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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Pinterest Upgrades Analytics Tool

Aug 26, 2014 - Pinterest increases its value to marketers by allowing them to analyze engagement by seeing which impressions their audience is clicking, liking, and repinning the most. Comments

Facebook Remains Top Engagement Platform in Hong Kong

facebook-automation Aug 25, 2014 - A TNS study reveals that Facebook is the most popular digital platform in Hong Kong, with video a key growth channel. Comments

Chocolate and Social Media: A Deliciously Perfect Marketing Mix

chocolate-social-media Aug 25, 2014 - In this video, Chris Pemberton, digital brand manager for Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, gives insights into the brand's marketing strategy and how important social media is to the mix. Comments

Tinder Sparks Renewed Interest in Online Dating Category

online-dating Aug 25, 2014 - Tinder's massive growth, due largely to its mobile-first approach that appeals to Millennials, is bringing new life to the online dating industry. Comments

Want to Get More From Your Social Media? Be "Interestinger"

social-media-content-boring Aug 22, 2014 - Even if you're doing everything else right, like scheduling posts for the proper time, including images, and using the correct tools, if your content is boring, you won't see engagement. Comments

What the Ice Bucket Challenge Can Teach Us About Engagement

ice-bucket Aug 21, 2014 - The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been the viral event of the summer, but what can it teach social media marketers about engagement? Comments

3 Ways to Shorten Your B2B Sales Cycle Through Personal Branding

shortened-sales-cycle Aug 21, 2014 - Creating a personal brand and using social media to strengthen it can help you greatly shorten your sales cycle and ultimately achieve better results. Comments

4 Steps for Localizing Your Social Media Approach

localizing-social-media Aug 20, 2014 - Localizing the social media approach of a global brand can be tricky, but it's extremely important to a brand's success. Here are four tips for how to use social media to localize your company. Comments

Uber and Lay’s Deliver On-Demand Picnics to Drive Goodwill

uber-and-lays-flavorrush Aug 18, 2014 - The ride-sharing and potato chip brands united for two days to deliver on-demand picnics in a surprise-and-delight effort that used mobile as the facilitator. Comments

Southern Comfort Adopts Live Shark to Give #Sharktender Campaign Extra Bite

southern-comfort-great-white Aug 15, 2014 - The recipe for Southern Comfort’s Shark Week digital cocktail includes a live shark, as well as tracking, tweeting, and interactive video, stirred. Comments

Is LinkedIn's New Publisher Platform Worth Testing?

linkedinnewlogo Aug 15, 2014 - The new LinkedIn long-form publishing platform is now available for general LinkedIn members to use. Is it worth posting your content marketing pieces on LinkedIn first? Comments

Variation in Content Creation Is Trick to Winning Social [#CZLSF]

content Aug 14, 2014 - A look at the day two keynote panel at ClickZ Live San Francisco, a fireside chat with Facebook, Hootsuite, Ghirardelli, YouTube and the Online Marketing Institute's Aaron Kahlow. Comments

Facebook Leads Way In In-store Sales for SMBs [Study]

facebook-homepage Aug 14, 2014 - A new study from digital marketing company G/O Digital shows that compared to Twitter and Pinterest, Facebook is better at driving offline sales for small businesses, with 84 percent of respondents saying that local deals or offers on Facebook heavily influence their decision to make in-store purchases. Comments

Twitter Promoted Video Will Boost Engagement Data

Twitter Money Aug 13, 2014 - The micro-blogging service has been beta testing a new feature, Promoted Video, which allows advertisers to upload and distribute video ads on the platform. Industry insiders believe that Promoted Video will add another layer to Twitter’s ad business. Comments

Meow Mix Taps Nostalgia in Jingle Remix Effort

meow-mix-2 Aug 13, 2014 - Like many brands, Meow Mix hopes nostalgia for an old brand asset will help drum up interest in its latest campaign. But experts say the challenge for any such effort is making sure the right people get their hands on it, which remains to be seen. Comments

10 Questions to Ask Your Social Media Audience

askquestions Aug 12, 2014 - Here are 10 things to ask on social media in order to achieve a better engagement rate among your customers, because without engagement you have next to nothing. Comments

Why You Should Get Involved in Organic Social Media - and How to Do It Right

Social Media Sharing Aug 11, 2014 - Brands that engage in organic social media strategies can better engage with their audiences and develop more meaningful connections. Here's how to develop an organic social media technique in the right way. Comments

Under Armour Uses Star Power to Boost Content Marketing Efforts

video-monetization Aug 11, 2014 - The brand’s five-part video series starring NFL quarterback Cam Newton demonstrates how an athlete's popularity can propel a brand's content marketing strategy even if they don’t explicitly promote a product. Comments

Pinterest Updates 'Send a Pin' to Boost Interaction. Is E-Commerce Next?

pinterest-alt Aug 8, 2014 - Now, when users receive a pin, they can reply with a message or send a pin back. Industry insiders say this feature adds another layer to Pinterest’s Guided Search and brings more opportunities to online businesses. Comments

Sprint’s Frobinson Framily Hits the Road in a Digital Content Initiative

publisher-roadmap Aug 8, 2014 - Sprint has partnered with Roadtrippers to plot a summertime road trip for its Frobinson framily, but experts say the campaign's goals and ROI potential are unclear. Comments

Foursquare Releases Social Search-Centric Redesign

foursquare Aug 6, 2014 - The network is now more focused on allowing users to tailor the network to their personal preferences, which, conveniently, opens new opportunities for brands. Comments

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