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

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

Pinterest Rolls Out Buyable Pins for iPhone and iPad

pinterest-alt Jun 30, 2015 - Pinterest has partnered with thousands of brands including Macy’s, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom to offer Buyable Pins. 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

VIDEO: Tinder CEO Reveals The Mystery Behind Swipe Right at Cannes

tinder-image Jun 26, 2015 - In the video interview, Sean Rad, founder and president of Tinder, explained the marketing strategy, as well as the math and science behind the swipe. Comments

Are You a Fireworks or Bonfire Marketer?

businessman-with-business Jun 26, 2015 - Many campaigns focus on large spikes of awareness that fade quickly. But to consistently and efficiently drive business outcomes, brands must capture longer form attention as well. Comments

Five Social Actions that can Help You Convert

social-data-understand Jun 26, 2015 - Gone are the days when word of mouth meant consumers telling their friends and family about you. Social has changed that, so things like funneling, video, and staying on top of mentions are crucial. Comments

Developing a Successful Multi-Market Social Campaign for APAC

social-media-bubble Jun 25, 2015 - Consumers in the Asia Pacific region are sophisticated users of social networks – in many ways, they are far ahead of the West when it comes to recognising their potential for communication, commerce and entertainment. Comments

Are You Adhering to the FTC's New Social Media Guidelines?

ftc-logo Jun 24, 2015 - The FTC recently updated its social media guidelines again, which means that marketers should pay very close attention to the words used in any contests, endorsements and reviews. Comments

Dr Pepper Crosses All Platforms with Social Media Influencers

dr-pepper-can Jun 23, 2015 - Rather than confining content to a single platform, Dr Pepper incorporates Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Vine and Periscope in its first foray into social influencer marketing. Comments

The Importance of Immediacy

immediacy Jun 22, 2015 - There is a gap between consumer expectations of sales and service using digital channels, and a company’s ability to deliver. Comments

Meet the CMO Behind the Transformation of America's (Favorite) Diner

dennys-logo Jun 22, 2015 - Largely through clever social feeds, Denny's has turned its older image around since John Dillon, now the chief marketing officer, joined the chain's marketing department eight years ago. Comments

3 Ways Brands are Using Social Analytics to Sell Smarter

socialmediaengagement1 Jun 22, 2015 - Through social listening, and ligning customer service with marketing, and digital experiences with products, brands like Mattel and Warby Parker have mastered social analytics. Comments

Microsoft Tops LinkedIn’s List of Top 10 Global Brands

microsoft-company-image Jun 19, 2015 - Beating out Forbes, Harvard Business Review and Google, Microsoft earned the highest Content Marketing Score on LinkedIn’s list of the 10 most influential global brands. Comments

Tweets of the Week: Send Kisses to Fathers and Loved Ones

fathers-day Jun 19, 2015 - This week, brands avoided the hard news and instead stuck to love-filled holidays, like Father’s Day and National Kissing Day. Comments

“Discovering” Shopping: Buying Natively

social-media-image-sharing Jun 19, 2015 - Many platforms have embraced native advertising in recent months. This columnist explores how it's been going so far for Polyvore, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr. Comments

Pinterest Refines Image Search

pinterest-logo Jun 18, 2015 - The image-sharing platform has streamlined its search capability, in addition to adding trending topics and a spellcheck feature. Comments

Can Snapchat Help McDonald's Combat its Millennial Problem?

mcdonalds-wifi-gratis Jun 18, 2015 - Snapchat is very popular with Millennials, while McDonald's is not. Could McDonald's glean some of that popularity, being the first brand to use the platform's geolocation filters? Comments

Connecting With Asia's New Age Consumers

affluent-millennials Jun 17, 2015 - LinkedIn's Nellie Chan offers the following insight into Asia's affluent Millennials and how to engage with them through social. Comments

Twitter Follows Facebook With Autoplay Videos in Timeline

Twitter Logo Jun 16, 2015 - Twitter is officially rolling out autoplay video in a user’s timeline, taking on its biggest competitor Facebook. But you'll be able to switch it off. Comments

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