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How Brands are Sneaking Ads onto Vine

Kurt Wagner (Mashable) Brands are utilizing a form of stealth advertising, paying the platform's most popular users to "organically" push products to their massive followings. (Brands already use V

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May. 30 2013




Facebook Verified Pages Helps Brand Trustworthiness

Facebook’s new Verified Pages helps brand marketers gain trustworthiness. You’ll find tips here.

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May. 30 2013




Instagram Heats Up for CMOs

(The YouMoz Blog) CMOs are into. Here you can grab onto ideas from Starbucks, Red Bull and American Express —three big brands thriving on Instagram and how they are doing it. Brands looking to follow in their footsteps should get plenty of tips here like including adding calls to action in photos and captions.

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May. 23 2013




Teens ‘Waning Enthusiasm’ for Facebook Benefits Twitter: Survey

Teen Internet users are becoming disenchanted with Facebook and are moving to Twitter. What does this all mean for targeted social media ads?

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May. 23 2013




Why Yahoo Bought Tumblr for $1.1 Billion

Why did Yahoo spend $1.1 billion to buy Tumblr? Two words: native advertising.

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May. 16 2013




Dunkin’ Donuts Goes Local From the Corporate Level

Learn how Dunkin’ Donuts employs a local social marketing strategy from the corporate level.

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May. 16 2013




8 Ways to Expand Your Pinterest Presence

(Search Engine Watch) We’ve all heard the impressive stat that 47% of U.S. online consumers have made a purchase based on recommendations from Pinterest. What can marketers do to boost that number and more effectively engage consumers on the site? Pinterest is doing its share by introducing new services for companies like business accounts. Here’s eight […]

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Apr. 25 2013




Six Tips to Improve CTAs on Facebook Cover Photos

(Ignite) Ross Wilson Facebook recently gave brands more freedom with their cover photos allowing them to essentially post any content they want on their cover image as long as it’s honest and pertains to their business. The only real rule still left for banners is the 20 percent text-to-photo ratio. This article is a how-to […]

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Apr. 25 2013




5 Social Media Tools to Simplify Your Life

(Social Media Examiner) Jamie Turner If your daily social media responsibilities have become a bit too much, you’re likely due for some help. In this post you’ll find an overview of five helpful social media management tools to make the job easier. One, Sprout Social, offers a pleasant user interface and enables users to quickly […]

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Apr. 12 2013




How to Meaningfully Leverage a Brand’s Fans to Benefit Your Social Strategy

A recent webinar with Jay Baer of Convince and Convert and Greg Shove of SocialChorus highlighted three types of brand fans: 1) enthusiastic employees, 2) passionate customers and 3) social publishers.

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Apr. 04 2013




U.S. Consumers Spend 80% of Their Mobile Time on Apps

If your company doesn’t have an app or run in-app ads, Simon Khalaf of Flurry has some new data that might spur you to change that.

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