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Tweets of the Week: AMAs and Adele keep brands rocking, while also saying thanks

Nov 25, 2015 - Between "The American Music Awards," "Dancing With the Stars", and the launch of Adele's record-breaking album "25," Twitter was awash with singing and dancing this week. Oh and don't forget the Thanksgiving turkey! Comments

Why Twitter's removal of share counts is a big pain in the ass

twitter-eggs Nov 24, 2015 - Last week, Twitter removed share counts as part of a change to its widely used tweet and follow buttons. This update has implications on Twitter and publishers alike. Comments

ClickZ Live Chicago: What are the big trends to look out for in 2016?

miss-cleo-french-toast-cereal Nov 20, 2015 - An increase in not com domains, beacons, further foray into the physical web and more cross-platform distribution networks are a few future trends predicted by a panel at ClickZ Live Chicago. Comments

3 takeaways from Social Media Week Chicago

chicago-mural Nov 20, 2015 - Relevance as a quantifiable concept and brands themselves being influencers were a couple of eye-openers I picked up from spending a day at Social Media Week. Comments

Amazon’s first physical bookstore: offline’s death has been exaggerated

bookstore-1 Nov 20, 2015 - Amazon’s first brick-and-mortar book outlet shows that physical stores still play a significant role in the customer purchase journey on the rise of online shopping. Comments

Why should marketers care about image recognition technology?

baby-face Nov 19, 2015 - Major technology companies and e-commerce platforms – such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, Pinterest and Alibaba – have been investing in image recognition technology in order to stand out in their category. What does it mean for brands in the future... Comments

What Twitter marketers can learn from JetBlue, Emirates and Royal Dutch Airlines

flight-image Nov 18, 2015 - What are the most important Twitter marketing strategies you can learn from JetBlue, Emirates and Royal Dutch Airlines? Comments

'Nostalgia is the enemy of progress,' says Hasbro's Lee

monopolyguy Nov 18, 2015 - During his opening keynote at ClickZ Live Chicago, Hasbro's Victor Lee discussed the fearlessness it takes to get ahead in digital marketing - an industry too new and ever-changing to have been mastered yet. Comments

How Mondelēz International keeps Oreo dynamic with fearless marketing

orea-family Nov 17, 2015 - Fueled by creativity and enthusiasm, the successful launch of Oreo's Colorfilled campaign exemplifies how Mondelēz International is able to consistently remain ahead of the marketing curve. Comments

Content studio helps Marriott corner the market on travel entertainment

marriott-logo Nov 17, 2015 - Marriott has ramped up its content marketing since becoming the first hotel brand to launch its own content studio. A year later, the chain is filming a sequel to its popular short film. Comments

Brands strategize as Black Friday moves online

empty-christmas-mall Nov 16, 2015 - By denouncing the practice of opening on Thanksgiving, retailers are getting in the public's good graces and boosting their e-commerce efforts as holiday shopping becomes more digital. Comments

Why have QR codes taken off in China?

qr-codes-in-china-clickz-live-screenshot Nov 15, 2015 - In China, brands are using QR codes for everything – from digital campaigns, to branding, to content marketing and O2O e-commerce strategies. And it's all because of WeChat. Comments

Starbucks shows the power of silence during the red cup controversy

starbucks-redcups Nov 13, 2015 - Starbucks' plain red holiday cup has been oddly polarizing. But rather than defend itself against the controversy, the brand came out ahead by letting its fanbase do the talking. Comments

Tweets of the Week: Starbucks, singles, and supporting our troops

tacokisses Nov 13, 2015 - Responses to Starbucks' red cups spilled into this week, which marked Veteran's Day, Singles Day and National Sundae Day. Taco Bell celebrated none of those things, though it did tweet a lot of funny emojis. Comments

Social messaging: East versus West

social-media-messaging 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

How China's Singles Day smashed global e-commerce sales records

alibaba-singles-day-final-screen Nov 12, 2015 - Mobile, pre-sales marketing and a live television gala event starring James Bond, were just some of the elements making this year's Alibaba Singles Day event another record-breaker. Comments

When should you start your holiday marketing?

shutterstock-119289862 Nov 11, 2015 - Each year, holiday marketing seems to start earlier and earlier - but is it too early? Use this guide to determine when to start your email, social and search this holiday season. Comments

Interaction helps brands stand out in the vast volume of video

interactive-video Nov 10, 2015 - With so many marketers utilizing video these days, it's becoming harder to stand out. Interactive videos solve that problem, while also naturally increasing engagement. Comments

How Alibaba's annual shopping festival is revolutionizing e-commerce

alibaba-singles-day-logo Nov 9, 2015 - Alibaba wants to change the world's e-commerce landscape, using its Singles Day on November 11 as a springboard. Comments

How much do you know about Facebook video advertising?

mark-zuckerberg-video-chat Nov 6, 2015 - ClickZ breaks down Facebook’s video ad offerings, from the newly released Slideshow to different buying options, to help you unleash the power of video advertising on the platform. Comments

5 tips to nail your next influencer marketing campaign

lebron-kia Nov 6, 2015 - Everyone knows that social media influencers are often better at reaching people than celebrities. Here are five steps for implementing campaigns with them. Comments

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