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

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

How to Become a Top-Performing Content Marketer on LinkedIn

linkedinimage Aug 5, 2014 - LinkedIn has issued content marketing tips based on the practices of some of the most influential brands on the platform. Comments

Twitter's Mitro Acquisition Could Yield Better Targeted Ads

twittermusic Aug 4, 2014 - A few years after the purchase of location-aware app maker Mixer Labs, Twitter has acquired password-security start-up Mitro to collaborate on geo-related projects. Comments

Champs Speaks to High School Athletes in 15-Second Instagram Snippets

adicolortv Aug 4, 2014 - The TV-esque series "AdicolorTV" enables Adidas and Champs to tell a longer story than they could otherwise and it could also be the first series of its kind on Instagram. Comments

Pinterest Adds to Its Functionality With Icebergs Acquisition

pinterest-alt Aug 1, 2014 - Pinterest has purchased Icebergs, a company that allows creatives to collaborate on projects online. This acquisition, along with a number of new features Pinterest has launched lately, will change how content is curated and utilized within the platform, say industry participants. Comments

Twitter Boasts $312 Million Revenue for Q2 as User Base Soars

Twitter Money Jul 30, 2014 - Although Twitter's losses increased in Q2 as well, the platform's share price rocketed up more than 20 percent as investors were soothed by its growth. Comments

Tweet-a-Coke Seeks to Engage Movie-Going Teens

tweet-a-coke Jul 30, 2014 - The soft drink giant has partnered with Regal Cinemas in its Tweet-a-Coke program, which attempts to follow Starbucks' lead, as well as to talk to teens in a new way. Comments

A Social Media Presence Isn’t Enough – Brands Need Engagement [Report]

Social Media Manager Jul 30, 2014 - A new report from Sprinklr finds that simply developing social media platforms isn't enough for brands — conversing with customers is to the key to avoiding alienating them. Comments

Will Facebook Launch Another Snapchat Clone Within Instagram?

instagram-icon-large Jul 28, 2014 - Facebook-owned Instagram seems set to release a new "one-tap photo messaging" app called Bolt, a product that sounds just like Snapchat. Comments

Don’t Hold Your Breath Just Yet for Snapchat Monetization

snapchat-geofilters Jul 25, 2014 - The popular platform has new and rumored features, but marketers say it needs to roll out more tracking capabilities before it can legitimately claim a seat at the social network ad table. Comments

Is Facebook the New King of Traffic?

Facebook thumbs up Jul 25, 2014 - Facebook is reportedly driving nearly a quarter of all sharing traffic to sites across the Web. With the introduction of Facebook's new "save" feature, how can marketers best utilize the social platform? Comments

A Very Short Guide to How to Get Your Content Seen on Facebook

facebook-automation Jul 25, 2014 - A quick look at how to demystify the Facebook reach and ranking process, with simple tips for marketers to put into action with their content marketing. Comments

Mobile Is the Message for Facebook Q2 Earnings

facebook-mobile-blue Jul 24, 2014 - Mobile ad revenue surpasses desktop in Facebook's Q2 earnings, driven by m-commerce, an industry that is expected to generate $500 billion by 2017. Comments

LinkedIn Unveils Direct Sponsored Content for Better Targeting and Testing

linkedin22 Jul 24, 2014 - The new feature will not only help marketers with A/B testing, but industry participants say it also indicates a big move for native advertising. Comments

These 3 Brands Are Doing Twitter Marketing Right

Twitter Money Jul 24, 2014 - A look at a selection of brands that are embracing the new capabilities of Twitter and using the platform to its full marketing potential, along with tips for ways you as a marketer can do the same for your own business. Comments

Pinterest Ramps Up E-Commerce Features

pinterest-log-in Jul 21, 2014 - The image-based discovery platform is rolling out pins for specific interests, another feature that will benefit online businesses. So how can marketers best use Pinterest for e-commerce? Comments

Emirates Airline Asks Social Shutterbugs to Say #HelloChicago

hellochicago-landing Jul 21, 2014 - The brand's new photo-sharing initiative celebrates Chicago as its ninth U.S. destination. And, after the first day, hundreds of submissions had been received, according to an agency rep. Comments

Twitter Dives Deeper Into E-Commerce With CardSpring Acquisition

Twitter Money Jul 18, 2014 - The micro-blogging platform can now use CardSpring’s technology to track redemptions of offers delivered via Twitter Cards, as well as help businesses deliver relevant deals. Comments

I’m an Instagram Lover and a Fighter – Are Ads Going to Ruin My Relationship?

instagram-collage Jul 17, 2014 - The introduction of ads into Instagram feeds in Australia may threaten the comfortable relationship many users have with the social media platform. How can brands make sure they get the basics right? Comments

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