Social Media

As social media evolves at lightning speed, marketers need access to instant information about what's working and what's not. Learn about best practices for engaging with people on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and new networks. Then guide your colleagues to pursue winning strategies in a socially connected world.

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Facebook Prepping e-Money Transfer Service in Europe

Apr 15, 2014 - Facebook is reportedly planning an e-money service in Europe, which would allow users to make transactions directly through the social network. Comments

Twitter Faces User Interaction and Retention Problems

Twitter Logo Apr 15, 2014 - New research shows that Twitter is facing user interaction and user retention problems, with news that 44 percent of users have never sent a single tweet. Comments

Is It Possible to Measure Social Media ROI?

shutterstock-159903269 Apr 15, 2014 - Spending on social media marketing continues to grow, but what are the metrics that could be measured and should they be benchmarked against return on investment (ROI)? Comments

Facebook Seeks to Clean Up News Feeds by Targeting Like-Baiting Posts

facebook-f-2013 Apr 11, 2014 - In an effort to tidy up users' News Feeds, Facebook is targeting brand Pages that explicitly ask for likes, shares, and comments to promote their posts. Comments

Segmented Social Marketing Grows MGM Revenues by 300 Percent

mgm-grand-hotel Apr 11, 2014 - Segmented social advertising, boosted by sub-campaigns created for Facebook and Twitter Custom Audiences, has grown MGM Resorts International revenues 300 percent over the last three years. Comments

Facebook Rolls Out Bigger Ads in Right-Hand Column

facebook-brand Apr 10, 2014 - Facebook will display fewer ads in its right-hand column, but the ads will be larger than before. Comments

Promoting Your Social Presence

social-media-marketing Apr 9, 2014 - How can you build awareness for your social platforms? And once you build awareness, how do you get customers there? Here are tips and tricks for increasing your social presence. Comments

5 Things Small Business Owners Can Do Today to Get Ahead Using Social

klm Apr 8, 2014 - Here are five steps to take to start listening to what people are saying about you on the Web, regardless of your marketing budgets. Comments

Facebook Tests Privacy Settings With Zuckersaurus

Facebook Apr 8, 2014 - Facebook has introduced a blue cartoon dinosaur that alerts you of your privacy settings before you share a post. Comments

Twitter Reveals Profile Redesign Mimicking Facebook, Acquires Cover

twitter-bird-logo Apr 8, 2014 - Twitter is rolling out a profile redesign on the Web featuring a photo-focused layout that has a distinct resemblance to Facebook. The social network has also acquired android lock screen application, Cover. Comments

Twitter Prepares 15 New Ad Products to Compete With Facebook

Twitter IPO Apr 8, 2014 - In a further effort to monetize the platform and bring in more ad dollars, Twitter will introduce 15 new ad products over the next six months. Comments

Social Marketing Needs the Real You

the-real-you-social Apr 7, 2014 - Emotional storytelling is what connects with an audience - corporate or not - and great stories derive from sensitivity and authenticity. Comments

Twitter Rolls Out Free "Pinned Tweets" to Select Personal Accounts

twitterbird Apr 4, 2014 - Twitter's "pinned tweets" will roll out for free to select high-profile users. Comments

Are You Prepared for Visual Social Media Marketing?

photos-shutterstock-153404300 Apr 4, 2014 - It's becoming clearer and clearer that images are the key to breaking through the clutter of social media and reaching consumers. So how can you take advantage of this trend? Comments

American Express Hands Instagram Reins to "Despicable Me" Minions

front-gate-minion-186-finalrgb-instagram Apr 3, 2014 - The mischievous characters posted six images to American Express’ Instagram account on March 26, which netted 1,883 likes, 98 comments, and "close to" 180 new followers, the brand says. Comments

#CZLNY: The Power of Visual Storytelling

pure-michigan-instagram Apr 2, 2014 - On the first day of ClickZ Live New York, Boot Camp Digital chief executive Krista Neher talked about how images tell a brand’s story and help increase the shareability of content. Comments

How to Master the Art of Social Sales and an Interview With the CEO of Nimble.com

social-selling Apr 2, 2014 - Social selling requires mastery of not only social media marketing and engaging in these networks as a manager of your own social experience, but also how to keep up with the rapid changes in organizational structure, decision-maker movements, and target interests. Comments

Personalization: Why Having a Dialogue Is Not Enough

personalization Apr 1, 2014 - Now, it will be the marketers and their brands that move onward and upward from the obvious conversations in social media into a deep understanding of silent conversations and contexts that will distinguish themselves from the rest. Comments

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s Morph Select Fans Into X-Men Characters

x-men-digital-makeover Apr 1, 2014 - The quick-service brands want young, hungry guys and sci-fi fans to submit Instagram photos with menu items for the chance to receive one of several hundred high-quality X-Men Digital Makeovers. Comments

Is Twitter Saying Goodbye Retweet, Hello Share?

Share With Followers Mar 28, 2014 - Will retweets soon be rebranded as "shares" on Twitter? For some, that has already happened, as the change in terminology began rolling out for some mobile users this week. Comments

Twitter Unveils Photo-Tagging and Multi-Image Upload Tool

Twitter Logo Mar 27, 2014 - Twitter's new functionality arrives on iPhone first, with Android and Twitter.com desktop versions to follow. Comments

 

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