3 takeaways from Social Media Week Chicago

Nov 20, 2015 - Relevance as a quantifiable concept and brands themselves being influencers were a couple of eye-openers I picked up from spending a day at Social Media Week. 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

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

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

What Are Some of the Best Practices for Visual Content Marketing?

blueeye Oct 1, 2015 - When it comes to visual content, what are some big dos and dont's? We reached out to some of the top dogs at Pinterest, Tumblr, Killer Infographics and Giphy to share their knowledge. 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

Beverage Brands Illustrate Importance of Online Content for Offline Products

glass-of-cola Oct 1, 2015 - Soft drink and beer brands aren't exactly huge in the e-commerce space, but Coca-Cola, Bud Light and Mountain Dew demonstrate how important content is regardless because it's how they stay on consumers' minds. Comments

How Is UGC Changing Content Marketing?

usergeneratedcontent Sep 29, 2015 - Consumers find the word-of-mouth nature of user-generated content to be particularly trustworthy, which has resulted in a surge of popularity comparable to that of influencer marketing. Comments

The Rise of Ad Blocking Could Be a Complete Loss for Everyone

ad-blocking-image Sep 22, 2015 - Apple’s new operating system includes tools for app developers to block ads on Safari browser for iOS 9. As technology has made it easier to block ads, cutting contextually relevant content could do harm to not only publishers and advertisers, but... 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

Tweets of the Week: U.S. Open and Star Wars Lead the Way

us-open Sep 4, 2015 - This week, Twitter went to the U.S. Open, unveiled McDonald's latest plan for serving breakfast, and hosted big sales for the Star Wars franchise. 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

It’s Go Time for Facebook GIF Ads

gif-images Aug 21, 2015 - Wendy’s and Coca-Cola's Brazilian brand Kuat are the first companies experimenting with the new GIF ad format Facebook is featuring on its business pages. Comments

VIDEO: NASA Unveils the Social Media Mystery Behind #PlutoFlyby

nasa-space Aug 12, 2015 - How does NASA make space exploration a personal journey for everyone? John Yembrick, social media manager for the space agency, answered this question at ClickZ Live San Francisco. Comments

And the Winner of Social Media Is... Victoria's Secret [Study]

Social Media Sharing Jul 20, 2015 - Looking at 50 major brands in various industries, Victoria's Secret was the only one to score top marks across all eight social media platforms analyzed by Spredfast. Comments

Newell Rubbermaid: Maximizing Social Impact with Minimal Budget #SESAtlanta

atlanta-skyline Jul 10, 2015 - Phil Kinzler, senior manger of digital marketing for Newell Rubbermaid, spoke at SES Atlanta about how to leverage social media for minimal cost. Comments

Meet the CMO Behind the Transformation of America's (Favorite) Diner

dennys-logo Jun 22, 2015 - Largely through clever social feeds, Denny's has turned its older image around since John Dillon, now the chief marketing officer, joined the chain's marketing department eight years ago. Comments

“Discovering” Shopping: Buying Natively

social-media-image-sharing Jun 19, 2015 - Many platforms have embraced native advertising in recent months. This columnist explores how it's been going so far for Polyvore, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr. Comments

Is YouTube a Social Network?

youtube-logo Jun 9, 2015 - Most people don't seem to consider YouTube a social network, but they ought to. The overwhelming majority of views of brand-related content come from user-generated content. 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

Tumblr Lets Brands Run Ads in Users’ Dashboards for 24 Hours

tumblr-landing-page-image Apr 16, 2015 - Nike is the first company to test out Tumblr's new ad offering, which allows marketers to serve ads in users’ dashboards for a full 24 hours. Comments

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