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Best practices in social marketing, social commerce, and community management.

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How Employee Advocacy Builds Personal Brands

Jun 20, 2014 - By establishing an employee advocacy program, companies can strengthen their own reputation and brand, while enabling their employees to do the same. Comments

Microsoft Tops LinkedIn's List of Most Influential Tech Brands

microsoftcompany Jun 19, 2014 - The company was the highest-ranked tech brand on LinkedIn’s very first list of the 10 most influential global brands. Comments

How Social Media Connects Us to the Things We Love and Transforms Life Experiences

Social media Jun 19, 2014 - The world's leading universities are leveraging social media to connect with prospective students, current students, and alumni. Here's how their tactics can be applied in the business world. Comments

Facebook Launches Snapchat Rival Slingshot...Again

The Facebook logo Jun 18, 2014 - Facebook's Snapchat rival is back again and this time it's here to stay (we think). What does Slingshot mean for advertisers? Comments

Tumblr Expands Ad Presence on Yahoo

tumblrlogo Jun 18, 2014 - The blogging site will run sponsored content on parent company Yahoo's owned-and-operated sites. Is it a good monetization strategy? Comments

Small Business Budget, Big Business Ideas for Twitter Advertising, World Cup Edition

fifa-world-cup-twitter-screenshot Jun 17, 2014 - There are a number of different ways that small and medium-sized businesses can use Twitter to tap into the World Cup buzz happening on the social network. Comments

10 Ways to Build a Social Media Audience

social-media-audience Jun 17, 2014 - These 10 tips can help your brand grow its social media audience, and in turn likely increase engagement, return on investment, and conversions as well. Comments

Twitter Adds Weather Data to Its Targeting Arsenal

weatherchannel Jun 16, 2014 - The Weather Company and Twitter have partnered to allow brands and marketers to tap into weather data to better target users. Comments

Social Media Content on Rise for Brands, While Testing Remains Low [Survey]

social-media-use Jun 16, 2014 - The majority of brands are highly involved in social media content production, but few of them actually test the content before deployment, says the Association of National Advertisers. Comments

Building Relationships Beyond 140 Characters

customer-relationship Jun 16, 2014 - As we develop nurture campaigns, we should strive to build relationships with those on the other end, creating something for them when they want to slow down. When we do, marketing automation becomes less robotic and more human. Comments

Brands Are Ready for a Socially Sophisticated 2014 World Cup

world-cup-brazil Jun 13, 2014 - This time around, social marketing by brands has become much more advanced. So what can we expect from the sponsoring World Cup brands in the coming month? Comments

Tesco Taps Fans to Create Social Wine

enaleni-s-dream Jun 13, 2014 - The social effort from the U.K. supermarket chain has resulted in the purchase of more than 80,000 bottles of wine so far. Comments

Pinterest Moves a Step Closer to Search Engine With Guided Search

pinterest-logo Jun 12, 2014 - Pinterest's new guided search feature may mean the social media platform could become the next big thing in search. What do the changes mean for marketers? Comments

Twitter Enables Advertisers to Target Website Visitors via Tags

1800flowers-website-tag Jun 12, 2014 - Twitter’s website tags are simple to use and provide more choice, flexibility, and reach in remarketing, but experts note broad-reach display advertising can have its drawbacks. Comments

Facebook to Sell Web Browsing Data to Advertisers

facebook-mobile-blue Jun 12, 2014 - The social network will also begin to tell advertisers what apps consumers have downloaded in an effort to better target users with personalized ads. Comments

World Cup Most Social Sporting Event Ever, Says Adobe

2014-di-world-cup-infographic-main-final Jun 12, 2014 - The global social chatter about the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil is likely to surpass both the Super Bowl and the Olympics. So how can marketers capitalize on this to reach consumers? Comments

Facebook Launches Snapchat Clone but Pulls It Shortly After, Oops!

facebook-like Jun 12, 2014 - After abandoning its Poke app last month, Facebook mistakenly released its new mobile product to rival Snapchat, and then pulled it – but the social network says it will launch the new app again "soon." Comments

The Future of Social Is "Sticky"

social-stickers Jun 11, 2014 - Successful mobile social services all incorporate stickers into their platforms, which also signals the growth of a larger marketing trend: hyperpersonal marketing. Comments

Facebook Posts See More Engagement After Hours, Weekends [Study]

Facebook thumbs up Jun 11, 2014 - TrackMaven studied more than 5,000 Facebook pages and about 1.6 million posts to uncover the best days and times to post status updates, as well as how to structure those updates for maximum visibility. Comments

Facebook Defends Decline of Organic Reach in Favor of Quality Content

facebook-brand Jun 10, 2014 - "Pay more to reach more" seems to be the new name of the game. No matter whether brands use organic reach or paid reach, they need to create sharable and engaging content. Comments

Jack Daniel’s Second #SummerSwarm Adds User-Friendly Features

jack-daniel-s-summerswarm-ii Jun 9, 2014 - A photo-sharing campaign for Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whiskey has returned for a second summer with new elements to make it easier for Millennials of legal drinking age to participate. Comments

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