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Scrabble Word Showdown Lets Fans Choose One New Playable Word

Mar 14, 2014 - Scrabble is inviting fans to suggest words on Facebook, and the new word selection will conclude with a "bracket-style showdown." Comments

SXSW 2014: George Takei’s Take on Social Media and YouTube

george-takei Mar 13, 2014 - ClickZ sat down with George Takei at SXSW. He shared his thoughts on the importance of social media in driving engagement with fans and why he chose YouTube to launch his Web series, "Takei's Take." Comments

President Obama's Appearance on "Between Two Ferns" Drives Traffic to HealthCare.gov

barack-obama-zach-galifianakis Mar 13, 2014 - President Obama encouraged young Americans to apply for health coverage on the Web series "Between Two Ferns" hosted by comedian Zach Galifianakis. The episode created a social media buzz and drove traffic to HealthCare.gov. Comments

Gucci Pairs Female DJs With Fringe on Branded Spotify Hub

gucci-fringe Mar 12, 2014 - Gucci’s so-called Fringe Mix features what the brand calls fashion-forward DJs and its Bamboo Fringe handbags on a Spotify hub that launched March 11. Comments

Twitter Testing Click-to-Call Ad Feature

shutterstock-94844608 Mar 12, 2014 - The button would allow users to directly connect with Twitter advertisers and is part of a direct response push from the microblogging service. Comments

Facebook Redesigns Pages, Adds Pages to Watch Feature

facebookvspinterest Mar 12, 2014 - Facebook's new look for Pages follows changes to the News Feed last week. Pages to Watch lets brands create a list of Pages similar to their own and compare their performance with their peers. Comments

SXSW 2014: Content Marketing, the Rise of the Dark Net, and the Maker Movement

sxsw-l Mar 12, 2014 - At this year's SXSW Interactive, there were sessions on social data and business analytics, content marketing, the rise of the Dark Net, and continued growth of the Maker movement. These apparently disparate themes are related: in each there is an unmistakable element of "self-built" and "individual control" at the root. Comments

Ted Baker Brings the Circus to Town in #ZolTed

ted-baker-zolted Mar 11, 2014 - The #ZolTed campaign riffs on the circus theme featured in the brand’s Spring/Summer 2014 campaign and includes a circus character quiz and circus talent video challenge. Comments

Why Second-Screen Media Experiences Need to Be Social

mixed mobiles Mar 11, 2014 - The second screen is no longer just a trend - it is now an integral aspect of media experiences in 2014 - and some of the largest players in media are taking the second-screen experience very seriously. Comments

Is Indonesia Ready for E-Commerce?

ecommerce Mar 10, 2014 - Indonesians love social, mobile, and online shopping, so it's no surprise that e-commerce is growing in the country, but is the market ready? Comments

SXSW 2014: Oreo’s 3-D Printed Cookies Let Consumers #eatthetweet [Demo]

oreo-trendingvending Mar 10, 2014 - Dubbed the "Trending Vending Lounge," Oreo’s vending machines print out customized cookies based on trending Twitter conversations, using the hashtag #eatthetweet. Comments

Sudafed Replay Fights Sinus #FOMO, but Misses Marketing Opportunities

sudafed-replay Mar 10, 2014 - The Facebook campaign, which says it gives sinus pain and congestion sufferers "a chance to press rewind on life," asks consumers to describe experiences they’ve missed out on or suffered through, but experts say the campaign misses some engagement opportunities. Comments

Spotlight on Actiance's Joanna Belbey: Social Media for Financial Firms

belbey Mar 10, 2014 - Joanna Belbey is known as one of the ladies of #socialmediafin, i.e. social media and finance, in New York City. Today, she works as the social media and compliance specialist for Actiance Inc., an enterprise social business solution provider for regulated industries. Comments

Get Rid of Your Marketing Books

books Mar 10, 2014 - Social marketing goes beyond theory and the application of technology. It gets right to the heart of people – not businesses, buyers, and pre-determined demographics. Comments

The Future of Digital Isn’t in Advertising

lensy Mar 9, 2014 - It's not enough to tell a compelling story. You need to provide easy access to behavioral change and that's where the true value of digital comes in. Comments

SXSW 2014: Monetization Opportunities in a Sharing Economy

kurtabrahamson Mar 9, 2014 - ClickZ spoke to Kurt Abrahamson, chief executive of ShareThis, to discuss the new "sharing currency" and the implications that this has for brands and marketers. Comments

What the Digital World Can Learn From China and APAC

asiapacific Mar 7, 2014 - China, Asia, and now what we call APAC have been ahead of the game throughout history and still are in so many big ways in digital. So, let us learn a bit from them to improve our future efforts here in the U.S. Comments

#UseYourPower: WWF Singapore Goes Digital to Boost Pledges for Earth Hour

spiderman Mar 6, 2014 - The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Singapore rolls out its largest digital campaign for global environmental event Earth Hour, including a partnership with the cast of the upcoming film "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." Comments

Facebook Introduces New Policies to Restrict Gun Sales

facebook-f-2013 Mar 6, 2014 - Facebook is jumping into the gun rights debate by creating new clear policies regarding the gun sales on their social media platform. The aim is reportedly to stop what people say are rampant illegal gun sales. Comments

E-Commerce Meets Hashtags With Chirpify’s #Actiontags

chirpify-tv-2 Mar 6, 2014 - Chirpify's #Actiontags allow consumers to respond, opt-in, and buy with social posts wherever they find brand messaging, including TV, print, in-venue, and online. Comments

State Farm and DDB Kick Off Neighborhood Assist 2014

sf2 Mar 5, 2014 - The philanthropic social initiative is accepting up to 4,000 submissions through March 23 and will distribute 40 $25,000 grants. Comments

 

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