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Facebook Boosts Event Visibility With New Ad Format

Aug 29, 2014 - The new format is designed to help brands bring awareness to their events within Facebook’s network. How can business marketers get the most out of this offering? Comments

Facebook Cracks Down on Click-Baiting Posts in Favor of Quality Content

facebook-brand Aug 26, 2014 - The social media giant is looking to curtail posts with click-baiting headlines, and many in the industry say this update could have a huge impact on sites like Upworthy and BuzzFeed. Comments

Pinterest Upgrades Analytics Tool

pinterest-logo Aug 26, 2014 - Pinterest increases its value to marketers by allowing them to analyze engagement by seeing which impressions their audience is clicking, liking, and repinning the most. Comments

Facebook Remains Top Engagement Platform in Hong Kong

facebook-automation Aug 25, 2014 - A TNS study reveals that Facebook is the most popular digital platform in Hong Kong, with video a key growth channel. Comments

Chocolate and Social Media: A Deliciously Perfect Marketing Mix

chocolate-social-media Aug 25, 2014 - In this video, Chris Pemberton, digital brand manager for Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, gives insights into the brand's marketing strategy and how important social media is to the mix. Comments

What the Ice Bucket Challenge Can Teach Us About Engagement

ice-bucket Aug 21, 2014 - The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been the viral event of the summer, but what can it teach social media marketers about engagement? Comments

Uber and Lay’s Deliver On-Demand Picnics to Drive Goodwill

uber-and-lays-flavorrush Aug 18, 2014 - The ride-sharing and potato chip brands united for two days to deliver on-demand picnics in a surprise-and-delight effort that used mobile as the facilitator. Comments

Southern Comfort Adopts Live Shark to Give #Sharktender Campaign Extra Bite

southern-comfort-great-white Aug 15, 2014 - The recipe for Southern Comfort’s Shark Week digital cocktail includes a live shark, as well as tracking, tweeting, and interactive video, stirred. Comments

Variation in Content Creation Is Trick to Winning Social [#CZLSF]

content Aug 14, 2014 - A look at the day two keynote panel at ClickZ Live San Francisco, a fireside chat with Facebook, Hootsuite, Ghirardelli, YouTube and the Online Marketing Institute's Aaron Kahlow. Comments

Facebook Leads Way In In-store Sales for SMBs [Study]

facebook-homepage Aug 14, 2014 - A new study from digital marketing company G/O Digital shows that compared to Twitter and Pinterest, Facebook is better at driving offline sales for small businesses, with 84 percent of respondents saying that local deals or offers on Facebook heavily... Comments

Twitter Promoted Video Will Boost Engagement Data

Twitter Money Aug 13, 2014 - The micro-blogging service has been beta testing a new feature, Promoted Video, which allows advertisers to upload and distribute video ads on the platform. Industry insiders believe that Promoted Video will add another layer to Twitter’s ad business... Comments

Meow Mix Taps Nostalgia in Jingle Remix Effort

meow-mix-2 Aug 13, 2014 - Like many brands, Meow Mix hopes nostalgia for an old brand asset will help drum up interest in its latest campaign. But experts say the challenge for any such effort is making sure the right people get their hands on it, which remains to be seen. Comments

Under Armour Uses Star Power to Boost Content Marketing Efforts

video-monetization Aug 11, 2014 - The brand’s five-part video series starring NFL quarterback Cam Newton demonstrates how an athlete's popularity can propel a brand's content marketing strategy even if they don’t explicitly promote a product. Comments

Pinterest Updates 'Send a Pin' to Boost Interaction. Is E-Commerce Next?

pinterest-alt Aug 8, 2014 - Now, when users receive a pin, they can reply with a message or send a pin back. Industry insiders say this feature adds another layer to Pinterest’s Guided Search and brings more opportunities to online businesses. Comments

Sprint’s Frobinson Framily Hits the Road in a Digital Content Initiative

publisher-roadmap Aug 8, 2014 - Sprint has partnered with Roadtrippers to plot a summertime road trip for its Frobinson framily, but experts say the campaign's goals and ROI potential are unclear. Comments

Foursquare Releases Social Search-Centric Redesign

foursquare Aug 6, 2014 - The network is now more focused on allowing users to tailor the network to their personal preferences, which, conveniently, opens new opportunities for brands. Comments

How to Become a Top-Performing Content Marketer on LinkedIn

linkedinimage Aug 5, 2014 - LinkedIn has issued content marketing tips based on the practices of some of the most influential brands on the platform. Comments

Twitter's Mitro Acquisition Could Yield Better Targeted Ads

twittermusic Aug 4, 2014 - A few years after the purchase of location-aware app maker Mixer Labs, Twitter has acquired password-security start-up Mitro to collaborate on geo-related projects. Comments

Champs Speaks to High School Athletes in 15-Second Instagram Snippets

adicolortv Aug 4, 2014 - The TV-esque series "AdicolorTV" enables Adidas and Champs to tell a longer story than they could otherwise and it could also be the first series of its kind on Instagram. Comments

Pinterest Adds to Its Functionality With Icebergs Acquisition

pinterest-alt Aug 1, 2014 - Pinterest has purchased Icebergs, a company that allows creatives to collaborate on projects online. This acquisition, along with a number of new features Pinterest has launched lately, will change how content is curated and utilized within the platform... Comments

Twitter Boasts $312 Million Revenue for Q2 as User Base Soars

Twitter Money Jul 30, 2014 - Although Twitter's losses increased in Q2 as well, the platform's share price rocketed up more than 20 percent as investors were soothed by its growth. Comments

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