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


Why Periscope Is the Next Big Thing in Social Media

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: Labor Day Was No Match for Apple's Day

twitter-logo Sep 11, 2015 - While holidays always bring out brand Tweets, Labor Day was drowned by the attention Apple received on Twitter, where the hashtag for its annual event was trending for two straight days. Comments

10 Things That Changed in Advertising During the Last Decade

10-year-anniversary-shutterstock-219754459 Sep 11, 2015 - In honor of Pandora's 10th anniversary, the senior vice president of ad product and strategy shares the top 10 major changes in advertising that have occurred during the last decade. Comments

4 Strategic Tips for Building a Lasting Social Campaign in China

wearesocial-logo Sep 10, 2015 - We Are Social's Pete Lin shared his secret sauce for developing lasting creative campaigns during his keynote address at ClickZ Live Shanghai. 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

The Critical Few - Metrics, Platforms, and Words

empty-room Sep 8, 2015 - In digital marketing, sometimes less is more. Here are suggestions to help you focus on a critical few elements of your marketing strategy in order to optimize campaign efforts. 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

Digital Marketing People on the Move: End of Summer Edition

meeting-brainstorm Sep 3, 2015 - This past August, Airbnb, Pinterest, Twitter, and Viacom added executives with expertise in branding, marketing and product development to boost their business. Comments

The Video of Small Things Rises in Asia

social-media-and-video Sep 2, 2015 - Mobile video is outpacing the growth of most other ad formats in Asia and is fast changing the face of digital advertising. 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

Twitter: The Next Customer Care Channel

twitter-customer-talk-from-shutterstock-110076977 Sep 1, 2015 - How will Twitter's change to its DM character limit policy impact communication between brands and consumers, and alter the standards for customer engagement on social media platforms? 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

Tweets of the Week: McDonald's Says No; Everyone Else Says Woof

Dogs Aug 28, 2015 - Brands typically steer clear of the hard news trending on Twitter, preferring to use the platform to celebrate things like National Dog Day... or snarkily shut down peace offerings from competitors. Comments

8 Social Media Tips to Prep for 2015 Holiday Shopping Season

holiday-shopping Aug 24, 2015 - Marketers preparing for the upcoming holiday shopping season can use these strategies for social media to effectively increase sales, drive traffic, and spread brand awareness. Comments

Twitter Develops Audience Platform for Better Engagements and Video Views

twitter-mobile-2015 Aug 21, 2015 - Twitter Audience Platform is designed to drive video views and Tweet engagements, both of which are now available for the first time in beta to all managed clients globally. Comments

Tweets of the Week: Visual Splendor as Twitter Celebrates #WorldPhotographyDay

tweets-of-the-week-nasa Aug 21, 2015 - Thailand's bombing tragedy led the week on Twitter, divorce lawyers were a central theme of the Ashley Madison leaks, and #WorldPhotographyDay gave the Twitter community much to celebrate in beautiful pictures. Comments

How to Develop Your Own Powerful Online Brand

brand-community Aug 19, 2015 - How effective is your current personal online branding strategy? This exercise can help you leverage platforms like LinkedIn and Facebook to advocate on behalf of the most significant brand - you. Comments

Tweets of the Week: Tinder Meltdown and #HappyWomensDay Fail

twitter-logo Aug 14, 2015 - After a Vanity Fair article suggested that Tinder is contributing to "hookup culture," the brand created a very public fuss. Meanwhile, Bic managed to accidentally insult women yet again. 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

Spotlight On: Crispin Porter + Bogusky's Ivan Perez-Armendariz

crispin-porter-bogusky Aug 12, 2015 - Ivan Perez-Armendariz, chief digital officer for CP+B, sees mobile-only experiences taking off, a trend that he sees in Domino's, a client whose emoji-ordering earned a Grand Prix in Cannes. Comments

10 Lessons Learned About Social Media From My Parents

real-life-social-media Aug 12, 2015 - Some valuable parental life lessons translate well into fundamental strategies for social media. Use these basic principles to effectively connect and engage with your audience. Comments

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