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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Why Budweiser's "Lost Dog" Ad Was a Brand Flop After Super Bowl

Jul 1, 2015 - The Super Bowl's most popular ad was a hit on social media, but there was a lack of relevance that didn't translate to a brand lift, according to recent research. Comments

IBM Watson Analytics Helps Grind Big Data in Unmanned Coffee Shops

Honest Cafe vending machines Jul 1, 2015 - The UK's Honest Café automated shops tap into cloud-powered cognitive computing to analyze Big Data. Comments

Consistency Matters in Social Customer Care: Three Things to Help Get it Right

customer-review Jul 1, 2015 - Social capital can help brands build trust and encourage customer loyalty, as long as marketers are consistent in social media strategy. Comments

Tweets of the Week: #LoveWins

white-house-same-sex-marriage Jun 26, 2015 - This week's tweets include the NBA draft and take your pet to work day, but marriage equality in the U.S. was the showstopper, sending Twitter into a frenzy. Comments

Snapchat Leads to 'Bestie Brands' #CZLTO

snapchat-logo Jun 26, 2015 - It may seem like a flash in the pan, but compared with Facebook and Twitter, Snapchat gives marketers a better chance to create close relationships with consumers, according to a ClickZ Live Toronto session. Comments

Five Social Actions that can Help You Convert

social-data-understand Jun 26, 2015 - Gone are the days when word of mouth meant consumers telling their friends and family about you. Social has changed that, so things like funneling, video, and staying on top of mentions are crucial. Comments

Developing a Successful Multi-Market Social Campaign for APAC

social-media-bubble Jun 25, 2015 - Consumers in the Asia Pacific region are sophisticated users of social networks – in many ways, they are far ahead of the West when it comes to recognising their potential for communication, commerce and entertainment. Comments

Twitter: Real-Time Engagement Comes From Small Moments #CZLTO

twitter-logo Jun 25, 2015 - "Twitter is a bridge, not an island," said Jamie Michaels, head of brand strategy and advocacy for Twitter Canada, talking about the platform's real-time impact during his ClickZ Live keynote. Comments

The State of Live Video: Mobile, Global, and More Immersive Than Ever

mobile-video-liveevents Jun 25, 2015 - How are brands experimenting with video-streaming apps like Meerkat and Periscope to connect with on-the-go consumers? Comments

Core Strength Is Key, Both In Athletics and Marketing #CZLTO

toronto Jun 24, 2015 - Brand excellence trickles down to the podium, according to Canadian Olympic Committee CMO Derek Kent, who discussed the importance of social during his ClickZ Live keynote. Comments

Are You Adhering to the FTC's New Social Media Guidelines?

ftc-logo Jun 24, 2015 - The FTC recently updated its social media guidelines again, which means that marketers should pay very close attention to the words used in any contests, endorsements and reviews. Comments

What Makes a Winning Digital Campaign During Awards Season?

share-it-for-the-dogs-pedigree Jun 23, 2015 - Winning digital campaigns have three things in common – great content, an element of simplicity, and a strong interactive digital component, writes Eric Leong. Comments

Dr Pepper Crosses All Platforms with Social Media Influencers

dr-pepper-can Jun 23, 2015 - Rather than confining content to a single platform, Dr Pepper incorporates Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Vine and Periscope in its first foray into social influencer marketing. 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

Commerce, Commerce, Anywhere, Anytime

shutterstock-234409663-buy-buttons Jun 21, 2015 - In today's digital age, how can marketers better generate consumer demand during the path to purchase? Comments

Tweets of the Week: Send Kisses to Fathers and Loved Ones

fathers-day Jun 19, 2015 - This week, brands avoided the hard news and instead stuck to love-filled holidays, like Father’s Day and National Kissing Day. Comments

5 Ways to Keep Your Brand on Their Minds

position-visibility-click Jun 19, 2015 - Visibility and increased brand recognition is a marathon, not a sprint. To stay on consumers' minds, it's key to keep the pressure on through things like blogs, social and sales outreach. Comments

Can Snapchat Help McDonald's Combat its Millennial Problem?

mcdonalds-wifi-gratis Jun 18, 2015 - Snapchat is very popular with Millennials, while McDonald's is not. Could McDonald's glean some of that popularity, being the first brand to use the platform's geolocation filters? Comments

Is Your Brand Experience Strong Enough?

experience Jun 18, 2015 - As consumers spend more and more time online, brands like Mondelēz and JetBlue are able to stand out by delivering strong brand experiences offline. Comments

What Social Search and New Domain Extensions Could Mean for Start-Ups

domains-names Jun 18, 2015 - Brands like Google and Amazon have plans to launch their own dot brands in the next two years. More marketers should follow their lead as social and search become more connected. Comments

Australia's Holden Partners With Periscope for Rugby Tweetcheers

holden-tweetcheer Jun 17, 2015 - Periscope's partnership with carmaker Holden for a rugby State of Origin Twitter campaign is giving the video live-streaming app huge exposure in Australia. Comments

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