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Social Media Week: Digital Marketers Must Predict the Future to Succeed

Feb 26, 2015 - In a New York Social Media Week panel called "10 Years of Digital," Mashable CEO Pete Cashmore unveiled a new marketing tool that will let brands scan the Web to predict trending news before it breaks. Comments

The 10 Twitter Marketing Dos and Don’ts We Learned From Oscar Night

twitter-logo Feb 26, 2015 - Brands took to Twitter during Hollywood's biggest night, with varying degrees of success. What can we learn from their highs and lows? Comments

British Attractions Given Mandarin Makeovers to Lure Chinese Visitors

london-great-names-for-great-britain Feb 25, 2015 - The U.K.'s most iconic spots have been given Chinese names in a digital campaign aimed at luring China's 100 million outbound tourists. Comments

Is Facebook Set to Become the Google of Social Media?

facebook-mobile-blue Feb 25, 2015 - Facebook recently dropped competing ad products from its exchange, quietly created its own CRM, and released a mobile ad creation app. Is the company gearing up to completely dominate the social ad space? Comments

Will Hashtags Take Over the Internet?

hashtag Feb 25, 2015 - A look at what new domain names and hashtags have in common. Comments

Social Media: 15 Ways You’re Doing It Wrong

social-media-wrong-way Feb 24, 2015 - Social media is a ubiquitous part of marketing these days, but many brands are still getting it very wrong. Are you making these mistakes? Comments

Brands Make the Most of the Oscars on Social

oscars-shutterstock-124201903 Feb 23, 2015 - Last night's Academy Awards gave many brands a reason to celebrate on Twitter. We've rounded up the best and worst of Oscar night social media campaigns. Comments

(Social) Engagement Shouldn’t Just Happen on Valentine’s Day

social-sharing Feb 20, 2015 - Devising ways to engage with your social media audience shouldn't be a seasonal occurrence. These tips can help you work it into your editorial calendar year-round. Comments

Movie Marketing Strategies Are "Fifty Shades of Social"

movie-theater Feb 19, 2015 - The recent release of "Fifty Shades of Grey" was surrounded by a huge social media blitz, but it isn't the only film to jump on the social marketing bandwagon. Comments

ANZ Australia Creates Digital GAYTMs for Mardi Gras

anz-only-gaytm-in-the-village-pic Feb 17, 2015 - In a first for Australia's banking industry, ANZ has reinvigorated its 2014 GAYTM initiative with a digital-only media campaign and online voting element. Comments

Facebook to Boost Businesses' Sales With New Ad Unit

facebook-brand Feb 17, 2015 - The social media giant introduced a new ad solution called "product ads" today, which was created specifically to help businesses sell their products on the platform. Comments

I Saw the Future and Then It Was Gone

disappearing Feb 17, 2015 - The future of social media is in ephemeral content, but the question of just how to monetize that content remains. Comments

Tic Tac Turns to Digital to Lure SE Asian Millennials

tic-tac-indonesia Feb 15, 2015 - Tic Tac is drawing on celebrities in Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines to target Millennials in a design-your-own packaging contest. Comments

E-Commerce: Southeast Asian Style

thailand-e-commerce Feb 15, 2015 - There are a number of challenges to the growth of e-commerce in Southeast Asia, but that shouldn't stop any brand from having a strategy for the region. Comments

Alibaba Pushes Into Indonesian E-Commerce Market

shutterstock-163502138-online-payment Feb 12, 2015 - China's AliExpress is working with local Indonesian e-payment and logistics service providers for a major push into Southeast Asia's e-commerce market. Comments

Pinterest Teams Up With Apple to Promote App Pins

pinterest-log-in Feb 12, 2015 - App Pins will let Pinterest users download external apps without leaving the platform. Comments

Brands Love Twitter's #WhatIsLoveIn4Words

whatislovein4words-petco-twitter-hashtag-pug Feb 12, 2015 - The hashtag #WhatIsLoveIn4Words trended on Twitter in the days leading up to Valentine's Day, and many brands got in on the fun, though some were more successful with content than others. Comments

Weibo Boosts User Numbers With Chinese New Year Cash Giveaway

chinese-new-year-hongbao Feb 11, 2015 - Weibo has partnered with Alipay to launch a Chinese New Year lucky gift campaign in a bid to recruit users back to the site, and offer greater exposure for brands. Comments

Don’t Get Shacked

radioshack-store Feb 11, 2015 - What contributed to the failure of RadioShack? Could a a better use of social technology have made a difference for the brand? Comments

Adidas Connects Fans With Soccer Stars via Twitter’s New Group DM

adidas-logo Feb 10, 2015 - The sports company is the first major brand to use Twitter’s private group messaging for marketing. Will more follow suit soon? Comments

Pizza Hut Australia Pulls Vegemite Ad in PR Blunder

pizzahut-australia-promotion-image Feb 9, 2015 - Pizza Hut has pulled a YouTube ad after failing to gain approval from Kraft for its Australia Day Vegemite and cheese stuffed crust pizza promotion. Comments

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