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Revenue Jump Reflects Facebook's Mobile Mojo

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

WeChat Launches Sponsored Moments

wechat-1000 Jan 28, 2015 - BMW is one of the first brands to test paid ads on WeChat's Moments feed, paving the way for new advertising channels in China. Comments

Obama's Privacy Policy Might Be Bad for Marketers

shutterstock-133773500 Jan 28, 2015 - In last week's State of the Union address the president introduced a plan to create a consumer privacy bill of rights, but customers' rights might come at the expense of brand marketing. 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

Is Facebook Pulling the Plug on FBX?

storyimage-facebook Jan 26, 2015 - It seems the social media giant is keeping its real-time bidding ad exchange FBX for now, but will likely downplay the importance of the platform. Comments

Facebook Dominates Social Sharing While Twitter Sees a Decline

social-sharing-group Jan 21, 2015 - ShareThis’s new report shows that Facebook overtook Pinterest, Twitter, and Reddit in terms of sharing activity during the fourth quarter of last year, garnering a whopping 81 percent of shares. 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

Kohl's Teams Up With Fitness Bloggers for #MakeYourMove Campaign

kohls-storefront Jan 13, 2015 - As part of its new fitness-focused social media marketing, Kohl's is giving gift cards to bloggers who will write about their products. But is there a conflict of interest? 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

Facebook Acquires QuickFire Networks to Boost Video Delivery

Facebook buys QuickFire Networks in an undisclosed deal Jan 9, 2015 - Facebook strengthens is video marketing capabilities with the addition of yet another custom technology platform. Comments

Can Facebook Rival YouTube's Video Dominance?

mobile-video-view Jan 9, 2015 - Facebook’s video growth is surging, so is the social platform poised to take on Google-owned YouTube in the future? Comments

Yahoo Pushes Further Into Mobile With Self-Service Platform

Yahoo Jan 7, 2015 - Yahoo will combine its mobile analytics platform Flurry and mobile ad buying platform Gemini next month, a move industry participants say could possibly give the company a competitive edge over Facebook and Google. Comments

5 Holiday Ads That Won Social in 2014

emoji-thumbsup Jan 2, 2015 - We've taken a look back at the five best holiday ads that took social media by storm at the end of 2014, spurring dinner table conversation and sales alike. Comments

Mobile Drives Online Sales on Christmas Day 2014

mobileholiday Jan 2, 2015 - IBM’s latest holiday benchmark data shows that mobile accounts for 57 percent of all online traffic and 35 percent of all online sales for Christmas 2014. Comments

Digital Marketing Trends to Watch Out for in 2015

digital-marketing-trends-1 Dec 24, 2014 - We consulted with industry leaders about what digital marketers should focus on in the coming year. Take a look at their expert tips and predictions. 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

Oracle Boosts Its Data-Driven Marketing Capabilities with Datalogix Acquisition

oracleiamge Dec 22, 2014 - Oracle has purchased Datalogix, a data company that helps brands and agencies understand which digital ad campaigns drive in-store purchases. 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

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