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Twitter Offers Conversion Tracking Tool to Measure ROI

Feb 27, 2015 - Twitter has launched two new conversion tracking features to its analytics toolkit in an attempt to help brands measure a Promoted Tweet campaign's ROI. Comments

Social Media Week: Cult Brands Breed Community

Community Feb 27, 2015 - According to leaders from Virgin Mega, SoulCycle, and Refinery29, providing fresh experiences and quality social content are two ways brands can maintain loyal fans, who also have the power to convert detractors. Comments

Best of #TheDress: How Brands Reacted on Twitter

twitter-the-dress-white-and-gold-black-and-blue-hashtag Feb 27, 2015 - A recent photo of an optical illusion has sparked a huge debate across the Internet as to whether a dress is white and gold or black and blue. Many brands have taken to Twitter to join the fun. Comments

Social Media Week: Digital Marketers Must Predict the Future to Succeed

social-media-week-mashable Feb 26, 2015 - In a New York Social Media Week panel called "10 Years of Digital," Mashable CEO Pete Cashmore unveiled a new marketing tool that will let brands scan the Web to predict trending news before it breaks. Comments

Why Search Was Instrumental in the Growth of Taco Bell's App

taco-bell-store Feb 26, 2015 - Since relaunching its app in October, Taco Bell has found that paid search has contributed to five times the purchase strength of paid social, video, or mobile display ads. Comments

British Attractions Given Mandarin Makeovers to Lure Chinese Visitors

london-great-names-for-great-britain Feb 25, 2015 - The U.K.'s most iconic spots have been given Chinese names in a digital campaign aimed at luring China's 100 million outbound tourists. Comments

Is Facebook Set to Become the Google of Social Media?

facebook-mobile-blue Feb 25, 2015 - Facebook recently dropped competing ad products from its exchange, quietly created its own CRM, and released a mobile ad creation app. Is the company gearing up to completely dominate the social ad space? Comments

Brands Make the Most of the Oscars on Social

oscars-shutterstock-124201903 Feb 23, 2015 - Last night's Academy Awards gave many brands a reason to celebrate on Twitter. We've rounded up the best and worst of Oscar night social media campaigns. Comments

How Digital Marketers Can Win an Academy Award at the Oscars

oscars-2015 Feb 20, 2015 - Digital marketers have a chance to win big in the days surrounding this year's Academy Awards. What are the best ways to take advantage of the buzz? Comments

Cathay Pacific Asks What Is #LifeWellTravelled in First Major Digital Push

cathay-pacific-logo Feb 19, 2015 - The airline is using social media and native advertising to learn more about the digital engagement of its customers in a global campaign being rolled out from Hong Kong. Comments

Havas and NewsCred Partner to Source Content From Major News Publications

havas-logo Feb 18, 2015 - Havas Media Group has partnered with NewsCred to gain access to thousands of heavy-hitting publications, including CNN, Al Jazeera, and the BBC. Comments

ANZ Australia Creates Digital GAYTMs for Mardi Gras

anz-only-gaytm-in-the-village-pic Feb 17, 2015 - In a first for Australia's banking industry, ANZ has reinvigorated its 2014 GAYTM initiative with a digital-only media campaign and online voting element. Comments

Facebook to Boost Businesses' Sales With New Ad Unit

facebook-brand Feb 17, 2015 - The social media giant introduced a new ad solution called "product ads" today, which was created specifically to help businesses sell their products on the platform. Comments

How Should YouTube Celebrate Its 10th Birthday This Coming May?

Cupcake with birthday candles Feb 17, 2015 - The Internet video juggernaut technically rang in its 10th birthday this past weekend, but the official celebration will take place in May. How should the company mark 10 successful years in business? Comments

Tic Tac Turns to Digital to Lure SE Asian Millennials

tic-tac-indonesia Feb 15, 2015 - Tic Tac is drawing on celebrities in Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines to target Millennials in a design-your-own packaging contest. Comments

Hallmark Tugs at Consumers' Heartstrings in Valentine's Day Video Campaign

shutterstock-245244253 Feb 13, 2015 - Greeting card company Hallmark has created a microsite featuring emotionally charged video content to drive social sharing and encourage customers to "Put Their Hearts to Paper." Comments

Social Media & Storytelling: An Interview With Tim Goudie, Coca-Cola

coca-cola-bus Feb 13, 2015 - In advance of his day-one keynote at this year's ClickZ Live New York, Coca-Cola's Tim Goudie chats with us about social media and storytelling. Comments

Alibaba Pushes Into Indonesian E-Commerce Market

shutterstock-163502138-online-payment Feb 12, 2015 - China's AliExpress is working with local Indonesian e-payment and logistics service providers for a major push into Southeast Asia's e-commerce market. Comments

Pinterest Teams Up With Apple to Promote App Pins

pinterest-log-in Feb 12, 2015 - App Pins will let Pinterest users download external apps without leaving the platform. Comments

Brands Love Twitter's #WhatIsLoveIn4Words

whatislovein4words-petco-twitter-hashtag-pug Feb 12, 2015 - The hashtag #WhatIsLoveIn4Words trended on Twitter in the days leading up to Valentine's Day, and many brands got in on the fun, though some were more successful with content than others. Comments

Brands Not Showing Enough Love for Valentine’s Day

valentinesday Feb 12, 2015 - Across the board, brands aren’t doing enough to capitalize on Valentine’s Day this year. What’s the reason behind the lack of attention to this holiday? Comments

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