Social messaging: East versus West

Nov 12, 2015 - As social messaging continues to grow, what are the differences between the West and the East, and can one learn from the other? Comments

Millennial men the most emotional while watching video ads

dawson-meme Oct 13, 2015 - Research conducted by Unruly found that Millennial males are more prone to highly emotional responses to video ad content. How can these findings help marketers improve their targeting strategy? Comments

The Rise and Rise of WeChat

wechat-logo-green-on-black Sep 6, 2015 - There is a reason why Tencent's WeChat has 600 million users, and as it internationalizes, that figure is only set to increase. 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

What Produced Such Huge Gains for Facebook's Mobile Growth?

infographic-q2-2015 Jul 30, 2015 - In Q2, Facebook’s mobile ad revenue increased 74 percent from last year, driven by Autoplay Video Ads and Carousel Ads, according to industry experts. Comments

Instant Messaging to Overtake Email as Biggest Digital Communication Platform

Instant messaging apps Jul 7, 2015 - Over 160 trillion instant messages will be sent by 2019, according to research from Juniper. Comments

Is YouTube a Social Network?

youtube-logo Jun 9, 2015 - Most people don't seem to consider YouTube a social network, but they ought to. The overwhelming majority of views of brand-related content come from user-generated content. Comments

Emojis Allow Brands to Engage on Messaging Apps

emoji-thumbsup May 18, 2015 - Brands like MillerCoors and 1-800-Flowers consider emojis and stickers a non-disruptive way to engage consumers on messaging apps, the world's most popular app category. Comments

Twitter Opens Jakarta Office to Grow User Base and Engagement

twitter-logo Mar 27, 2015 - The launch of a new Twitter office in Jakarta will give brands and advertisers in the area better access to product offerings. Comments

Alibaba Bets on Social Commerce With Snapchat Investment

snapchat logo Mar 13, 2015 - The largest e-commerce company in China plans to invest $200 million in Snapchat. How will the Alibaba-Snapchat relationship evolve in the future? Comments

Real-Time KFC Campaign Offers Chicken During Website Crashes

kfc-logo Mar 11, 2015 - While Apple's iTunes Store and App Store were down, Romanian consumers were able to get free KFC meals as part of the chicken chain's new "Don't panic, man" campaign. Comments

Revenue Jump Reflects Facebook's Mobile Mojo

facebook-mobile-blue Jan 28, 2015 - Facebook Q4 2014 and year-end earnings show increased contribution of mobile, while execs pump measurement. Comments

WeChat Launches Sponsored Moments

wechat-1000 Jan 28, 2015 - BMW is one of the first brands to test paid ads on WeChat's Moments feed, paving the way for new advertising channels in China. Comments

Twitter Adds Mobile Video Capability, Private Group Messaging

Twitter Zipdial logo Jan 27, 2015 - Twitter users are now able to send messages to a select group of people, and create video content directly within the platform, moves that will likely help the platform catch up with Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Instagram. Comments

What the Rise of Dark Social Programmatic Means for Facebook

facebook-mobile-blue Jan 15, 2015 - Facebook seems to be ahead of the curve when it comes to dark social. How are they leveraging the growth of the new programmatic targeting capabilities? Comments

An Introduction to Social Media in Hong Kong

shutterstock-141266803-hong-kong Nov 13, 2014 - If your target market is Hong Kong and social media figures as a critical part of your marketing plan, here’s an introduction to the social landscape in this world city. Comments

Indonesia and Instagram: Ready For E-Commerce Takeoff

instagram-collage Nov 6, 2014 - Indonesia is a country with a passion for social media, and Instagram is the latest platform being embraced by online retailers to market their wares. Comments

FireChat Aims to Heat Up Mobile Marketing in Emerging Regions

firechat-icon Oct 26, 2014 - Crisis has fuelled FireChat's success across Hong Kong and Taiwan, but the app's creator is looking to India as the key market entry point for Asia as a new channel for brands to reach large, unconnected audiences. Comments

The Importance of Identifying Friction and Innovating Against It

agency-innovation Oct 24, 2014 - The time it takes to go from start-up to an established company can be shorter than ever. How can you achieve this? Remove the points of friction to create minimal resistance. Comments

Japan’s Line Gets Ready for Its Next Act: Becoming a Global Tech Player

shutterstock-131306483-japan-s-line Oct 22, 2014 - It is the world's third largest app, and yet few have heard of Japan's Line outside of Asia. Comments

Behind the Technology of Hong Kong’s #UmbrellaRevolution

peter-dingle-technology-behind-oclp-shutterstock Oct 1, 2014 - A look at the technologies and social media channels being used in the war for communications in Hong Kong’s pro-democracy demonstrations. Comments

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