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Tweets of the Week: Farewell, Don Draper and David Letterman

May 22, 2015 - This TV-centric week, brands tweeted about the Red Nose Day charity event as well as The Late Show with David Letterman and Mad Men, both of which aired their final episodes. Comments

Five Ways to Market to Millennials Online

millennials-social-media May 21, 2015 - Prioritizing brand experiences, spontaneity, interactivity, Facebook and mobile are five ways to engage millennials, a group that makes up an annual $200 billion in buying power. Comments

Taco Bell Japan Entry Shows Importance of Localization

taco-bell-logo May 19, 2015 - Taco Bell's April launch in Japan was a major brand fail and reinforced the importance of ensuring a localized approach when entering new markets across the Asia Pacific region. Comments

Brands <3 Emojis

emoji May 15, 2015 - Emojis are so popular among consumers that brands have graduated from tweeting them to launching keyboards, and in the case of Domino's, allowing consumers to use them to order pizza. Comments

McDonald's, Nike, Sprint Among March Madness Ad Winners

nba-basketball Apr 7, 2015 - Post-tournament research found that McDonald's was the most-consumed brand, while luxury automakers like Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz saw more brand lift than during the Super Bowl. Comments

Why Search Was Instrumental in the Growth of Taco Bell's App

taco-bell-store Feb 26, 2015 - Since relaunching its app in October, Taco Bell has found that paid search has contributed to five times the purchase strength of paid social, video, or mobile display ads. Comments

10 Best Social Media Wins of 2014

shutterstock-201617177 Dec 19, 2014 - From ice-cold water to some seriously funny tweets, a lot of brands did social right in 2014. Our experts ranked the year's best of the best in social media. Comments

Marketing With Emojis

emoji-thumbsup Dec 18, 2014 - Brands are beginning to embrace the visual power of marketing with emojis. Could these fun little pictures be right for your business? Comments

Taco Bell's New App Lets You Order From Your Phone

taco-bell-store Oct 29, 2014 - To draw attention to its app, which was just released nationwide after a beta-test in five California locations earlier this year, Taco Bell blacked out its social media accounts. Comments

Ads and Videos May Make Their Way to Snapchat

snapchat logo Sep 3, 2014 - The mobile messaging app known for its vanishing photos is reportedly leaning toward monetization for the first time. Comments

Meow Mix Taps Nostalgia in Jingle Remix Effort

meow-mix-2 Aug 13, 2014 - Like many brands, Meow Mix hopes nostalgia for an old brand asset will help drum up interest in its latest campaign. But experts say the challenge for any such effort is making sure the right people get their hands on it, which remains to be seen. Comments

10 Reasons Why You Should Use Vine to Build Your Brand

vine Jul 15, 2014 - Vine's looping six-second videos can help marketers spread their messages across social media in innovative, powerful ways. Here are 10 reasons to use Vine for your next campaign. Comments

Is Reality Marketing the New Reality for Digital Media?

reality-marketing Jun 5, 2014 - Authenticity strikes a chord. Where online video and brand storytelling is concerned, featuring real-world consumers looks to be the new marketing reality. Comments

Best Practices for Branded Vine Videos

vine May 13, 2014 - While marketers are embracing the trend of short-form branded videos on Vine, many of their efforts are not as successful as they could be. Here are five tips for producing the best branded Vine videos. Comments

Pandora Helps Brands Build Out Their Sounds in Promoted Stations

pandora-sponsored-stations May 9, 2014 - In its latest effort to connect listeners and advertisers, Internet radio service Pandora has launched promoted stations with brands like Taco Bell, Skechers, and Toyota. Comments

WWF’s #LastSelfie Reaches Millennials, Underscores Snapchat Constraints

lastselfie-big-dk-gorilla-better-web Apr 22, 2014 - The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is capitalizing upon the popularity of Snapchat and selfies to raise awareness of its conservation efforts among Millennials, but the execution of a branded effort on the platform also highlights some of its challenges. Comments

Taco Bell Breakfast Phones Dial Up New Menu Buzz

taco-bell-breakfast-phone-1 Mar 25, 2014 - The brand is drumming up excitement for the debut of its breakfast menu on March 27 by distributing phones that will receive calls and text messages about missions and prizes. Comments

10 Ways Your Brand Can Stand Out on Twitter

twitter-bird-blue-on-white Feb 25, 2014 - Success on Twitter takes time as well as a deep knowledge of the best practices that only comes with experience through trial and error. Keeping an eye on what others are doing on the channel is an excellent way to learn the latest strategies and tactics... Comments

Taco Bell Testing Mobile Order App With Phone-Flip Feature

taco-bell-app-2 Feb 21, 2014 - The quick-service chain is testing an app that will allow customers to place mobile orders for pick-up, as well as to place orders simply by flipping their phones. It is expected to roll out nationwide later this year. Comments

Aerva Lets Users Display Their Digital Love in Times Square

timessquarevday Feb 14, 2014 - People who tweet or email pictures of their loved ones to digital signage company Aerva will have their picture displayed in lights over Time Square just in time for Valentine’s Day. Comments

SXSW 2013: Taco Bell Rocks Austin With Feed the Beat Rockumentary

feed-the-beat Mar 12, 2013 - Through Taco Bell's social media fan base and a partnership with Twitter, the brand is supporting the creation of an experimental film, tentatively named "Feed the Beat: SXSW 2013." Comments

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