Spotlight on: Cheetos' Chester Cheetah

Nov 4, 2015 - Though our profile subjects are typically from brands and agencies, ClickZ recently caught up with Chester Cheetah to discuss his mayoral campaign, his social following, and Mario Lopez. Comments

Tweets of the week: winners and losers of Back to the Future Day

backtothefuture Oct 23, 2015 - Since the ClickZ team is a bunch of '80s babies, we decided to center this edition of Tweets of the Week on Back to the Future Day. Which brands elicited a "Great Scott!" reaction, and which ones were just buttheads? Comments

And the top digital marketer in the presidential race is...

sprinters race Oct 22, 2015 - There are nearly 20 politicians currently vying to be the next president of the United States. Which of them has the best digital marketing? Here are our top five, based on email, social, SEO, engagement and buzz. Comments

Hashtag hijacking doesn't have to live and die on Twitter

pirateflag Oct 19, 2015 - Brands tweet about trending topics all the time, but they don't always use the platform's powerful reach in order to promote themselves beyond a Twitter conversation. Comments

Threat or Opportunity? 4 Topics for Publisher Dialogue in 2015

opportunity-box-in-hand Jun 16, 2015 - Events geared toward small publishers give them the rare opportunity to have a say in issues such as walled gardens, copyright infringement, ad quality and ad blocking. Comments

Clinton's Social Candidacy: A Sign of the Times

The White House Apr 13, 2015 - Social media played a big role in President Obama's campaign four years ago. Hillary Clinton announcing her candidacy via YouTube shows that trend will likely continue. Comments

Does Social Sway Elections?

Popularity and Influence Winning a Presidential Election Nov 5, 2014 - This year, more voters than ever used smartphones and social media to keep up with political news, while hashtags like #IVoted became status symbols for Facebook and Twitter users. Comments

President Obama's Appearance on "Between Two Ferns" Drives Traffic to HealthCare.gov

barack-obama-zach-galifianakis Mar 13, 2014 - President Obama encouraged young Americans to apply for health coverage on the Web series "Between Two Ferns" hosted by comedian Zach Galifianakis. The episode created a social media buzz and drove traffic to HealthCare.gov. Comments

Pinterest Pins Hopes on Appeal: Trademark Defeat May Force Name Change

pinterest-screen Jan 7, 2014 - Pinterest may be facing a rebrand after a UK company won their trademark challenge over the visual social network's name. Comments

Digital Analytics Is Not Surveillance

privacy-image Jun 17, 2013 - And how I warned about this just before the NSA PRISM scandal broke. Comments

The Class of 2013 and What's Wrong With the Greatest Nation

grad-cap Jun 12, 2013 - There are plenty of jobs here in the digital marketing industry, but no college graduates with any real skills. Comments

The Olympics and U.S. Presidential Election Accelerate Q3 Ad Spend

global-adviews-q3 Apr 11, 2013 - The Olympics and the U.S. presidential election led to a year-over-year jump in third quarter ad spend, according to a recent study by Nielsen. Comments

3 Lessons Learned From Election 2012

politics-mobile-icon Nov 28, 2012 - Don't miss out on the opportunity to win by ignoring the customer intelligence at your fingertips. Comments

Marketers Need to Redraw Their Puerto Rican Map

puerto-rico-map Nov 20, 2012 - The 2012 election was a wake-up call: this market may not be what you think. Comments

The End of the TV-Centric Era

static-tv Nov 16, 2012 - How to use broadcast mediums as sparks of conversation and social, digital, and interactive mediums to fan that spark into the flame of action. Comments

A Digital Vote...

uselections Nov 6, 2012 - An overview of how U.S. presidential candidates have invested in mobile, social media, and online advertising in their election campaigns. Comments

Social Sentiment Tracked for 2012 Presidential Election

election-day-2012-google-doodle Nov 6, 2012 - Voters can check out election results, polling station locations, and even social sentiment analysis offered by the major U.S. search engines today. Plus, YouTube has urged voters to document their vote and submit to the video-sharing site. Comments

MoveOn's Vote Buddy Uses Facebook to Influence Friends' Voting

votewithfriends Nov 6, 2012 - Political advocacy group MoveOn.org sought to rock the liberal vote at the eleventh hour with the launch late last week of Vote Buddy, a Facebook app that lets people encourage their friends to vote. Comments

QR and NFC Help Rock the Youth Vote

rockvote Nov 6, 2012 - What better way to get out the youth vote than by encouraging them to register using their mobile phones? For the November 2012 elections, Rock the Vote created a campaign combining traditional and digital out-of-home media to let people register while... Comments

Today's Big Question: Will Latinos Be the Big Story Tomorrow?

latnos-vote Nov 6, 2012 - Latinos loom large this Election Day, and the stakes are huge. Here's what folks in the media are saying. Comments

Obama vs. Romney: Who’s Winning the YouTube Vote?

unruly-election-tracker-obama-romney-2012 Nov 5, 2012 - President Obama is trouncing Romney with 53 percent of total shares – 69 percent of the ads shared on blogs, 86 percent of the ads shared on Twitter, and 51 percent of the ads shared on Facebook, according to Unruly's 2012 Election Tracker. Comments

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