Social Media

As social media evolves at lightning speed, marketers need access to instant information about what's working and what's not. Learn about best practices for engaging with people on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and new networks. Then guide your colleagues to pursue winning strategies in a socially connected world.

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The Difference Between Like and Love

Dec 3, 2014 - While "likes" on social media may be nice, what marketers, and in turn social networks, really love, are key sources of first-party data: email addresses. Comments

6 Brands That Are Killing It on Instagram

instagram-collage Dec 2, 2014 - These six brands are showing how the social media platform's visual capabilities can be used to engage consumers more effectively than other platforms out there. Comments

2015 Trend to Watch — The Social Homecoming of Brands

Social Media Sharing Dec 1, 2014 - As competition on traditional social platforms grows fierce, many brands are realizing that they can create engaging social spaces for consumers on their own websites. Comments

Is Facebook a Waste of Money for Marketers?

facebook-like-button-light-blue Nov 26, 2014 - There has been lots of noise lately surrounding the effectiveness of marketing on social channels. But don't be fooled - your brand does indeed need to maintain a presence on social platforms. Comments

5 Best Practices for Successful Sweepstakes and Instant-Win Promotions

online-contest Nov 21, 2014 - Creating a shareable online contest with instant gratification is a great way to boost engagement with consumers. What are the best ways to do this? Read on to find out. Comments

How to Drive Conversions and Traffic on Twitter? Website Cards

twitter-logo Nov 19, 2014 - SMBs can use Twitter's Website Cards to help drive traffic to their site through the platform. Here are tips for how to use the feature effectively. Comments

Building Customer Loyalty With Social Media

customer-loyalty Nov 19, 2014 - Beyond awareness and acquisition, you can measurably build your business using social media. Comments

7 Pieces of Social Media Advice From 2007 That Still Matter Today

Social Media Sharing Nov 14, 2014 - Even with all the changes the social media world has seen in the past seven years, there are still several basic pieces of advice that hold true. Comments

The Real Marketers Shift From Social Media to Content Marketing

content-marketing-megaphone Nov 14, 2014 - Instead of starting with a social media strategy, smart marketers must first think about great content and then think about how to fit it into their various social media channels. 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

Is Ello a No-No for Brands?

ello-logo Nov 13, 2014 - The budding social platform has made it clear that ads aren't welcome, but should brands attempt to create a presence on Ello anyway? Comments

Fake Profiles Are Killing LinkedIn’s Value

fake-stamp Nov 7, 2014 - It's time for social networks to require users to authenticate their identities, and LinkedIn should take the lead. Comments

4 Reasons Brand Advocates Should Focus on Quality Over Quantity

quality-over-quantity Nov 7, 2014 - Nothing good will come of flooding your followers with unnecessary posts. Focus on quality over quantity to get the most out of your social media efforts. Comments

Real-Life Reactvertising: 3 Ways to Boost Your Trend-Based Marketing on Social

social-data-understand Nov 6, 2014 - Reactvertising is the art of responding as quickly as possible to news and current events in an effort to stay top-of-mind with consumers. Comments

Has Facebook Lost Its Mojo as the Best Place to Reach the Mobile Youth?

facebook-mobile-blue Nov 6, 2014 - Which is the best social platform to reach Millennial (and younger) digital natives on? Is it still Facebook? Comments

Lessons Learned From 10 Terrific Tweets

learn-chalkboard Nov 4, 2014 - Many brands have mastered the art of marketing through Twitter. Check out these 10 examples and see what you can apply to your own social media efforts. Comments

Top 5 Social Marketing Trends for Brands to Watch in 2015

Social media Oct 31, 2014 - As we near the end of 2014, here's a look at what social media marketing trends brands need to be on the lookout for in the coming year. Comments

It’s Time for Brands to Capitalize on News Consumption Trends

digital-news-content-shutterstock-117984556 Oct 30, 2014 - As more and more consumers get their news online, and specifically from social media, brands must learn to react in real-time. Comments

How Social Is Your Business, Anyway?

social-deployment Oct 29, 2014 - Evolving into a truly social business is a tricky task, and one that can take a while to accomplish. How does your brand stack up? Comments

The Future of Social Media: Paid vs. Organic

paid-vs-organic Oct 27, 2014 - The future of social media is in paid content, which requires a different strategy than organic. How can you prepare? Comments

3 Brands, 3 Social Media Strategies for Halloween

A Jack o'lantern Oct 23, 2014 - The Halloween holiday is a great time for marketers to get creative and ramp up their social media marketing efforts. Here are three brands with three different strategies. Comments

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