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H&R Block Celebrates Getting Billions Back With Social Media Record Label

Mar 20, 2014 - The YouTube campaign will include ten original songs that celebrate tax refunds and push the brand’s Billion Back messaging. Comments

Pinterest Highlights Products for Sale in Gifts Feed

pinterest-gifts Mar 14, 2014 - The new feed showcases only Product Pins, or Rich Pins with information about pricing and availability, and includes everything from books to clothing to decorations. Comments

Scrabble Word Showdown Lets Fans Choose One New Playable Word

scrabble-word-showdown Mar 14, 2014 - Scrabble is inviting fans to suggest words on Facebook, and the new word selection will conclude with a "bracket-style showdown." Comments

SXSW 2014: George Takei’s Take on Social Media and YouTube

george-takei Mar 13, 2014 - ClickZ sat down with George Takei at SXSW. He shared his thoughts on the importance of social media in driving engagement with fans and why he chose YouTube to launch his Web series, "Takei's Take." Comments

President Obama's Appearance on "Between Two Ferns" Drives Traffic to HealthCare.gov

barack-obama-zach-galifianakis Mar 13, 2014 - President Obama encouraged young Americans to apply for health coverage on the Web series "Between Two Ferns" hosted by comedian Zach Galifianakis. The episode created a social media buzz and drove traffic to HealthCare.gov. Comments

Gucci Pairs Female DJs With Fringe on Branded Spotify Hub

gucci-fringe Mar 12, 2014 - Gucci’s so-called Fringe Mix features what the brand calls fashion-forward DJs and its Bamboo Fringe handbags on a Spotify hub that launched March 11. Comments

Twitter Testing Click-to-Call Ad Feature

shutterstock-94844608 Mar 12, 2014 - The button would allow users to directly connect with Twitter advertisers and is part of a direct response push from the microblogging service. Comments

Facebook Redesigns Pages, Adds Pages to Watch Feature

facebookvspinterest Mar 12, 2014 - Facebook's new look for Pages follows changes to the News Feed last week. Pages to Watch lets brands create a list of Pages similar to their own and compare their performance with their peers. Comments

Ted Baker Brings the Circus to Town in #ZolTed

ted-baker-zolted Mar 11, 2014 - The #ZolTed campaign riffs on the circus theme featured in the brand’s Spring/Summer 2014 campaign and includes a circus character quiz and circus talent video challenge. Comments

SXSW 2014: Oreo’s 3-D Printed Cookies Let Consumers #eatthetweet [Demo]

oreo-trendingvending Mar 10, 2014 - Dubbed the "Trending Vending Lounge," Oreo’s vending machines print out customized cookies based on trending Twitter conversations, using the hashtag #eatthetweet. Comments

Sudafed Replay Fights Sinus #FOMO, but Misses Marketing Opportunities

sudafed-replay Mar 10, 2014 - The Facebook campaign, which says it gives sinus pain and congestion sufferers "a chance to press rewind on life," asks consumers to describe experiences they’ve missed out on or suffered through, but experts say the campaign misses some engagement... Comments

SXSW 2014: Monetization Opportunities in a Sharing Economy

kurtabrahamson Mar 9, 2014 - ClickZ spoke to Kurt Abrahamson, chief executive of ShareThis, to discuss the new "sharing currency" and the implications that this has for brands and marketers. Comments

#UseYourPower: WWF Singapore Goes Digital to Boost Pledges for Earth Hour

spiderman Mar 6, 2014 - The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Singapore rolls out its largest digital campaign for global environmental event Earth Hour, including a partnership with the cast of the upcoming film "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." Comments

Facebook Introduces New Policies to Restrict Gun Sales

facebook-f-2013 Mar 6, 2014 - Facebook is jumping into the gun rights debate by creating new clear policies regarding the gun sales on their social media platform. The aim is reportedly to stop what people say are rampant illegal gun sales. Comments

State Farm and DDB Kick Off Neighborhood Assist 2014

sf2 Mar 5, 2014 - The philanthropic social initiative is accepting up to 4,000 submissions through March 23 and will distribute 40 $25,000 grants. Comments

Saks Doles Out 6-Second Beauty Tips in #Saksin6

saks-in-6 Feb 28, 2014 - The video initiative features quick, six-second makeup and beauty video tutorials available on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Comments

Sprint’s Oscars Twitter Party Invites the Whole "Framily"

sprint-blogimage-final-withr Feb 28, 2014 - To push its new plan for the modern American family, Sprint is partnering with HelloGiggles to host a virtual Oscar party on Twitter that invites the whole "framily." Comments

LinkedIn China: Opportunities for Marketers?

linkedinchina Feb 27, 2014 - Rand Han, Resonance China's founder and managing director, thinks LinkedIn will create a content vehicle customized to China, but a Forrester analyst is skeptical that its content will rise above existing competitors. Comments

Facebook Update Shows Page Posts Tagged With Other Pages Liked

Facebook Page Tagging Feb 27, 2014 - If you follow or like a Page on Facebook, and another Page tags that page on Facebook within their own post, there's a higher likelihood that you'll see that post in your feed, even though you haven't liked or followed that brand or business. Comments

GoDaddy Lets Small Business Owners Pitch Danica Patrick at 125 MPH

gd-social-0003-danica Feb 26, 2014 - GoDaddy is extending its focus on small businesses beyond the Super Bowl via The Big Leap, a campaign that asks consumers to watch videos of business pitches and vote for their favorites. Comments

Twitter Launches Marketing Platform Program, Plans Branded Cinema Series

twitter-marketing-platform Feb 24, 2014 - The rebranded Twitter Ads API is now a one-stop shop where businesses can find partners that offer features beyond those available from Twitter Ads. In addition, Twitter Amplify is teaming up with a national cinema network to create a weekly show that... Comments

 

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