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


VIDEO: Defining Brand DNA at Peninsula Hotels

Aug 10, 2015 - What makes the Peninsula special? Robert Cheng, vice president of marketing for The Peninsula Hotels discusses brand DNA and how to develop a digital strategy at ClickZ Live Hong Kong. Comments

Advertisers Should Think Vertically In the Age of Mobile Video

shutterstock-261082877 Aug 10, 2015 - Vertical video, once seen as amateurish and annoying has become de rigueur with the advent of Snapchat and Periscope. Marketers should take the trend seriously or be left behind. Comments

Tweets of the Week: Rapper Beefs, Jon Stewart and Underwear

twitter-logo Aug 7, 2015 - Two rappers' Twitter beef prompted Tweets from burger brands, Jon Stewart's Daily Show departure brought nostalgia, and National Underwear Day mostly just made brands get weird. Comments

Google May Not Give a F*** About Twitter, But Experts Say It Should

google-twitter Aug 6, 2015 - Twitter's falling share prices have, once again, sparked speculation that the time is right for Google to buy Twitter, but what benefits would the buyout really have? Comments

Women in Technology Flock to Twitter With #iLookLikeAnEngineer

twitter-logo Aug 5, 2015 - Because not all people in technology or marketing are created male, or treated equally. Comments

KIND Uses Stop Motion Video to Make Instagram Magic for Millennial Moms

instagram-rachel-ryle-kind-bar Aug 5, 2015 - Snack bar brand KIND has tapped Instagram star and artist Rachel Ryle to encourage moms to share their best summer photos for a chance to win a custom-made lunch box. Comments

Hootsuite Adds Instagram to Social Media Management Platform

HootSuite logo Aug 5, 2015 - The move should help over-worked social media managers track all information from one place. Comments

4 Marketing Trends to Watch for in 2016

2015-2016 Aug 3, 2015 - A few things this columnist expects to see take off next year includes search branching out, Snapchat becoming a standard marketing platform, and Oculus Rift reshaping e-commerce. Comments

Tweets of the Week: #CecilTheLion Inspires Outrage, Activism

shutterstock-171498323 Jul 31, 2015 - This week, Twitter mourned the death of Cecil the Lion, Kraft Dinner changed its name, and brands celebrated #FriendshipDay. Comments

Instagram In and Twitter Out? Not So Fast, Say Experts

shutterstock-189356840 Jul 31, 2015 - After an eMarketer forecast predicted Instagram's revenue soon outpacing Twitter, and Twitter's disappointing Q2 reports, many marketers may shy away, which could be a big mistake. Comments

The New Media Meritocracy

search-shutterstock-149015609 Jul 31, 2015 - Google created a meritocracy that calls for a holistic strategy encompassing everything from your logo to your keywords, giving you an edge across all media: paid, earned and owned. Comments

Translation APIs for Online Businesses in Asia

api-translation Jul 30, 2015 - Opening up your online business to markets in Asia means reaching a massive and constantly growing new consumer base. Comments

Digital Makes Brands Think About Back-to-School Shopping Sooner

shutterstock-201634802-china-shopping Jul 30, 2015 - As the Internet has people starting back-to-school shopping earlier than ever, Nordstrom and Forever 21 are two retailers whose clever campaigns stand out this summer. Comments

Emotion in Ads: Does Sentiment Sell?

emotional-marketing Jul 30, 2015 - Brands like Coca-Cola are increasingly integrating emotional intelligence into their digital campaigns to measure success via consumer sentiment. Comments

Social Media Merchandising: Bridging the Gap Between the Virtual and the Physical

line-ocean-park-merchandising Jul 26, 2015 - Merchandising gives smart brands the opportunity to engage with consumers beyond their virtual worlds. Comments

Tweets of the Week: Sharks Take Over Twitter

tweets-of-the-week-sharknado3 Jul 24, 2015 - #Ramadan, #mickfanning, #Sharknado3 and #unexcitingvideogames dominated the week in Twitter. Comments

Will Twitter's Backgrounds Contain Ads?

Twitter Money Jul 23, 2015 - On Monday, Twitter removed all custom background images from user profiles. Marketers are divided on whether or not this move means that the white space will eventually be ad space. Comments

Periscope Marketing 101: Lessons from 3 New Campaigns

periscopelogo Jul 23, 2015 - According to Twitter, Periscope's helps brands to "forge a more personal relationship with consumers." Dunkin' Donuts, GE and St-Germain are three brands doing it right. Comments

3 Ways to Build Peer-to-Peer Engagement

Friends jumping Jul 22, 2015 - When paired with other marketing efforts, peer-to-peer engagement, examples of which include gamification and redirection, can lift your likelihood of being recommended and renewed. Comments

How the Value of Social Content is Increasing

shutterstock-131691863 Jul 21, 2015 - When it comes to platforms like Facebook, Flipboard and LinkedIn, the quantity of content doesn't matter. Those who understand the right content to share will come out ahead. 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

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