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Facebook to Ban Overly Promotional Posts in News Feed

Nov 17, 2014 - Starting next year, marketers who post overtly promotional content will see a significant drop in their organic reach. So how should industry participants respond to the ban? Comments

Twitter Unveils Instant Timeline to Woo New Users

Twitter Logo Nov 14, 2014 - The social network also plans to enhance native video sharing and Direct Messages next year. Comments

Miami Dolphins Embrace Yo App - Will Other Brands Follow Suit?

yo-logo Nov 13, 2014 - By adopting Yo into their social strategies, brands can offer content through push notifications delivered directly to users' locked home screens, which is very valuable marketing real estate. Comments

Less Than 20% of Internet Users Account for 82.4% of Video Shares

online-video-1 Nov 13, 2014 - Although a small percentage of consumers actively share content on the Internet, those sharers are extremely active and could prove to be valuable targets for marketers. Comments

Whirlpool and Upworthy Tug at Heartstrings to Pull in Shares

whirlpool Nov 12, 2014 - Whirlpool has extended its "Every Day, Care" campaign to social sharing site Upworthy by creating two new videos meant to encourage viewers to thank their families for everyday expressions of love. Comments

Twitter Sets Its Sights on Chinese Brands With New Hong Kong Office

twitter-logo Nov 11, 2014 - Twitter's strategic decision to open an office in Hong Kong will create a stronger digital marketing channel for Chinese brands looking to go global. Comments

SAP Harnesses Facebook Data to Boost Personalized Marketing

Facebook thumbs up Nov 11, 2014 - Marketers will now be able to better target campaigns with the use of customer data on HANA. Comments

Instagram Upgrades Editing, Search, and Explore Features

mexico-instagram Nov 11, 2014 - Instagram listened to its users and determined that it was time to evolve its system to meet the needs of consumers. Comments

Victoria’s Secret’s "Perfect Body" Campaign Is Far From Perfect

body-by-victoria-bras-supersoft-sexy-comfort-victoria-s-secret Nov 10, 2014 - The lingerie brand’s "Perfect Body" campaign prompted an angry reaction on Twitter. What could the company have done to avoid the backlash? Comments

Facebook Makes It Easier to Remove Brand Posts From News Feed

facebook-mobile-blue Nov 10, 2014 - The social network offers a simple way to can uninteresting brands, friends, and Pages. Comments

Facebook Puts Ban on "Like-Gating"

facebook-dislike2 Nov 5, 2014 - With brands no longer able to instruct users to like pages as a way to unlock content or enter contests, industry experts say they will have to engage consumers in more authentic ways. Comments

What #AlexFromTarget Can Teach Us About Seizing Social Opportunities

shutterstock-84711226 Nov 4, 2014 - On Sunday, a tweet about Alex, a Target employee, became a hit on social media, making the teenager an instant celebrity and providing Target with the perfect chance to grab some good press. Comments

Activision and AKQA "Hack" Instagram for Call of Duty Fans

shutterstock-200721917 Nov 3, 2014 - Activision and AKQA have manipulated Instagram's photo tags to create an interactive, choose-your-own-adventure-style story for fans of the video game Call of Duty. Comments

Fake Twitter Profile Reveals Consumer Engagement Levels [Study]

The Twitter bird logo in blue on white Oct 31, 2014 - Using a fictional fashion brand's Twitter profile as a case study, Isobar found consumers' perceptions of the brand were altered by number of followers and tone of voice. Comments

Instagram Is the Latest Social Platform to Dive Into Native Video

instagram-icon-large Oct 31, 2014 - Instagram has unveiled its own native video advertising platform, which will introduce auto-playing 15-second sponsored videos to users' feeds. Comments

Facebook Touts Search in Q3 Earnings: Is Zuckerberg Aiming to Out-Google Google?

Mark Zuckerberg TechCrunch Disrupt 2013 Oct 29, 2014 - The platform's search initiative could increase usage and bring in more ad revenue. Comments

Facebook, Pinterest Drive Social Traffic, Clipping Twitter's Wings

Social Media Sharing Oct 28, 2014 - Facebook accounts for the year's largest share of referral traffic, and Pinterest is a distant second. Meanwhile, Twitter has seen its referral traffic slip drastically in the past year. Comments

Can Social Media Save "Old, White, and Male" Baseball?

shutterstock-225279382 Oct 28, 2014 - As World Series viewership declines, SapientNitro's CMO Bill Kanarick urges baseball to go digital in order to stay relevant to a younger, plugged-in audience. Comments

Are Paid Platforms the Future of Social?

shutterstock-86924398 Oct 27, 2014 - Believing that content published on social belongs to the creators, tsū and Bubblews share ad revenue with their users, though some believe the payments are too small to make a splash. Comments

FireChat Aims to Heat Up Mobile Marketing in Emerging Regions

firechat-icon Oct 26, 2014 - Crisis has fuelled FireChat's success across Hong Kong and Taiwan, but the app's creator is looking to India as the key market entry point for Asia as a new channel for brands to reach large, unconnected audiences. Comments

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

social-data-understand 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

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