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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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Tweets of the Week: Sharks Take Over Twitter

Jul 24, 2015 - #Ramadan, #mickfanning, #Sharknado3 and #unexcitingvideogames dominated the week in Twitter. Comments

Are Playbuzz Flip Cards a Listicle Killer?

share Jul 24, 2015 - "Flipping" could be the new scrolling as quiz giant Playbuzz seeks to move beyond traditional content marketing to a new format optimized for mobile and social media. Comments

Periscope Marketing 101: Lessons from 3 New Campaigns

periscopelogo Jul 23, 2015 - According to Twitter, Periscope's helps brands to "forge a more personal relationship with consumers." Dunkin' Donuts, GE and St-Germain are three brands doing it right. Comments

Forever 21 Recreates Instagram Snaps via a Giant Thread Screen

forever21manchine Jul 22, 2015 - Forever 21 has collaborated with Brooklyn-based agency Breakfast to build a thread screen that displays consumers’ Instagram images in real time. Comments

How the Value of Social Content is Increasing

shutterstock-131691863 Jul 21, 2015 - When it comes to platforms like Facebook, Flipboard and LinkedIn, the quantity of content doesn't matter. Those who understand the right content to share will come out ahead. Comments

And the Winner of Social Media Is... Victoria's Secret [Study]

Social Media Sharing Jul 20, 2015 - Looking at 50 major brands in various industries, Victoria's Secret was the only one to score top marks across all eight social media platforms analyzed by Spredfast. Comments

How Brands Rode Out Uniqlo's Sex Tape Scandal on Weibo

uniqlo-beijing Jul 17, 2015 - Brands in China have been quick to capitalize on Uniqlo's misfortune after Chinese lovers released a sex video on social media taken in a Beijing store's changing room. Comments

World Emoji Day Illustrates Global Impact

tear-off-calendar Jul 17, 2015 - While some industry experts think emojis are an ephemeral trend, World Emoji Day demonstrates their valuable ability to transcend language barriers. Comments

Tweets of the Week: NASA, Amazon and ESPN Lead the Way

pluto-nasa Jul 17, 2015 - This week, Twitter cruised on the surface of Pluto, shopped on Amazon, celebrated the 2015 ESPY awards, and made a toast for Novak Djokovic’s big win at Wimbledon. Comments

10 Ways to Find Common Ground With Your Social Media Audience

humanize-social-media Jul 14, 2015 - There's an art and a science to social media, and brands should take note of followers' trigger points and hot buttons. Comments

What Does Facebook's New Algorithm Mean for Content Marketers?

A Facebook logo Jul 10, 2015 - With Facebook giving users more control of what they see in their News Feed, they're likely to remember their closest friends, but they may not necessarily remember their favorite brand pages. Comments

Newell Rubbermaid: Maximizing Social Impact with Minimal Budget #SESAtlanta

atlanta-skyline Jul 10, 2015 - Phil Kinzler, senior manger of digital marketing for Newell Rubbermaid, spoke at SES Atlanta about how to leverage social media for minimal cost. Comments

Tweets of the Week: Soccer and Sharks, Chicken and Chocolate

twitter-logo Jul 10, 2015 - This week on Twitter kicked off with the Women's World Cup, around which Nike had the most engagement. Shark Week and two food related holidays inspired other notable brand Tweets. Comments

Why Weibo Still has a Role to Play for Brands

weibo-logo-international Jul 7, 2015 - Weibo may have lost market share to the more private communication platform WeChat, but it still has a role to play for brands. Comments

Siam Commercial Bank Turns to Stickers for Brand Engagement

line-stickers-nong-easy-set-4-yeah Jul 7, 2015 - A cute purple monkey has little to do with a major financial institution. However, Siam Commercial Bank has seen success on Line with its playful Nong Easy stickers. Comments

Instant Messaging to Overtake Email as Biggest Digital Communication Platform

Instant messaging apps Jul 7, 2015 - Over 160 trillion instant messages will be sent by 2019, according to research from Juniper. Comments

Nike Takes the Women’s World Cup with #NoMaybes

nike-soccer Jul 6, 2015 - Nike’s #NoMaybes campaign has caught lots of attention during the Women’s World Cup. What can other brands learn from the Nike's success? Comments

Tweets of the Week: #CanadaDay Win and #UrbanOutfittersBeLike Fail

twitter-logo Jul 3, 2015 - This week, consumers took to Twitter to make fun of Urban Outfitters, brands got cheesy for #InternationalJokeDay, and Tim Horton's scored a major emoji win on #CanadaDay. Comments

5 Questions in 5 Minutes With Facebook

facebook-automation Jun 27, 2015 - At Cannes Lions, ClickZ caught up with some of Facebook's executives to talk about mobile, Instagram and more. Comments

Tweets of the Week: #LoveWins

white-house-same-sex-marriage Jun 26, 2015 - This week's tweets include the NBA draft and take your pet to work day, but marriage equality in the U.S. was the showstopper, sending Twitter into a frenzy. Comments

Snapchat Leads to 'Bestie Brands' #CZLTO

snapchat-logo Jun 26, 2015 - It may seem like a flash in the pan, but compared with Facebook and Twitter, Snapchat gives marketers a better chance to create close relationships with consumers, according to a ClickZ Live Toronto session. Comments

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