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Mobile Is the Message for Facebook Q2 Earnings

Jul 24, 2014 - Mobile ad revenue surpasses desktop in Facebook's Q2 earnings, driven by m-commerce, an industry that is expected to generate $500 billion by 2017. Comments

LinkedIn Unveils Direct Sponsored Content for Better Targeting and Testing

linkedin22 Jul 24, 2014 - The new feature will not only help marketers with A/B testing, but industry participants say it also indicates a big move for native advertising. Comments

These 3 Brands Are Doing Twitter Marketing Right

Twitter Money Jul 24, 2014 - A look at a selection of brands that are embracing the new capabilities of Twitter and using the platform to its full marketing potential, along with tips for ways you as a marketer can do the same for your own business. Comments

Pinterest Ramps Up E-Commerce Features

pinterest-log-in Jul 21, 2014 - The image-based discovery platform is rolling out pins for specific interests, another feature that will benefit online businesses. So how can marketers best use Pinterest for e-commerce? Comments

Facebook Experiments With Buy Button

facebook-brand Jul 21, 2014 - The new feature will allow users to purchase items without ever leaving Facebook, and perhaps alludes to the broader future of e-commerce. Comments

Emirates Airline Asks Social Shutterbugs to Say #HelloChicago

hellochicago-landing Jul 21, 2014 - The brand's new photo-sharing initiative celebrates Chicago as its ninth U.S. destination. And, after the first day, hundreds of submissions had been received, according to an agency rep. Comments

Twitter Dives Deeper Into E-Commerce With CardSpring Acquisition

Twitter Money Jul 18, 2014 - The micro-blogging platform can now use CardSpring’s technology to track redemptions of offers delivered via Twitter Cards, as well as help businesses deliver relevant deals. Comments

Employee Advocacy Drives Real Results in B2B Tech Sector

employee-advocacy-1 Jul 18, 2014 - Investing in employee advocacy can be an extremely smart decision for B2B technology businesses, as it has been shown to increase reach and generate more shares. Comments

I’m an Instagram Lover and a Fighter – Are Ads Going to Ruin My Relationship?

instagram-collage Jul 17, 2014 - The introduction of ads into Instagram feeds in Australia may threaten the comfortable relationship many users have with the social media platform. How can brands make sure they get the basics right? Comments

What Can Brands Do to Capitalize on Real-Time Moments in Live TV?

howard Jul 17, 2014 - Google says Nike struck gold during the World Cup with its Phenomenal Shot app thanks in part to a new real-time ad tool, but what other options do brands and marketers have? Comments

What Fitness/Wellness Apps Can Teach Us About Community Engagement

fitbytes-wearabletech-jawboneup Jul 17, 2014 - The growth of fitness and wellness apps, along with the growth of wearable technology, shows how greatly social communities can contribute to the success of an industry. Comments

Twitter’s New Activity Dashboard Helps Advertisers Measure Organic Tweets

Twitter Money Jul 15, 2014 - The platform has released a new analytics dashboard that offers advertisers measurable insights into how their organic, aka not-paid-for, tweets are performing. Comments

Stop Doing Social Just to Be Social

social media Jul 15, 2014 - In order for brands to succeed with their social marketing, they need to consider who to talk to, where to talk to them, what to say, and when to say it. Comments

10 Reasons Why You Should Use Vine to Build Your Brand

vine Jul 15, 2014 - Vine's looping six-second videos can help marketers spread their messages across social media in innovative, powerful ways. Here are 10 reasons to use Vine for your next campaign. Comments

Can WeChat’s New Ad Service Rival Facebook and Twitter in APAC?

wechatimage Jul 14, 2014 - WeChat's new ad service allows registered companies to place ads on other corporate WeChat pages. Will this solution help the messaging service evolve into a major ad platform in the Asia-Pacific region? Comments

IHOP’s #SongsSecretlyAboutPancakes Showcases Shazam as a Marketing Tool

ihop Jul 11, 2014 - IHOP says it decided to use Shazam because it wanted to engage with consumers longer than it can in a TV spot and notes the Shazam icon is more of a draw than Facebook or Twitter logos. Comments

Connect, Engage, Collaborate: People-Centric Engagement in a Digital World

customer-relationship Jul 11, 2014 - New innovations in social and mobile are helping to change the way marketers can engage with consumers. How can we deliver a valuable, personalized experience? Comments

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

trusted-brand 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

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