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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World Cup Most Social Sporting Event Ever, Says Adobe

Jun 12, 2014 - The global social chatter about the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil is likely to surpass both the Super Bowl and the Olympics. So how can marketers capitalize on this to reach consumers? Comments

Facebook Launches Snapchat Clone but Pulls It Shortly After, Oops!

facebook-like Jun 12, 2014 - After abandoning its Poke app last month, Facebook mistakenly released its new mobile product to rival Snapchat, and then pulled it – but the social network says it will launch the new app again "soon." Comments

The Future of Social Is "Sticky"

social-stickers Jun 11, 2014 - Successful mobile social services all incorporate stickers into their platforms, which also signals the growth of a larger marketing trend: hyperpersonal marketing. Comments

Facebook Posts See More Engagement After Hours, Weekends [Study]

Facebook thumbs up Jun 11, 2014 - TrackMaven studied more than 5,000 Facebook pages and about 1.6 million posts to uncover the best days and times to post status updates, as well as how to structure those updates for maximum visibility. Comments

Facebook Defends Decline of Organic Reach in Favor of Quality Content

facebook-brand Jun 10, 2014 - "Pay more to reach more" seems to be the new name of the game. No matter whether brands use organic reach or paid reach, they need to create sharable and engaging content. Comments

Jack Daniel’s Second #SummerSwarm Adds User-Friendly Features

jack-daniel-s-summerswarm-ii Jun 9, 2014 - A photo-sharing campaign for Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whiskey has returned for a second summer with new elements to make it easier for Millennials of legal drinking age to participate. Comments

Do-It-Yourself Promoted Pins Premiere on Pinterest

pick-a-pin-pinterest Jun 9, 2014 - Pinterest is testing do-it-yourself promoted pins on a small group of businesses. Improved analytics for business accounts are also being rolled out slowly. Comments

3 Keys to Millennial Marketing: Smartphones, Social Media, Hyper-Targeted Content [Study]

millenials Jun 6, 2014 - New research reveals that Millennials check their smartphones 43 times per day and they primarily use social networks to discover and share content. Comments

Dealing With My Irrational Twitter Disappointment

twitter-bird-blue-on-white Jun 6, 2014 - Twitter's changes are good for brands and nice for consumers, but for me, it's just not what I signed up for, and that's on me to rationalize. Until then, I'll longingly hold out hope that my Twitter of old will come back to me. Comments

Tap Into Social Media to Find Your Perfect Job

Social Media Puzzle Jun 5, 2014 - Digital marketers should embrace social media when searching for a new job. Being part of the social conversation may just lead to a job offer you can't refuse. Comments

Newcastle Extends No Bollocks Narrative in Pay-for-Followers Twitter Campaign

newcastle-follow-the-money Jun 5, 2014 - The effort, which is meant to increase the brand’s Twitter following by 50,000, is incredibly transparent, but does not reward existing fans. Comments

Show, Don’t Tell: The Rise of Visual-Based Content

visual-based-content Jun 4, 2014 - As behavior has clearly shifted the way of the visual, it is the perfect opportunity and time for brands to start communicating back in the same way. Comments

Invest in Social Like You Believe It’s Real

social-mediaw Jun 4, 2014 - Invest in social by first taking stock of your social media presence, then making sure you have a timely customer engagement strategy, and finally by bringing customer ideas straight into the core of your business to create advocates. Comments

Conquering Social Marketing Fears Part 1

social-marketing Jun 2, 2014 - B2B brands must turn their fear of social into bravery and start communicating in the open and immediate way social marketing allows. Comments

Twitter Adds More Functionality to TweetDeck

twitterbird May 30, 2014 - Twitter has released a number of updated features on TweetDeck, and has unified its scheduling system for the first time. Comments

The Lonely Brand Story Meets Social Media

maytag May 30, 2014 - Brands must make sure their stories are being told properly across all channels and that they can measure alignment and congruence across the channels as well. Comments

Know Nothing, Share Everything: The Sad but Useful State of Social Media Psychology

personas May 30, 2014 - How to grasp the seven personas of social sharing to improve your tweets, posts, and content marketing social strategy. Comments

Facebook Reducing Visibility of Auto-Posts in News Feed

facebook-video May 29, 2014 - Automatically posted updates will start to show up less and less in consumers' news feeds. How will this affect your digital marketing strategy? Comments

Why Declining Organic Facebook Reach Is Good for Social Media Marketers

facebook-f-2013 May 29, 2014 - Facebook advertising and sponsored posts aren't perfect, but they are the beginning of more accountability and a focus on what really matters: great content. Comments

40% of Twitter Users Will Be in Asia-Pacific by 2018 [Study]

twitter-bird-blue-on-white May 28, 2014 - Twitter’s user base will increase rapidly in the next few years, largely driven by growth in the Asia-Pacific region. Comments

Ritz-Carlton Gets Social With "Six Word Wows"

ritzfb-6wordwows-page-2 May 28, 2014 - Ritz-Carlton’s Six Word Wows campaign taps into a long-running internal program that celebrates the memories created at Ritz-Carlton properties, but whittles these stories down to six words each to make them more shareable and to inspire guests to easily contribute their own. Comments

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