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Weibo Boosts User Numbers With Chinese New Year Cash Giveaway

Feb 11, 2015 - Weibo has partnered with Alipay to launch a Chinese New Year lucky gift campaign in a bid to recruit users back to the site, and offer greater exposure for brands. Comments

Don’t Get Shacked

radioshack-store Feb 11, 2015 - What contributed to the failure of RadioShack? Could a a better use of social technology have made a difference for the brand? Comments

Adidas Connects Fans With Soccer Stars via Twitter’s New Group DM

adidas-logo Feb 10, 2015 - The sports company is the first major brand to use Twitter’s private group messaging for marketing. Will more follow suit soon? Comments

Pizza Hut Australia Pulls Vegemite Ad in PR Blunder

pizzahut-australia-promotion-image Feb 9, 2015 - Pizza Hut has pulled a YouTube ad after failing to gain approval from Kraft for its Australia Day Vegemite and cheese stuffed crust pizza promotion. Comments

Twitter Wins Advertisers But Fails to Draw Users

twitter-logo Feb 9, 2015 - Twitter reports record earnings for 2014, but the company has been slow to draw in new users, leaving some to wonder if all these ads are finding an audience. Comments

Coca-Cola Duped Into Tweeting Racist Content

coca-cola-coke-soda Feb 5, 2015 - Pop culture site Gawker built a bot that fed passages from Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf into the brand's #MakeItHappy tweet generator, which then turned the quotes into cartoon characters. Comments

Tweets to Appear in Google Searches

twitter-logo Feb 5, 2015 - Twitter has reportedly partnered with Google, continuing its mission to expand the reach of tweets. Within the next three months, tweets will appear in Google searches automatically. Comments

Romanian KFC Campaign Taps UGC to Parody Rich Kids of Instagram

kfc-logo Feb 5, 2015 - To promote KFC Romania's value meals, MRM Worldwide launched a user-generated content (UGC) campaign based on Millennials mocking a famous Instagram feed full of photos flaunting wealth. Comments

How to Speak With Customers on Social When You Aren’t the Target Audience

how-to-speak-with-customers-on-social Feb 5, 2015 - In order to connect with consumers, you must use language they relate to and can understand. How can you do that if you're not in their same demographic? Comments

Instagram Adds Video Looping to Rival Vine

instagram-mobile Feb 4, 2015 - Facebook-owned Instagram has opened up its advertising capabilities to include auto-replay videos, a feature similar to Vine’s loop counts. Comments

Twitter "Quick Promote" Targets SMBs

twitter-quick-promote-small-business-ads Feb 4, 2015 - Twitter's new ad product allows small businesses to promote their highest-performing tweets straight from their analytics dashboards to drive engagement from lookalike users. Comments

Social Selling for Sales Success

social-marketing Feb 3, 2015 - The social media revolution is transforming three important disciplines – marketing, sales, and customer service - and in Indonesia it is no exception. Comments

Twitter Syndicates Promoted Tweets for Broader Reach

Twitter Money Feb 3, 2015 - Promoted Tweets will now appear as native content on other platforms, such as mobile app Flipboard, that already integrate organic tweets into their applications. Comments

Brands Take to Twitter to Cross-Promote During Super Bowl

twitter-logo Feb 2, 2015 - During last night's Super Bowl, many brands used the advertisements as an opportunity to begin cross-promotional conversations across social media. Comments

Facebook Expands Mobile Geo-Targeting With "Place Tips"

facebook-brand Feb 2, 2015 - The social media giant’s new feature will deliver location-based content for businesses. Comments

How to Build Organic Growth Organically in Social Media

social-sharing-group Feb 2, 2015 - These three tips can help you build an organic community in social media through non-paid efforts. Comments

Snapshot: South Korea’s Social Media Landscape

south-korea-line Feb 1, 2015 - South Korea's social media landscape is small compared to other regional markets, but the appeal for brands is being able to role out more focused and targeted campaigns. Comments

Super Bowl Fans Ready to Engage With Brand Ads on Social

superbowl-tv Jan 30, 2015 - A new survey from Crowdtap shows that the majority of Super Bowl fans are passionate enough to take action on social media during the big game. Comments

Why Marketers Are Banking on Social and Mobile in 2015

Social Media Jan 30, 2015 - Social and mobile make it easier for marketers to create real-time, personalized connections with consumers, so it's no wonder they're becoming the channels of choice. Comments

WeChat a Must for Western Brands in China

china-mobile-commerce Jan 29, 2015 - WeChat is the darling of the Chinese app world and no brand should be considering a foray into China without it. Comments

Burger King Fires Off Snarky Tweet at Former McDonald's CEO

mcdonalds460 Jan 29, 2015 - After today's announcement that McDonald's has replaced its CEO, Don Thompson, fast-food competitor Burger King took to Twitter to mock the headlines and promote the Whopper. Comments

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