Digital marketing platform Twitter successfully enlisted large brands like McDonald's, Chevy, and Verizon as regular early advertisers. Small businesses are also getting onboard.


5 strategies for last-minute Halloween marketing on Twitter

Oct 29, 2015 - Thanks to the advent of social media, it's never too late to launch time-sensitive holiday campaigns. Here's how you can use Twitter to engage with consumers right before Halloween. Comments

3 lessons we can learn from the most 'contagious' brands

sick-boy Oct 28, 2015 - Nobody can predict virality, though some brands do create content that consistently gets lots of social shares. Here are three lessons from brands like Taco Bell, Delta, and.... the Kardashians? Comments

10 tips for Hollywood-style social storytelling

walt-disney-flickr Oct 27, 2015 - Content marketers can learn a lot from the formulaic success of Hollywood blockbuster movies, delegates at ClickZ Live Singapore have been told. 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

4 ways brands can tell an authentic story

authentic Oct 23, 2015 - People are instinctively drawn to brands that are considered more authentic than their competitors. How can your brand win? 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

Where does social media fit in the holiday shopping season?

shutterstock-160880582 Oct 21, 2015 - Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram may not be able to compete with Amazon for e-commerce, but the platforms' recent slew of offerings show they came to play this holiday season. Comments

Why start-ups need content marketing

create-content-startup-flickr-1016691310-04f581432f-o Oct 21, 2015 - A quality content marketing strategy is essential for any business, but it's especially important for start-ups because it helps to drive conversions. 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

Facebook’s new emoticons: the good, the bad and the future

facebook-new-emojis Oct 16, 2015 - Facebook unveiled six emojis last week. What challenges and opportunities will the emoticons bring to brand marketers? Comments

How Target's new ads show the real value of Shazam

shazam-to-shop Oct 15, 2015 - Target's ability to incorporate Shazam as a pillar of its latest ad campaign exemplifies the future of cross-channel innovation with the user experience at the core of brand strategy. Comments

How to come back from venomous virality

slip-banana-peel Oct 14, 2015 - Whether it's a big scandal or a social media slip-up, companies are always having their mistakes go viral. Here's a step-by-step guide for dealing with the fallout. Comments

Tweets of the week: from #AllDayBreakfast to #GreenPoop

mcdonald-s-alldaybreakfast-twitter Oct 9, 2015 - Green poo was one of many colorful ways brands celebrated on Twitter this week, alongside smiles, teachers, and all day breakfasts. Comments

Brand vs. brand: social media showdowns in the world of marketing

duel Oct 8, 2015 - Marketing via social media platforms like Twitter lets brands communicate directly with consumers and each other, creating a chance to challenge competitors and assert dominance. Comments

Could Google AMP be better than Facebook Instant Articles?

news-story Oct 7, 2015 - Google has initiated “Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)” to help articles load instantly. While it sounds just like Facebook Instant Articles, AMP will serve as an open source. Comments

10 B2B brands that are killing it on social media

social-media-success-shutterstock-94920202 Oct 7, 2015 - Here are 10 examples of large B2B companies that are increasing their brand's awareness by cleverly leveraging social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Comments

Europe’s highest court: safe harbor data sharing between EU, U.S. invalid

eu-image Oct 6, 2015 - U.S. companies are not allowed to transfer the EU citizens' personal data to the U.S., a decision that will jeopardize both regions' digital advertising marketplaces, industry experts say. Comments

The true value of social listening

we-listen-shutterstock-188309225 Oct 6, 2015 - Can digital marketers collect valuable data by exclusively listening to social chatter? Here's why it's important to accumulate and analyze consumer insights from diverse sources. Comments

Incorporating Social to Build Across Your Organization

leverage-social-networking Oct 5, 2015 - To correct the imbalance within the division of labor and increase corporate presence on digital platforms, consider adopting a workflow process built around modern social technology. Comments

Tweets of the Week: Brands Cracked Up as Facebook Was Down

fbdown Oct 2, 2015 - Between Google's news and Facebook's outage, this week on Twitter was dominated by tech giants. However, National Coffee Day was also this week - we're calling Dunkin Donuts the winner. Comments

How Urgent Are Your Important Tasks?

eisenhower Oct 2, 2015 - Using the Eisenhower Decision Matrix as a model for productivity, you can learn how to better budget time and organize resources in order to execute effective digital campaigns. Comments

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