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Your Social Media Images Can Now Be Turned Into Facebook Ads

Mar 11, 2015 - A new ad format enables brands to turn user-generated images into sponsored Facebook posts. Comments

VIDEO: BlackRock's Thoughts on Marketing in a Digital World (Part 2)

matt-van-dalsem-blackrock Mar 11, 2015 - In part two of our video interview with Matt Van Dalsem, director of global media planning at BlackRock, he shares his insight into social media. Comments

Facebook Lets Marketers See What Users Talk About With Topic Data

facebook-f-2013 Mar 10, 2015 - In collaboration with DataSift, which can access and scale Facebook's pipeline of data, the social media giant can provide marketers with insights about specific topics users are posting about. Comments

Indonesia Leads Penetration of Global Mobile Facebook Users

facebook-mobile-indonesia Mar 10, 2015 - Mobile is a key channel for accessing social media platforms in Indonesia and other emerging Asian markets – especially for Facebook. Comments

Mountain Dew Illustrates the Virtual Reality Trend

mountain-dew Mar 6, 2015 - As virtual reality is featured at more industry events, more brands - such as Mountain Dew, with its virtual reality snowboarding experience - are working it into their marketing strategies. Comments

China's Xinhua Uses Western Social Media in Global Rebranding Effort

xinhua-rebrand-facebook-pic Mar 4, 2015 - Xinhua has become the latest Chinese brand to use Western social media platforms to enhance its global profile. Comments

Social Media Week: Cult Brands Breed Community

Community Feb 27, 2015 - According to leaders from Virgin Mega, SoulCycle, and Refinery29, providing fresh experiences and quality social content are two ways brands can maintain loyal fans, who also have the power to convert detractors. Comments

Why Search Was Instrumental in the Growth of Taco Bell's App

taco-bell-store Feb 26, 2015 - Since relaunching its app in October, Taco Bell has found that paid search has contributed to five times the purchase strength of paid social, video, or mobile display ads. Comments

Is Facebook Set to Become the Google of Social Media?

facebook-mobile-blue Feb 25, 2015 - Facebook recently dropped competing ad products from its exchange, quietly created its own CRM, and released a mobile ad creation app. Is the company gearing up to completely dominate the social ad space? Comments

Cathay Pacific Asks What Is #LifeWellTravelled in First Major Digital Push

cathay-pacific-logo Feb 19, 2015 - The airline is using social media and native advertising to learn more about the digital engagement of its customers in a global campaign being rolled out from Hong Kong. Comments

ANZ Australia Creates Digital GAYTMs for Mardi Gras

anz-only-gaytm-in-the-village-pic Feb 17, 2015 - In a first for Australia's banking industry, ANZ has reinvigorated its 2014 GAYTM initiative with a digital-only media campaign and online voting element. Comments

Facebook to Boost Businesses' Sales With New Ad Unit

facebook-brand Feb 17, 2015 - The social media giant introduced a new ad solution called "product ads" today, which was created specifically to help businesses sell their products on the platform. Comments

Tic Tac Turns to Digital to Lure SE Asian Millennials

tic-tac-indonesia Feb 15, 2015 - Tic Tac is drawing on celebrities in Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines to target Millennials in a design-your-own packaging contest. Comments

Hallmark Tugs at Consumers' Heartstrings in Valentine's Day Video Campaign

shutterstock-245244253 Feb 13, 2015 - Greeting card company Hallmark has created a microsite featuring emotionally charged video content to drive social sharing and encourage customers to "Put Their Hearts to Paper." Comments

#SESLON: Consistency Is Key for Optimizing Marketing

ses-london Feb 11, 2015 - Consistency can be achieved by having a clear brand voice and not confusing it with uniformity, according to a panel of executives from Facebook, Lego, Microsoft, and Mindshare. Comments

Facebook Videos Pull Upset Over Favored YouTube at Super Bowl 2015

facebook-mobile-blue Feb 9, 2015 - Super Bowl ads run through the Facebook player generated more shares than those launched on YouTube this year. Comments

Romanian KFC Campaign Taps UGC to Parody Rich Kids of Instagram

kfc-logo Feb 5, 2015 - To promote KFC Romania's value meals, MRM Worldwide launched a user-generated content (UGC) campaign based on Millennials mocking a famous Instagram feed full of photos flaunting wealth. Comments

Instagram Adds Video Looping to Rival Vine

instagram-mobile Feb 4, 2015 - Facebook-owned Instagram has opened up its advertising capabilities to include auto-replay videos, a feature similar to Vine’s loop counts. Comments

Super Bowl XLIX Ad Winners and Losers

ClickZ Super Bowl XLIX coverage Feb 2, 2015 - With 30 seconds of advertising costing a cool $4.5 million, brands had a lot riding on their Super Bowl purchases. Who made the best use of their ad dollars? Comments

Facebook Expands Mobile Geo-Targeting With "Place Tips"

facebook-brand Feb 2, 2015 - The social media giant’s new feature will deliver location-based content for businesses. Comments

Super Bowl Fans Ready to Engage With Brand Ads on Social

superbowl-tv 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

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