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“Discovering” Shopping: Buying Natively

Jun 19, 2015 - Many platforms have embraced native advertising in recent months. This columnist explores how it's been going so far for Polyvore, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr. Comments

Pinterest Refines Image Search

pinterest-logo Jun 18, 2015 - The image-sharing platform has streamlined its search capability, in addition to adding trending topics and a spellcheck feature. Comments

Can Snapchat Help McDonald's Combat its Millennial Problem?

mcdonalds-wifi-gratis Jun 18, 2015 - Snapchat is very popular with Millennials, while McDonald's is not. Could McDonald's glean some of that popularity, being the first brand to use the platform's geolocation filters? Comments

Connecting With Asia's New Age Consumers

affluent-millennials Jun 17, 2015 - LinkedIn's Nellie Chan offers the following insight into Asia's affluent Millennials and how to engage with them through social. Comments

Twitter Follows Facebook With Autoplay Videos in Timeline

Twitter Logo Jun 16, 2015 - Twitter is officially rolling out autoplay video in a user’s timeline, taking on its biggest competitor Facebook. But you'll be able to switch it off. Comments

How 10 Beer Brands Rock the Social Media Scene

Pint of beer Jun 16, 2015 - Since beer represents good times for so many people, it only makes sense that beer brands take social seriously. And not just the giants like Budweiser and Dos Equis, either. Comments

UK Company Introduces Emojis for Password Protection Sites

Pile of poo emoji Jun 15, 2015 - UK technology company Intelligent Environments launches world's first emoji-only passcode. Is this a trend of things to come? Comments

Twitter CEO Steps Down As Direct Messaging Limits Increase

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Jun 12, 2015 - Twitter's CEO Dick Costolo will step down on July 1. Meanwhile, the confined 140 character limit for direct messages will be extended in coming weeks. Comments

UGC Is the Key to Instagram Success [Study]

instagram-icon-large Jun 12, 2015 - User generated content on Instagram is a goldmine that not nearly enough brands are utilizing, according to new research from digital think tank L2. Comments

Vodafone Gets Grannies Cooking on Facebook Using Smartphones

Angry granny Jun 12, 2015 - Facebook and smartphone use skyrocketed among Romanian seniors after an experimental campaign by UK telecommunications giant Vodafone connected them with hungry Millennials. Comments

Crowdsourcing Employee-Inspired Content Adds Brand Value [Study]

social-sharing-june Jun 12, 2015 - Engaging employees via digital channels can help companies deliver a unified, authentic and consistent customer experience, the CMO Council’s new study says. Comments

Tweets of the Week: Oreo Finds a Twitter BFF

twitter-logo Jun 12, 2015 - This week, Twitter was full of oddly depressing Lion King references, missed opportunities, and of course, platonic love for #NationalBestFriendsDay. Comments

Traditional Media Targets Millennials With Social Influencer Campaigns

social-media-influencer Jun 11, 2015 - Celebrities aren't the only influencers worth their salt. YouTube stars, Instagram success stories and popular Vine users can have just as much, if not more, appeal to digital natives. Comments

Turning 5-Second Content Into Million Dollar Returns

wechat-andy-lau-campaign Jun 10, 2015 - WeChat is every marketer's go to platform in China right now, but creating shareable content to tap its 500 million users is the key. Comments

Twitter Improves User Experience with New Block Tools

twitter-logo Jun 10, 2015 - The platform is going to enable users to block multiple unwanted accounts at the same time and share lists of accounts they have blocked. Comments

Keurig and Hugh Jackman Simplify Complicated Campaign With Social

hugh-jackman-keurig-cup-half-full Jun 9, 2015 - Actor Hugh Jackman has partnered with single serve coffee brand Keurig to promote a documentary, Dukale's Dream, and a fair trade K-Cup offering. Comments

Apple Pay Coming to UK Retail Stores from July

applepay Jun 9, 2015 - Apple Pay has the support and backing of many popular stores in the U.K. as well as eight banks. Comments

Is YouTube a Social Network?

youtube-logo Jun 9, 2015 - Most people don't seem to consider YouTube a social network, but they ought to. The overwhelming majority of views of brand-related content come from user-generated content. Comments

Facebook Lite Gives Advertisers Access to New Demographics in Asia

facebook-lite-fblite-hero Jun 8, 2015 - The global roll out of a new, less data-heavy Facebook for Android phones will help marketers better tap consumers across regions with limited Internet connectivity. Comments

Tweets of the Week: #CallMeCaitlyn and Dunkin' Donuts Were Pretty Sweet on Social

donuts-image Jun 5, 2015 - This week, Twitter set a new record and also celebrated #NationalDonutDay, #WorldEnvironmentDay and #NationalRunningDay. Comments

Beyond YouTube: Alternate Video Venues

social-media-and-video Jun 5, 2015 - While YouTube is the dominant platform when it comes to video SEO, the video offerings on platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat shouldn't be ignored. Comments

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