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Groupon Reveals Time-Based Booking for Businesses Accepting Reservations

Sep 3, 2014 - Groupon's time-based booking allows businesses to offer deals that act as reservations, allowing merchants to fill off-peak hours and lure new customers. Comments

Ads and Videos May Make Their Way to Snapchat

snapchat logo Sep 3, 2014 - The mobile messaging app known for its vanishing photos is reportedly leaning toward monetization for the first time. Comments

Social Media Is Not Just About Facebook, Especially In China

socialmediaengagement1 Aug 31, 2014 - Facebook leads the pack, but other social media platforms, especially coming from China, are the ones to watch going forward. Comments

Facebook Boosts Event Visibility With New Ad Format

facebook-homepage Aug 29, 2014 - The new format is designed to help brands bring awareness to their events within Facebook’s network. How can business marketers get the most out of this offering? Comments

What’s Next for Twitter Marketing Real World Innovation?

Twitter Logo Aug 28, 2014 - Brands are continuing to look to Twitter as a marketing tool and are taking their strategies even further by embracing the innovative, interactive capabilities the platform presents. Comments

Social Media and the Challenge Facing CIOs

chief-information-officer Aug 27, 2014 - Social media may have landed in marketing, but it’s increasingly the chief information officer (CIO) that’s being looked to for answers to the question "what’s next?" Comments

Facebook Cracks Down on Click-Baiting Posts in Favor of Quality Content

facebook-brand Aug 26, 2014 - The social media giant is looking to curtail posts with click-baiting headlines, and many in the industry say this update could have a huge impact on sites like Upworthy and BuzzFeed. Comments

Pinterest Upgrades Analytics Tool

pinterest-logo Aug 26, 2014 - Pinterest increases its value to marketers by allowing them to analyze engagement by seeing which impressions their audience is clicking, liking, and repinning the most. Comments

Facebook Remains Top Engagement Platform in Hong Kong

facebook-automation Aug 25, 2014 - A TNS study reveals that Facebook is the most popular digital platform in Hong Kong, with video a key growth channel. Comments

Chocolate and Social Media: A Deliciously Perfect Marketing Mix

chocolate-social-media Aug 25, 2014 - In this video, Chris Pemberton, digital brand manager for Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, gives insights into the brand's marketing strategy and how important social media is to the mix. Comments

Tinder Sparks Renewed Interest in Online Dating Category

online-dating Aug 25, 2014 - Tinder's massive growth, due largely to its mobile-first approach that appeals to Millennials, is bringing new life to the online dating industry. Comments

Want to Get More From Your Social Media? Be "Interestinger"

social-media-content-boring Aug 22, 2014 - Even if you're doing everything else right, like scheduling posts for the proper time, including images, and using the correct tools, if your content is boring, you won't see engagement. Comments

What the Ice Bucket Challenge Can Teach Us About Engagement

ice-bucket Aug 21, 2014 - The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been the viral event of the summer, but what can it teach social media marketers about engagement? Comments

3 Ways to Shorten Your B2B Sales Cycle Through Personal Branding

shortened-sales-cycle Aug 21, 2014 - Creating a personal brand and using social media to strengthen it can help you greatly shorten your sales cycle and ultimately achieve better results. Comments

4 Steps for Localizing Your Social Media Approach

localizing-social-media Aug 20, 2014 - Localizing the social media approach of a global brand can be tricky, but it's extremely important to a brand's success. Here are four tips for how to use social media to localize your company. Comments

Uber and Lay’s Deliver On-Demand Picnics to Drive Goodwill

uber-and-lays-flavorrush Aug 18, 2014 - The ride-sharing and potato chip brands united for two days to deliver on-demand picnics in a surprise-and-delight effort that used mobile as the facilitator. Comments

Southern Comfort Adopts Live Shark to Give #Sharktender Campaign Extra Bite

southern-comfort-great-white Aug 15, 2014 - The recipe for Southern Comfort’s Shark Week digital cocktail includes a live shark, as well as tracking, tweeting, and interactive video, stirred. Comments

Social Engagement Comes in Many Forms [#CZLSF]

Social Media Sharing Aug 15, 2014 - At her session at ClickZ Live San Francisco, IBM's social business strategist discussed the ways in which several brands have excelled at engagement. Comments

The Biggest Challenges Within Employee Advocacy

employee-challenges Aug 15, 2014 - An established employee advocacy program is beneficial to both your brand and your employees. Here are some tips for overcoming the main challenges of setting up a successful employee advocacy program for your own company. Comments

Is LinkedIn's New Publisher Platform Worth Testing?

linkedinnewlogo Aug 15, 2014 - The new LinkedIn long-form publishing platform is now available for general LinkedIn members to use. Is it worth posting your content marketing pieces on LinkedIn first? Comments

Variation in Content Creation Is Trick to Winning Social [#CZLSF]

content Aug 14, 2014 - A look at the day two keynote panel at ClickZ Live San Francisco, a fireside chat with Facebook, Hootsuite, Ghirardelli, YouTube and the Online Marketing Institute's Aaron Kahlow. Comments

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