Getting it right with social when everything we know is wrong

Nov 25, 2015 - Though still relatively new to the marketing sphere, social media has undergone many incarnations. As a communication tool, what is its true branding value and purpose? Comments

ClickZ Live Chicago: What are the big trends to look out for in 2016?

miss-cleo-french-toast-cereal Nov 20, 2015 - An increase in not com domains, beacons, further foray into the physical web and more cross-platform distribution networks are a few future trends predicted by a panel at ClickZ Live Chicago. Comments

Content studio helps Marriott corner the market on travel entertainment

marriott-logo Nov 17, 2015 - Marriott has ramped up its content marketing since becoming the first hotel brand to launch its own content studio. A year later, the chain is filming a sequel to its popular short film. Comments

Social messaging: East versus West

social-media-messaging Nov 12, 2015 - As social messaging continues to grow, what are the differences between the West and the East, and can one learn from the other? Comments

As programmatic becomes more commonplace, what does that mean for creative?

programmatic-robert Nov 2, 2015 - Though creative is just as it always was, it's being deployed in different ways as more brands and agencies do buy their ads programmatically. Comments

A beginners guide to better measuring social ROI

social-roi-flickr-14645143573-dca9889bb2 Oct 30, 2015 - Since platforms like Facebook and Twitter are considered critical assets to modern campaign strategy, marketers can use these tactics to effectively track and measure social ROI. Comments

4 ways Boomerang enhances the Instagram advertising experience

man-boomerang Oct 27, 2015 - A new app adds GIFs to Instagram's list of video offerings for advertisers. Creating content that's inherently shareable is one way marketers can use it successfully. 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

Google and Droga5: Tech Innovations Cannot Replace Storytelling

tech-and-creativity Oct 2, 2015 - Mobile provides many platforms for content creation and distribution, such as Instagram, Snapchat and Vine. But those channels are just canvases. Brands need to take a platform-agnostic approach and create content that matters, senior executive from... Comments

Your Brand Can Be as Famous as Sour Patch Kids

sour-patch-kids-twitter Oct 1, 2015 - During her presentation at Advertising Week, Farrah Bezner, marketing director of Halls and Candy at Mondelēz International, talked about how the brand captures the hearts of teens and millennials, and how you can do it too. Comments

Should Your Brand Be on Snapchat?

snapchat-mobile Oct 1, 2015 - Snapchat has certainly gained in popularity as a marketing tool for Millennials but it isn't for every brand. Find out what industry participants think about the platform. Comments

Social Content Helps Fast Food Brands Beat Stigma

Cheeseburgers Oct 1, 2015 - Fast food bucks today's healthier dining trends, but brands like Burger King and Taco Bell still get lots of love online. Are solid content strategies a factor? Some industry experts say yes. Comments

Snapchat vs. Facebook vs. YouTube: When Is a View a View?

competition-shutterstock-263835740 Sep 29, 2015 - Because Facebook, Snapchat, and YouTube each have different standards for measuring viewed content, marketers must contribute video in diverse formats to comply with each platform. So, what is a view? Comments

Complete Our Poll and Save the Date as We Tackle Content Marketing Head-On!

Content Takeover Content Marketing Join the Discussion Sep 24, 2015 - ClickZ is delighted to announce the latest topic in its Content Takeover series. Our next "One-Stop Digital" will focus on Content Marketing, starting next week from September 29 to October 1, 2015. Comments

Why Periscope Is the Next Big Thing in Social Media

local-innovation Sep 15, 2015 - With more brands emphasizing the importance of a solid presence on media platforms like Facebook and YouTube, this article predicts that the next big marketing frontier is the Periscope app. Comments

Instagram to Expand Ad Base, Integrates Facebook Targeting Capabilities

instagram-image Sep 9, 2015 - Industry participants are excited about Instagram’s new ad formats as these capabilities make ads more targetable. It's predicted that these changes will make the photo-and-social-sharing platform more appealing to advertisers than Twitter and Snapchat... Comments

Was Twitter's Visual-Tool Debut at the VMAs a Glimpse of Things to Come?

concert-live-image Sep 1, 2015 - At MTV's Video Music Awards on Sunday night, Twitter gave a select group of celebrities a sneak-peek of its unreleased photo and video editing tools. Is the move indicative of a forthcoming Instagram-like mobile app? Comments

Beating the Digital Trajectory Test

shutterstock-120646564 Sep 1, 2015 - Here is how three current social media platforms - Snapchat, Pinterest, and Twitter - are actively trying to surpass the initial expectations of their original trajectories. Comments

Tumblr Helps Mobile Developers Distribute Content with In-App Sharing

yahoo-tumblr-annoucement Aug 26, 2015 - At Yahoo's first-ever mobile developer conference today, Tumblr unveiled In-App Sharing, a new feature supported by mobile analytics platform Flurry, to help app developers distribute content. Comments

Long Live Long-Form: The Hidden Value of Blogs

Knowledge Aug 20, 2015 - Marketers shouldn't discount the power of long-form blogs because they're conducive to high levels of engagement from potential consumers. Comments

Advertisers Should Think Vertically In the Age of Mobile Video

shutterstock-261082877 Aug 10, 2015 - Vertical video, once seen as amateurish and annoying has become de rigueur with the advent of Snapchat and Periscope. Marketers should take the trend seriously or be left behind. Comments

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