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Twitter and IBM have announced a big data social media analytics partnership

IBM Teams Up With Twitter for Social Media Data Analysis

Mar 17, 2015 - The collaboration between IBM and Twitter will allow brands to incorporate Twitter's social data into other data sources in an effort to improve marketing decision-making. Comments

Is Ex Machina’s Tinder Tactic Clever or Deceptive?

ex-machina-tinder-sxsw Mar 16, 2015 - The movie "Ex Machina," which premiered this weekend at South by Southwest, tricked Tinder users in Austin with its promotional campaign. Is this marketing ploy smart or sneaky? Comments

SXSW 2015: Pinterest Tackles Users' Fear of Missing Out

pinterest-logo Mar 16, 2015 - Raashi Bhalla, creative strategist at Pinterest, spoke with ClickZ at South by Southwest about how the Internet has hardwired our brains to leave us constantly in search of something better. Comments

Instagram Followers Don't Equal Engagement [Study]

instagram-icon-large Mar 13, 2015 - A new study by digital think tank L2 found that Instagram content, rather than audience size or posting frequency, helps brands like Nike and Starbucks maintain strong engagement. Comments

Alibaba Bets on Social Commerce With Snapchat Investment

snapchat logo Mar 13, 2015 - The largest e-commerce company in China plans to invest $200 million in Snapchat. How will the Alibaba-Snapchat relationship evolve in the future? Comments

Your Social Media Images Can Now Be Turned Into Facebook Ads

social-media-image-sharing Mar 11, 2015 - A new ad format enables brands to turn user-generated images into sponsored Facebook posts. Comments

Delivering Great Customer Experiences

Customer Mar 11, 2015 - To truly provide a great customer experience, you must combine the power of your customers with the power of your employees. Comments

Twitter Opens Hong Kong Office to Tap China's Outbound Brands

twitter-logo Mar 10, 2015 - Although the platform is banned in China, Twitter's new Hong Kong office will target Chinese advertisers who are broadening their international horizons. Comments

Facebook Lets Marketers See What Users Talk About With Topic Data

facebook-f-2013 Mar 10, 2015 - In collaboration with DataSift, which can access and scale Facebook's pipeline of data, the social media giant can provide marketers with insights about specific topics users are posting about. Comments

Contextual Commerce Is About to Change the Shopping Experience

contextual-commerce Mar 10, 2015 - Contextual commerce combines the power of data from devices like wearables and smartphones with the ease of interaction in physical spaces. But does it blur the line between convenient and invasive? Comments

Amazon Opens Tmall Store to Boost China Sales

amazon-china-logo Mar 9, 2015 - Amazon has opened an e-commerce store on Alibaba's Tmall retail platform to reach more Chinese shoppers online. Comments

Nodes and Edges: Visualizing Network Data 101

data-visualization Mar 6, 2015 - Visualizations of your social data can be extremely helpful in developing marketing strategies, but how can you go about creating these graphs? Comments

5 Reasons Why No One Likes You Anymore…on Facebook

facebook-thumbs-down Mar 6, 2015 - The rules of Facebook marketing have changed and many of us need to adjust our strategies if we want to succeed on the platform. Comments

China's Xinhua Uses Western Social Media in Global Rebranding Effort

xinhua-rebrand-facebook-pic Mar 4, 2015 - Xinhua has become the latest Chinese brand to use Western social media platforms to enhance its global profile. Comments

Instagram Lets Brands Share More Photos With Carousel Ads

instagram-icon-large Mar 4, 2015 - The platform introduced carousel ads today, a new ad format that enables advertisers to display more images and add links to their posts. Comments

84 Percent of Millennials Don’t Trust Traditional Advertising

socialcrowds Mar 4, 2015 - Social media has changed the way brands engage with their consumers, say marketing experts from Crowdtap, Weight Watchers, and MRY, who believe brands must put people at the heart of their marketing strategy to create authentic social content. Comments

How Social Media Can Jumpstart Your Customer Base (and Brand)

social-data-understand Mar 4, 2015 - Companies without massive budgets should be taking advantage of the benefits of social media to boost their brand's marketing efforts. Comments

6 Social Media Tips for Highly Regulated Verticals

6-social-media-tips-for-highly-regulated-verticals Mar 4, 2015 - Even businesses in tightly regulated industries can reap the benefits of social media campaigns, and these six tips can help. Comments

The Best Social Media Marketing Campaigns in Indonesia

line-let-s-get-rich-indonesia Mar 3, 2015 - Line, Yamaha, and Oreo lead the way as examples of creative and strong uses of social media for successful campaigns in Indonesia. Comments

Expedia Turns to Twitter to Promote Netherlands Tourism

netherlands-windmills Mar 3, 2015 - To show there's more to the country than Amsterdam, the Netherlands Board of Tourism and Expedia are utilizing the social platform to reveal Van Gogh paintings - and chances to win - with retweets. Comments

Chinese Government Cracks Down on Fake Social Accounts

censorship-china Mar 2, 2015 - Digital marketers say Chinese regulation to implement real-name verification for social media accounts will enhance the quality of consumer data. Comments

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