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Best practices in social marketing, social commerce, and community management.

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Behind the Technology of Hong Kong’s #UmbrellaRevolution

Oct 1, 2014 - A look at the technologies and social media channels being used in the war for communications in Hong Kong’s pro-democracy demonstrations. Comments

VIDEO: Head of Facebook's Atlas Speaks About Revamped Platform for Ads

facebook-mobile-blue Oct 1, 2014 - In this video interview, Erik Johnson, head of Atlas at Facebook, shares more information about the new version of Atlas, and explains why it’s a revolutionary addition to the mobile marketing world. Comments

MasterCard Invites U.S. Workforce to Take #OneMoreDay of Vacation

visa-mastercard Sep 30, 2014 - The global payment company has launched a new travel-centric cross-channel campaign to persuade Americans to take their well-earned time off. Comments

Beyond Tweets: How Social and CRM Are Joining Forces

shutterstock-159960029 Sep 30, 2014 - By combining social media marketing with CRM, you can go from just attracting attention to actually making money. How can social and CRM work together for you? Comments

Does Facebook’s Atlas Solve the "Cookie Problem"?

Facebook Logo Sep 29, 2014 - Facebook kicked off Ad Week with the launch of Atlas. The ad platform will avoid tracking cookies by taking a "people based" marketing approach. Comments

Budweiser Serves Up Digital Drinks Through Facebook

shutterstock-195244577 Sep 26, 2014 - Until mid-October, Facebook users will be able to send Bud and Bud Light beers to friends in Chicago or Denver using Facebook, email, or text messages. Comments

Important Facets of Social Selling

Social Media Sharing Sep 26, 2014 - If you're not utilizing social media to help your company grow its brand and generate leads - wake up! Here are some tips for how to take full advantage of social selling and examples of brands that are doing it right. Comments

11 Things You Can Do Right Now to Perfect Your Twitter Profile

Twitter Logo Sep 25, 2014 - News outlets should be mortified by the way they describe themselves on Twitter. Learn from their mistakes, and from the companies that are doing it right. Comments

Diet Coke’s New Campaign Taps Social Media to Amplify Its Message

shutterstock-200091398 Sep 24, 2014 - The soda brand will use social channels to spread the message of its "Get a Taste" campaign, engaging the soft drink's biggest fans in areas where they go to express themselves. Comments

Millennials More Likely to Purchase What They Share on Social

sharethis Sep 24, 2014 - A new consumer report from ShareThis suggests that Millennials’ sharing activity on social media is directly connected to their buying behavior. Comments

Mr Kipling Boosts Social Media Engagement With Cake Deliveries

frenchfancies Sep 24, 2014 - This past weekend, the British cake manufacturer launched a contest on its social channels that rewards winners with a cake delivered in time to watch "The X-Factor" at home. Comments

Building Champions: The New Role of the CFO

cfo-suit Sep 24, 2014 - The chief financial officer (CFO) can now be an important champion for efforts to meet the demanding expectations of connected, involved consumers. Comments

Game-Changer – From Weibo to WeChat

chris-baker-weibo-v-wechat-chess-shutterstock-155760236 Sep 22, 2014 - Will the exodus from Weibo to WeChat change the way brands do social? How can marketers best adapt to the changing social landscape? Comments

SMBs Allocate More Budget to Social Than Other Channels

facebook-like Sep 18, 2014 - BIA/Kelsey’s new study shows that small and medium businesses now use social more than any other media platform for business purposes. Comments

Twitter Updates Tailored Audiences for New Targeting Capabilities

Twitter logo Sep 18, 2014 - Twitter has added a few new features to its tailored audiences tool, making it easier for advertisers to target mobile and find new customers. Comments

Does Video + Social = Digital Marketing's Sweet Spot?

online-video-1 Sep 18, 2014 - Video and social complement each other in many ways. Here are some tips that will ensure your marketing strategy leverages the links between the two. Comments

How to Manage Facebook Pages as a Multi-Unit Brand

facebook-parent-child-photo-1 Sep 17, 2014 - If you are a multi-unit business with locations around the world, you can't ignore the need for local pages. Here are some tips for managing your global Facebook presence. Comments

YouTube Drives More Sales Than Other Social Media Platforms [Study]

youtube-logo Sep 16, 2014 - A recent study of paid social media finds that YouTube is more effective at both introducing customers to products and converting sales than any other social platform. Comments

Social TV Tweeters = Greater Consumers

Twitter Logo Sep 12, 2014 - Twitter's head of global media and agency research believes that those who tweet while watching TV, make the more loyal consumers. Comments

Your Employees: The Most Undervalued Asset in Your Company

employee-asset Sep 12, 2014 - In order to successfully engage consumers, employees need to be engaged themselves. How can you ensure your employees are working at their full potential in order to deliver the best marketing results? Comments

Facebook Asks for User Feedback On Ads

facebook-brand Sep 11, 2014 - Facebook will now ask users why they hid ads in an effort to deliver advertisements that are both relative to the user and appropriate for the platform. Comments

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