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Businesses Understand Value of Social Data But Few Know How to Use It

Oct 24, 2014 - A Hootsuite survey found that most businesses see the value in social media data but many struggle to organize that data into a successful social media strategy. Comments

Will Snapchat's Lack of Targeting in First Ad Do More Harm Than Good?

snapchat-logo Oct 20, 2014 - Over the weekend the platform launched its first ad, a Snap from the movie "Ouija" that appeared in users' Recent Updates feed. But will the lack of targeting hinder the ads’ effectiveness? Comments

Social Sharing Reaches Peak Within 24 Hours of Major Events [Study]

sharethislogoimage Oct 20, 2014 - A new report from ShareThis shows that consumer engagement on Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit is highest in the days surrounding big events. Comments

BlackBerry Expands Mobile Money Functionalities in Indonesia

blackberry-indonesia-shutterstock-145212790 Oct 9, 2014 - BlackBerry is bulking out its BBM Money offerings in Indonesia, which will be available at the beginning of 2015. Comments

Can Ello Dethrone Facebook?

shutterstock-162169583 Oct 9, 2014 - Brands are welcome to join Ello, but sponsored posts are out of the question, since the hottest new social network is adamantly against advertising. Comments

Facebook to Give PayPal and Venmo a Run for Their Money

facebook-mobile-blue Oct 8, 2014 - Will Facebook add its own payment service? If the rumors are true, it could be happening sooner rather than later. Comments

Facebook Clamps Down on Fake "Likes" to Protect Businesses

A desktop monitor with 'Beware Fraud' on the screen Oct 8, 2014 - The social network is tackling scammers who seek to produce fake Likes. Comments

Facebook’s Audience Network Goes Global

facebook-like Oct 7, 2014 - The platform’s Audience Network is available to marketers worldwide, and supports link ads. Comments

RID Amazon Challenge Takes Digital to the Jungle

rid-facebook-homepage-jpg Oct 6, 2014 - Australian insect repellent brand RID has teamed up with Publicis Mojo for a digital competition that seeks to take the Facebook winner to the real Amazon jungle. Comments

VIDEO: Head of Facebook's Atlas Speaks About Revamped Platform for Ads

facebook-mobile-blue Oct 1, 2014 - In this video interview, Erik Johnson, head of Atlas at Facebook, shares more information about the new version of Atlas, and explains why it’s a revolutionary addition to the mobile marketing world. Comments

MasterCard Invites U.S. Workforce to Take #OneMoreDay of Vacation

visa-mastercard Sep 30, 2014 - The global payment company has launched a new travel-centric cross-channel campaign to persuade Americans to take their well-earned time off. Comments

Does Facebook’s Atlas Solve the "Cookie Problem"?

Facebook Logo Sep 29, 2014 - Facebook kicked off Ad Week with the launch of Atlas. The ad platform will avoid tracking cookies by taking a "people based" marketing approach. Comments

Budweiser Serves Up Digital Drinks Through Facebook

shutterstock-195244577 Sep 26, 2014 - Until mid-October, Facebook users will be able to send Bud and Bud Light beers to friends in Chicago or Denver using Facebook, email, or text messages. Comments

Diet Coke’s New Campaign Taps Social Media to Amplify Its Message

shutterstock-200091398 Sep 24, 2014 - The soda brand will use social channels to spread the message of its "Get a Taste" campaign, engaging the soft drink's biggest fans in areas where they go to express themselves. Comments

Millennials More Likely to Purchase What They Share on Social

sharethis Sep 24, 2014 - A new consumer report from ShareThis suggests that Millennials’ sharing activity on social media is directly connected to their buying behavior. Comments

Mr Kipling Boosts Social Media Engagement With Cake Deliveries

frenchfancies Sep 24, 2014 - This past weekend, the British cake manufacturer launched a contest on its social channels that rewards winners with a cake delivered in time to watch "The X-Factor" at home. Comments

SMBs Allocate More Budget to Social Than Other Channels

facebook-like Sep 18, 2014 - BIA/Kelsey’s new study shows that small and medium businesses now use social more than any other media platform for business purposes. Comments

Twitter Updates Tailored Audiences for New Targeting Capabilities

Twitter logo Sep 18, 2014 - Twitter has added a few new features to its tailored audiences tool, making it easier for advertisers to target mobile and find new customers. Comments

YouTube Drives More Sales Than Other Social Media Platforms [Study]

youtube-logo Sep 16, 2014 - A recent study of paid social media finds that YouTube is more effective at both introducing customers to products and converting sales than any other social platform. Comments

Facebook Asks for User Feedback On Ads

facebook-brand Sep 11, 2014 - Facebook will now ask users why they hid ads in an effort to deliver advertisements that are both relative to the user and appropriate for the platform. Comments

Twitter Delves Further Into E-Commerce With Buy Button

Twitter Money Sep 8, 2014 - Following a summer of social commerce initiatives, Twitter is taking the opposite of Facebook's approach and testing its new Buy button on accounts with large followings. Comments

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