Social Media


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

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

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

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

Tweets of the week: Rugby World Cup and a race that stops a nation

tow-all-blacks-winning-tweet Nov 5, 2015 - Because Australia and New Zealand battled it out in the rugby and the first female jockey won the Melbourne Cup, sport was a major part of this week's Tweets in the Asia-Pacific region. Comments

3 lessons we can learn from the most 'contagious' brands

sick-boy Oct 28, 2015 - Nobody can predict virality, though some brands do create content that consistently gets lots of social shares. Here are three lessons from brands like Taco Bell, Delta, and.... the Kardashians? Comments

4 ways Boomerang enhances the Instagram advertising experience

man-boomerang Oct 27, 2015 - A new app adds GIFs to Instagram's list of video offerings for advertisers. Creating content that's inherently shareable is one way marketers can use it successfully. Comments

Tweets of the week: winners and losers of Back to the Future Day

backtothefuture Oct 23, 2015 - Since the ClickZ team is a bunch of '80s babies, we decided to center this edition of Tweets of the Week on Back to the Future Day. Which brands elicited a "Great Scott!" reaction, and which ones were just buttheads? Comments

Hashtag hijacking doesn't have to live and die on Twitter

pirateflag Oct 19, 2015 - Brands tweet about trending topics all the time, but they don't always use the platform's powerful reach in order to promote themselves beyond a Twitter conversation. Comments

Facebook’s new emoticons: the good, the bad and the future

facebook-new-emojis Oct 16, 2015 - Facebook unveiled six emojis last week. What challenges and opportunities will the emoticons bring to brand marketers? Comments

How to come back from venomous virality

slip-banana-peel Oct 14, 2015 - Whether it's a big scandal or a social media slip-up, companies are always having their mistakes go viral. Here's a step-by-step guide for dealing with the fallout. Comments

Tweets of the week: from #AllDayBreakfast to #GreenPoop

mcdonald-s-alldaybreakfast-twitter Oct 9, 2015 - Green poo was one of many colorful ways brands celebrated on Twitter this week, alongside smiles, teachers, and all day breakfasts. Comments Sees Increased Engagement Despite Polarizing Redesign

thanksgiving-feast Oct 5, 2015 - launched a new look last month, when the site became more social. Many users were angry about the change, though the company has seen more search share and social activity. Comments

Tweets of the Week: Brands Cracked Up as Facebook Was Down

fbdown Oct 2, 2015 - Between Google's news and Facebook's outage, this week on Twitter was dominated by tech giants. However, National Coffee Day was also this week - we're calling Dunkin Donuts the winner. Comments

Should Your Brand Be on Snapchat?

snapchat-mobile Oct 1, 2015 - Snapchat has certainly gained in popularity as a marketing tool for Millennials but it isn't for every brand. Find out what industry participants think about the platform. Comments

Social Content Helps Fast Food Brands Beat Stigma

Cheeseburgers Oct 1, 2015 - Fast food bucks today's healthier dining trends, but brands like Burger King and Taco Bell still get lots of love online. Are solid content strategies a factor? Some industry experts say yes. Comments

Standing out with Instagram: Q&A with Creative Lead, Eric Oldrin

eric-from-instagram Oct 1, 2015 - Eric Oldrin, creative strategy lead at Instagram speaks about the evolution of social photography as a content tool and how ad execs can leverage the platform for branding. Comments

How Is UGC Changing Content Marketing?

usergeneratedcontent Sep 29, 2015 - Consumers find the word-of-mouth nature of user-generated content to be particularly trustworthy, which has resulted in a surge of popularity comparable to that of influencer marketing. Comments

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