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

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

What Can Brands Do to Capitalize on Real-Time Moments in Live TV?

howard Jul 17, 2014 - Google says Nike struck gold during the World Cup with its Phenomenal Shot app thanks in part to a new real-time ad tool, but what other options do brands and marketers have? Comments

Twitter’s New Activity Dashboard Helps Advertisers Measure Organic Tweets

Twitter Money Jul 15, 2014 - The platform has released a new analytics dashboard that offers advertisers measurable insights into how their organic, aka not-paid-for, tweets are performing. Comments

Stop Doing Social Just to Be Social

social media Jul 15, 2014 - In order for brands to succeed with their social marketing, they need to consider who to talk to, where to talk to them, what to say, and when to say it. Comments

10 Reasons Why You Should Use Vine to Build Your Brand

vine Jul 15, 2014 - Vine's looping six-second videos can help marketers spread their messages across social media in innovative, powerful ways. Here are 10 reasons to use Vine for your next campaign. Comments

Can WeChat’s New Ad Service Rival Facebook and Twitter in APAC?

wechatimage Jul 14, 2014 - WeChat's new ad service allows registered companies to place ads on other corporate WeChat pages. Will this solution help the messaging service evolve into a major ad platform in the Asia-Pacific region? Comments

IHOP’s #SongsSecretlyAboutPancakes Showcases Shazam as a Marketing Tool

ihop Jul 11, 2014 - IHOP says it decided to use Shazam because it wanted to engage with consumers longer than it can in a TV spot and notes the Shazam icon is more of a draw than Facebook or Twitter logos. Comments

Connect, Engage, Collaborate: People-Centric Engagement in a Digital World

customer-relationship Jul 11, 2014 - New innovations in social and mobile are helping to change the way marketers can engage with consumers. How can we deliver a valuable, personalized experience? Comments

Using Qualitative and Quantitative Social Proof to Build Credibility: A Brief Guide

trusted-brand Jul 11, 2014 - Social proof can be an extremely effective way to increase conversions and build trust with consumers - but what are the best ways to establish social proof in the marketing space? Comments

Twitter and Pinterest Lead Mobile Sharing Growth as Desktop Declines

sharethislogo Jul 10, 2014 - In Q2 of 2014, shares from smartphones and tablets increased by approximately 31 percent, while desktop shares declined by 6 percent. Twitter and Pinterest were the biggest drivers of mobile sharing growth. Comments

Pinterest Adds New Follow Button to Boost Brand Discovery

pinterest-log-in Jul 10, 2014 - An upgraded Follow button with a pop-up window makes it easier for customers to keep track of their favorite companies' Pinterest activity. Comments

Brands on Yo: Cheap Move for Press or Legit Marketing Maneuver?

yo Jul 10, 2014 - While brands begin to try out the single-tap communication app for themselves, experts remain pessimistic about its potential as a marketing tool. Comments

Vine Your Way to ClickZ Live San Francisco

San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge from below Jul 7, 2014 - ClickZ wants to bring out your inner child, by launching a Vine competition that encourages you to show off your favorite action figure. The winner will be whisked away to San Francisco for our upcoming event. Comments

A Social Generation Comes of Age at the World Cup

social-world-cup Jul 4, 2014 - This year's World Cup showed the confluence of the Internet and the real world and the impact that access and live action can have on people. Comments

Can Facebook Rival Google With LiveRail Acquisition?

facebook-brand Jul 3, 2014 - The social network has agreed to purchase video ad-tech start-up LiveRail, a move indicating the company is expanding its ad business outside its own properties. Will Facebook now be able to rival Google in terms of video advertising? Comments

Facebook Creates New Ad Solutions in High-Growth Countries

cellphones Jul 3, 2014 - The social platform is creating new local ad solutions on mobile (primarily feature phones) in high-growth countries, so that marketers can tailor the way they serve their ads to international destinations. Comments

Vine's New "Loop Counts" May Cause Video Marketing Deception

vine Jul 2, 2014 - The platform has developed a number of new features, among them "Loop Counts," a new metric that allows Vine users to observe in real time how popular their videos are. Comments

Building Advocates, and Why It Really Matters

social-advocate Jul 2, 2014 - Social advocates are important for your brand for more than just the good recommendations they could potentially write - loyal advocates will also defend your brand if it is unfairly characterized. Comments

Facebook Enhances Remarketing Capabilities With New Features

facebook-brand Jun 30, 2014 - The social media giant’s two new enhancements make remarketing on Facebook more powerful. So how can marketers benefit from the new features? Comments

Conquering Social Marketing Fears– Part 2

social-media-tv Jun 30, 2014 - Corporate executives can overcome their fears about social marketing and become confident social ambassadors by starting with these practical techniques. Comments

Foursquare to Charge for Location-Based Data

foursquare-checkin Jun 27, 2014 - The location-based platform will charge certain businesses for access to its check-in information, a move that indicates social data is becoming more valuable. Comments

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IBM: Social Analytics - The Science Behind Social Media Marketing

IBM Social Analytics: The Science Behind Social Media Marketing
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An Introduction to Marketing Attribution: Selecting the Right Model for Search, Display & Social Advertising

An Introduction to Marketing Attribution: Selecting the Right Model for Search, Display & Social Advertising
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