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10 Ways to Humanize Your Social Media Brand

Apr 21, 2015 - To be successful on social media, your brand needs to come across as authentic, not robotic. Here are 10 ways to achieve that. Comments

Are Dating Apps the Next Big Thing in Marketing?

dating-apps Apr 20, 2015 - Dating apps are growing in popularity among older Millennials, who are generally single, employed, and attractive to brands. Is Tinder's first video ad a sign of what's to come? Comments

UNICEF Turns to Snapchat to Advocate Awareness of Missing Childhoods in Nigeria

unicef-logo Apr 16, 2015 - In UNICEF's latest campaign, Snapchat's disappearing messages represent missing childhoods as a way to remind Millennials that the violence in Nigeria is still going on. Comments

Disney, Samsung Among Instagram Carousel Ad Pioneers

instagram-icon-large Apr 14, 2015 - Shortly after Instagram launched carousel ads, which give advertisers more flexibility on the platform, brands like Banana Republic, Showtime, and L'Oreal are driving users to product pages. Comments

VIDEO: Playboy 'Fishes Where the Fish Are' on Social

robin-zucker-playboy-czlny Apr 7, 2015 - In the second part of our video interview with Robin Zucker, senior vice president of digital marketing for Playboy, she shares how the brand builds a substantial footprint on social. Comments

VIDEO: Nine West Captures 'Nostalgic Moments' With Content Marketing

julie-booth-ninewest Apr 6, 2015 - In this video interview, Julie Booth, digital director for Nine West Group, talked about how the brand integrates storytelling into its content strategy and how it partners with fashion bloggers. Comments

VIDEO: The Power of Instagram for E-Commerce in Indonesia [#CZLJKT]

instagram-icon-large Apr 5, 2015 - Speaking at ClickZ Live Jakarta, Sri Safitri, chief marketing officer for Telkom Telstra, discussed how small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and brands in Indonesia are using Instagram as a central part of the e-commerce journey. Comments

Final Four: Brands Who Did March Madness Marketing Best

nba-basketball Apr 3, 2015 - On the eve of the Final Four in the NCAA's March Madness, we took a look at brands' campaigns and social media activity around the tournament. Here are four of our favorites. Comments

Influencers and Social Listening Key to Social Success for AmEx and Mini USA [#CZLNY]

social-mediaw Apr 1, 2015 - In a ClickZ Live New York panel discussion, digital marketers from brands like American Express and Mini USA explained that authenticity and tailoring the correct message to the right channel make for a brand's best social strategy. Comments

Brands Should Focus More on Owned "Middleweight Content" Than Social [#CZLNY]

content Mar 31, 2015 - At ClickZ Live New York, JWT's Jinal Shah spoke about the content continuum. To publish their own content successfully, brands should find a middle ground between developed campaigns and social posts. Comments

VIDEO: How Durex Uses Facebook to Sell "Love" in Indonesia [#CZLJKT]

durex-indonesia-czljkt Mar 30, 2015 - Sex is a forbidden topic of discussion in Indonesia, but at ClickZ Live Jakarta, Pungkas Riandika, digital manager for RB, talked about the power of social media and targeted marketing to generate a conversation around Durex condoms. Comments

Twitter Opens Jakarta Office to Grow User Base and Engagement

twitter-logo Mar 27, 2015 - The launch of a new Twitter office in Jakarta will give brands and advertisers in the area better access to product offerings. Comments

Century 21 and Hootsuite Partner to Simplify Social

century-twenty-one-logo Mar 24, 2015 - Two new products from Century 21 and Hootsuite will train Century 21 brokers and agents in best practices for social selling and give individual realtors access to exclusive branded content. Comments

12 Social Media Posts That Are Funnier Than Yours

funny-social-media Mar 24, 2015 - Brands that let their hair down on social media and get consumers to laugh have a leg up on the competition. Check out these 12 companies that are doing it right. Comments

Twitter Experiments With Carousel Ads

twitter-logo Mar 19, 2015 - Following Instagram's recent foray into carousel ads, Twitter jumps on the bandwagon, promoting apps with a new unit. But is Twitter hurting itself with large, intrusive ads? Comments

Is Ex Machina’s Tinder Tactic Clever or Deceptive?

ex-machina-tinder-sxsw Mar 16, 2015 - The movie "Ex Machina," which premiered this weekend at South by Southwest, tricked Tinder users in Austin with its promotional campaign. Is this marketing ploy smart or sneaky? Comments

Instagram Followers Don't Equal Engagement [Study]

instagram-icon-large Mar 13, 2015 - A new study by digital think tank L2 found that Instagram content, rather than audience size or posting frequency, helps brands like Nike and Starbucks maintain strong engagement. Comments

Revamped Pepsi Challenge Aims to Attract Millennials

shutterstock-186918995 Mar 13, 2015 - Bringing back a classic marketing campaign, Pepsi targets Millennials with pop culture, social media, and philanthropy. But is the soft drink brand trying to do too much at once? Comments

Real-Time KFC Campaign Offers Chicken During Website Crashes

kfc-logo Mar 11, 2015 - While Apple's iTunes Store and App Store were down, Romanian consumers were able to get free KFC meals as part of the chicken chain's new "Don't panic, man" campaign. Comments

Your Social Media Images Can Now Be Turned Into Facebook Ads

social-media-image-sharing Mar 11, 2015 - A new ad format enables brands to turn user-generated images into sponsored Facebook posts. Comments

Creative Ideas Are Good, but Creative Solutions Are Better: Managing Online Leads

mobile-phone-promotion Mar 10, 2015 - A look at how to use data for more targeted advertising and better return on investment. Comments

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