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Super Bowl Fans Ready to Engage With Brand Ads on Social

Jan 30, 2015 - A new survey from Crowdtap shows that the majority of Super Bowl fans are passionate enough to take action on social media during the big game. Comments

Burger King Fires Off Snarky Tweet at Former McDonald's CEO

mcdonalds460 Jan 29, 2015 - After today's announcement that McDonald's has replaced its CEO, Don Thompson, fast-food competitor Burger King took to Twitter to mock the headlines and promote the Whopper. Comments

Revenue Jump Reflects Facebook's Mobile Mojo

facebook-mobile-blue Jan 28, 2015 - Facebook Q4 2014 and year-end earnings show increased contribution of mobile, while execs pump measurement. Comments

Discover Gives New Advertising Opportunities to Brands on Snapchat

snapchat logo Jan 28, 2015 - With Discover, news sources such as CNN and ESPN will appear in users' Snapchat Stories. The ad-integrated feature lets brands reach the platform's fast-growing young user base. Comments

Twitter Adds Mobile Video Capability, Private Group Messaging

Twitter Zipdial logo Jan 27, 2015 - Twitter users are now able to send messages to a select group of people, and create video content directly within the platform, moves that will likely help the platform catch up with Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Instagram. Comments

The Home Depot Rocks Social Media [Study]

home-depot-social-media Jan 27, 2015 - Sprinklr analyzed data from 18 retailers' social feeds, and ranked them based on impressions and engagement. The Home Depot was the clear winner, beating out brands like Macy's and Target. Comments

Twitter Warns Its Users to Stop Sharing Instagram Links

Twitter Logo Jan 23, 2015 - The social platform is urging its high-profile users to ditch the Facebook-owned app and instead use its own photo service. Comments

Social Media Will Have 5.4M More Users by 2016

social-mediaw Jan 15, 2015 - Comparing the user bases of five social networks in the U.S., eMarketer found that Instagram use is growing the fastest, while more and more senior citizens are joining Facebook. Comments

Facebook at Work Won't Include Ads - For Now

facebookvspinterest Jan 14, 2015 - Facebook reveals Work feature app, which will afford employees an ad-free, office-wide social network separate from their personal profiles. Comments

L'Oreal Paris Makes Golden Globes Shoppable on Social

lorealimage2 Jan 13, 2015 - During this year’s Golden Globes, the beauty brand launched a campaign to help consumers recreate red carpet looks through social media. Comments

Twitter to Beef Up Advertising Options Beyond Own Site

twitter-logo Jan 12, 2015 - Twitter will soon sell ads against tweets embedded on third-party websites. In addition, the platform will increase video advertising options in the coming weeks. Comments

AIA Launches Start-Up Accelerator Course in Hong Kong

startups-lightbulbs-waters-0814 Dec 23, 2014 - Insurance giant AIA is using social media to spread its start-up initiative in Hong Kong. Comments

Toyota Gets Personal Using Twitter's Tailored Audiences

toyotathon-picture Dec 22, 2014 - Toyota has customized its December sales campaign by using Twitter's targeting capabilities to address customers by their first names in its new ads. Comments

10 Best Social Media Wins of 2014

shutterstock-201617177 Dec 19, 2014 - From ice-cold water to some seriously funny tweets, a lot of brands did social right in 2014. Our experts ranked the year's best of the best in social media. Comments

Twitter/Foursquare Partnership Could Be Game Changer for Marketers

twitter-logo Dec 18, 2014 - Earlier this week, rumors began to circulate that Twitter and Foursquare are on the verge of partnering to improve Twitter's location services. Comments

10 Worst Social Media Fails of 2014

shutterstock-156456158 Dec 18, 2014 - We've consulted with ClickZ's experts to pick the year's worst brand fails across social media. Did your choice for biggest misstep make the cut? Comments

Facebook Drops Microsoft's Bing to Do Its Own Search Thing

facebook-f-2013 Dec 15, 2014 - Facebook's relationship status with Microsoft's Bing has changed to "it's complicated." Comments

Instagram Overtakes Twitter With 300 Million Users

instagram-icon-large Dec 12, 2014 - The image-sharing platform is also launching verified badges and vowing to kick out spammers. Comments

Adblock Plus Now Blocks Facebook Read Receipts

Facebook Likes Vending Machine Dec 3, 2014 - Users can now prevent Facebook from telling senders that they saw their messages. Comments

Facebook Partners With ESET to Fight Malware

security risk management Dec 3, 2014 - Facebook has joined forces with antivirus firm ESET to offer users the ability to scan for viruses and malware. Comments

Twitter Enhances Controls to Lock Out Trolls and Stop Abusive Posts

twitter-logo Dec 3, 2014 - Twitter users have been given quicker and easier options for blocking offensive content on the social network. Comments

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