras to document their passions. Executed by McCann Erickson, the campaign also allows consumers to contribute their pictures with a hashtag. Comments

Twitter CFO Hints at Acquisition With Accidental Public Tweet

New Twitter logo Nov 26, 2014 - Direct message accidentally posted to public timeline by Twitter's CFO, may involve Snapchat. Comments

Is Facebook a Waste of Money for Marketers?

facebook-like-button-light-blue Nov 26, 2014 - There has been lots of noise lately surrounding the effectiveness of marketing on social channels. But don't be fooled - your brand does indeed need to maintain a presence on social platforms. Comments

A Single-Minded Approach to Online Sales in China

shutterstock-201634802-china-shopping Nov 23, 2014 - Alibaba's Singles Day on November 11 was a boon for brands and retailers in China – but what are the long-term benefits for the rest of the year? Comments

5 Best Practices for Successful Sweepstakes and Instant-Win Promotions

online-contest Nov 21, 2014 - Creating a shareable online contest with instant gratification is a great way to boost engagement with consumers. What are the best ways to do this? Read on to find out. Comments

Salesforce Bolsters Social Studio for Integration Across Departments

Social Media Sharing Nov 20, 2014 - Sales, marketing, and customer service teams will be able to make use of social data from more than 1 billion sources. Comments

Twitter Lets Users Search for Every Public Tweet Ever Sent

New Twitter logo Nov 19, 2014 - Twitter's new search engine means that you can now search for any tweet ever sent. And there are half a trillion of them now available to view. Comments

How to Drive Conversions and Traffic on Twitter? Website Cards

twitter-logo Nov 19, 2014 - SMBs can use Twitter's Website Cards to help drive traffic to their site through the platform. Here are tips for how to use the feature effectively. Comments

Building Customer Loyalty With Social Media

customer-loyalty Nov 19, 2014 - Beyond awareness and acquisition, you can measurably build your business using social media. Comments

Snapchat Partners With Square for Peer-to-Peer Payments

snapchat-logo Nov 18, 2014 - To allow users to snap money to each other, Snapchat has partnered with another company to create a feature for the first time, though some experts question the pairing. Comments

User Motivation Is Key to Social Engagement for Brands in China [Study]

engagement-consideration-seo Nov 17, 2014 - OMD China's "Dive Social" report takes a deeper look at the motivations behind social media usage among users in China. Comments

Alibaba Proves Itself on Singles Day, Again

20nov14-singles-day-andyradovic-alibaba-pic Nov 17, 2014 - Alibaba netted $9.3 billion on this year's Singles Day on November 11, and mobile was a key point of sale. Comments

Facebook to Ban Overly Promotional Posts in News Feed

facebook-like Nov 17, 2014 - Starting next year, marketers who post overtly promotional content will see a significant drop in their organic reach. So how should industry participants respond to the ban? Comments

Twitter Unveils Instant Timeline to Woo New Users

Twitter Logo Nov 14, 2014 - The social network also plans to enhance native video sharing and Direct Messages next year. Comments

7 Pieces of Social Media Advice From 2007 That Still Matter Today

Social Media Sharing Nov 14, 2014 - Even with all the changes the social media world has seen in the past seven years, there are still several basic pieces of advice that hold true. Comments

The Real Marketers Shift From Social Media to Content Marketing

content-marketing-megaphone Nov 14, 2014 - Instead of starting with a social media strategy, smart marketers must first think about great content and then think about how to fit it into their various social media channels. Comments

An Introduction to Social Media in Hong Kong

shutterstock-141266803-hong-kong Nov 13, 2014 - If your target market is Hong Kong and social media figures as a critical part of your marketing plan, here’s an introduction to the social landscape in this world city. Comments

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