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Instagram Upgrades Editing, Search, and Explore Features

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

Will Snapchat's Lack of Targeting in First Ad Do More Harm Than Good?

snapchat-logo Oct 20, 2014 - Over the weekend the platform launched its first ad, a Snap from the movie "Ouija" that appeared in users' Recent Updates feed. But will the lack of targeting hinder the ads’ effectiveness? Comments

Social Sharing Reaches Peak Within 24 Hours of Major Events [Study]

sharethislogoimage Oct 20, 2014 - A new report from ShareThis shows that consumer engagement on Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit is highest in the days surrounding big events. Comments

Can Ello Dethrone Facebook?

shutterstock-162169583 Oct 9, 2014 - Brands are welcome to join Ello, but sponsored posts are out of the question, since the hottest new social network is adamantly against advertising. Comments

Facebook Clamps Down on Fake "Likes" to Protect Businesses

A desktop monitor with 'Beware Fraud' on the screen Oct 8, 2014 - The social network is tackling scammers who seek to produce fake Likes. Comments

Facebook’s Audience Network Goes Global

facebook-like Oct 7, 2014 - The platform’s Audience Network is available to marketers worldwide, and supports link ads. Comments

RID Amazon Challenge Takes Digital to the Jungle

rid-facebook-homepage-jpg Oct 6, 2014 - Australian insect repellent brand RID has teamed up with Publicis Mojo for a digital competition that seeks to take the Facebook winner to the real Amazon jungle. Comments

VIDEO: Head of Facebook's Atlas Speaks About Revamped Platform for Ads

facebook-mobile-blue Oct 1, 2014 - In this video interview, Erik Johnson, head of Atlas at Facebook, shares more information about the new version of Atlas, and explains why it’s a revolutionary addition to the mobile marketing world. Comments

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