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Twitter Opens Jakarta Office to Grow User Base and Engagement

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

"Tell Us Your Story" Ribs Brands for Nonsensical Tweets

tell-us-your-story-header Mar 26, 2015 - Advertising copywriter Brian Eden's humorous Tumblr, "Tell Us Your Story," mocks brands that invite ill-advised user-generated content on Twitter. Comments

Twitter Debuts Periscope to Rival Meerkat

twitter-logo Mar 26, 2015 - Immediately following Facebook’s embedded video player announcement yesterday, Twitter introduced a new livestreaming video app this morning. Why are these major social media platforms looking to win the video space? Comments

Facebook Messenger Adds E-Commerce Capabilities

facebook-messenger-mobile-image Mar 25, 2015 - One of the Messenger features introduced on the first day of Facebook’s F8 conference in San Francisco is specially designed for commerce and shopping. How can brand marketers leverage it to improve their campaigns? Comments

Facebook Offers Free Analytics for Apps Tool

facebook-app-analytics Mar 25, 2015 - At today's F8 conference Facebook unveiled a new developer tool that will help app marketers segment and target audiences as well as understand consumer path to purchase and in-app pain points. Comments

New Facebook Features Provide Training for Marketers

Facebook Like button on a keyboard Mar 24, 2015 - Because training resources are Facebook's top request from its advertisers, the social media giant launched a series of courses on everything from how to create an ad to digital buying. Comments

Century 21 and Hootsuite Partner to Simplify Social

century-twenty-one-logo Mar 24, 2015 - Two new products from Century 21 and Hootsuite will train Century 21 brokers and agents in best practices for social selling and give individual realtors access to exclusive branded content. Comments

Twitter-Foursquare Partnership Will Allow for Better Location Targeting

twitter-mobile-image Mar 23, 2015 - Twitter is partnering with local search and discovery service Foursquare to integrate precise locations into tweets. How can this partnership benefit marketers? Comments

Why the #TwizzlerChallenge Won't Become Another #IceBucketChallenge

twizzlers Mar 23, 2015 - The cause marketing "Twizzler Challenge" is sweet and fun, but what’s holding it back from becoming as successful as last year’s "Ice Bucket Challenge"? Comments

VIDEO: How Wendy’s Leverages Social and Native to Target Millennials

brandon-wendys-image Mar 20, 2015 - In this video interview, Brandon Rhoten, vice president of digital and social media at Wendy's International, talks about the brand’s approach to social and native advertising for its 6,500 locations worldwide. Comments

Twitter Experiments With Carousel Ads

twitter-logo Mar 19, 2015 - Following Instagram's recent foray into carousel ads, Twitter jumps on the bandwagon, promoting apps with a new unit. But is Twitter hurting itself with large, intrusive ads? Comments

Facebook Integrates Mobile Payments Into Messenger

image-facebookmessenger Mar 18, 2015 - The social media giant has unveiled a mobile payment feature for its Messenger app. Will this new product help Facebook conquer the peer-to-peer payment space? Comments

IBM Teams Up With Twitter for Social Media Data Analysis

Twitter and IBM have announced a big data social media analytics partnership Mar 17, 2015 - The collaboration between IBM and Twitter will allow brands to incorporate Twitter's social data into other data sources in an effort to improve marketing decision-making. Comments

Is Ex Machina’s Tinder Tactic Clever or Deceptive?

ex-machina-tinder-sxsw Mar 16, 2015 - The movie "Ex Machina," which premiered this weekend at South by Southwest, tricked Tinder users in Austin with its promotional campaign. Is this marketing ploy smart or sneaky? Comments

SXSW 2015: Pinterest Tackles Users' Fear of Missing Out

pinterest-logo Mar 16, 2015 - Raashi Bhalla, creative strategist at Pinterest, spoke with ClickZ at South by Southwest about how the Internet has hardwired our brains to leave us constantly in search of something better. Comments

Instagram Followers Don't Equal Engagement [Study]

instagram-icon-large Mar 13, 2015 - A new study by digital think tank L2 found that Instagram content, rather than audience size or posting frequency, helps brands like Nike and Starbucks maintain strong engagement. Comments

Your Social Media Images Can Now Be Turned Into Facebook Ads

social-media-image-sharing Mar 11, 2015 - A new ad format enables brands to turn user-generated images into sponsored Facebook posts. Comments

Twitter Opens Hong Kong Office to Tap China's Outbound Brands

twitter-logo Mar 10, 2015 - Although the platform is banned in China, Twitter's new Hong Kong office will target Chinese advertisers who are broadening their international horizons. Comments

Facebook Lets Marketers See What Users Talk About With Topic Data

facebook-f-2013 Mar 10, 2015 - In collaboration with DataSift, which can access and scale Facebook's pipeline of data, the social media giant can provide marketers with insights about specific topics users are posting about. Comments

China's Xinhua Uses Western Social Media in Global Rebranding Effort

xinhua-rebrand-facebook-pic Mar 4, 2015 - Xinhua has become the latest Chinese brand to use Western social media platforms to enhance its global profile. Comments

Instagram Lets Brands Share More Photos With Carousel Ads

instagram-icon-large Mar 4, 2015 - The platform introduced carousel ads today, a new ad format that enables advertisers to display more images and add links to their posts. Comments

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