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

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Tic Tac Turns to Digital to Lure SE Asian Millennials

Feb 15, 2015 - Tic Tac is drawing on celebrities in Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines to target Millennials in a design-your-own packaging contest. Comments

Hallmark Tugs at Consumers' Heartstrings in Valentine's Day Video Campaign

shutterstock-245244253 Feb 13, 2015 - Greeting card company Hallmark has created a microsite featuring emotionally charged video content to drive social sharing and encourage customers to "Put Their Hearts to Paper." Comments

Brands Love Twitter's #WhatIsLoveIn4Words

whatislovein4words-petco-twitter-hashtag-pug Feb 12, 2015 - The hashtag #WhatIsLoveIn4Words trended on Twitter in the days leading up to Valentine's Day, and many brands got in on the fun, though some were more successful with content than others. Comments

Change Agents Are Irrelevant

New Thinking Feb 12, 2015 - In today's technology-obsessed, consumer-driven world, dedicated "change agents" are no longer needed. Instead, each employee needs to be forward-thinking enough to transform a brand. Comments

Twitter Sees 40% Rise in Government Data Requests

Twitter Feb 11, 2015 - Twitter's latest transparency report shows government requests for user data and tweet removal have seen a sharp increase. Comments

Adidas Connects Fans With Soccer Stars via Twitter’s New Group DM

adidas-logo Feb 10, 2015 - The sports company is the first major brand to use Twitter’s private group messaging for marketing. Will more follow suit soon? Comments

Twitter Wins Advertisers But Fails to Draw Users

twitter-logo Feb 9, 2015 - Twitter reports record earnings for 2014, but the company has been slow to draw in new users, leaving some to wonder if all these ads are finding an audience. Comments

Coca-Cola Duped Into Tweeting Racist Content

coca-cola-coke-soda Feb 5, 2015 - Pop culture site Gawker built a bot that fed passages from Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf into the brand's #MakeItHappy tweet generator, which then turned the quotes into cartoon characters. Comments

Tweets to Appear in Google Searches

twitter-logo Feb 5, 2015 - Twitter has reportedly partnered with Google, continuing its mission to expand the reach of tweets. Within the next three months, tweets will appear in Google searches automatically. Comments

Romanian KFC Campaign Taps UGC to Parody Rich Kids of Instagram

kfc-logo Feb 5, 2015 - To promote KFC Romania's value meals, MRM Worldwide launched a user-generated content (UGC) campaign based on Millennials mocking a famous Instagram feed full of photos flaunting wealth. Comments

Instagram Adds Video Looping to Rival Vine

instagram-mobile Feb 4, 2015 - Facebook-owned Instagram has opened up its advertising capabilities to include auto-replay videos, a feature similar to Vine’s loop counts. Comments

Twitter "Quick Promote" Targets SMBs

twitter-quick-promote-small-business-ads Feb 4, 2015 - Twitter's new ad product allows small businesses to promote their highest-performing tweets straight from their analytics dashboards to drive engagement from lookalike users. Comments

Super Bowl XLIX: Ads, Trends, and Engagement

superbowl2015 Feb 4, 2015 - A look back at this year's bevy of ads from the big game - the good, the bad, and the ugly. Comments

Twitter Syndicates Promoted Tweets for Broader Reach

Twitter Money Feb 3, 2015 - Promoted Tweets will now appear as native content on other platforms, such as mobile app Flipboard, that already integrate organic tweets into their applications. Comments

Super Bowl XLIX Ad Winners and Losers

ClickZ Super Bowl XLIX coverage Feb 2, 2015 - With 30 seconds of advertising costing a cool $4.5 million, brands had a lot riding on their Super Bowl purchases. Who made the best use of their ad dollars? Comments

Brands Take to Twitter to Cross-Promote During Super Bowl

twitter-logo Feb 2, 2015 - During last night's Super Bowl, many brands used the advertisements as an opportunity to begin cross-promotional conversations across social media. Comments

Real-Time Advertising a Staple of the Super Bowl

ClickZ Super Bowl XLIX coverage Jan 30, 2015 - Brands can reach consumers during the Super Bowl with real-time video ads on Facebook and through Twitter war rooms. And with a shoppable halftime show, Pepsi is taking it to the next level. Comments

Burger King Fires Off Snarky Tweet at Former McDonald's CEO

mcdonalds460 Jan 29, 2015 - After today's announcement that McDonald's has replaced its CEO, Don Thompson, fast-food competitor Burger King took to Twitter to mock the headlines and promote the Whopper. Comments

Mobile Acquisitions and Ads to Shape the Future of Social Media

social-ads-facebook-twitter Jan 29, 2015 - A recent flurry of mobile-related changes in the social media industry means we're about to witness yet another transformation. Are you up to speed? Comments

Discover Gives New Advertising Opportunities to Brands on Snapchat

snapchat logo Jan 28, 2015 - With Discover, news sources such as CNN and ESPN will appear in users' Snapchat Stories. The ad-integrated feature lets brands reach the platform's fast-growing young user base. Comments

ClickZ Is Not as Fun as Katy Perry

katy-perry-stage-costume Jan 28, 2015 - A company that turns language into data files, Relative Insight, analyzed ClickZ's Twitter feed and then compared it to that of the platform's most-followed person: Katy Perry. Comments

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