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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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Real-Life Reactvertising: 3 Ways to Boost Your Trend-Based Marketing on Social

Nov 6, 2014 - Reactvertising is the art of responding as quickly as possible to news and current events in an effort to stay top-of-mind with consumers. Comments

Has Facebook Lost Its Mojo as the Best Place to Reach the Mobile Youth?

facebook-mobile-blue Nov 6, 2014 - Which is the best social platform to reach Millennial (and younger) digital natives on? Is it still Facebook? Comments

Facebook Puts Ban on "Like-Gating"

facebook-dislike2 Nov 5, 2014 - With brands no longer able to instruct users to like pages as a way to unlock content or enter contests, industry experts say they will have to engage consumers in more authentic ways. Comments

What #AlexFromTarget Can Teach Us About Seizing Social Opportunities

shutterstock-84711226 Nov 4, 2014 - On Sunday, a tweet about Alex, a Target employee, became a hit on social media, making the teenager an instant celebrity and providing Target with the perfect chance to grab some good press. Comments

Lessons Learned From 10 Terrific Tweets

learn-chalkboard Nov 4, 2014 - Many brands have mastered the art of marketing through Twitter. Check out these 10 examples and see what you can apply to your own social media efforts. Comments

Activision and AKQA "Hack" Instagram for Call of Duty Fans

shutterstock-200721917 Nov 3, 2014 - Activision and AKQA have manipulated Instagram's photo tags to create an interactive, choose-your-own-adventure-style story for fans of the video game Call of Duty. Comments

Fake Twitter Profile Reveals Consumer Engagement Levels [Study]

The Twitter bird logo in blue on white Oct 31, 2014 - Using a fictional fashion brand's Twitter profile as a case study, Isobar found consumers' perceptions of the brand were altered by number of followers and tone of voice. Comments

Instagram Is the Latest Social Platform to Dive Into Native Video

instagram-icon-large 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

Top 5 Social Marketing Trends for Brands to Watch in 2015

Social media Oct 31, 2014 - As we near the end of 2014, here's a look at what social media marketing trends brands need to be on the lookout for in the coming year. 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

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

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

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