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Instagram Is the Latest Social Platform to Dive Into Native Video

Oct 31, 2014 - Instagram has unveiled its own native video advertising platform, which will introduce auto-playing 15-second sponsored videos to users' feeds. Comments

It’s Time for Brands to Capitalize on News Consumption Trends

digital-news-content-shutterstock-117984556 Oct 30, 2014 - As more and more consumers get their news online, and specifically from social media, brands must learn to react in real-time. Comments

Facebook Touts Search in Q3 Earnings: Is Zuckerberg Aiming to Out-Google Google?

Mark Zuckerberg TechCrunch Disrupt 2013 Oct 29, 2014 - The platform's search initiative could increase usage and bring in more ad revenue. Comments

How Social Is Your Business, Anyway?

social-deployment Oct 29, 2014 - Evolving into a truly social business is a tricky task, and one that can take a while to accomplish. How does your brand stack up? Comments

Facebook, Pinterest Drive Social Traffic, Clipping Twitter's Wings

Social Media Sharing Oct 28, 2014 - Facebook accounts for the year's largest share of referral traffic, and Pinterest is a distant second. Meanwhile, Twitter has seen its referral traffic slip drastically in the past year. Comments

Can Social Media Save "Old, White, and Male" Baseball?

shutterstock-225279382 Oct 28, 2014 - As World Series viewership declines, SapientNitro's CMO Bill Kanarick urges baseball to go digital in order to stay relevant to a younger, plugged-in audience. Comments

Are Paid Platforms the Future of Social?

shutterstock-86924398 Oct 27, 2014 - Believing that content published on social belongs to the creators, tsū and Bubblews share ad revenue with their users, though some believe the payments are too small to make a splash. Comments

The Future of Social Media: Paid vs. Organic

paid-vs-organic Oct 27, 2014 - The future of social media is in paid content, which requires a different strategy than organic. How can you prepare? Comments

FireChat Aims to Heat Up Mobile Marketing in Emerging Regions

firechat-icon Oct 26, 2014 - Crisis has fuelled FireChat's success across Hong Kong and Taiwan, but the app's creator is looking to India as the key market entry point for Asia as a new channel for brands to reach large, unconnected audiences. Comments

Can Pinterest Make Your Small Business Bigger?

pinterest-alt Oct 24, 2014 - Pinterest's head of online sales and operations has four tips for leveraging the platform to push your brand’s products. Comments

Businesses Understand Value of Social Data But Few Know How to Use It

social-data-understand Oct 24, 2014 - A Hootsuite survey found that most businesses see the value in social media data but many struggle to organize that data into a successful social media strategy. Comments

Software, Social Media, and E-Commerce: The Digital Rise Continues in the East

china-technology-shutterstock-189055118 Oct 23, 2014 - Asia has a thriving and innovative digital landscape that goes well beyond the traditional social media and e-commerce platforms of the West. Comments

3 Brands, 3 Social Media Strategies for Halloween

A Jack o'lantern Oct 23, 2014 - The Halloween holiday is a great time for marketers to get creative and ramp up their social media marketing efforts. Here are three brands with three different strategies. Comments

The Rise of the Paid Social Network Business Model

hands-catching-money Oct 22, 2014 - There's a growing acceptance of pay-for-play in the digital and, more specifically, social worlds. How will you adapt to the new model? Comments

True Viral Cannot Be Planned

shutterstock-107315543-viral Oct 21, 2014 - As a recent viral advertisement for a technical college in China shows, there is no rhyme or reason when it comes to what campaigns get picked up by the masses. Comments

Will Snapchat's Lack of Targeting in First Ad Do More Harm Than Good?

snapchat-logo Oct 20, 2014 - Over the weekend the platform launched its first ad, a Snap from the movie "Ouija" that appeared in users' Recent Updates feed. But will the lack of targeting hinder the ads’ effectiveness? Comments

Social Sharing Reaches Peak Within 24 Hours of Major Events [Study]

sharethislogoimage Oct 20, 2014 - A new report from ShareThis shows that consumer engagement on Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit is highest in the days surrounding big events. Comments

How to Use Twitter for Business

twitter-bird-blue-on-white Oct 17, 2014 - A look at why some tweets catch on and why some business are killing it using Twitter. Comments

How Social Media Is Reviving the Teaser Campaign

Social Media Sharing Oct 16, 2014 - Teaser campaigns have always been popular, but the ability to push these kind of campaigns on social media is drumming up even more interest. Comments

What Does Ello Mean for Paid Social Advertising?

Social Data Oct 16, 2014 - Will Ello's closed, data-protected model mean changes for the social advertising landscape? Comments

Thailand's Digital Landscape

thailand-digital-shutterstock-199213379 Oct 15, 2014 - Thailand might be best known for its beaches, but it also has a rich and innovative digital marketing space. Comments

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